Total noob question

Ok total noob question here but I guess thats what this forum is here for. Currently my setup the HDD and DVD & CD-rom drives are connected to both IDE connectors as its a 939 board. When I upgrade all the new mobo's have only 1 IDE connector and 4 SATA. Can I have the HDD connected to the IDE connector and the DVD and CD-ROM connected to the sata or vise versa or do all have to be connected to one or the other?
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  1. You'll need an IDE to SATA connector in order to connect your DVD and CD-ROM (if they are also IDE).

    Something like this should work:
  2. Or you could spend a few more $$$ and by a new SATA DVD burner.
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