Be sure to plug the hard drive in to a 'common' MB SATA header, not a 'special raid' header the MB might have. If the drive is not recognized, try another SATA cable. If you decide to use a different drive than the one you have, just buy a SATA drive and plug it in, should be fne. Your DVD being on the IDE has nothing to do with using a SATA HD or not.
Edit: You do have a SATA power cable from the PSU plus a SATA interface connector to the MB running from your SATA Hard drive?