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Does dell 8400 use sataor ide connection for dvd burner

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July 17, 2010 1:19:02 PM

Hello,
I need to purchase newdvd r/rw drive. I just want to make sure if it is a sata or ide drive. The connector is 40 pin. The specs seem to state that iit is a sata drive. The drive playd cd|dvds but when I try to burn(using roxio 10) it doesn't recognize drive. What could the problem be?
a b G Storage
July 17, 2010 9:31:19 PM

A 40-pin cable is IDE, not SATA. Is your CD/DVD drive a burner or read only drive?
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a b G Storage
July 18, 2010 7:07:45 AM

It's an IDE drive, as listed here. It's a DVD+RW.
http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-dimension-8400-fo...
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July 30, 2010 12:32:23 AM

martic329 said:
Hello,
I need to purchase newdvd r/rw drive. I just want to make sure if it is a sata or ide drive. The connector is 40 pin. The specs seem to state that iit is a sata drive. The drive playd cd|dvds but when I try to burn(using roxio 10) it doesn't recognize drive. What could the problem be?

Thanks for the help. I was just confused because when I looked the burners up in the manual it said they were sata. I had 1 of each a read only and a burner.
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a b G Storage
July 30, 2010 5:33:03 AM

You're welcome
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August 10, 2010 12:13:38 AM

Best answer selected by martic329.
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a b G Storage
August 10, 2010 12:15:48 AM

Thanks for the vote :) 
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