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Ide vs sata

Last response: in Storage
August 17, 2010 2:33:15 PM

How can I determine what the drive type is of my internal DVD-ROM? its in a Dell 8400 series desktop.

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a b G Storage
August 17, 2010 2:42:17 PM

well, I googled the manual, apparently your motherboard supports both. Can you see the name under device manager? Or open the chasis, see if it's a wide ribbon cable attached to it or one that looks like a SATA cable (google images can help you here)