Solved Are DVD drives IDE Tags: Motherboards DVD Drives Last response: January 4, 2010 1:47 AM in Motherboards Share qwert101 January 4, 2010 12:16:23 AM Novice looking under bonnent. The IDE drive ribbon and the ribbon going to the two DVD drives look identical. The mobo sockets for the two ribbon cables look identical and are side by side. So are they both IDE and are new motherboards likely to have a different method of connecting a DVD drive. More about : dvd drives ide o1die a c 435 V Motherboard January 4, 2010 12:37:37 AM Some dvd drives are ide, but most newer ones are sata. A few new motherboards don't come with ide ports for older ide optical and hardrives. Newer ones all have sata ports; so sata is preferred now. m 0 l qwert101 January 4, 2010 1:22:05 AM Thanks. I was hoping this was not so. Despite seeing some adverts for (DVD Sata or Pata) Is Pata also new ? As there are more than one connection for devices on the ribbon IDE. Can I connect the IDE HD and one DVD on the same ribbon cable ? Currently I have two DVD's connected on one cable but as they dont get accessed at the same time I guess that why it works. May be different for HD and DVD! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution treefrog07 a c 78 V Motherboard January 4, 2010 1:47:13 AM qwert101 said:Thanks. I was hoping this was not so. Despite seeing some adverts for (DVD Sata or Pata) Is Pata also new ? PATA is Parallel ATA, uses the IDE cables. PATA was re-named from ATA/ATAPI when SATA showed up. As there are more than one connection for devices on the ribbon IDE. Can I connect the IDE HD and one DVD on the same ribbon cable ? PATA/IDE usually allows two devices on one ribbon. If you want to use a HDD and a DVD/CD, attach the HDD to last connector and the CD/DVD to the middle connector. Currently I have two DVD's connected on one cable but as they dont get accessed at the same time I guess that why it works. May be different for HD and DVD! No, and yes it is different for HDD and CD/DVD combo on the same ribbon. see above Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solveddvd drives (ide) Forum SolvedNew Mobos still work with old IDE DVD Drives? Forum SolvedReplacing a IDE dvd burn drive with a SATA burn drive? Forum IDE DVD Drives won't connect to SATA Mobo even with converter Forum Can you run 2 optical ide drives and 1 dvd sata drive together Forum Boot disk failure and no ide or cd/dvd drives Forum Has 2 IDE Slots for IDE Hard-drive And DVD Rom Drives how to connetct the sata h Forum Solvedpc wont start when using ide to sata dvd drive Forum Are SATA HD drives and IDE DVD drives compatible Forum CD/DVD Drives, SATA Vs IDE Forum Reversing Ide Cable to reach between HD and DVD drives? Forum Can I put 4 IDE HDD's, 2 Sata HDD's and 3 DVD drives on an.. Forum 2 CD (DVD) drives on the same IDE cable? Forum SolvedIDE to SATA DVD Drive Causes Slow Windows Boot Forum Solvedide to sata adaptor showing up as floppy disk when using a dvd drive Forum SolvedDVD drive update IDE to SATA Forum Solved2002 LG GDR-8161B IDE DVD-ROM drive is being stupid Forum SolvedHard drive ide as slave to dvd drive Forum SolvedIde hard disk and ide dvd drive don't work at same time Forum SolvedBIOS not detecting IDE DVD drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !