How to install old dvd roms on new computers Tags: DVD Drives Storage Last response: August 21, 2011 12:58 AM in Storage Share hockey97 August 20, 2011 8:50:36 PM Hi, I have an old DVD-rom and burner that are IDE drives. I just bought a new computer and built it. The motherboard is Sabertooth 990fx. I want to know how I can install this dvd-rom. I only see sata connections. I can't find any IDE connection on the board. Is it possible for me to still install the old ide drives? would I need a converter cable? More about : install dvd roms computers Dereck47 a c 523 G Storage August 20, 2011 10:02:44 PM Do a Bing or Google search for "IDE to SATA adapter". Here is one for $15.98: http://www.cooldrives.com/serial-ata---ata-atapi-ide-in... Personally, I would just spend 15-20 dollars more and just buy a SATA DVD burner, or an external USB DVD burner. m 0 l Ubrales a c 116 G Storage August 21, 2011 12:52:28 AM IDE is old and slower technology! Do as Dereck47 suggests and get a SATA DVD - around $20. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer apache_lives a b G Storage August 21, 2011 12:58:05 AM OMG why old CRAP in a new rig? Dump that rubbish and build the system properly with new parts seriously m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHow do I install windows 7 onto a new hard drive without cd or DVD but I have the product key on the back of my old laptop bec Forum Can i install a new sata dvd drive in an old computer? Forum How to install my old seagate hard drive into my new Dell inspirion computer Forum Solvedbought a new computer and cant install old harddrives Forum SolvedI want to install RAM from my old computer to the new one - what should i check first? Forum How do I install Windows(8/7 - 64bit) without a CD/DVD ROM? Forum SolvedNew PC build with W8, How to install old programs from previous PC HD Forum SolvedHow can i copy files from a old computers stand alone hard drive to a new comput Forum No DVD roms of any kind will work on PC after windows re-install Forum Installing an old HDD into a new computer with the new OS on the new HDD? How can I get my old HDD to work in the new computer Forum How can I burn windows 8.1 to DVD to install in a new PC ? Forum I'm moving. How to bring my old HDD to install into new computer? Forum Solvedinstall windows 8 from old hard drive onto new computer Forum SolvedHow to install new SSD to old HDD (hybrid) Forum SolvedI have installed a DVD in my Dell E510. It reads fine but I cannot find how to format a new DVD. Following instruction, ie r Forum 0x80070017 error when installing OS despite swapping disks, cables, DVD ROMs and hard drives Forum SolvedInstalling new Motherboard, new SSD and clean install new windows-7 on old windows xp computer Forum SolvedInstalling old Windows 8 on new computer Forum How to install dvd game in cd rom Forum How to Install Window XP in Note Book ...where as no DvD rom Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !