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 486 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. Ubrales a c 92 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. 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumAre there any good slot-loading DVD-Roms ? ForumInstall old HD in an new computer ForumNew MSI, Win wont reboot. No DVD Rom . ForumHow to clean install windows 7 on a new ssd if its already on old ssd and you do ForumInserting blank DVD changes DVD -RAM drive to CD- ROM drive ForumProblems: Win XP install on New Hard Drive in Old Dell Computer ForumDVD-Rom no longer reading DVDs ForumWhat computers did you own in the old days? Share your story! ForumHow to install dvd game in cd rom ForumDVD will not boot Windows 7 Pro install disk ForumWill 2005 finally be the year of the DVD-ROM ? ForumHow would I install a new motherboard and CPU with an old Hard Drive? ForumCan i install a new sata dvd drive in an old computer? ForumJust had my old (dead) drive replaced with NEC DVD RW 3550A. I don\'t care about ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? Forum[Solved] How do I add .mov files from a mac to a PC HD? ForumHow to reinstall my dvd drive in my laptop windows 7 ForumHow to repair not detected seagate harddisk ForumHow to Expand OS drive in Windows7 ForumHow to get data from micro sd card when it is not showing its contents while the More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !