Solved New Mobos still work with old IDE DVD Drives? Tags: Motherboards EVGA DVD Drives Product Last response: September 26, 2010 1:58 PM in Motherboards Share katiklysm September 13, 2010 2:25:21 PM I am about to pick up the EVGA P55 SLI mobo, but am holding off on a new SATA DVD drive to avoid shipping, wait for a small promotion to come along, etc. Would I have any issues in using a ~5 year old DVD drive in the interim? Basically just need something to get Win7 installed and ensure that my base build works, then i'll tweak in the near term. ANy pitfalls here? More about : mobos work ide dvd drives Best solution JDFan a b V Motherboard September 13, 2010 3:40:53 PM Nope shouldn't be a problem as long as the MOBO still has at least 1 IDE slot (most newer MOBO's have only a single slot instead of 2 now and some are starting to not even have a single IDE port slot !) Though for just $20 you can get a new SATA DVD burner that supports pretty much any format including dual layer capabilities ! Share jsc a c 156 V Motherboard September 16, 2010 3:19:45 PM Go ahead and spend the $20 or so when you order your motherboard. My first choice is Samsung. Second choice is LG. m 0 l Related resources Old DVD-RW in new build: IDE to SATA mobo - Forum Using my old ide drives on my only-sata mobo - Forum My OLD IDE Hard Drive wont work on new build??? - Forum New ram wont work, but no beeps.. old ram still works - Forum Can I use my old IDE DVD Burner with my new Motherboard? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jaquith a c 716 V Motherboard September 16, 2010 3:26:09 PM ^ +1 JDFan. I too hate the ribbon, like stuffing wads of paper in the case. m 0 l katiklysm September 26, 2010 1:58:30 PM Best answer selected by Katiklysm. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Newer sata type mobos work with old IDE HD's??? Forum SolvedIde hard disk and ide dvd drive don't work at same time Forum SolvedMaking new power supplies with SATA connectors work with IDE drives Forum 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 SolvedWill fresh install of os to a new ssd with old file drives work in replacement of old ssd to be wiped? Forum SolvedHow to Get Old Hard Drives to Work on a New PC Forum SolvedCan I use old hard drive on a new build while still keeping it's data? Forum SolvedInstalled New SSD, is it possible to still put stuff on old hard drive and access it? Forum Upgrading fm S775 to S1150: How to get my IDE drives to work with the S1150 mobo? Forum SolvedWill my old disk drive work on my new pc? Forum IDE DVD Drives won't connect to SATA Mobo even with converter Forum SolvedWill new 1336 Socket Mobo's work for old i7? Forum SolvedMultiple IDE drives on a new Mobo? Forum SolvedOld mobo in new case now mobo won't work at all Forum SolvedIDE Hard drive on old mobo Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !