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 ! 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. Related resources Newer sata type mobos work with old IDE HD's??? - Forum Old DVD -RW in new build: IDE to SATA mobo - Forum Can I use my old IDE DVD Burner with my new Motherboard? - Forum Ide hard disk and ide dvd drive don't work at same time - Forum No IDE ports on AM3+ mobos - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jaquith a c 714 V Motherboard September 16, 2010 3:26:09 PM ^ +1 JDFan. I too hate the ribbon, like stuffing wads of paper in the case. katiklysm September 26, 2010 1:58:30 PM Best answer selected by Katiklysm. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAre ide or ultra ata drives that old fashioned? ForumCan I put 4 IDE HDD's, 2 Sata HDD's and 3 DVD drives on an.. ForumMy OLD IDE Hard Drive wont work on new build??? ForumAre there any good P965 mobos with 2X ide connections Forum500gb IDE Hard Drive , Old Motherboard, 137gb limit, and Windows XP ForumPc not booting up if IDE cable is plugged into dvd drive ForumGhosting xp on an old ide drive and putting it on a new sata drive ForumSata vs. IDE for Optical Drives ForumIDE DVD writer and SATA hard drive ????? ForumAnything wrong with taking a CD/ DVD drive from an old computer? ForumBIOS not detecting IDE DVD drive ForumStrange Boot situation on Z77 ForumNeed help with K9N2 Diamond ForumCrossfire 2 vga card with 890FXA GD70 problem ForumDoes instant boot work for any BIOS / mainboard? More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !