No IDE port on motherboard for dvd/cd rom drive Tags: Motherboards DVD CD-Rom Product Last response: March 9, 2013 9:57 AM in Motherboards Share buckle February 27, 2013 7:27:54 AM I bought a new motherboard (ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155) and it has no IDE port to connect my dvd/cd rom drive (Hitachi HDP725040GLA). Would I be best to purchase a new dvd/cd rom drive and if so could you recommend a good, inexpensive one? I use it for gaming and burning the odd disk. Thanks in advance More about : ide port motherboard dvd rom drive ngrego a b V Motherboard February 27, 2013 7:34:15 AM You have a few options here, but the best and most inexpensive would be to get a new DVD. 1. Get a PCIe IDE controller card. 2. Get an external case for the DVD. 3. Get a new SATA DVD. A new DVD-R costs like $20: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... buckle February 27, 2013 7:44:31 AM Hi Ngrego, Thanks for your quick reply. I think it makes sense to get a new DVD drive. I'm in the UK. Any recommedations of a drive I can get over here from amazon.co.uk or somewhere like that? Related resources CHEAP good dvd/cd rom drive ? - Forum resource conflice (Code 12) on IDE DVD/CD ROM - Forum MotherBoard doesn't have a slot for my DVD/CD Drive? - Forum Question about connecting mobo to dvd/cd rom drive - Forum No (E) drive; no DVD-CD ROM found - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Cons29 a b V Motherboard February 27, 2013 8:28:53 AM i agree, get a new one. less hassle. better than getting other accessories just to make things fit, which will most likely you will never use again ngrego a b V Motherboard March 9, 2013 9:57:51 AM Optical drives are really cheap, I would trust any one myself. No matter which one you choose, you will get at least 4-5 years out of it! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Why does my hp pavilion entertainment pc not detect my dvd/cd rom drive Forum I want to get all photos from my ide drive to sata drive.Motherboard has no ide ports Forum choosing letter for DVD/CD rom drive Forum DVD/Cd Rom Drive Does not work Forum dvd/cd rom drive spining Forum Solvedhow to connect 2 ide hdd and 1sata hdd at one time,my motherboard has both connection cables. also I dont have a cd/dvd rom. Forum I have 2 IDE ports and 2 SATA ports on my motherboard, but I've got 2 SATA HDDs and 1 SATA DVD Drive Forum SATA or IDE DVD/CD drive? Forum Solved2002 LG GDR-8161B IDE DVD-ROM drive is being stupid Forum Dvd/cd rom drives Forum DVD/CD Rom drives not recognised Forum Slow if share IDE port between HDD and CD-ROM ? Forum SolvedPC takes a long time to boot from SSD when IDE drive is connected (after replacing motherboard) Forum SolvedLooking for Motherboard with 2 IDE ports Forum SolvedIs there a way to connect an ide disk drive to a sata motherboard Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !