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 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 SATA or IDE DVD/CD drive ? - Forum Question about connecting mobo to dvd/cd rom drive - Forum Dvd/cd rom won't burn dvd/cds - Forum Slow if share IDE port between HDD and CD- ROM ? - Forum resource conflice (Code 12) on IDE DVD/CD ROM - 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 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: ForumIncorrect function on DVD/CD DRIVES ForumCan I connect a SATA optical drive to a SATA/RAID port ? Forumproblem with ide cables hard drive and cd drive ForumDvd/cd rom drives ForumMy computer no longer can detect my dvd/cd rom ForumDVD/CD missing after changing drives ForumIde channel 1 slave cd- rom and ide channel 2 master hdd ForumDVD/CD Rom drives not recognised ForumCD writer and DVD/CD rom can't be shared in workgroup ForumTwo drives on one IDE ForumPhysical + Virtual(!) DVD/CD Rom Failure ForumSCSI or ATAPI Slot Load DVD- Rom Drives ForumCompatibility More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !