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Does my computer have SATA or IDE DVD RM
Feb 4, 2012, 9:13 PM
How can I tell if the DVD RW drive in my 6 year old Gateway desktop is SATA or IDE? -I need to replace the drive...and need to know what to buy.
Feb 8, 2012
does computer sata
Feb 6, 2012, 3:26 PM
open up your case.
is the data connection a big ribbon cable? if yes then its ide.
is the data connection a small 1/4" flat cable? if yes then its sata.
Feb 8, 2012, 5:19 AM
Ok thanks, I thought so, but need to confirm. I had to go to a recycled computer place to get one cause they (ide) are getting harder for find. Replacement drive is working fine now...
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