Does my computer have SATA or IDE DVD RM Tags: SATA Computer Peripherals Last response: February 8, 2012 5:19 AM in Computer Peripherals Share JohnAW February 4, 2012 9:13:52 PM Tom, 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. thanks More about : computer sata ide dvd ssddx February 6, 2012 3:26:58 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. JohnAW February 8, 2012 5:19:35 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... thanks Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumIDE DVD burner in an SATA computer . ForumProblem with SATA DVD Burner on IDE computer ForumNeed to replace IDE DVD Burner with SATA ForumCan I use an IDE dvd drive with a SATA Hard drive? ForumSata hard drive and IDE DVD ForumIDE DVD writer and SATA hard drive????? ForumCan I put 4 IDE HDD's, 2 Sata HDD's and 3 DVD drives on an.. ForumSata drive and dvd burner not always recognized on secondary ide channel ForumSATA Drives showing up AS IDE in bios. Forum$500/ RM 1500 home PC ForumSata DVD to IDE Hard drive ForumIDE HDD to Sata Motherboard via Bidirectional Adaptor ForumHow do I connect this IDE to SATA converter? ForumDVD drive not working on the same IDE cable as HDD Forum7 year old IDE vs used SATA on eBay ForumHard drive ide as slave to dvd drive ForumSamsung 27 inch monitor (S27B970D) ForumA big problem with my computer ForumUsing HDTV as a computer monitor w/DVI -> HDMI ForumHow do I hook up speakers to my computer? More resources Read discussions in other Computer Peripherals categories Printers CRT Monitors Flat Panel Monitors Digital Cameras Webcams Scanners Logitech !