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. m 0 l 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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Problem with SATA DVD Burner on IDE computer Forum IDE DVD burner in an SATA computer. Forum SolvedHow to connect IDE DVD writer, SATA HD to motherboard Forum SolvedReplacing a IDE dvd burn drive with a SATA burn drive? 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 Solvedpc wont start when using ide to sata dvd drive Forum SolvedIDE to SATA DVD Drive Causes Slow Windows Boot Forum Solvedide to sata adaptor showing up as floppy disk when using a dvd drive Forum SolvedDVD drive update IDE to SATA Forum Solvedmy 160 GB hard drive is not showing in the my computer panel when connected through SATA IDE cable but it is moving when conn Forum i have sata dvd rom n i want to setup in ide cable harddisk Forum SolvedIde to sata dvd burner Forum Which is better, IDE, EIDE, ATA or SATA connection for a DVD-DRIVE? Forum Problems doing a clean Windows 7 install from (second) Sata DVD drive - not the main IDE DVD drive Forum SolvedDoes the Philips DVD+/-RW DVD 8701 Optical drive have Sata ports Forum SolvedBIOS does not recognize SATA/IDE drives Forum SolvedDoes TECOM PCI-E TO 2 SATA IDE 2 SATA CARD support win7 Forum SolvedDoes dell 8400 use sataor ide connection for dvd burner Forum LG DVD Rewriter GH22 does'nt work in SATA 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 More resources Read discussions in other Computer Peripherals categories Printers CRT Monitors Flat Panel Monitors Digital Cameras Webcams Scanners Logitech !