My Pioneer DVR-1111D internal burner is creating coasters so I have ordered a new Pioneer burner - DVR-217BK. The old burner had an ATA/100 interface, but the new one will have a SATA interface.
I know I will need different cables for the SATA machine, which brings me to
Question 1: Can I simply order a SATA power cable and a SATA data cable advertised as being for a SATA hard drive?
I have noted that my ASUS P5K-V motherboard has two spare SATA ports (the first two being used by my SATA HDDs).
Question 2: If I simply connect up my new SATA Pioneer burner to SATA Port 3 and boot up, will my BIOS auto-detect the new drive?
Question 3: Will I have to edit the boot sequence in the BIOS so that the new Pioneer is seen as my first choice for boot devices (replacing the old IDE Pioneer)?
(I told you I know nothing!)