[qanda]This question is published in the hardware section for the LG GH22LP20. Click here to view full specs.[/qanda]When I opened my box none of the connectors seemed to match the driver. Dell says its not compatible. Are they telling me the truth? Is there a cord I can pick up that will make it compatible?
Hi and Welcome![quote=jaredkatz;2149550][qanda]This question is published in the hardware section for the LG GH22LP20. Click here to view full specs.[/qanda]When I opened my box none of the connectors seemed to match the driver. Dell says its not compatible. Are they telling me the truth?[/quote]This drive has a P-ATA (formerly known as IDE) interface. Many modern computers only have S-ATA controllers. Please check the documentation for your computer (Dell has excellent manuals on their support website) to see what connectors are present.
Is there a cord I can pick up that will make it compatible?
In case there are only Sata controllers available, there are some options:
[li]an IDE -> Sata converter (example: Logilink AD0005)[/li][li]a PCI IDE controller card with Silicon Image 0680A chipset, that must be flashed to non-Raid firmware[/li][li]return the drive and get one with Sata interface like LG GH20NS[/li][/ul]
I am not sure if the drive works flawless with such a converter or a PCI IDE card.
For the IDE controller card, please read these two threads:
Welcome to the Forum.
Well since you failed to provide ANY information on your â€œDell Computerâ€ who knows.
First off to avoid any confusion lets use the correct terminology â€“ A â€œDriverâ€ is software and a â€œDriveâ€ is hardware. Your LG GH22LP20 DVD Burner is a hardware â€œDriveâ€ and not a software â€œDriverâ€.
Since â€œDellâ€ makes many various Computers for Forum Member to be able to provide any meaningful response you need to provide basic pertinent information concerning the Model Number of your â€œDell Computerâ€ and if possible the Model Number of the Mother Board installed in your â€œDell Computerâ€.
Explain in detail exactly what â€œnone of the connectors seemed to matchâ€. Are you referring to the 4 Pin Molex Power connector and 40 Pin IDE data Cable?