[quote=durkinjt;2212181]The burner is Hitachi model that is a lesser type for burning,[/quote]What model exactly?
I’d expect them to be Renesas LG rebadges, which aren’t that bad
[quote=durkinjt;2212186]Excactly what the cables resembled, I believe I have the port’s, but don’t see any more cables for another drive.[/quote]IDE or Sata? I missed that
If IDE, then you should be able to connect another drive on the same cable (maybe it has to be replaced by a standard cable that has the usual 3 connectors.
In case, it is Sata, then you either need
[li]a Sata drive or[/li][li]an IDE controller for connecting existing IDE drive or[/li][li]an USB enclosure for externally connecting an existing IDE drive. Please note that not all burners do well with USB/IDE bridges. The least important issue is limited write/read speed…[/li][/ul]