I’ve recently purchased a new PC, with the intention of replacing its DVD-ROM drive with my old NEC 3500AG. However, the new PC’s DVD-ROM uses SATA connections, and there are no extra IDE slots on my motherboard! :a
So, I’m wondering what is the best thing to do. I’m not really a hardware expert, but I’ve heard that I could:
- Buy a new SATA DVD writer (NEC 7170?)
- Get a SATA to IDE converter (seen one for Â£5 on Ebay)
- Use one of the PCI slots, get a low-profile card for it, and connect the drive that way.
Please correct any of the above if I’ve misinterpreted what I read.
Do you guys have any advice on the best thing to do? I’ve always been delighted with my 3500 and would prefer to continue using it.