Do you know by any chance what chipsets/controllers are in your Dell? For example, my all-SATA Dell Dimension E520 has an Intel ICH8 chipset., which works very nicely with SATA optical drives.[/QUOTE]
Don’t know the chipset. I checked my service tag on Dell support but it doesn’t tell me either. I think your advice is the best. Stick with an IDE drive. This less stuff I have to add to this the better. What does the (D) mean after the DVR-115. I’m unable to locate that model with the (D).