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#1

Hi guys and girls.

Just a coupke of questions.

1st of all what is the differance between sata and ide as i hear alot about you having to have the right one.

Also i need a new dvd rewriter for my dell dimension 9200. went to pc shop and they sold me a lg gh22. 22x super multi dvd rewriter! once i got home and opened up my computer i realised that the idiot in the shop who said it would be fine obviously knew nothing. im sure its the wrong one.

could anyone tell me what one i actually need to buy please.

many thanks Greg


#2

Dell has gone to SATA interface drives entirely. From the diagram I found of your motherboard, this one doesn’t seem to have any IDE connectors at all: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim9200/en/SM_EN/techov.htm#wp1053345

The LG drive that you have is an IDE interface drive. This one will not work with your computer.

Wikipedia has a couple of articles showing the different connectors for SATA and IDE drives: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA

If you are in the US, you can buy a new drive online for less money than most local shops. Look at this one at Newegg.com: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030


#3

Hi and Welcome![QUOTE=greg_gc2006;2488606]
1st of all what is the differance between sata and ide as i hear alot about you having to have the right one.[/quote]
Sata: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sata
Pata (IDE): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_ATA

Also i need a new dvd rewriter for my dell dimension 9200. went to pc shop and they sold me a lg gh22. 22x super multi dvd rewriter! once i got home and opened up my computer i realised that the idiot in the shop who said it would be fine obviously knew nothing.
Why should this poor guy know your hardware?

im sure its the wrong one.

could anyone tell me what one i actually need to buy please.
The manual of your computer (Dell has excellent documentation) gives you all required information.

Michael

Edit: Kerry was faster :slight_smile:


#4

[QUOTE=greg_gc2006;2488606]Hi guys and girls.

Just a coupke of questions.

1st of all what is the differance between sata and ide as i hear alot about you having to have the right one.

Also i need a new dvd rewriter for my dell dimension 9200. went to pc shop and they sold me a lg gh22. 22x super multi dvd rewriter! once i got home and opened up my computer i realised that the idiot in the shop who said it would be fine obviously knew nothing. im sure its the wrong one.

could anyone tell me what one i actually need to buy please.

many thanks Greg[/QUOTE]

Get your receipt and return it and get your money back. They should honor it if you still have the receipt for the purchase. Then use that money and as the MOD says go buy the right Sata drive for your computer.