I'm looking at my motherboard and there are three spare ports for SATA cables so I'm assuming I can plug the DVD burner into one of them...please correct me if I'm wrong. The current burner I have has the IDE cable (thanks for the links Troy). It looks like I'll have to purchase a SATA cable unless the burners come with one?
Another question just came to mind...the power receptacle looks to be different than the IDE's as well. I have one spare but it's way too far to stretch to where the DVD burner will go. Are there adapters that I can purchase that will allow me to plug the SATA into the old receptacles or would I just be wasting my time/money? Are there any benefits/drawbacks to using IDE as compared to SATA?
Sorry for so many questions but I want to make sure I'm doing this one time only. When purchasing online, the fun is the waiting for the new toy to come in and if it doesn't work...well, you get the picture.
Arachne, I forgot to reply to the other half of your original reply...I could make a sacrifice on the POF if need be but I'd definitely like to have the jitter function.