Thinking of buying an Liteon DH-20A4 but board may by incompatible?

vbimport

#1

I currently have a motherboard that has no built-in IDE ports on the southbridge. This is a Gigabyte P35 board. The IDE is provided by a Jmicron chipset.

Is it advisable to connect IDE burners on this Jmicron chip?

thank you for the help :slight_smile:


#2

Why not just get an SATA burner? If you already had the IDE drive that’d be a different story. But SATA cost about the same and you don’t have to take up one of your PCI slots with an IDE card. Even if you get an SATA to IDE adapter, IDE is slower than SATA and you risk Windows driver conflicts and stuff.