DVD Burner Question ATA Or IDE

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  1. kaos420

    kaos420 MDL Senior Member

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    #1 kaos420, Jul 5, 2010
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    HELP !! DVD Burner Question ATA or IDE???

    Ok guys im better at software then hardware so im a little confused here. I recently bought a Dell Studio 1558 came with a HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GA31N DVD burner Drive.As far as i can tell this is a ATA style drive. I miss my light scribe i had on my old lappy but can't use cause it was a tray eject. new is slot loaded. Any way I found a TOSHIBA TS-T632 slot load Light-scribe DVD Burner but says its IDE. Now what can I do here. Would it direct plug in? i read thats its a transfer rate thing. i doubt i have room for adapters inside the laptop. any ideas. or anyone know where i can get this drive? would ide just plug in and then have to change something in the bios?
     
  2. fdjc

    fdjc MDL Member

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    New laptops have sata, IDE wont fit.
     
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  4. kaos420

    kaos420 MDL Senior Member

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    na seller said wont work cause my current is sata. and the ide in question only works with pata. sucks man . its proving impossible to find. i find blu ray. so far no light scribe. i would love to find a blu ray lightscribe combo one.
     
  5. fdjc

    fdjc MDL Member

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    Gona pay high for that...

    Could just get a cheap ass sata super-multi one until you can find the one you are looking for.
    super-multi has dual layer and all other cd/dvd capabilites bar blu-ray (and sometimes HD/DVD I think off hand)
     
  6. kaos420

    kaos420 MDL Senior Member

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    it already had a dual dvd burner. lol im looking to upgrade it. to a bluray lightscribe.