PATA to SATA?

sandwich1

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I just bought a new motherboard and found out that it doesn't have a PATA connector on the motherboard so I cannot connect my DVD drive to it. I have a SATA cable except the DVD drive doesn't have a SATA connector on it.

Should I get a PATA to SATA converter? If so which one should i get?

Thanks!
 

scottiemedic

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The ASUS (first one) is slightly faster on DVD burns, but most commercial DVD-Rs are only 16X (and I usually burn at 8x or else I get weird freezing on my home DVD players), so if you buy TDKs or Sonys, either will work the same. If you buy 'non-commercial' DVD-Rs rated for 24x, you'll gain 30 seconds per burn or so (not that much difference between 22 and 24x).
 

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