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Hi all, About to replace a dvdr and not to sure if I could use the sata interface on my asus P5S800-VM motherboard or use the currant ide set up.

Any advice would be welcome.
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either would be acceptable. if you've got an open SATA port then the SATA drives will be faster than IDE.
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Thanks , but still not sure which connector to choose, my motherboard manual shows two serial ATA connectors ( 7-PIN SATA1,SATA2 ) and states are for hard disk drives and a Raid 0 or Raid 1 configuration can be created using the onboard SIS 964 Raid controller. Does this mean only hard disk drives can use these connectors.
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the sata ports should be perfectly fine for an optical drive as well as hard drives.
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Thanks for the advice and help.
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