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Alienware Area-51 DVD drive Question

I just bought (10/25/10) a Dell Alienware Area-51 computer and I want to add a second DVD burner. I do not know what type of wiring connectors that it has. I know that it is not SATA. Mine has much smaller "mini" connectors. Could it be PATA?? I'm completely ignorant on the subject. Thanks . . . Jim

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I'll go with "SATA"

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I have seen no current machines that use the old PATA for drives. You may have to find machines prior to 2005 to have to worry if it's not SATA.

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Thanks Bob

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Thanks Bob,
I figured out that it is SATA, it is just smaller connectors than my previous SATA DVD drive and most of the online stores do not specify which connections are on the back.
I may just buy an external drive for now.

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I find that most online stores reveal if it's sata or pata. And even if they didn't the make and model # is enough for me to go find out.


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