DVD drives have been SATA for the last 3-4 years. Before that they were IDE (aka PATA). You can easily tell the difference by checking the cables. The old IDE cables are the flat wide ribbon cables (about 1.5" wide) and the SATA ones are about .5" wide.
after spending 2 months trying to fix daily bsod finally found faulty ram by this time my os was fried
spent hours reloading windows ( 3rd time)
just tried to burn a cd with nero cant change burning speed so started looking for a reason
both my are now listed as scsi devices ( which they werent before the re-install )