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    My CD drives died. I reseated connections to no avail. My computer has SATA connectors. I can't afford a new computer or SATA cd drives. I have a CD drive with pins. Is there a serial to SATA adapter?

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    you might find that you can actually buy a new drive for very little more than an adapter.

    http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCateg...CD-DVD-Burners

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    you might find that you can actually buy a new drive for very little more than an adapter.
    That's what I was going to say, I get the Newegg email deals and one is $18 shipped; an adapter is going to cost about the same and it might make for an awkward fit inside the case depending on configuration and roominess.

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    We've been migrating our older PATA optical drives to LG's DVD models, e.g.:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136147

    ($20 USD, free shipping)


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    CD/DVD drives are pretty cheap unless one considers 20-30 dollars expensive.

    Newegg has a decent selection of both SATA and IDE CD/DVD drives. I'm currently using an IDE CD/DVD drive, largly because I have all my 6 SATA ports in use by hard drives. But if you have ample SATA ports on your board, I'd go with one of the SATA CD/DVD drives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul A. Mitchell View Post
    We've been migrating our older PATA optical drives to LG's DVD models, e.g.:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136147

    ($20 USD, free shipping)


    MRFS
    Hi Paul - Thanks for the recommendation of LG GH22LP20. I ordered it on Sunday(9/19/10), received it on Wednesday(09/22/10), and installed it today (09/23/10). As you said, cost was only $20 free S&H.

    I burned a couple of DVD's and CD's today, all seems good !! Very pleased with Newegg and LG.

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