IDE to Sata Adapter with Blu-ray Burner - Will this work?

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  1. chirpie macrumors 6502a

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  2. al2o3cr macrumors regular

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    Maybe not what you wanted to hear, but it's a simple "Nope". The adapter you've linked is designed to allow an IDE drive to attach to SATA, not the other way around.

    You'll need to either find a native IDE burner (which a quick Google finds pretty much nonexistent), add an internal SATA card or go external.
     
  3. chirpie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    *smacks forehead*

    Boy, I'm an idiot.

    Thanks man. External drive it is.
     
  4. DualShock macrumors 6502

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    Actually, I believe you can use the 2 extra SATA ports underneath the optical drive bay (behind the fan assembly) for a SATA Blu-Ray burner. These 2 ports are in addition to those used for the 4 hard drive bays.

    But the ports won't work under Windows I believe. So if you're OS X only, it should work.

    But don't quote me on all that, as I haven't done it myself. Perhaps someone else could chime in to confirm.
     
  5. chirpie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the shout back, we've already used them. Curses! (But that could potentially help someone else)
     
  6. chirpie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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