I have a Sony DRU-810A CD drive which I would like to install in a Dell Inspiron 580, but the connectors don't match.
Is there some sort of adapter I could use?
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Why bother with a CDR drive when you can get a new SATA DVDR drive for $20?
The DRU-810 has an EIDE connetor.
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The DRU-810A is actually a cd/dvd combo . . I accidentally broke the tray on the installed drive and I still have the Sony from my other computer . . was hoping maybe there was just a cheap adapter I could use. Since that's apparently not an option, probably better to buy a cheap SATA drive, as you suggest. Thanks so much for the help!
I believe that the DRU-810 is a dvd drive.
But I tend to agree with my friend above that by the time to invest in adpaters/connectors you could have obtained a drive that is suitable for the connectors you already have.
BTW You have not exactly helped getting a full answer to your question having failed to advise what actual connectors you have for both power and interface