I bought a new SATA DVD recorder/player/drive (the one for a Desktop computer, not the slim one) but my motherboard only has IDE cables. So I've narrowed my search for an adapter to two adapters.
But the first adpater says it's "PATA IDE to SATA converter" but in the "Overview" section it says it's
SATA 7+15 TO PATA IDE Converter Adapter For 3.5 HDD DVD
. So it should work, right? (And are the 7+15 pins referring to what will go into the DVD drive?)
The second adapter looks identical to the first one but it says it's "SATA to PATA/IDE HARD DRIVE
interface adapter." And there is nothing in the description that says it will work with DVD drives. But again, it looks identical to the first one (and someone here said they've had good luck with it).
1) Think they'll both work with my new SATA drive?
2) If "yes" to number one, would there be any reason to get the more expensive one?
3) And the question about the 7 + 15 pins.