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Re: DVD-RW drive will not play any dvd's or cd's

Yes, there are adaptors to use an IDE drive on a SATA port or vice versa.  But all that adds to the cost, unless you have future need.

SATA DVD burners can be had for less than $20 for an inexpensive drive...

Maybe you can pick one somewhere that will let you return it for full refund, if it doesn't fix the problem.


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