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Old 06-06-01, 12:19 PM
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I am in the market to get a DVD-ROM but I was told by a questionable source that DVD-ROM's only work with EIDE. Can a DVD-ROM work with IDE only?
Old 06-06-01, 12:36 PM
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E-IDE stands for Enhanced IDE. What type of system are you wanting to put the DVD-Rom in?

As far as I know, (someone correct me if I'm wrong) EIDE is backwards compatible. The only issue is you won't get the optimal transfer rate that you could. I don't think it would affect playback quality or anything like that though.
Old 06-06-01, 12:42 PM
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IDE v. EIDE

The system is one I built myself. It is a Celeron 500 with 128 megs of RAM and a CYAN motherboard. The problem is that it is not EIDE compatible and I want to make sure regular IDE can handle the DVD. Thanks.
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I've put E-IDE hard drives in IDE machines with no problems. I can't imagine there being a difference because it's a DVD Rom. You just won't get the maximum transfer rate.
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Huntie,

Do you mean to say that you have a TYAN motherboard (instead of CYAN)? It seems reasonable that a TYAN motherboard that supports Celeron processors will have support for (E)IDE. Granted, it might not have UDMA66 or UDMA100 support for the faster hard drives out there, but your DVD-ROM drive should work fine with it.
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I don't understand how a celeron class mobo can't handle EIDE. I had EIDE on my K6 200 mobo

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