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I am attempting to upgrade my niece’s PC running XP to W7 she has a 64bit GIGABYTE P4 Titan 848P with 2GB RAM.

Her current DVR is Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-111D ATA Device which has been a little problematic. I would like to replace the drive with the latest Pioneer which is DVR-219BK FEATURES: High-speed internal DVD/CD writer with Serial ATA Interface.

Will she be able to use the DVR-219BK drive with her system.
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Question by:Marina2006
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i checked the specs as follows:

Processor - Socket 478 for Intel Pentium 4 cpu (supports Hyperthreading)

Chipset - Intel High performance 848P MCH/ICH5
- Realtek ALC850 CODEC (8 Channel Audio with S/PDIF-IN/OUT)
- Integrated Marvel Gigabit Ethernet controller
- 800/533/400 MHz FSB
- AGP 8x Graphics slot

Memory - DDR 400/333/266 support (max 2 GB in 3 slots)

Internal I/O Connectors
1. 2 x Serial ATA ports
2. 2 x USB 2.0 (supports 4 ports by cable)
3. 1 x S/P DIF input/output pin header
4. 2 x UltraDMA 100/66 Bus Master IDE
5. 1 x FDD
6. CD in
7. 1 x Game port pin header

Since it has 2 SATA ports, the answer is yes, it will work.  What other devices are attached currently?  I want to make sure you have enough SATA ports available.  Are any devices using them?  Can you post the log from start > run > msinfo32

just need the CDROM info and the Storage /  Disks info to be sure.
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[CD-ROM]
System Information
Item    Value Drive    D: Description    CD-ROM Drive Media Loaded    Yes Media Type    DVD Writer Name    PIONEER DVD-RW  DVR-111D ATA Device Manufacturer    (Standard CD-ROM drives) Status    OK Transfer Rate    1696.97 kbytes/sec SCSI Target ID    0 PNP Device ID    IDE\CDROMPIONEER_DVD-RW__DVR-111D________________1.06____\5&1F2D9038&0&1.0.0 Driver    c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys (6.1.7600.16385, 144.00 KB (147,456 bytes), 14/07/200 9 9:19 AM)

[Drives]
Item    Value Drive    A: Description    3 1/2 Inch Floppy Drive
Drive    C: Description    Local Fixed Disk Compressed    No File System    NTFS Size    63.48 GB (68,157,435,904 bytes) Free Space    44.09 GB (47,343,042,560 bytes) Volume Name Volume Serial Number    EC7BE313
Drive    D: Description    CD-ROM Disc
Drive    E: Description    Removable Disk
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You have at least one SATA Port available since your current DVD-R drive is a PATA (ATAPI/IDE)

I actually need the info from Storage > Disks instead of Storage > Drives, sorry i wasn't clear earlier.

if you could also tell me under start > run > devmgmt.msc
under storage controllers , do you have something that says SATA?

i'm 100% sure you'll be fine once you confirm.
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it will work. just attach to DVD-Rw drive to SATA port.
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by:teomcam
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If you see 1 physical SATA port availblae 100% works as optical drives no longer have any compability issue with any board since long time. All you need 1 SATA port thats all.
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by:Marina2006
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I do not have anything which says SATA.

I have;
IDE ATA/ATAPI Controller
    ATA Channel 0
    ATA Channel 1
     Intel (R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers 24DB
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by:faizbaig
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Fix on one of the free IDE ATA  controller, it should work.
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You should be fine - Windows doesn't always report correctly.  Check your BIOS when you're free and make sure your sata ports are enabled.  

Go ahead and make the purchase, feel free to post back with any questions.
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is this your mobo?  if yes the sata ports are in red, and the Yellow arrows point to the ports
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by:IanTh
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Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-111D  is ide
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by:Marina2006
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Fantastic an enormous help.
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glad to assist
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