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    Posted: 17 Sep 2007 at 1:00am
1) I always just assumed that the optical drives offer were IDE drives. Is this true?
 
2) Are the versions of XP and Vista offered OEM or retail?
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1) To a certain extent. You can get SATA optical drives. As or right now, our Lightscribe DVD-RW drives are SATA optical drives. The rest are IDE.
 
2) They are OEM. You will still receive a original Windows installation CD.
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  Quote commast Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Sep 2007 at 3:15am
Originally posted by Alex

1) To a certain extent. You can get SATA optical drives. As or right now, our Lightscribe DVD-RW drives are SATA optical drives. The rest are IDE.
 
2) They are OEM. You will still receive a original Windows installation CD.


Oh oh, i was under the impression that ALL the optical drives from DS are SATA drives. Guess i have to get my old PCI IDE adapter to install a spare hard drive i still has Ouch
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Sep 2007 at 3:22am
Sorry! We are trying to phase IDE drives out slowly. Some builds with SATA optical drives have been causing issues with our install kits.
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  Quote commast Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Sep 2007 at 3:30am
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Sorry! We are trying to phase IDE drives out slowly. Some builds with SATA optical drives have been causing issues with our install kits.


Alex, what kind of issues are you having with the SATA drive ?? I may have to install the SATA optical drives on my build soon after it arrive.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Sep 2007 at 9:58pm
It's mainly with our special network install setup we have. It's not with basic OS  installs.
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  Quote commast Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Sep 2007 at 12:57am
Originally posted by Alex

It's mainly with our special network install setup we have. It's not with basic OS  installs.


Ok, great. Thanks Alex

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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Sep 2007 at 1:51am
You're welcome, when we try to Install Windows from our Network Shares, the system will give a Blue Screen. We believe it has to do with the SATA driver and the network connection. Anyway, this issue does not affect us in any way or manner, we have already developed a fix for it.
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