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IDE to SATA DVD Drive Causes Slow Windows Boot

  • SATA
  • Slow Startup
  • Storage
  • Boot
  • DVD Drives
Last response: in Storage
July 21, 2013 6:07:00 PM

I have a new home built PC and ended up wanting to keep my old DVD RW from my other PC. It is an IDE drive so I purchased a converter and have it working fine. My problem is that my computer only has a SSD, and used to boot windows in about 3-4 seconds, however after installing the DVD drive it takes about 10 seconds (if i disconnect the drive it boots just as fast as it used to, so I know the drive is the issue). I have the boot order set to the SSD first, so I'm not sure why it is taking longer. I have BIOS set to AHCI, and the DVD drive only works when the jumper is set to master.

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a c 300 G Storage
July 24, 2013 10:43:52 AM

Don't use any PATA to SATA adapter, its dangerous for the system. And it will boot slow for sure.
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