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IDE to sata converter not working

i have an old LG dvd burner which i want to use in my new build so i bought a cheap IDE to sata converter. i plugged it into the drive and plugged a sata cable and a floppy connector (power for the converter) on the other end along with the 4-pin molex connector into the drive itself. when i boot my system up, the light on the converter works but my pc can't seem to detect anything- as soon as i put a dvd in, the activity LED flashes 10-12 times then stops. please help as i'm supposed to use it tomorrow to install the os onto a new build

this is the exact model- http://www.enter-addon.com/convertor_usb_id_to_sata.aspx
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    you could install the os from a usb thumb drive instead
    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/install-windows-8-usb.htm

    edit: also some adapters work only from ide motherboard to sata drive:
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/297472-32-converting-drive-sata-drive

    something like this might work ... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812232004 but yours should work both ways too... could be a problem that most old ide burners don't do ata100/133, just 33 or 66
  2. the converter cost what 10 bucks? a new sata dvd burner would cost....like 20? why not just get the burner to start with?
  3. New motherboards support AHCI by default. A SATA/PATA bridge does not support AHCI at all. Some motherboards have the ability to set a couple of SATA ports to IDE/legacy mode, I would take a look at this.

    By "floppy connector" I assume you mean the mini 4-pin power connector typically used on floppy drives.
  4. laviniuc said:
    you could install the os from a usb thumb drive instead
    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/install-windows-8-usb.htm

    edit: also some adapters work only from ide motherboard to sata drive:
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/297472-32-converting-drive-sata-drive

    something like this might work ... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812232004 but yours should work both ways too... could be a problem that most old ide burners don't do ata100/133, just 33 or 66


    Anonymous said:
    the converter cost what 10 bucks? a new sata dvd burner would cost....like 20? why not just get the burner to start with?


    i think that could be it- getting a new burner is probably the way to go. it's kind of a necessity where i live since most pc games are still sold by authorized distributors on DVD. thanks :)
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