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IDE CD not recognised with SATA convertor

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May 19, 2011 2:16:20 PM

Dear anyone,

Im rebuilding my dads computer after a motherboard failure. Replaced the motherboard with a new Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2 only to realise it didnt have an IDE port for his CD drive. So I got a SATA to IDE convertor, one of the little PCBs that can just plug in the back.

It appears to work as the LED on the PCB lights up but I cannot get the BIOS to recognise the device is there. Any help appreciated?

Thanks
Barny
May 19, 2011 3:07:19 PM

If its any help with the solution I have tried setting the jumper at master, slave and cable select and even removing the jumper (though then it doesnt work) and I definitely have power as once windows is booted I can open and close the disc drive and here the discs spinning up once inserted.
I just cant get windows or the BIOS to see it even though it recognises the HD fine.
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May 20, 2011 2:07:29 PM

Why don't you just get a SATA optical drive, not much more than a converter, which is probably why the drive is not seen. It's really the only answer. ATA drive worked fine in old system, you got a converter, it's not seen anymore. Issue is with the converter. Unless it does not have notches and you have it plugged in backwards or something.
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May 20, 2011 2:11:15 PM

It has notches so I know its round the right way. The convertor was about £4 ($7) which included the postage. To get another DVD +/- RW drive with lightscribe will be a LOT more! (and the fact Ive already bought the converters)
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May 20, 2011 3:32:51 PM

bpm75 said:
It has notches so I know its round the right way. The convertor was about £4 ($7) which included the postage. To get another DVD +/- RW drive with lightscribe will be a LOT more! (and the fact Ive already bought the converters)


A new DVD/RW is a bit over $20. Since the converter does not work, you can either try another converter or bypass the whole thing and get a full drive.
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June 26, 2011 11:17:44 PM

Hi Barny
I have just purchased the same board,same with me.
Luckily i bought new sata harddrive and dvd drive but i am trying to run my old harddrive(ide) with a converter.
No joy the bios will not see it,,I have been trying for 2 days.
There must be a way,,,maybe in the bios setup.
let me know how you get on
Regards
john
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June 27, 2011 1:46:13 PM

Quote:
Hi Barny
I have just purchased the same board,same with me.
Luckily i bought new sata harddrive and dvd drive but i am trying to run my old harddrive(ide) with a converter.
No joy the bios will not see it,,I have been trying for 2 days.
There must be a way,,,maybe in the bios setup.
let me know how you get on
Regards
john


Get an external USB enclosure for the drive.
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