I just bought an LG CH08 Blu-Ray Drive and I connected it via SATA cable on my motherboard. It's on slot labelled Sata_2, because Sata_0 is taken by my HDD and SATA_1 by my other optical drive, a Sony DVD-RW. I have winXp and SATA AHCI option disabled so i Think my Sata connections work as PATA, am I right? And the BIOS reports on Master 0 the HDD with Slave 0 the LG blu-ray and on Master 1 the Sony DVD-RW. Is that OK? Any problems for my blu-ray and blu-ray movie playback from disks if the LG is set to Slave. (I don't even know how to set it on Master)
When the controller is set to IDE mode, it doesn't make the drives work as IDE drives; they still are SATA drives. Setting the controller to IDE mode forces it to present the drives as IDE to the OS, nothing else.
Ok, thanks a lot, this one is solved.
I don't want to start another thread, but, as I said, I run Win XP and my BD Disks don't show in windows explorer. However they play just fine with ArcSoft Total Media Theatre 3. I read that Xp can't recognise UDF 2.5 disks, like BD and that I need some Toshiba drivers to update to that version. I found some (I can't seem to find them on toshiba website) and I have the instructions on how to install them. My question: can they be harmful to my PC?