Gigabyte ga-73pvm-s2h IDE>SATA HD Dual Boot Issue

I have a little bit of knowledge about PC components but this is from late 90's and early 00's so excuse me if I seem a little n00bish. (I know my IDE's but not too hot on my SATA's)

I have a Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H MOBO and have a HD and CD-R setup on the only available IDE port on the MOBO.

I'd like to use another one of my IDE HD's in this system for a dual boot. (One for browsing, the other for working offline on my music).

Due to the lack of IDE connections I bought an IDE>SATA converter and have connected and plugged the second HD in. When I boot up, the system can see everything except the new SATA connection. I have tried the settings in BIOS, IDE, RAID and ACHI. (When I set up ACHI in BIOS, Windows saw a new PCI device and I installed drivers, but isn't available in 'My Computer' or as a bootable HD in BIOS.)

If I've missed any info, let me know and I'll post it up.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  1. Thos IDE <>SATA converters are known for being notoriously unreliable.
  2. If it didn't work, would windows still have wanted me to install the drivers when I switched it to ACHI in BIOS?

    I'd like to presume that it does work. If it does, is there anything else that could be recommended?
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