Solved Can't use ide-to-sata adapted drive to boot from? Tags: Boot Components Last response: August 9, 2012 7:41 PM in Components Share mondoMondo July 31, 2012 7:59:44 PM Thinking of using one of these adapters for my beloved ide NEC dvd drive on a mobo with no ide sockets--but it's been mentioned elsewhere that this disables the drive as a device to boot from. This true? Thanx a meg, m More about : ide sata adapted drive boot abekl July 31, 2012 8:12:47 PM I don't think you can use that adapter on the boot device. scottiemedic July 31, 2012 9:02:24 PM Make a USB thumb drive with your boot media (Windows 7 or whatnot) on it for OS installation/ boot needs, then use the NEC in the OS itself. Related resources IDE DVD burner using a IDE-to-sata connector - Forum Boot error: old hd , new AHCI mobo - Forum [New Build] Media PC for 1080p Movies with DTS Surround - Forum Hardware/software issues w/ hard drive test/wipe system setup + REWARD - Forum IDE Drives to New Computer - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution popatim July 31, 2012 9:52:57 PM Share I used and booted with 4 (on a 4 drive raid 0 array) for years without a problem. I just couldnt waste those four wd80jb drives I had. LOL Mine were rosewil rc-201 I think. ---- nope that was a raid card ---- its rc-204 mondoMondo August 1, 2012 12:22:37 AM Thanx popatim. What this speaks to is another thread of mine about trub with an asus mobo not wanting to install win7. Am already on the hunt for a new mobo and I don't wanna give up this nice ide NCE dvd burner. Getting harder to find AMD mobo's with PATA interface--much less onboard audio/video chips (anybody remember the amiga computer?). Prob'ly shouldn't babble about this here but start a new thread or search one that discusses good AMD mobo's. Again thanx for the reassurance popatim. Newegg still sells that rosewill model you referenced. Though I don't often boot from the cd/dvd drive, there are times I need to (like installing the OS). And hey scottiemedic, thanx for that thumb-drive-for-installing-the-OS tip. That was one of the recommendations on other threads about having trub with win7 installs to my current asus mobo. Bestm mondoMondo August 9, 2012 7:41:46 PM Best answer selected by mondoMondo. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources IDE DVD burner connection to SATA motherboard Forum SATA Optical Drives Forum Can I able to use SATA 2 To IDE Connectore Forum GA-MA785GM-US2H vs GA-MA785G-UD3H - or Suggestions? Forum P5W DH Deluxe - can't detect 2nd sata HDD Forum Boot from SATA PCI Card Forum Can a latest HDD make PC faster? Forum New build SSD and IDE slave Forum Some problems with a new build Forum New processor slower than old one? Forum PSU Help Forum Can I install Core i5-3570K On Asrock H61iCafe Motherboard? Forum Siren from cpu Forum [Solved] Upgrade from 1100t processor Forum Can h100 fit in NZXT Vulcan? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !