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 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: ForumIDE DVD burner connection to SATA motherboard ForumSATA Optical Drives ForumCan I able to use SATA 2 To IDE Connectore ForumGA-MA785GM-US2H vs GA-MA785G-UD3H - or Suggestions? ForumP5W DH Deluxe - can't detect 2nd sata HDD ForumBoot from SATA PCI Card ForumCan a latest HDD make PC faster? ForumNew build SSD and IDE slave ForumSome problems with a new build ForumNew processor slower than old one? ForumPSU Help ForumCan I install Core i5-3570K On Asrock H61iCafe Motherboard? ForumSiren from cpu Forum[Solved] Upgrade from 1100t processor ForumCan h100 fit in NZXT Vulcan? More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !