My CD-ROM is give up the ghost when I boot the machine CD-ROM works only a short time then it stops it CD pots out and when I push it back it does a few clicks and that's as far as it goes use in the Pioneer CD-ROM.
it is posted in home audio and the op states a pioneer cdrom drive.
perhaps they are talking about a cd player or boombox of some sort? in which case cdrom issues are much more complex.
or if we are dealing with a computer perhaps the device is a dvdrom drive but the op is labeling it as a cdrom drive only. without such answers from the op it is impossible to tell. sata is fairly old now... i havent seen many people using systems which are still ide. you can still get ide drives at decent prices if you look around. i'm sure there is an old technology "junk" store someplace.