By chateram.bhagroo ·
I connected a SATA DVD burner through a SATA to IDE adapter on an IDE port. What has to be done to BIOS so it recognises the Drive?


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what does the documentation say

by w2ktechman In reply to SATA DVD Drive

for your adapter?

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Should be nothing

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to SATA DVD Drive

All you should need to do is connect up the Drive and set the Jumper on the Adapter. Though I'm not sure that BIOS will even see the drive.

The reality of the situation is if the M'Board supports IDE you should use IDE if it supports SATA you can use SATA. But using SATA with a IDE Adapter will only allow the SATA Drive to perform at the IDE Speeds so you are effectively wasting your money.


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IDE motherboard does not recognise SATA Drive

by chateram.bhagroo In reply to Should be nothing

Now I know that but i have the drive and i don't want to return it.
Is there something i can do in BIOS to get the drive recognise?

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by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to IDE motherboard does not ...

But when the OS is loaded the drive should be present in My Computer if you installed the OS after fitting the Drive. Of course you will need another drive to load the OS as the necessary Drivers for the SATA Drive Adapter will be included in the OS.


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