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#1 FireKracker

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 04:33 PM

Hey guys, I just need some clarification.

I have a Pioneer DVD slot drive on my pc (IDE) and a Pioneer 18x DVD writer (IDE). Some might say why dont you just have one drive, well I have my reasons but that's not the issue. Thirdly I have also have a HDD that is also IDE.

My motherboard supports only two IDE devices. I currently have the HDD and the Pioneer DVD writer setup via the IDE connection, which leaves the Pioneer reader useless. I have 8-10 SATA connections on the mobo, and have just found an adaptor on ebay. Now today hasen't been a good day for me, everything has gone wrong but am I right in thinking if the adaptor sits on the IDE connector on the mobo, where does my Pioneer reader plug in?

I can see the power cable, straightforward.
I can see the SATA cable and where that goes.
Unless the adaptor fits onto the rear fo the Pioneer reader via the IDE connector?

Anyhow its late for me, I hope you can understand this waffle, look forward to you putting me right! :thumbsup:
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 07:59 PM

From the looks of it, it plugs into your SATA port, and then you need an IDE cable, to plug it into your Pioneer.
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 08:03 PM

You have primary and secondary ide support on you mobo? If so you can support up to 4 ide devices, 2 masters and 2 slaves.

If you have sata interfaces on your mobo you should be utilizing them, get yourself a sata hdd and you will get noticeably faster transfer rates.

It's a good idea to use the 80-pin ide cables too, so you don't get losses in tranfer rates when using master and slaved devices concurrently.
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 08:23 PM

I was looking at this one. It plugs into the back of your drive, then the sata cable connects to it;
http://sewelldirect.com/SerialATAtoIDEConverter.asp
I noticed this disclaimer at the bottom of the page:
"Some DVD burner drives are not properly recognized when using this device. For optical drives it is recommended that a PCI IDE controller card be used instead of this adapter."
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:07 PM

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QUOTE(mike b @ Oct 17 2007, 09:03 PM) View Post
You have primary and secondary ide support on you mobo? If so you can support up to 4 ide devices, 2 masters and 2 slaves.[/quote]

Exactly what I was thinking.

Unless he is saying that he only has one ide connection on the systemboard?


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Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:22 PM

That type of adapter connects to the IDE device and then connects to the SATA header.

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 03:45 AM

dc3 >> thats what I thought. My mobo is Foxconn C51XEM2AA-8EKRS2H.

JohnWho>> I do have only one IDE connection, sorry I didn't clarify that!

As far as purchasing new hardware, I want to avoid that, as i've already spent enough on hardware + I'm happy with the setup I already have.

Cheers for the help guys, I've purchased the adaptor so we'll see what happens!
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Posted 18 October 2007 - 04:38 AM

thank goodness you have an nvidia chipset that supports your one ide properly, unlike Intel which has shoved it off to the jmicron PITA one. Put both optical drives on the pata, use the adapter for the hard drive, if it will work, many ebay items are a bad idea. A pci ide controller card for a hard drive would be a better idea.
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Posted 18 October 2007 - 07:41 AM

Cheers Chewy, will report back on the outcome.
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