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#1 AssassinBlack

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 08:42 PM

I work for some people and they bought a brand you desktop yesterday along with a Blu-Ray rw drive. First off the they were able to find an ATA bd-rw drive. This new computer is SATA. That was the first problem and it was solved easily with a ATA to SATA conversion kit. I installed the software cd that came with the package, and to my surprise, the powerdvd has know compatibility issues with vista. I went to CyberLink website and downloaded the patch and started to install it. It tells me that "either you have an older verison of PowerDvd or it isn't installed at all. I need to make this work. I will be out of town in 10 days and I won't be back for atleast 2 months. Can someone assist me. BWU-100S. That's the model of the drive. They picked it up without me being there so they didn't pick up the SATA obviously. Thanks!

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 08:55 PM

why would you assume a drive conversion kit would work with any or all optical drives, the atapi standard used is an iffy proposition when using a controller card or adapter, most simply don't work

for that price return the pata drive and use a sata model
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Posted 05 January 2008 - 09:04 PM

Return the drive and purchase a SATA version There will be continuous issues trying to run the pata drive through a converter. This is the Sony BWU-200S model, which is SATA
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Posted 05 January 2008 - 09:09 PM

They bought it at CompUsa and right now, all sells are final. The system picks up the drive.

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 09:14 PM

first fire the guy that bought the combination or at least leave him at the desk and keep him away from tech purchases

now afaik there's only 2 forums that might know for certain which controller cards would work with that drive and only a couple of guys at those forums with that drive


http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?act=idx

http://club.cdfreaks.com/

the drive being detected is irrelevant obviously
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