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Dvd Burner Sata To Ide


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#1 SpitfireTK

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 10:14 PM

hi, i'm trying to find the most updated driver for my IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers to get my new DVD burner working. I've tried looking on the Dell site and couldn't find one. It is a SATA optical drive that I'm connecting to an IDE connection througha SATA to IDE converter. One more thing. My BIOS and Windows both read the DVD drive but when I try to play a CD or DVD, it freezes up on me. So, I'm assuming it's a IDE driver issue.

Any help would be appreciated!!! Thanks!

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 07:11 AM

I can say with almost, almost absolute certainty, it is your SATA-IDE converter that is the problem. Most of the converters work OK (not always) with hard drives but have problems (lockups/freezes) with optical drives. You likely won't find any updated IDE drivers as there aren't any.

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 01:30 PM

Didn't the converter card come with a CD?
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 02:32 PM

Unfortunately, the converter did not come with any software. It wasn't detected as 'new hardware' and I don't think I saw it under device manager. I guess I assumed it was a stand alone device to change the wiring type. Do you think I would need some drivers for it? Thanks!

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 02:50 PM

I would say yes. Do you have a make and model number?
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 11:02 PM

PATA TO SATA Adapter Converter
Part #: 021304-01050 Model: LK-13415

this isn't where i got it from... but it's the same adapter down to the packaging
http://www.wowparts.com/store/products/021304-01050.html

what would that adapter be under in device manager?
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Posted 16 September 2008 - 08:31 AM

I've never seen one of those. It says no driver needed. Looks like a lot of bulk to have hanging off the back of the drive.
I'd go with something more reliable like this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16815113004
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