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Optical Drive Hookup



 
 
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Old June 24th 08, 07:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
borninusa
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Default Optical Drive Hookup

I had a fried computer that had an optical drive I wtd to take out and put
into my new computer running Vista. The drive has IDE connections on the
back (its about 5 yrs old or so). I had bought an IDE to SATA drive adaptor
in order to hookup the drive to my computer.

I put the card on the back of the drive and hooked up one cable out of the
back of the drive to an empty power cable...and the other cable out of the
back of the drive to the SATA3 slot on the motherboard (the only one not
used).

I went to re-boot the computer but during the boot process, it hangs.

Do I have to do anything to the master/slave thing on the back of the drive
or do anything in BIOS before the drive works?

I am a bit new to this but I had thought I did things correctly. I just
figured that I would slap the drive in..the computer would recognize
it..install drivers..and be good to go.

Anyways..any help is appreciated (in laymans terms of course).
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Old June 24th 08, 08:11 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
DL
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Default Optical Drive Hookup

Not all IDE/Sata adapters function correctly

"borninusa" wrote in message
...
I had a fried computer that had an optical drive I wtd to take out and put
into my new computer running Vista. The drive has IDE connections on the
back (its about 5 yrs old or so). I had bought an IDE to SATA drive
adaptor
in order to hookup the drive to my computer.

I put the card on the back of the drive and hooked up one cable out of the
back of the drive to an empty power cable...and the other cable out of the
back of the drive to the SATA3 slot on the motherboard (the only one not
used).

I went to re-boot the computer but during the boot process, it hangs.

Do I have to do anything to the master/slave thing on the back of the
drive
or do anything in BIOS before the drive works?

I am a bit new to this but I had thought I did things correctly. I just
figured that I would slap the drive in..the computer would recognize
it..install drivers..and be good to go.

Anyways..any help is appreciated (in laymans terms of course).



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Old June 24th 08, 08:22 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
borninusa
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Default Optical Drive Hookup

Be that as it may...I want to exaust all options before I come to that
conclusion about this particular adaptor.

Do I need to do anything in the BIOS or do anything w/ the master/slave on
the back of the drive? It is not my main drive..more of a backup drive.

"DL" wrote:

Not all IDE/Sata adapters function correctly

"borninusa" wrote in message
...
I had a fried computer that had an optical drive I wtd to take out and put
into my new computer running Vista. The drive has IDE connections on the
back (its about 5 yrs old or so). I had bought an IDE to SATA drive
adaptor
in order to hookup the drive to my computer.

I put the card on the back of the drive and hooked up one cable out of the
back of the drive to an empty power cable...and the other cable out of the
back of the drive to the SATA3 slot on the motherboard (the only one not
used).

I went to re-boot the computer but during the boot process, it hangs.

Do I have to do anything to the master/slave thing on the back of the
drive
or do anything in BIOS before the drive works?

I am a bit new to this but I had thought I did things correctly. I just
figured that I would slap the drive in..the computer would recognize
it..install drivers..and be good to go.

Anyways..any help is appreciated (in laymans terms of course).




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Old June 24th 08, 08:38 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
borninusa
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Default Optical Drive Hookup

Not to be a pain...but again....I want to exhaust my options before I come to
that conclusion and go out and fork out $50.

Does anything need to be done in the BIOS?

"Nonny" wrote:

On Tue, 24 Jun 2008 12:56:05 -0700, borninusa
wrote:

I had a fried computer that had an optical drive I wtd to take out and put
into my new computer running Vista. The drive has IDE connections on the
back (its about 5 yrs old or so). I had bought an IDE to SATA drive adaptor
in order to hookup the drive to my computer.

I put the card on the back of the drive and hooked up one cable out of the
back of the drive to an empty power cable...and the other cable out of the
back of the drive to the SATA3 slot on the motherboard (the only one not
used).

I went to re-boot the computer but during the boot process, it hangs.

Do I have to do anything to the master/slave thing on the back of the drive
or do anything in BIOS before the drive works?

I am a bit new to this but I had thought I did things correctly. I just
figured that I would slap the drive in..the computer would recognize
it..install drivers..and be good to go.

Anyways..any help is appreciated (in laymans terms of course).


Your drive might just be too old. Buy a new SATA drive and forget
about the adapter.

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Old June 24th 08, 08:39 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
GTS
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Default Optical Drive Hookup

Check the BIOS - some do have a setting to individually enable / disable the
motherboard SATA ports and to set the boot priority. The jumper should
probably be set to either master or cable select, but this would be a
function of what the adapter calls for. It these items don't help, it's
probably a compatibility issue and best to replace the drive.
--

"borninusa" wrote in message
...
Be that as it may...I want to exaust all options before I come to that
conclusion about this particular adaptor.

Do I need to do anything in the BIOS or do anything w/ the master/slave on
the back of the drive? It is not my main drive..more of a backup drive.

"DL" wrote:

Not all IDE/Sata adapters function correctly

"borninusa" wrote in message
...
I had a fried computer that had an optical drive I wtd to take out and
put
into my new computer running Vista. The drive has IDE connections on
the
back (its about 5 yrs old or so). I had bought an IDE to SATA drive
adaptor
in order to hookup the drive to my computer.

I put the card on the back of the drive and hooked up one cable out of
the
back of the drive to an empty power cable...and the other cable out of
the
back of the drive to the SATA3 slot on the motherboard (the only one
not
used).

I went to re-boot the computer but during the boot process, it hangs.

Do I have to do anything to the master/slave thing on the back of the
drive
or do anything in BIOS before the drive works?

I am a bit new to this but I had thought I did things correctly. I
just
figured that I would slap the drive in..the computer would recognize
it..install drivers..and be good to go.

Anyways..any help is appreciated (in laymans terms of course).






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Old June 24th 08, 09:04 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
DL
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Default Optical Drive Hookup

If the port was disabled the sys wouldnt baulk at starting, as it wouldnt
see anything connected.

"GTS" x wrote in message ...
Check the BIOS - some do have a setting to individually enable / disable
the motherboard SATA ports and to set the boot priority. The jumper
should probably be set to either master or cable select, but this would be
a function of what the adapter calls for. It these items don't help, it's
probably a compatibility issue and best to replace the drive.
--

"borninusa" wrote in message
...
Be that as it may...I want to exaust all options before I come to that
conclusion about this particular adaptor.

Do I need to do anything in the BIOS or do anything w/ the master/slave
on
the back of the drive? It is not my main drive..more of a backup drive.

"DL" wrote:

Not all IDE/Sata adapters function correctly

"borninusa" wrote in message
...
I had a fried computer that had an optical drive I wtd to take out and
put
into my new computer running Vista. The drive has IDE connections on
the
back (its about 5 yrs old or so). I had bought an IDE to SATA drive
adaptor
in order to hookup the drive to my computer.

I put the card on the back of the drive and hooked up one cable out of
the
back of the drive to an empty power cable...and the other cable out of
the
back of the drive to the SATA3 slot on the motherboard (the only one
not
used).

I went to re-boot the computer but during the boot process, it hangs.

Do I have to do anything to the master/slave thing on the back of the
drive
or do anything in BIOS before the drive works?

I am a bit new to this but I had thought I did things correctly. I
just
figured that I would slap the drive in..the computer would recognize
it..install drivers..and be good to go.

Anyways..any help is appreciated (in laymans terms of course).







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Old June 24th 08, 09:12 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Colin Barnhorst[_2_]
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Default Optical Drive Hookup

If the drive is old enough the ribbon cable would be one of the old
40-pin/40-wire cables. Those don't work out on newer computers because of
the much higher operating frequencies. There is too much cross-talk in the
cable. You need to use a 40-pin/80-wire cable (the intervening wires ground
out the cross-talk). If the cable is integral to the drive and is the old
style I doubt there is much you can do.

"DL" [email protected] wrote in message
...
If the port was disabled the sys wouldnt baulk at starting, as it wouldnt
see anything connected.

"GTS" x wrote in message
...
Check the BIOS - some do have a setting to individually enable / disable
the motherboard SATA ports and to set the boot priority. The jumper
should probably be set to either master or cable select, but this would
be a function of what the adapter calls for. It these items don't help,
it's probably a compatibility issue and best to replace the drive.
--

"borninusa" wrote in message
...
Be that as it may...I want to exaust all options before I come to that
conclusion about this particular adaptor.

Do I need to do anything in the BIOS or do anything w/ the master/slave
on
the back of the drive? It is not my main drive..more of a backup drive.

"DL" wrote:

Not all IDE/Sata adapters function correctly

"borninusa" wrote in message
...
I had a fried computer that had an optical drive I wtd to take out and
put
into my new computer running Vista. The drive has IDE connections on
the
back (its about 5 yrs old or so). I had bought an IDE to SATA drive
adaptor
in order to hookup the drive to my computer.

I put the card on the back of the drive and hooked up one cable out
of the
back of the drive to an empty power cable...and the other cable out
of the
back of the drive to the SATA3 slot on the motherboard (the only one
not
used).

I went to re-boot the computer but during the boot process, it hangs.

Do I have to do anything to the master/slave thing on the back of the
drive
or do anything in BIOS before the drive works?

I am a bit new to this but I had thought I did things correctly. I
just
figured that I would slap the drive in..the computer would recognize
it..install drivers..and be good to go.

Anyways..any help is appreciated (in laymans terms of course).








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Old June 24th 08, 09:35 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
borninusa
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Default Optical Drive Hookup

I shall check that out and see what happens. The drive is around 5 yrs old
or so...but we shall see. I got the adaptor off ebay for less then $5
shipped..so if it doesnt work..no biggie. I am just trying to avoid buying a
new drive.

Thanx again

"GTS" wrote:

Check the BIOS - some do have a setting to individually enable / disable the
motherboard SATA ports and to set the boot priority. The jumper should
probably be set to either master or cable select, but this would be a
function of what the adapter calls for. It these items don't help, it's
probably a compatibility issue and best to replace the drive.
--

"borninusa" wrote in message
...
Be that as it may...I want to exaust all options before I come to that
conclusion about this particular adaptor.

Do I need to do anything in the BIOS or do anything w/ the master/slave on
the back of the drive? It is not my main drive..more of a backup drive.

"DL" wrote:

Not all IDE/Sata adapters function correctly

"borninusa" wrote in message
...
I had a fried computer that had an optical drive I wtd to take out and
put
into my new computer running Vista. The drive has IDE connections on
the
back (its about 5 yrs old or so). I had bought an IDE to SATA drive
adaptor
in order to hookup the drive to my computer.

I put the card on the back of the drive and hooked up one cable out of
the
back of the drive to an empty power cable...and the other cable out of
the
back of the drive to the SATA3 slot on the motherboard (the only one
not
used).

I went to re-boot the computer but during the boot process, it hangs.

Do I have to do anything to the master/slave thing on the back of the
drive
or do anything in BIOS before the drive works?

I am a bit new to this but I had thought I did things correctly. I
just
figured that I would slap the drive in..the computer would recognize
it..install drivers..and be good to go.

Anyways..any help is appreciated (in laymans terms of course).






 




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