SATA CD Drive in PATA computer (1 Viewer)


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Jan 14, 2004
I needed a new CD burner drive for my computer, which only has PATA connections for the CD drives, so I purchased a SATA hard drive along with a Molex to SATA adapter.

The motherboard does have a secondary SATA data jack so I was able to connect the CD drive directly to that and use the adapter to power the CD drive.

When I start up the computer it does recognize the new CD drive. It is enabled in the BIOS, and the drawer does open when you press the button which means that it is getting power.

I have tried this on 2 different computers and I get the same result.

Am I missing something here, or what could possibly be the problem?


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