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Mark
09-05-06, 05:13 PM
http://sewelldirect.com/SerialATAtoIDEConverter.asp?adpath=/Google/Other%20Products/Serial%20ATA%20to%20IDE%20Converter&keywords=sata%20ide%20converter&match=1&search=search&gclid=COG6jam0l4cCFQwjNAodIiFHsA

i have 2 similar adapters from awhile ago, will they work on a DVD or CD drive, they worked just fine for harddrives in the past ?

stupid question ??

YARDofSTUF
09-05-06, 05:15 PM
Should work fine, might have trouble using it to boot from cd though, i dunno.

Mark
09-05-06, 05:21 PM
guess i will try it and see then, i don't really care if it don't boot from CD, so it might be okay.

just have to make sure and re-enable the SATA ports in teh bios when rebooting, as i have them off right now, maybe i should write a note to self so i don't forget :D

:)

YeOldeStonecat
09-05-06, 05:57 PM
To be honest with you...it's a "try 'n see" thing. You'll find mixed results with those bus adapter type things...that convert one type of connection to another. May work with your hardware, may be finicky with another persons different hardware.

Inexpensive enough to try though..assuming you're just looking to stick a few extra storage drives in because you ran out of IDE ports.