adding a 2nd dvd burner(internal)

Emachines / Et1331g-03w
August 19, 2010 at 18:24:37
Specs: Windows 7
I just installed a 2nd dvd burner internal. An older pioneer dvr a109. It works fine when I tried it as an external drive through usb. When installed internally the computer doesnt recognize it. It doesn't show up under "my computer" or device manager. It has power to it. I downloaded the appropriate drivers for it too. I need it to work as an internal drive so if anyone is familiar with this problem please help.

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#1
August 19, 2010 at 18:32:16
I forgot to mention. I am using an ide to sata converter in order to plug the device into the motherboard.

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#2
August 19, 2010 at 18:33:34
"I downloaded the appropriate drivers for it too"

Drivers are unnecessary, it's an ATAPI device.

If it's an IDE drive, make sure you set the master/slave jumper correctly. If it's sharing the cable with another drive, you may have to adjust the jumper on that one too. I don't know why you need a 2nd burner, but it's usually best not to put two of them on the same cable/channel.

EDIT:

"I am using an ide to sata converter in order to plug the device into the motherboard"

Well, that spoils my other response. You already answered your own question as to what is wrong - "I am using an ide to sata converter"


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#3
August 19, 2010 at 20:09:25
Just buy a SATA burner. Look at the link below.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#4
August 19, 2010 at 22:45:16
Thanks....I've already started looking for a new sata drive. They're rather inexpensive now. Hopefully that will solve the problem.
I thought all I needed to do was connect a ide to sata converter to it and plug it in and that's it. I dont know if sata drives work with the master/slave config like the ide systems. Thanks for the input.


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#5
August 20, 2010 at 04:40:46
I would guess the jumper should be set for Master alone.

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