converting IDE CD Drive to SATA

Gigabyte / Ga-k8n-sli
February 19, 2009 at 08:28:39
Specs: Windows XP, AMD 3800+ X2
I have two IDE optical drives, I want one of the drives to be converted to SATA. I bought an adapter that converts IDE drives to SATA. I have enabled the SATA controller and I hooked up the adapter to my IDE drive. Every thing went fine. My computer showed that it was a TDK 5200b drive and had the right drive letter. Now my problem is this, Everytime I put a disk in the drive everything just freezes up, even the mouse. I have to restart my computer to get everything back to normal. This happens everytime I put a disk in the drive. What could possibly be the problem. I've tried everything to stop it from freezing with no luck. The adapter says it will convert a ATA HDD/CDRom and DVD Devices to SATA Interface. The Adapter is made by Best Connectivity. Does anybody know what's happening. Why is my system freezing when I put a disk in the drive. I need help before I go crazy.

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February 19, 2009 at 08:44:19
Wouldn't have been easier to just buy a SATA optical drive? Why do you need two anyway?

BTW, since you needed the adapter, does that mean you already have 4 other IDE/PATA devices installed?

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February 19, 2009 at 09:51:25
did the converter need any drivers installed? did you download the most recent drivers from the manufacturer's website?

an optical sata drive would only be like, 20 bucks...

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