|"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.
"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"