install sata dvdram in ide motherboard?

March 4, 2011 at 16:13:16
Specs: Windows XP pro, amd athlon xp2600/512 mb ram
I have a sony optiarc ad7260s dvdrw sata w/ a sata/ide adapter in slave to cdrom drive. Part of the time pc recognizes it & when it does it freezes momentarily, & sometimes it doesn't recognize it at all. Do I need a driver? Any help appreciated.


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#1
March 4, 2011 at 16:25:11
You should have a SATA Extension card installed in a PCI slot. It maximizes the capability of the adapter. And you should probably get some drivers too. What OS are you running?

My laptop specs:
Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5974
AMD Sempron 2200 (2.1GHz)
3GB DDR2 RAM
ATI Radeon 3100 Graphics
ATI SB600 Audio
500GB SATA II Hitachi HDD
DVD-RAM Drive (SATA)
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#2
March 4, 2011 at 16:41:32
OK, this is an older pc. It's got a 1st Intl Comp motherboard, amd athlon processor(barton),1.92 ghz x86, 512mb dimm, 1gb total. Graphics: integrated amd690g, 128mb, uma. Hdd: 160gb seagate, ac-97 audiodvdram (sata). I was wondering if I needed a pci card. I'm kind of new at this stuff, & I kind of gathered that from the literature I've read. Thanks, any reply welcome.

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#3
March 4, 2011 at 17:00:45
There's little or no advantage to running a SATA drive in an old non-SATA system, other than maybe availablity. And SATA to IDE adapters are problematic. You should have gotten a SATA PCI controller card. For example:

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


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#4
March 5, 2011 at 04:43:26
Yes, thanks. That's what I figured I needed.

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