Installing LS-120 super drive

January 26, 2017 at 23:29:53
Specs: Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, Intel i5 / 32 GIG
Dear Expert,
I installed Digital Research LS-120 super drive on my newly built system using SATA to EIDE adapter card. After that I can see ST2000DM001-1ER164 ATA Device in Hardware Profile. However, I do not see the drive neither here, nor in My Computer. Most important, boot time now takes about 2-3 minutes instead of 40-50 seconds.
Please advise me on how to make LS-120 drive work properly and without slowing boot time. Why all this is happening?
Thank you in advance,
Leonard M.

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#1
January 27, 2017 at 02:51:53
"After that I can see ST2000DM001-1ER164 ATA Device in Hardware Profile"

ST2000DM001 refers to a Seagate internal hard drive, nothing to do with the LS-120:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-ST...

So in fact the LS-120 is not recognised at all by your system.

This may be due to the adapter card being incompatible with it.

I also think a third-party driver is required for an LS-120 but I've no idea where you can get that - - but try the Digital Research website.


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#2
January 27, 2017 at 05:31:17
Digital Research went out of business in the 90s. SuperDisk is obsolete. Do you have data that you need to retrieve from disks or do you actually plan on continuing to use it for storage? Maybe you can covert it to an external? My recommendation is to trash it or turn it in for electronics recycling.

"By 2000, the entire removable magnetic disk category was finally obsoleted by the falling prices of CD-R and CD-RW drives, and solid-state (USB flash drives or USB keydrives). Over the next few years, SuperDisk was quietly discontinued, even in areas where it was popular. Today, disks are very hard to find."


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#3
January 27, 2017 at 20:16:16
Wasn't there an available IDE port on your motherboard? If not it would have been better to use an IDE add-on card rather than a SATA adapter. Is the ls-120 known to be in working condition? Are its jumpers set correctly?

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