bios wont detect ide device converted to sata

Biostar group / N61pb-m2s
May 24, 2009 at 19:45:50
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.31 GHz / 2942 MB
my motherboard only allows for only one ide connection and then i can connect 4 sata devices to my motherboard i have a cd-burner id like to hook up to the sata connector so i puchased a ide to sata converter and connected it to my motherboard but my motherboard does not detect it how can i fix this also id like to connect my hhd and dvd-rom to sata i have converters for those also my bios version is award bios v6.00pg and im running win xp please help

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May 24, 2009 at 20:03:40
SATA converter is a very non disclosure. The SATA controller that you are referring to needs to be Identified so as to determine what it is exactly that you have. There are too many different types to make a determination as to what it is that you are having the issue with.

So what SATA to IDE or IDE to SATA converter or you trying to use!

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May 24, 2009 at 20:39:02
im am using ultra sata to ide two way converter and im trying to convert ide to sata if that helps any i also read a post simililar to mines and it said to check all connections and i did just that i noticed that i had forgot to connect the power to the cd-burner so after connecting the power to both the converter and the drive i rebooted my system and it still doesnt detect the drive i did noticed that there is a light on that is on the converter but thats about it

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May 24, 2009 at 21:15:04
hey lurkswithin i feel so stupid right now after reading ur post something told me to go back to tiger direct were i purchased the converter so i did and just as i suspected the converter only works on harddrives so i solved my own problem i hooked both cd-burner and dvd-rom to the ide controller and used the ide to sata on the harddrive and everything is fine now i thank you for makeing me think a little somthimes thats all it takes for us to solve our own problems :) thanks again :)

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May 25, 2009 at 02:11:06

First check your motherboard compatibility for SATA devices & also check the Sata converter its work properly or not.Also check that the converter installation, if converter having problem its not works,update the bios version.

Thanks & Regards,
Tushar Kaskhedikar

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