Convert IDE to SATA through a converter

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May 6, 2010 at 03:18:23
Specs: Windows XP
I bought a new mother board which is Foxconn G31MX and which doesn't have an IDE socket to plug my DVD writter. So i bought a converter which can convert IDE to SATA, but when i plug the the writter by the converter and view the bios menu, i cannot see that the writter is detected.

So is there any one that can help me is much appreciated.

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#1
May 6, 2010 at 05:31:48
Is the converter showing up in BIOS? Was there software you needed to install with the adapter? You might have been better off using a PCI/PCIe expansion card for IDE port, possibly one with additional SATA or eSATA port(s) for future use. Try visiting the adapter manufacturer's site to see if there are suggestions, or return to where you purchased it and get an expansion card instead. Look on Tigerdirect or Newegg to see customer ratings on these, and to to see what they are going for (you may only be able to exchange where you purchased it, but knowledge is always good) and detailed spec's.

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#2
May 6, 2010 at 14:21:43
"Foxconn G31MX and which doesn't have an IDE socket"

You board has ONE IDE socket & can accept up to TWO IDE devices.

http://www.foxconnchannel.com/produ...


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#3
May 6, 2010 at 17:15:05
Any notes on the box or package it came with to decide if it could be a bootable device or if it needs driver or other support?

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#4
May 6, 2010 at 21:04:31
Jam, I didn't think to check board specs, took his word on it. I didn't recognize brand, I should have checked anyway, the 'G31' should have given a clue as to the chipset, so it certainly could have it.

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