IDE to sata converter not working

aryamanp56

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i have an old LG dvd burner which i want to use in my new build so i bought a cheap IDE to sata converter. i plugged it into the drive and plugged a sata cable and a floppy connector (power for the converter) on the other end along with the 4-pin molex connector into the drive itself. when i boot my system up, the light on the converter works but my pc can't seem to detect anything- as soon as i put a dvd in, the activity LED flashes 10-12 times then stops. please help as i'm supposed to use it tomorrow to install the os onto a new build

this is the exact model- http://www.enter-addon.com/convertor_usb_id_to_sata.aspx
 

pauls3743

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New motherboards support AHCI by default. A SATA/PATA bridge does not support AHCI at all. Some motherboards have the ability to set a couple of SATA ports to IDE/legacy mode, I would take a look at this.

By "floppy connector" I assume you mean the mini 4-pin power connector typically used on floppy drives.
 

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i think that could be it- getting a new burner is probably the way to go. it's kind of a necessity where i live since most pc games are still sold by authorized distributors on DVD. thanks :)
 

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