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Dvd drive replacement

I want to swap my dvd/cd burner drive for a new one. What is the difference between ata, sata, pata? What size will fit? How do I know which one to buy for my HP Pavillion? Any brand or model recommendations? Thanks so much. Dennis

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Get a PATA also called IDE drive.They are cheap and will work great in your box.You don't need the speed of SATA for a DVD drive.Even though they make SATA drives. Pata's data tramsission rareis much faster than even the fastest DVD. You have a four device potential for you IDE on your motherboard and only a two device potential for your SATA. Save the second SATA port in case you want to add a second hard drive some day

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What is the correct Integrated Peripherals setting for PATA/SATA with a IDE hard drive on Primary IDE channel as primary system drive, CD Burner on Secondary IDE channel and a SATA DVD Burner on a SATA...


Integrated Peripherals Menu

1) USB Controller -> Enabled
2) USB Device Legacy Support -> Keyboard + Mouse

3) Use the Down Arrow, and highlight ->
On-Chip IDE Configuration. Press the Enter key.

On-Chip ATA(s) Operate Mode - > Native
ATA Configuration -> P-ATA + S-ATA
S-ATA Keep Enabled -> Yes
P-ATA Keep Enabled -> Yes
P-ATA Channel Selection -> Both
CombinedModeOption -> P-ATA 1st Channel
S-ATA Ports Definition -> P0-3rd
Configure S-ATA as RAID -> NO

4) C.S.A Gigabit Ethernet -> Auto
5) Onboard 1394 Device -> Enabled
6) Onboard Promise IDE -> Disabled
7) AC97 Audio -> Enabled
8) Set Super I/O -> Leave Alone

However let's not cut hairs here.
MAIN thing you need to do F-I-R-S-T, is to write down the settings as they are, BEFORE making changes.

In case a mistake is made, you can go back into BIOS Setup - Integrated Peripherals, and change the settings back to the way they were originally.
This way you can at least use the IDE harddrive, and IDE optical drive, with no SATA optical drive.

Then steam under your collar, find someone who knows more, than Ol' Joe.
(Better to have you ********** at me, than leave you with a non-working computer)

Don't forget to Save Changes, or it will be like you have done nothing at all.
(Need the User Manual for that mobo? Post back in a Comment)

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 30, 2012 | MSI 865PE-NEO2-LS Motherboard

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Problem Using Windows Install Disc with RAID? Some Tips:


After going through some issues installing Windows onto a RAID partition using this Motherboard, I found some things that were helpful.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">#1 Install hangs, or I get an error after Installing RAID Driver.</span> Nowhere in the manual does it tell you this (or at least I didn't see it) but when you install the RAID driver during the windows install, the Motherboard automatically sets SATA connectors 1, 2, 3, and 4 to be RAID. That means if the DVD/CD Rom you are using is plugged in to any of those connections, the minute you install the RAID Driver, the Optical Drive will no longer work. You have to use SATA 5 connector on the motherboard for your optical drive<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">#2 Multiple Optical Drives with RAID</span>. Because of the issue in #1, there is really only 1 internal SATA Port you can plug an Optical drive into when you have RAID configured. There are some solutions if you want more than 1 Optical Drive alongside your RAID configurations. <br /><br />You can use the ESATA port on the back of the Motherboard with an extra-long SATA cable. If your case has grommets on the back for water-cooling lines, you can run the cable through there, or just in an unused PCI slot on the back.<br /><br />You can use an old-school PATA DVDrom. If you are installing 2 Optical drives, and one is a DVD burner or reader, you could get a PATA DVD Burner or reader instead. This Motherboard does have a good old fashioned ribbon connection, so it's possible. Typically DVDs or CDs don't move enough data to see a difference between PATA and SATA, but when you start getting into any DVD reading/Writing above 8X or so, you will be throttled.<br /><br />Get a PCIe controller card. I think of this as the last resort for this board because of it's possibility with graphics cards. Hooking up anything unnecessary to any of the PCI slots would be defeating the purpose of having 2 full 16X PCIe slots. You might be able to squeeze one in on one of the 1X connections, or maybe the bottom full slot, but it could get cramped if you have 2 or more Video cards.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">#3 Windows Installation Issues. DVD Drive Stops Reading during install.</span> I had this issue even after finding out my issue from tip #1. I found that some windows install discs mixed with some manufacturer's DVD drives don't get along well. It would start the installation OK, and get most of the way through it, then it would hang and throw up an error. It seems that during Installation, the SATA DVD drive decides that doesn't like the generic drivers anymore, and just stops working. I fixed this by pulling a PATA DVD drive out of an older PC to use until Windows was fully installed. Once Windows was installed, I pulled that drive back out, and Installed my SATA DVD drive, and Windows installed the drivers with no problems.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">#4 RAID Performance. </span>I'm not too sure that I'm getting the best performance from this RAID-0 configuration. I'm running 2 WD Caviar Black 500GB HDDs. My Windows Experience score for the drives is still 5.9. Perhaps the RAID configuration would work better with some faster drives, like Samsung drives, or WD Velociraptors... But I'm unsure.<br />

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D945gtp how to connect cd-rom hardware


1) IDE {PATA} DVD burner drive:

For an IDE { PATA } DVD burner, connect to the 40-pin IDE header on the motherboard. This is located to the right side of the Ram Memory slots.
It is the longer header that has 40 contact pins. {39 actually}

( The shorter connector on the motherboard is for a Floppy Drive.
{34 pins} It is above the IDE 40-pin connector )

NOTE*
The IDE connector on the motherboard should be keyed. Should have a cutout on one side. This is so the Number 1 pin in the flat IDE ribbon cable, will line up with Number 1 pin in the motherboard connector.

Some flat IDE ribbon cables, do not have a Locating Lug on the connector. (Small rectangular 'bump')

Number 1 pin on the IDE ribbon cable will be on the side that has a faint RED stripe on it.

Number 1 pin in the motherboard connector is at the Bottom, with the motherboard installed.

The side of the flat ribbon IDE cable that has the faint red stripe on it, goes DOWN, when installed in the motherboard connector.

If the DVD drive does not have a cutout for it's circuit board, the faint red stripe of the flat ribbon IDE cable, goes towards the power cable connection.

2) SATA DVD burner drive:
You have 4 Serial ATA headers (Connectors) on the motherboard.
Your SATA harddrive should be plugged into the SATA1 header.

You can choose any open available SATA header, to plug your SATA DVD burner drive into.
BIOS will see it once you turn the computer on.

3) If you somehow have been using an IDE {PATA} harddrive, and have it connected to your IDE connector on the motherboard, you SHOULD not use a DVD drive on that flat IDE ribbon cable, also.

BIOS has to find which device has the Operating System on it, (Windows), and then hand the computer over to the Operating System.

To state again, BIOS will look at both devices connected to that flat ribbon cable. The Harddrive, and the DVD drive.
It will then determine that the Harddrive, is the device that has Windows on it, not the DVD drive.

This slows the computer down, and could result in a blue screen.

If you have an IDE harddrive plugged into the motherboard, it would be best to use a SATA DVD drive.


For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

May 28, 2012 | Intel D945GTP Motherboard

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Diver/K7T266 PRO (MS-680) MSI Socket A VIA VT8366 motherboard


if these units are pata ( parallel ATA) units, make sure they are set as masters or slaves which do not conflict with any other items on the same bus or cable.
If you have the hard drive on the same bus, make sure it is set to master and the optical drive is set to slave.
If these are SATA units, try swapping them onto another drive bus.
If this fails, have the units checked on another PC. This will confirm that the units are good and working, if they are not detected on another PC, then they may be faulty.
If you are using Windows 7, check for an updated driver and install it as W7 has a habit of ignoring older peripherals.

Feb 14, 2012 | MSI K7T266 Pro MS6380 (MS-6380 V2.0)...

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I have a an INTEL Motherboard Model DH55HC. I am installing a basic Internal DVD writer (DVR-A18M) Interface ATA/ATAPi-7. I have the power cable from the POWER SUPPLY in the correct plug. I attach the...


That motherboard doesnt support ATA it supports upto 6 SATA devices which is actually better and faster. You will need to take your DVD/RW back and ask to swap for a SATA and also make sure you buy a SATA cable and good thing is these are actually cheaper and faster. Its actually a very nice motherboard dont be disappointed. Cheers from Scott and plz vote

Jan 24, 2011 | Intel DH55HC Motherboard

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When I connect my SATA dvd drive my comp continuously restarts. Without it, it runs fine.


hello ! 

Thats wired is it so  ? ok  go to your computer  set up and  see what's the booting order .

If it starts with cd  rom first  reset to boot from hard disk first  ie its should be in this order 

1, hard disk
2, cd rom
3 floppy disk 

good luck 

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Msi 848p neo v motherboard problems.


Once you reset the bios everything goes to manufactures default settings. You will need to make some changes within the bios. You'll need the help of the manual. See page 3-20.
If your operating system is loaded on to the ATA IDE drive make sure you set bios settings as follows:
Connect the ATA IDE to MB primary master IDE port.
Connect the ATA SATA drive to the MB's first SATA port.

ATA Configuration
Set as, [P-ATA+S-ATA]
S-ATA Keep [Enabled] Set to [Yes] This enables the SATA controller.
P-ATA Keep [Enabled] Set to [Yes] This enables the IDE controller.
On-chip IDE configuration, "ATA Configuration = [P-ATA+S-ATA]".
Next go to Boot menu. Make sure the ATA IDE drive is chosen as boot device three.
First boot device [Floppy] (If you have a floppy disk drive connected.)
Second boot device would be [DVD/CD-ROM] drive. This should be connected to the MB's secondary IDE port & the DVD/CD-ROM drives Master/Slave jumper, set to Master.
Third boot device [ATA IDE drive]
If your boot drive is the SATA drive than set: third boot device to the SATA drive.
(Hard disk drive with operating system loaded on it).
Save your changes & exit the bios.
Keep in mind all ATA SATA drives are seen as Master drives. SATA drives are seen by the SATA controller & in order by their connection to the SATA port number.
Save & exit the bios. The system will auto restart. Windows should start.

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Recognizing my sata DVD writer in bios mode


How about a work-around?
(Your post is so old now that you probably figured out a solution . . . so this is for other readers)

I have the exact same motherboard, and a SIMILAR problem.
I have a PATA CD/DVD drive . . . so no problem there.
But I have a SATA hard drive, and the BIOS does NOT see it.
So when I boot from the WinXP CD, that is fine,
but then the install process claims I have no hard drive!
So how can I reinstall WinXP to a hard drive that doesn't exist yet?

Solution that didn't work:
So I knew the ASUS SATA driver (embedded in their RAID driver) needed to be loaded,
and TRUE, the WinXP install process gave me the opportunity (via F6 key) to install any
additional driver for a mass storage device. Great! So, with the latest driver on the floppy
from ASUS using their "MakeDisk" utility, I let the Windows install process read in the driver.
Well, it made the hard disk visible to the installation . . . sort of . . . but then it took me
to the Recovery Console (which I didn't want or need) rather than the Repair Install process
(and there was no "R" option available to initiate the Repair). So, gave up on that!

Solution that I think is sure to work:
Go to Ebay, and buy from Hong Kong a PATA to SATA adapter for about $7.50 including shipping. It is a great deal! And customer ratings gave HIGH marks, so the seller is trustworthy.
Make sure not to buy the SATA to PATA (the other direction), and also, I'd suggest buying the
version in which the little adapter card plugs directly (without a cable) into the PATA socket
on the motherboard, and then plug the SATA cable from it to the SATA hard drive (or the
SATA CD/DVD drive in your case). Connect the power jacks as needed. And presto!
You have converted the PATA interface to a SATA interface which needs no SATA driver!
The BIOS will see the SATA drive as a PATA drive (how clever!). After doing the WinXP
install or whatever, switch back to the way things were and save your adapter card for next time.

Sep 06, 2008 | ASUS P4S800D-X Motherboard

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Hard drive compatibility


This motherboard is compatible with PATA/IDE Hd's running at 133/66/33Mbs. & ATA/SATA 1.5Mbs drives. The SATA's run faster. This board will not handle a SATA II's speed but it will still run on the P5P800-VM board. The links below show good buy's on both PATA/IDE & SATA I & II. Seagates for their 5yr. warranty.
Seagate ST3160215AS 160GB ATA/SATA
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=117012
Seagate ST3160215A 160GB Ultra ATA/100
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=117010
As far a size, that is up too you. Windows can handle 5 time these sizes.

Please don't forget to vote.....

Dec 22, 2007 | ASUS P5P800-VM Motherboard

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