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Computer won't recognize sata dvd burner

Hi i just installed a sata dvd burner with a ide to sata motherboard bridge(goes into the second ide slot) and the computer won't recognize the drive at all not in bios device manager or my computer . i have no idea what to try next .can you give me any suggestions? i keep reading about satas not being recognized but no solutions thankyou any help would be appreciated

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Re: computer won't recognize sata dvd burner

Is jumpers on corect cant u just use ide cable instaed u said your going from ide to sata cable ?

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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 )

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.

May 28, 2012 | Intel D945GTP Motherboard

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I have a asus p4v8x-x motherboard which earlier had an IDE connected Dvd burner but now i want to install a SATA burner i have connected the drive on my SATA port but my computer does not show identify it

Hi, you can download a manual here:

Please select your operating system.
Select manual and click on global for download.
Unzip the file before you can read it.

Maybe its just a setting in the bios that does that.

Aug 28, 2011 | ASUS P4V8X-X Motherboard

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Hi, I have ASUS P4B-M mother board based computer. I just wanted to know if I will be able to connect a SATA DVD drive in this motherboard. If yes, where is the slot? Regards, Vijay

That mother board does not have a SATA port on it, but you can get an adaptor/controller to install it to one of the other slot types

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Hi, cannot find the right set of drivers for the mobo A7N8X Deluxe. It does not recognise my SATA drive, even I've installed corresponding drivers After pressing the F6 key and installing the SCSI Drivers...

Connect your SATA on the first SATA slot to make it as the Master. Or maybe the BIOS settings is set only to recognize IDE device. If this is the case, try going to BIOS settings then Peripheral Devices, look for the menu Hard Drive and replace the IDE into SATA.

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Can i plug a IDE dvd-r & SATA drive together? my new pc wont recognize the hard drive

The IDE DVD and the SATA hard drive can be installed together in the desktop computer, BUT not on the same data cable, they have different types of data cables and disk controllers.
You need an IDE disk controller and a SATA disk controller, the late model motherboards have both types of controllers on the motherboard.

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DVD burner not recognized

This burner has some type of virtual software built into the drive called "Bluebirds". Bluebirds is advertisement linked to the LG website to get you to buy more LG products. If you choose not to install the software you will be prompted to install it every time you close the drive door. If you install it you get the tray icons pointing to more LG products. If you remove it from the startup it adds itself back to the startup every time you close the drive door.

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945GCT-M/1333 recognize Primary IDE Master as IDE 3 Master

Hello. Some motherboards set SATA1 as IDE primary master, for compatibility. Try connect the DVD RW to SATA2 or SATA3 Port.

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Dvd drive replacement

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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