IDE to SATA converter not responding

By kunjikaly
Sep 28, 2011
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  1. My system is Asus M2N-MX SE with Atholon x2 6000. My board have only two sata ports of which one is not responding. Installed ide to sata converter (Enter) to run DVD/CD drive (Samsung Sata). It is not detecting dvd/cd drive.

    Is it possible to run both sata and converted sata ports together?. Or should i install any drivers to detect my dvd/cd drive


    Please help me to find a solution
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,291   +226

    Did you try changing the jumper on the optical drive?

    I wouldn't think you need drivers... What brand/model is your converter?
  3. kunjikaly

    kunjikaly Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 75

    Enter

    The brand name is Enter. Could u please elaborate regarding jumper settings
  4. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 865   +35

    So you connected your SATA DVD drive to the IDE connector on the board via an adapter? In the BIOS, for the Onboard IDE Controller setting, has it been enabled?
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,291   +226

    Sorry, I misread your post. I thought the optical drive was IDE to begin with.

    Check your converter to see if it has a jumper or a switch on it to force it Master or Slave.

    I couldn't find anything on that adapter, Enter doesn't do well in a google search as a brand name.
  6. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 865   +35

    Yes, indeed. I wasn't able to find anything this afternoon. But tried in again just now, think I've found it. Is this it? http://www.enter-addon.com/convertor_usb_id_to_sata.aspx

    Have to ask, you have attached the power cable, right?
  7. kunjikaly

    kunjikaly Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 75

    Enter

    Attached power cable and enabled ide controller, only think i doubt is faulty converter. Let me try all this in another computer


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