New CD-RW combo drive for MSI-6561 (745 Ultra)

Discussion in 'MSI' started by Herbert Boehl, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. I attempted to instal a combo drive on my machine and failed. My board is
    an MSI-6561 (745 Ultra) and the BIOS failed to recognize my new drive (ASUS
    CB-5216A; at NewEgg:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827135075).

    Is there a combo drive or CD-RW/DVD and DVD burner that is known to work on
    this board? I heard one time that Samsung drives with with almost any board
    or company (within reason, of course).

    I don't really want to upgrade my board as I have everything else running
    fine, including a 40Gig ATA133 HDD, 256MB video card, USB, sound, everything
    except the CD-RW/DVD ROM/DVD burner.

    MY cpu is OC'd at 2.25GHz actual, 300MHz FSB, 542MB running W98se. I was
    getting my system ready to run Vista when the time was right, selecting
    Vista compliant components.

    Any feedback will be welcome. Thanks!!
     
    Herbert Boehl, Dec 26, 2006
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  2. Herbert Boehl

    mikeyhsd Guest

    check Lite-On products, what I use on MSI 6701







    "Herbert Boehl" <> wrote in message news:2A_jh.13004$...
    I attempted to instal a combo drive on my machine and failed. My board is
    an MSI-6561 (745 Ultra) and the BIOS failed to recognize my new drive (ASUS
    CB-5216A; at NewEgg:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827135075).

    Is there a combo drive or CD-RW/DVD and DVD burner that is known to work on
    this board? I heard one time that Samsung drives with with almost any board
    or company (within reason, of course).

    I don't really want to upgrade my board as I have everything else running
    fine, including a 40Gig ATA133 HDD, 256MB video card, USB, sound, everything
    except the CD-RW/DVD ROM/DVD burner.

    MY cpu is OC'd at 2.25GHz actual, 300MHz FSB, 542MB running W98se. I was
    getting my system ready to run Vista when the time was right, selecting
    Vista compliant components.

    Any feedback will be welcome. Thanks!!
     
    mikeyhsd, Dec 26, 2006
    #2
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  3. My Asus drive is fully and flawlessly installed. Boy do I fell dumb and
    grateful.

    In proceeding to remove the drive that my BIOS "would not read", I noticed
    that the IDE cable plug pulled out more easily on one end than the other:
    it had not been plugged in correctly as one end went in with more force than
    the other, and I had thought it was fully seated. Sheesh... plug it in and
    it works flawlessly. Go figure. But I sure am glad I discovered my
    mistake.

    This is the most quite drive I have ever owned. So far, so good.

    My v1.4 BIOS, dated 07/05/2002 reads it just fine. Everything is running
    great. I'm now ready for Vista, tho I am now starting to hear bug reports
    coming in. (Typo in original note... 512MB RAM, not 542MB.)

    Thank you for your reply, mikeyhsd.


    "Herbert Boehl" <> wrote in message
    news:2A_jh.13004$...
    > I attempted to instal a combo drive on my machine and failed. My board is
    > an MSI-6561 (745 Ultra) and the BIOS failed to recognize my new drive

    (ASUS
    > CB-5216A; at NewEgg:
    > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827135075).
    >
    > Is there a combo drive or CD-RW/DVD and DVD burner that is known to work

    on
    > this board? I heard one time that Samsung drives with with almost any

    board
    > or company (within reason, of course).
    >
    > I don't really want to upgrade my board as I have everything else running
    > fine, including a 40Gig ATA133 HDD, 256MB video card, USB, sound,

    everything
    > except the CD-RW/DVD ROM/DVD burner.
    >
    > MY cpu is OC'd at 2.25GHz actual, 300MHz FSB, 542MB running W98se. I was
    > getting my system ready to run Vista when the time was right, selecting
    > Vista compliant components.
    >
    > Any feedback will be welcome. Thanks!!
    >
    >
     
    Herbert Boehl, Dec 26, 2006
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