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Using a PATA cd/dvd writer with a SATA controller and converter

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Daniel Prince, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. If you have successfully used a PATA (regular IDE) cd/dvd writer
    with a SATA PCI controller and converter, please tell me which
    controller and converter you used.

    I would also like to know what chipset the controller used. Thank
    you in advance for all replies.
    Daniel Prince, Dec 3, 2004
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  2. Daniel Prince

    Dee Guest

    Why would you want to put a PATA cd/dvd writer on a SATA PCI controller
    and converter? You're not going to gain anything. Even Plextor admits
    you don't gain anything with their SATA writer.
    Dee, Dec 3, 2004
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  3. Because it is too far away from my motherboard PATA connectors and
    my PCI slots to use an eighteen inch PATA cable. (18 inches is the
    maximum length according to the specifications. SATA cables can be
    up to 39.25 inches.) I have tried using longer PATA cables but have
    gotten errors.
    Daniel Prince, Dec 3, 2004
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