did you try upgrading the firmware on the optorite? (not sure about your model, but i've had two firmware upgrades since i bought mine, a couple of years ago.)
this might be the right place, but check the model number.:
Here is my problem.I went to upgrade to a new motherboard,a Gigabyte GA-8PE1000PRO.Bios recognizes my hard drives and zip drive, but does not see or recognize my Optorite DD-0203 drive.This drive works fine with my older motherboard, a Gigabyte GA-8SQ800.I did try new cable and confirmed the jumper positions on the drive.I flashed the bios to the latest version also.Older optical drives are recgnized on this new motherboard. Any ideas here?