Why not get an add in SATA card rather than an adapter? It will have more ports and should work better.
After a BIOS flash XP was happy because I could change one
of the SATA mobo ports to IDE. This was necessary for XP
to recognize an internal SATA DVD burner.
I'd like to use that mobo port for another SATA device. There
is one legacy EIDE port on the mobo. I want to buy an EIDE-
to-SATA adapter so I can free up the SATA port that is now
being used by the burner. I'm a little confused about the right
one to buy.
Masscool has an adapter (model CV-100). It's a small card that
plugs into the IDE port on your mobo. It comes with a power
supply and SATA data cable. The question is, will XP recognize
my burner if I use this adapter?
The other less desirable adapter is a small rectangular card that
plugs directly into the back of the burner. The other side of
the card has a port for a PATA cable. You know, those wide
ribbon style cables that we all hated so much! I refuse to build
a desktop without a floppy drive, so all my computer boxes
must have one PATA cable. I'd don't want to add another, but
I will if there is no other option.
Which adapter should I buy, so XP will continue to recognize the