New motherboard Biostar A780L3L CD-ROM DRIVE Connection???

Larry Shields larryesu at
Sat Sep 24 18:15:13 UTC 2011

On 09/24/2011 01:02 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 24 September 2011 18:55, Larry Shields<larryesu at>  wrote:
>> On 09/24/2011 12:11 PM, Billie Walsh wrote:
>>> On 09/24/2011 11:56 AM, Ioannis Vranos wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 2:52 PM, Larry<larryesu at>    wrote:
>>>>> *I have a new biostar motherboard, now I have all of the connections
>>>>> installed, except for my CD-rom&    DVD writers, might anyone out there
>>>>> also
>>>>> have the same board, and could tell me where it is located...??? I see
>>>>> no
>>>>> empty slots left and the company will not be open until monday, so I am
>>>>> hoping that just maybe someone has the answer for me...
>>>> It is highly unusual that a new motherboard not coming with a manual,
>>>> either printed or in a CD ROM. Have you checked for any of them?
>>>> In addition, motherboard manuals are usually available in the Internet
>>>> too.
>>> What he said up above.
>>> Plus! It would help if you gave a bit more information.
>>> I'm sure biostar makes/has made more than one board. The identification of
>>> the board would help when looking for help.
>>> Also, what you have plugged in and where. What kind of connections do your
>>> drives require. Stuff like that.
>>> If your board comes with four SATA connections and you have four hard
>>> drives connected but need two more for the CD and DVD. Stuff that someone
>>> needs to know when your asking for help.
>> *My board comes with 4 SATA connectors, but only one of my hard drives is a
>> SATA the others are EIDE...
>> The motherboard as I show in the subject line is a Biostar A780L3L...
> Oh my! You're building a new PC in 2011 with EIDE hard drives? Wow! I
> thought I was weird for using a PC that I built 2y ago which is
> IDE-based. :¬)
> Your choices are 2, really, and either means spending more money.
> If you have a free PCI slot (not PCI-E) then you could attach your IDE
> drives to an IDE controller card. They are really cheap these days.
> Something like this:
> I use these in several machines. You probably won't be able to boot
> off it, though.
> Or, preferably, buy a new SATA hard disk and copy everything from your
> old IDE drives onto it. For US$30 or a smidge over £20 you could get a
> 500GB hard disk which is probably way bigger than most EIDE drives.
*Oh my God is right, yep building a new pc and instead of buying more 
HD's for which I do have one SATA 500gb drive all ready, but I also have 
two IDE 250gb drives, for which I use for trying out say a new version 
of Ubuntu or what have you...At any rate yes I do have two PCI slots 
that are free
so I for now will look into that idea of an IDE controller card...

Thanks much for your input...


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