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

Liam Proven lproven at
Sat Sep 24 19:55:58 UTC 2011

On 24 September 2011 20:50, Larry Shields <larryesu at> wrote:
> On 09/24/2011 01:30 PM, compdoc wrote:
>>> Guess I am out of luck on using it the way I had it prior...
>> Yes, computer equipment evolves rapidly. You're lucky to even have a
>> floppy
>> controller on that board - many new motherboards do not have them now.
>> Because hard drives can fail as time goes by, and because IDE can be slow,
>> you're better off replacing the IDE drives with faster SATA drives.
>> Many SATA drives are energy efficient so use less power. IDE cables are
>> bad
>> for air flow within the case.
>> I'm sure it won't be long before the IDE connector is gone from future
>> motherboards...
> *Well I have to agree, you buy a new computer and in a very short period of
> time it is outdated by something new...
> My EIDE Hard drives are in healthy condition right now, so I plan on using
> then until I need to buy a new one, also I do have a 500 gb SATA drive, so
> when I bought that I had learned that they came out with this new type of
> drive, and like it very much...
> I called a tech fellow at tigerdirect and told him about my problem of not
> having but only one IDE Slot, guess what they are sending me a *
> *Bridge Board - SATA to IDE for FREE!!!, so as soon as it arrives, I then
> can hook up my CD & DVD players...

That's handy, but I have one of those myself and I never got it
working. Only cost me $4-$5 or so, so it was not a big loss, but there
is a /reason/ I suggested either a $10 EIDE controller or a $30 SATA

If you want to keep using your old EIDE drives, put them into external
USB caddies and use them as backup drives. You can't have too many

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