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

Larry Shields larryesu at
Sat Sep 24 20:01:06 UTC 2011

On 09/24/2011 02:55 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
> 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 time it is outdated by something new...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
> drive.
> 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
> backups!
*I hear ya, so I will see if the one that I get works, if not I will 
call them back to get something else a like a PCI to IDE controller card...

Thanks Larry

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