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

Liam Proven lproven at
Sat Sep 24 20:03:23 UTC 2011

On 24 September 2011 21:01, Larry Shields <larryesu at> wrote:
> 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 time it is outdated by something new...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...

Fair enough. Good luck!

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