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    Hello again, i need a bit of help from you guys....

    I have a G41 motherboard, and it only has 4 sata ports!! I hav 4 harddisks and connected them to all the sata ports.

    Now here's the problem... My DVDRW broke down and when i went to buy a new one, there was no IDE DVDRW's in the market, so i had to come home with a SATA DVDRW and an IDE to SATA converter. But after i connected the SATA converter and connected the DVDRW, the DVDRW is not detected... I did everything correctly, but still my DVDRW was not being detected!!!

    Is there any way to increase SATA ports in my motherboard?? I mean, anything, good IDE-SATA converters will do too!! i got this "Black-Cat" SATA-IDE converter, and i think these dont work properly, i'm really in some deep shi!t!


    Any solution would be really helpful!!


    OR can anyone suggest any CHEAP motherboard with 5-6 SATA slots?? Something under 5k!! Even ECS mobo's will do, i just need a mobo with more than 4 SATA slots!

    Please help

    Hope i posted in the correct section!

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    Default Re: Urgent Help Required! IDE to SATA Converters, and SATA port crisis!!

    Just to make sure, did you connect the power connector to your dvdrw? And also did you connect a power cable to the converter as well?? Sata converters usually use floppy power connectors.

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    Default Re: Urgent Help Required! IDE to SATA Converters, and SATA port crisis!!

    Quote Originally Posted by cloaked View Post
    Just to make sure, did you connect the power connector to your dvdrw? And also did you connect a power cable to the converter as well?? Sata converters usually use floppy power connectors.
    Yes i did both, but still no luck.... Do u use a Sata converter btw?

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    Default Re: Urgent Help Required! IDE to SATA Converters, and SATA port crisis!!

    These SATA converters can sometimes prove to be defective out of the box, I would suggest you return it and ask for a new one.

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    Default Re: Urgent Help Required! IDE to SATA Converters, and SATA port crisis!!

    Well u can buy a IDE/Sata - USB converter which costs 500-600tk & i use it to connect IDE Hard drives to my pc as my mobo doesn't have any IDE ports. They even come with an power adapter. for specific name mine is called R-Driver III...Heres what it looks like :
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    Default Re: Urgent Help Required! IDE to SATA Converters, and SATA port crisis!!

    Buy a PCI SATA card. Should cost 500-600tk at Multiplan. Easy and permanent solution. IDE/SATA-USB is a temporary solution. Not good for full time use.
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    Default Re: Urgent Help Required! IDE to SATA Converters, and SATA port crisis!!

    I go with Manzoor too, buy a pci sata card which would be hassle free i bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irfan View Post
    Yes i did both, but still no luck.... Do u use a Sata converter btw?
    Well i used to use it, worked well for me. Though i did the other way around, because i had an ide dvd rom and wanted to get rid of cluttered ide cable. Though i dont use it anymore

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    Default Re: Urgent Help Required! IDE to SATA Converters, and SATA port crisis!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Manzoor View Post
    Buy a PCI SATA card. Should cost 500-600tk at Multiplan. Easy and permanent solution. IDE/SATA-USB is a temporary solution. Not good for full time use.
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    True.... it requires a driver and dosent work natively.... so the hdd cannot be used to install an operating system...

    Quote Originally Posted by cloaked View Post
    I go with Manzoor too, buy a pci sata card which would be hassle free i bet.[COLOR="Silver"]

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    kichhuta hassle-free hoileo, abar genjam o ase... driver thik moto install korte na parle it freezes the pc often... jani na erokom kisu encounter korsen naki... :S

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    Default Re: Urgent Help Required! IDE to SATA Converters, and SATA port crisis!!

    Quote Originally Posted by EyE SpeeD | DeViL View Post
    Well u can buy a IDE/Sata - USB converter which costs 500-600tk & i use it to connect IDE Hard drives to my pc as my mobo doesn't have any IDE ports. They even come with an power adapter. for specific name mine is called R-Driver III...Heres what it looks like :
    Those USB thingys are kind of a hassle i guess, still, thanx!! )

    Quote Originally Posted by Manzoor View Post
    Buy a PCI SATA card. Should cost 500-600tk at Multiplan. Easy and permanent solution. IDE/SATA-USB is a temporary solution. Not good for full time use.
    Are there any PCI 1x SATA cards available?? I have a GTX450, and putting in a PCI card would block the fans, so prob hoye jayy!!

    Quote Originally Posted by cloaked View Post
    Well i used to use it, worked well for me. Though i did the other way around, because i had an ide dvd rom and wanted to get rid of cluttered ide cable. Though i dont use it anymore
    Seems like i have a faulty converter......

    Quote Originally Posted by HolySlayer View Post
    kichhuta hassle-free hoileo, abar genjam o ase... driver thik moto install korte na parle it freezes the pc often... jani na erokom kisu encounter korsen naki... :S
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    Default Re: Urgent Help Required! IDE to SATA Converters, and SATA port crisis!!

    i guess mobo change kora laagbe... :S

    because jora-tali diye hdd lagaile interrupted performance paba... :S

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    Default Re: Urgent Help Required! IDE to SATA Converters, and SATA port crisis!!

    buy 1 hdd of larger storage capacity, and free ur sata ports.
    assuming ur 4hdds are not 500gb each

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    Default Re: Urgent Help Required! IDE to SATA Converters, and SATA port crisis!!

    Quote Originally Posted by HolySlayer View Post
    i guess mobo change kora laagbe... :S

    because jora-tali diye hdd lagaile interrupted performance paba... :S
    Amio tai chinta korchilam, dekhi ki kora jayy !!!

    Accha ei mobo 2ta kemon iktu janen ki??

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyanid3 View Post
    buy 1 hdd of larger storage capacity, and free ur sata ports.
    assuming ur 4hdds are not 500gb each
    250 for da OS, 500 + 500 and 1TB.....
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    Default Re: Urgent Help Required! IDE to SATA Converters, and SATA port crisis!!

    Get this. Costs 5.8k.

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    Default Re: Urgent Help Required! IDE to SATA Converters, and SATA port crisis!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dee View Post
    Get this. Costs 5.8k.
    Wont da ECS P45T-A be better???

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    Default Re: Urgent Help Required! IDE to SATA Converters, and SATA port crisis!!

    1. If you're using Windows 7 then driver should not be a problem. Try to get one with Sil3124 chipset. It supports SATA2 3GBps operetion.

    2. Performance should not be a problem as you're going to add DVD-ROM or secondary HDDs to the card. For common usage I don't think you'll notice any performance difference.

    3. It also won't need to be bootable since Your motherboard already has SATA ports. Just make sure your primary HDD (the one with Windows in it) is connected directly to motherboard.

    4. Yes, PCI-X cards are available but costs more as they are rare to find in BD. I've only seen some on the 4th floor of IDB. At the left side of Pro2 after 1-2 shops there's a shop who only sells server products. The one's I've seen are server grade, high performance, should cost a lot and definitely kick ¤¤¤ of any on-board controllers in terms of performance.

    5. The PCI one available commonly are low profile. So I think won't be a problem for your graphics card. I'm currently using one. If you want you can try that in your machine. But you have to come over to my place.
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    Default Re: Urgent Help Required! IDE to SATA Converters, and SATA port crisis!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Manzoor View Post
    1. If you're using Windows 7 then driver should not be a problem. Try to get one with Sil3124 chipset. It supports SATA2 3GBps operetion.

    2. Performance should not be a problem as you're going to add DVD-ROM or secondary HDDs to the card. For common usage I don't think you'll notice any performance difference.

    3. It also won't need to be bootable since Your motherboard already has SATA ports. Just make sure your primary HDD (the one with Windows in it) is connected directly to motherboard.

    4. Yes, PCI-X cards are available but costs more as they are rare to find in BD. I've only seen some on the 4th floor of IDB. At the left side of Pro2 after 1-2 shops there's a shop who only sells server products. The one's I've seen are server grade, high performance, should cost a lot and definitely kick ¤¤¤ of any on-board controllers in terms of performance.

    5. The PCI one available commonly are low profile. So I think won't be a problem for your graphics card. I'm currently using one. If you want you can try that in your machine. But you have to come over to my place.
    Thanx a lot for the info!!! but vaiya amar card er shathe ekdom lege lege thakbe, so ekta fan ekdom block hoye thake, sheita onek porb ... Do you kno about any good IDE - SATA or SATA - USB converters?? I just need to run the DVDRW, nothing else!!! HDD dorkar nei, just DVDRW ta lage arki majhe shajhe ....

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    CAN ANYONE PLEASE SUGGEST A GOOD BRANDED SATA to IDE CONVERTER??? PLZ! I NEED IT BADLY

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    Default Re: Urgent Help Required! IDE to SATA Converters, and SATA port crisis!!

    Googled the converter i bought, says that it can only support a maximum of 160GB HDD :S So can this just be used for HDDs or something????

    I bought this btw : http://www.the-obd.com/2-in-1-sata-t...mbo-converter/

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    Default Re: Urgent Help Required! IDE to SATA Converters, and SATA port crisis!!

    You can search in Multiplan to see if any ceap PCI-X SATA card available.

    One more thing. Does your DVD-ROM or the converter has any jumpers pin available for setting them to SATA 1 mode? If any try that. And the converter needs power, too. You have to connect a floppy power to it. Have you tried that? These Chinese converters are very poor quality and your one might be dead, too. Try to check it if it's ok. Otherwise try to replace it or get a refund.

    Finally, you can return your DVD-ROM and get an external USB DVD-ROM or an USB encloser for current one. Will come handy in future. If that's also not possible, you have to replace your motherboard as others have suggested.
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    Default Re: Urgent Help Required! IDE to SATA Converters, and SATA port crisis!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Manzoor View Post
    You can search in Multiplan to see if any ceap PCI-X SATA card available.

    One more thing. Does your DVD-ROM or the converter has any jumpers pin available for setting them to SATA 1 mode? If any try that. And the converter needs power, too. You have to connect a floppy power to it. Have you tried that? These Chinese converters are very poor quality and your one might be dead, too. Try to check it if it's ok. Otherwise try to replace it or get a refund.

    Finally, you can return your DVD-ROM and get an external USB DVD-ROM or an USB encloser for current one. Will come handy in future. If that's also not possible, you have to replace your motherboard as others have suggested.
    Will check multiplan for PCI-1x ones...

    And yes, there is a red light on the converter, that lights up too....I hav googled the converthing thing, and found that these converters mostly work for HDD's under 160GB, and work on DVD-ROMs if only it's an IDE DVD-ROM...so i guess no luck for me for the converters

    And can u pls enlighten me about the USB enclosers for DVD-RWs??? Any idea about their price??

    If that doesn't work, i'll change my mobo (


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    CAN ANYONE PLZ TELL ME WHICH ONE TO GET AND WHICH ARE AVAILABLE AMONG THE ASUS P5G43T-M Pro , ECS Black P45T-Aand ASUS P5P43TD ... PRICE WOULD BE HELPFUL TOO..

    mentioning some people who might know/use one of these, @aayman_farzand , @Mazhar , @Hemlock , @Dee , @SadmanBD , @romulus_ut3 , @Red Devil


    Sorry for mentioning people and bolding things up, i need them urgent!!!!
    Last edited by Irfan; July 30th, 2011 at 22:06.

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    Default Re: Urgent Help Required! IDE to SATA Converters, and SATA port crisis!!

    Go for the P series (either asus p43 or ecs P45) as you dont need the igp. I heard P45 is a good overclocker (not at enthusiast level though but still a bang for buck) than G43 motherboards. Ecs p45 is preferable though i would recommend to go for Gigabyte P45 if its available.

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