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Installing Sata DVD Writer

Postby dellboy on Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:08 pm

Hi,

Could i have a little help on the above item please,
i have a couple of questions.

1 - Once i have installed the dvd burner & connected to my m/b
do i have to install drivers. On my m/b driver disc there are
sata/raid drivers , or will win xp detect automatically.

2 - Do i need to enable sata in the bios.

much appreciated,

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Postby SithTracy on Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:30 pm

What kind of motherboard do you have and what SATA controller do you have? What SATA burner do you have? More details needed.
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Installing Sata DVD Writer

Postby dellboy on Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:17 pm

Motherboard is Asus A8N SLI Deluxe,

dvd burner is samsung 203,

Not sure about Sata controller.

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Postby Ian on Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:30 pm

That motherboard has an nForce4 SLI chipset. You shouldn't have any problems if you connect it to one of the SATA ports connected to the controller on the southbridge. You may run into problems if you use one of the SATA ports connected to the Silicon Image RAID controller though. Check the manual to see which is which.

Also, you shouldn't need any drivers for the drive. As long as the SATA controllers are recognized, it should work fine.
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Postby SithTracy on Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:11 pm

My wife and kids use my old A8N-SLI deluxe rig... the Samsung SH-S203B works on both the sil3114 and nforce SATA... I have one on the nforce sata at the moment. Works great... you may need a molex to sata power converter cable... not sure if your PSU has that or not... I suspect that is where you might be having issues.
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Postby Scour on Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:36 pm

Yes, my LG also works fine on a sil 3114, but my controller-card have a non-Raid-Bios

The nf4-chipsets should also work fine with SATA-ODD, but I´m not sure whether it do with AHCI
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Postby dellboy on Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:57 pm

Thanks to all ,

i am using a tagan psu , i am sure there are sata connectors.

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