My current IDE DVD burner is broken - won't read anything anymore - so I bought a SATA burner to replace it. The actual hardware swap is no problem.
Biostar TForce P965 mobo
500gb IDE Seagate hard drive
IDE Benq DVD burner, replacing with SATA Samsung DVD burner
Everything is detected fine. I check in the Vista installer and all my files are there, the C: drive is, the DVD burner works fine. However, the hard drive becomes INCREDIBLY slow. As a slave drive, it is slow, and as a master, it is still slow. It takes over five minutes to display the Vista login screen and then god only knows how long to progress past that. I tried both jumping it as the master/single drive and as cable select, and tried both the slave & master connectors on the 80 wire IDE cable I have.
What is the issue here? Everything looks fine but I can't find any clear cut reason for why my hard drive would become so incredibly slow. It is the only device connected to IDE after swapping the DVD burner. I just put my IDE burner back in and now the computer is fine again.
what? mine worked FLAWLESSLY, and takes less time to fire up when burning
when installing 64 bit linux/mint, i have to add an all generic ide command. no other difficulties encountered. what brand is the driver. Some of the older Sata Samsung/TScorp drives had a few issues with various OS's, but thats all been resolved i thought