Tizzle 19:00 03 Apr 2011

Have just upgraded to a Gigabyte PH67A mobo, with i3 CPU & Win 7. Problem is my DVD-RW Drive is IDE, and the board only has SATA connectors, so I've installed a NEWLINK PCI 2-port RAID card. Card is recognised during booting, as I can enter the configuration screens, and also recognised in Device Manager in Win 7 as working correctly. HOWEVER - it does not detect/show my DVD-RW drive, either when booting or in Windows. How do I get the card to recognise my DVD drive (especially during bootup, as may be needed for Windows install/repair.)
Any help greatly appreciated.

  GaT7 19:20 03 Apr 2011

I had a similar problem with an Intel S1366 i7 motherboard & Win7 (works fine on an older mobo & XP by the way). I couldn't get it to work as it should no matter what I tried, so bought a SATA DVD-RW drive - they are cheap these days anyway: from £11.99 delivered click here. G

  Tizzle 23:19 03 Apr 2011

Hi Crossbow7,

At least it's not just me then!
Will follow your lead and get a SATA DVD drive - as you say, a lot less trouble in the end!

Thanks for the reply


  robin_x 11:23 04 Apr 2011

These things also work. Not much difference in price. But a new drive may be better.

click here

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