Help adding device required

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  1. gwladok5

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    I have an Asus P5ND motherboard

    I currently have all 4 SATA slots occupied with 2 x HDD & 2 x blu-ray read/writers

    I have 2 x IDE mobile racks in master/slave configuration connected to the PRI-IDE slot

    I wish to add a further SATA mobile rack & have purchased the Startechcom PATA2SATA2 SATA/IDE converter to connect via a PCI bridge currently occupying the PCI2 slot on the motherboard

    However, the PC does not recognise this setup

    Am I right that this motherboard should accept this additional device?

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    Have you installed the software/device driver?
    Non standard controllers are not recognised automatically.
     
  3. gwladok5

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    Hi Trollslayer

    The StarTechCom site claims no software/drivers required

    None came with it
     
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    All sorted now

    I've found a 3rd IDE rack & have IDE connected to the PCI bridge

    Worked 1st time so stuff the converter until another time!

    Or future m/board upgrade
     

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