How do I set jumpers on an SATA drive that is connected via an IDE converter?

by on May 13, 2013

Q: this question has to do with dvd burners. IDE’s have jumpers such as master, slave or line select while a Sata burner does not, If an adapter is placed on an IDE to convert to Sata, where is the IDE jumper on the converted unit placed, Master, slave or line select? or is it not placed on any


One Response to “How do I set jumpers on an SATA drive that is connected via an IDE converter?”
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    Just so we’re clear; you’re connecting an IDE DVD Burning via an SATA adapter, to a SATA jack on the motherboard?

    The correct answer is whatever the instructions that came with the SATA adapter say. If you lost the instructions, check the manufacturer’s website. If you can’t find anything on-line about the adapter, trial and error is probably just fine. I know I’ve hooked up a million IDE drives with the jumpers in the wrong spots over the years. I’d guess master would work.