I have a ASUS P5LD2 deluxe mobo which has 3 ide channels but only one supports optical drives. So I can only have 2 opticals max at present.
I have considered getting a ide controller card but I don’t have much room in my case and it is already messy.
I am thinking of converting my 712a to a 712sa drive as my title states. However, I have some concerns.
The only ata > sata converters which I can find are made by sabrent and rosewill, both of which produce cheapo stuff.
Also, I am worried the converter will corrupt data as some external enclosures do with plextor drives. I know the sa versions of plextor drives simply have converters such as the 2 listed above to make them sata drives. Does anyone know what this converter is and if it is commercially available?
Thanks in advance,