After some hardware trouble I’ve just built my new Skylake system. My motherboard doesn’t have any IDE connectors - but I’d still like to use my trusty old Plextor Premium.
So, I’ve spied a couple of possible solutions:
[li] an Abit Serillel 2 IDE to SATA adapter which I bought several years ago
[/li][li] another adapter available through Monoprice here (looks nice and compact, and even has a header for the HDD activity light)
[/li][li] or, a PCIe IDE controller such as the StarTech PEX2IDE (which sells for less than $20 at Amazon and according to this post, works nicely with DVD writers)
I want to try out all of these, but my question is - what is the best way to test the adapters thoroughly? Should I try ripping audio? Burning and then attempting to check the quality in something like Kprobe? I’d appreciate any good ideas. I currently have an LG GGW-H20L, an LG WH14NS40, and an old Lite-On iHBS212 that I could use for testing.
Thanks in advance!