I personally don't know of many/any add-in cards OR converters guaranteed to work with ATAPI devices. Previously, cards with the SiI0680 (Silicon Image 680) PATA controller were stated to be the best, but it seems difficult to trace them down. SIIG apparently still has a model with said chipset ï¼ https://www.google.com/search?q=SIIG+SC-PE4B12-S4 ï¼ but it's expensive.
Since you say you wanted to use a DW1640, I did a little bit of backtracing, and found a post by Stereodude where he went searching for a PCIe card...
â€¦So if you're willing to go PCIe, that might work.
Folks here in the past have been hesitant of JMicron (and Marvell) controllers with optical drives because they'd been a pain; sometimes they worked with one drive but not another, and sometimes they didn't work out at all. That said, avoiding anything with a VIA controller has been a constant.
â€¦At the same time, apparently even Monoprice has a PATA-to-SATA adapter that works for some but not for all when you flick through their reviews. The reason I mention Monoprice is the price; if you wanted to be bold and try one, it would be a decent cost to eat. Other producers (such as Syba or Startech) have adapters, but they are typically a bit more expensive than the Monoprice one. If you decide to search for this, it's simply called "IDE ATA-133 to Serial ATA SATA Converter SYA".