IDE to SATA Converters

Hi

I’m planing to buy a new motherboard and it has no native ata slots but it has 6 SATA slots

i currently have 2 DVD-RW drives (PX-716A and PX-716AL)

i was thinking of getting either one of these converters

http://www.micromods.co.uk/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=232

or

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=176415

will either of these work ok with my drives?

is there any kind of drawback or penalty from using these converters or will my drive work 100% the same

thanks

A lot depends on the chipset on the converter board and even then it is a crap shoot with optical drives. Plextors had a lot of problems with their SATA drives and, as yet, most others have avoided this mess. If it were me, and I really couldn’t find a board with IDE (there are quite a few) I would go external and get an enclosure with a Prolific 3507 chipset. Even then, you cannot be sure as Plextors can be trouble.

Good luck, maybe someone has tried one of these options before.