Looking for a good PCI IDE card for supporting dvd drive as a bootdevice

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#1

Hi:
Recently, I purchase an ASUS P5B-VM mobo, with only 1 ide port on-board.
I want to add my old ata device back to the new mobo. I add the 2 hds using the on-board ide. Now i want to add the 2 dvd drives back, with a PCI-IDE card.

Are there any good PCI-IDE card with good support with the dvd drive devices? I heard that PCI-IDE is not good at supporting dvd drives.

I want the dvd drive to be bootable.

Can any computer experts give me some suggestions.


#2

Welcome To CDF’s:

Here’s a link to the only thread i can think of here for help off the top of my head. Hope it helps you…


#3

Do you have an organized list that show all the support drives for each pci ide card?


#4

I don’t think so. Those forums need to be tidied up.


#5

Can anyone give me a suggestion of pci ide card?
The 2 optical drives that i used are Lite-on and Micro Advantage


#6

I have an Promise Ultra ATA 133 TX IDE controller card. It works very well and I use 4 HDD on it. Transfer rates are good and IDE Card works stable with no problems. It works in Vista 32 Bit but I believe there are no drivers at all for Vista 64 bit and will probably never be supported. It does not work in Vista 64 bit as I have tested it. So if you want to use it in the future for Vista 64 you are better off finding a card that has 64 bit driver support. I haven’t found such a card yet. But I recommend the Promise Ultra ATA 133 IDE controller card. I choose this card because of pricing. You will find that other IDE controller cards will be very very expensive. My card only cost me $20-30, other brand cards will run you up to $50 or more which is practically ridiculous.