I have a now aging Asus A8N motherboard. My first, then 2nd IDE DVD drives both stopped working after a time. I then tried a SCSI DVD drive instead, which also appeared to work at first, but this too stopped working. I then gave up, since I can get by without one for most things. But I now need a DVD drive again. I don’t fancy re-building my PC, I just don’t have the time, so I thought perhaps I should just try a USB DVD drive, but before I do I thought I’d see if anyone has any suggestions on fixing my problem first.
I’ve read through the stickies here, so I’ll add some information:
I have a good PSU (decent make, 600W) and the problem happens even when the PC is doing nothing.
The current SCSI drive I have cannot read any disk that I put in it (CD, DVD, blank disk).
The DVD drives I’ve had have been recommended Pioneer and NEC drives.
I have not tried changing the firmware of any of the DVD drives, since I assume the PC should be able to at least read a disk.
I’m running WIN XP
Has anyone got an idea of what my drive problems are, or should I not worry about it, and just get a USB drive.