Hi,[quote=shav;2066557]there doesn’t seem to be anything in my BIOS to allow this. In saying that, I’m not sure how this would help.[/quote]the IDE compatible operation mode makes the Sata controller behave like a classic IDE (Pata) controller and allows to be operated with Windows standard drivers. That means, less problems with optical drives, especially with firmware updates.
The drive is connected over SATA cable, not IDE.