I’m looking for a good cheap IDE controller so I can move my hard drives off the onboard IDE channels and install a Lite-On CD burner.
I don’t need a controller that handles CD-rom drives, I’ve heard they can have problems with those.
I’m booting from my SATA raided drives so that isn’t an issue.
I’m just generally nervous about losing data etc. as well, as I have before…
The only name I really recognise as a brand leader is Promise - other brand suggestions would be welcome.
What would be the benchmark price for a card that handles 2 hard drives, one IBM (pre-hitachi) 80 gig and a WD SE Caviar 120?