I am attempting to connect my PX 716 SA via SATA port, but I am getting locked-up. On my other SATA port I have a WD Raptor. Whenever I boot, I get through the BIOS fine but XP freezes before the splash screen. Anyone have a work-around?
are you sure the SATA controller on your mobo is compatible with optical drives? did you check the compatibility list on plextor's site?
Got a PDC20376 on there? It's not ODD friendly. $20 for a PCI SATA-RAID controller might suit you.
i won't have a conflict with the onboard controller?
no, that would defeat the point of an add-in PCI SATA controller card.