I recently purchased a Pioneer DVR 216D (albeit it could be a 216DSV or even a 215DSV !) but never realised it had SATA connections and I only had IDE cabling !
I rushed out and purchased a DYNAMODE IDEtoSATA adapter from PC World and a power adapter from Maplins too. I’ve fitted the adapter to the motherboard IDE slot that previously carried the cabling to my old drive, and also connected a power supply to it using the cable provided. I then plugged the SATA data cable to the drive along with a power cable using the power adapter cable from Maplins.
The drive works, lights up, opens and closes but otherwise does little else. Device Manager shows the drive as “working properly” but strangely doesn’t list it as “Pioneer DVR xx” but as “FKP 7KTQ30927GD SCSI CdRom Device” … not sure if that indicates anything !
My Computer shows the drive as “DVD Drive ( F: )”.
If I place a CD or DVD in the drive, it does nothing and appears not to read it - have tried several CDs and DVDs.
I have tried updating firmware as the firmware is old but it claims not to be able to find the device. I have uninstalled the driver and rebooted but no change.
I did note in Device Manager that no region was assigned to the drive - not sure if that was right or wrong. I tried to apply “United Kingdom” (Region 2) but it said it couldn’t apply change.
I’m completely stuck now and really need some help !!!