I have just purchased a Plextor PX-608 (Pioneer DVR-K06) slot loading DVD recorder to replace my old Matshita (Panasonic) UJ-845 in my desktop system with Slim ATA to 40pin ATA adapter.
The only problem I have is that the new DVD recorder is recognised as IDE-SLAVE, although it is the end of IDE cable and is being the only device connected.
My previous one (UJ-845) was recognised as IDE Master properly.
And I am pretty sure that it has Cable Select setting, since updating to D102 firmware (Toshiba OEM) from rpc1.org, which is known to be cable-select firmware if I recall correctly, has not changed its IDE-Master recognisation.
However, as I have mentioned, PX-608AL is being recognised as IDE-SLAVE device.
I have contacted Plextor Europe to ask what firmware setting it comes and they have confirmed me that all PX-608AL comes with Cable Select setting firmware, with no option to change the IDE setting.
AFAIK, there’s no way to force PX-608AL to IDE-MASTER setting as with Pioneers DVR-K06.
So only one option left to me is to get new Slim ATAT to regular ATA adapter that has MASTER/SLAVE selection.
The adpater I have right now has 50pin connector (slim ATA) on one side and only 40pin connector (regular ATA) on the other side.
However, one I am about to purchase (one with MASTER/SLAVE jumper) has 4pin (Floppy Style) power connector.
So I am wondering;
Do I have to have connect the power to the adapter? Is this something neccessary?
Do most adapters come with power connector?
Why does my original adapter have no power connector?
Please, share your knowledge.
Here are the pictures of both adapter:
the one I have right now
the one I am about to purchase