Your problem is definitely the fact that your SATA controllers aren’t really meant for ODD’s.
But for HDD’s.
Some folk get mislaid because of the term *
(…) / Supports SATA ATAPI* devices.[/quote]If SATA ATAPI support is advertised, then the controller must support opticals. This is even valid for my ancient Promise controller;)
Assuming I read the correct manual, there is no mentioning of Atapi at all, so you might be correct here. But this would be IMO very strange for recent hardware (even Via managed to have their latest southbridge work with ODD).
That makes sense to me. I checked my BIOS settings. I went to “Integrated Peripherals” then to “Serial-ATA Controler”.
(…) It is set to “All Enabled”.
I do not see any other area that looks like it would apply to my problem. Any suggestions.[/QUOTE]
[li]Disable Raid for the controller you have hooked your drive to
[/li][li]Check if there is a newer Bios for your motherboard
[/li][/ul]If that doesn’t help, an add-on card seems the only option then.