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IDE/SATA to USB Adapter Question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by krrishone, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. krrishone

    krrishone Bit Poster


    I wanted to know whether if you have spare internal dvd drive attached to IDE/SATA to usb adapters, does it show up as a drive in bios boot menu? or does just work just like another usb device.

    I basically wanted to to install windows OS but the desktop's internal dvd drive is faulty, it does not read dvds. The desktop does not have boot from USB option either.

    Appreciate your help.
  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Depends on the BIOS, some will pick it up as a CD/DVD drive, some won't. However as you have a spare one, why not just plug it in as an internal one? eg replace the faulty unit with the spare (even temporarily?)
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  3. krrishone

    krrishone Bit Poster

    ye i have a spare but just wanted to avoid opening the box up and installing OS.

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