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Why does my BIOS not detect DVD SATA drive Asus, 20X DVD Burner with Lightscribe, DRW-2014LIT.

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My new ASUS SATA DVD burner is not detected by the BIOS, which has detected other SATA drives. It is now set at "RAID Auto Detect/AHCI", which is the default setting. This has worked for three other SATA hard drives without problems.

I have a COMBO plug that does supply power to the new DVD drive, but the BIOS still does not detect it. Both the COMBO plug and the drive are new. What might I be doing wrong? This drive is a popular one and works well with many other people.
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Try on other system to sort out the drive is faulty first.
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I do not have another system for testing. Is there any other method to try?
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Is there a method to connect this internal drive to my Lenovo laptop for testing, otherwise I am out of luck? I do not have any friends or other person that would allow me to test this drive. Does that mean I should return the drive for another one right away?
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If you have an usb enclosure, then yes. Cave it in and test on your beatiful Lenovo :o)
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Sorry, you need an adapter not enclosure.
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I do not see where you can simply plug the DVD drive into the laptop using a USB port with any of these devices. I am unable to open the laptop, since it is still under warranty and want to leave it that way. Do these devices plug into a USB port or is there another method to connect an internal DVD drive to my laptop? I also assume I can obtain this adapter from Cyberguys, whcih I use for most unusual computer supplies.
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Wait, I am looking for right one for you.
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What about the "Vantec Sata & IDE To USB 2.0 Adapter" as shown at Cyberguys at http://www.cyberguys.com/templates/SearchDetail.asp?productID=13779&ta=detail_img&pi=Y&st=5? Would this work?
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Yes, that is right one but I dont know the quality of it.
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by:Callandor
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A DVD drive might require an SATA setting that is different than what the hard drives require.  I would look for a non-RAID setting and try that, such as IDE.
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I discovered the problem. It was the idiot installing the drive. In other words, I looked at the drive once more and found that the data connector was not properly connected to the mobo. The BIOS now detected the drive and it performs great. However, it is great to know that I can find an adapter to use a DVD drive with a laptop even if it is an internal drive.

I thank you so much for all of your suggestions.
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