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How do I get this SATA controller card to boot my SATA DVD-RW drive?

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The 6 SATA slots on the motherboard are not functional.  I was told that a SATA controller card would allow me to connect the SATA hard drive and the SATA DVD-RW drive.

The representative recommended that I purchase the SD-SA2PEX-2IR SATA controller card to connect these two drives.  I did so and installed it according to instructions.

I observed that the BIOS and the controller card BIOS could see both the SATA HDD and the SATA DVD-RW drives.  However, I was unable to boot from the SATA DVD-RW drive.  I inserted known good bootable CDs and DVDs into the drive and simply get a blinking cursor.

I reported this to the store technician, and he informed me that the SATA DVD-RW drive might be faulty.  I purchased a brand new SATA DVD-RW drive, and the issue still persists.  I even disconnected the SATA HDD from the controller card and left the SATA DVD-RW drive connected, and I still just get a blinking cursor when attempting to boot from the SATA DVD-RW drive.  

I am able to boot from the SATA HDD whether the SATA DVD-RW drive is connected or not.

I would like to know what I must do or what product I need in order to get the system to boot from the SATA DVD-RW through this controller card.


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