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.