pata drive doesn't show in AnyDVD when used with an adaptor

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by Eman Resu, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. Eman Resu

    Eman Resu Member

    I often use an old PATA dvd drive for ripping dvds. It is connected via a PATA to USB adaptor to a USB port. It works perfectly with my OS (Win 7), but the drive doesn't show in AnyDVD (I: in the attached picture). Both DVD Shrink and CloneDVD2 can see the drive.
    My other external usb dvd drive, connected directly to a usb port, works fine with AnyDVD (G: in the attached picture). I tried both USB2 and USB3 and even tried the "Aggressive scan for drives" option.
    It's NOT a big deal as I have 2 other drives, but I'm just saying..
     

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  2. coopervid

    coopervid Well-Known Member

    I guess the reason is that PATA -> USB adapter that is most likely only meant to attach hard discs and doesn't support all commands needed for optical drives.
     
  3. Eman Resu

    Eman Resu Member

    Update: it's been working fine now for some time, so I guess it was just something temporary..