detected. What is wrong with my system? I have connected them on one IDE cable, hard drive as master and dvd rom as slave but both of them are not detected at all. I tried connecting them one at a time and its working fine.

i am considering of buying sata-ide converter but other than that, is there a trick you can suggest where i can just use one IDE cable for both devices?

by the way, my motherboard only got 1 slot for IDE that's why i can't separate the devices on 1 ide cable each.