Bij de Singapore Hardware Zone is een review te vinden van Abit's Hot Rod ATA-66 controller. Schijnbaar werkte het ding niet helemaal lekker samen met wat CD-Rom drives:
Although the Hot Rod 66 is a superb performer, it is plagued with numerous problems. I believe there's been enough talk about its incompatibility with other IDE devices such as CD-ROM drives. In fact, I tested the controller with a CD-ROM connected to the secondary channel. Upon booting, my fears were confirmed, the system hanged and refused to budge. This is really a disappointment as you can only attach hard disks to the controller. Anyway, I suppose it shouldn't be much of a problem since you can always use the motherboard IDE controller for your miscellaneous IDE devices such as CD-ROM or ZIP drives.
In addition to the CD-ROM problem, the card also came with an outdated BIOS. Initial tests were ran with the older BIOS, and one of the reviewers noted its poor performance, which is worse than the on-board IDE controller. I later found an updated BIOS from the ABIT web site and immediately flashed the BIOS. Well, it seemed to have solve the problem although I'm not sure if it was meant to do so. Anyway, do make sure you flash the BIOS on the Hot Rod before you start to do anything.