Alright I took it apart, put the drive alone in my main PC, formatted and allocated the drive. We'll see if it's recognized now. If it isn't do you think I gotta install some kinda drivers or do you think the sata ports on the optical drives might just not work correctly or something?
The Sata port for the adapter might just be bad, cause I would imagine its running off the same controller as the optical drive was working off of originally. If it had an optical drive and it worked then I would rule that the adapter is funked.