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Syba SY-BIR-IDESA IDE/SATA Converter Bi-Directional IDE to SATA

by Syba

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  • Bi-Directional IDE to SATA or SATA to IDE Adapter General Features: Jmicro JM20330 Chipset
  • Bi-Directional adapter Plug and Play and Hot-Swapping capability 150 MB/s transfer rate
  • Automatic SATA 3.0/1.5 Gbps speed negotiation Serial ATA 1.0 specification compliant
  • Support Serial ATA hot-plug Support ATA Host Bridge Support ATA PIO and UDMA modes 0 to 4
  • ATA / ATAPI Ultra DMA of transfer rate 16.7, 25, 33, 48, 66, 100, 133, and 150MB/s
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Syba SY-BIR-IDESA IDE/SATA Converter Bi-Directional IDE to SATA + HDE IDE to SATA or SATA to IDE Adapter + Syba SY-CAB40007 Molex 4 Pin to 2x 15 Pin SATA Power Cable (5.5 Inches)
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 1.5 x 6.5 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000MYK6SU
  • Item model number: SY-BIR-IDESA
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,577 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 21, 2008

Product Description

SYBA SATA/IDE 2WAY Converter JM

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Customer Reviews

DEFECTIVE?.....returning and will try something else.
Vic
So I thought why not use some of them and see if the my system might run a little better with everything on the same type of controller.
William Shreffler
I tried to use this to hook up my old IDE hard drive to a SATA port in a new PC.
M. Fisher

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Mike on September 4, 2009
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So your old PATA (IDE) drives are starting to fail, as is happening to me. What to do? Replace with another IDE drive?

You can hardly find new IDE drives anymore. If you can, they're more expensive than a 1 TB SATA, don't have as much cache, don't have the raw speed from perpendicular recording, etc. PATA doesn't seem the way to go for future expansion. No, a new SATA drive is the way to go, but your old motherboard never heard of SATA. How to make them talk to each other...

The solution? This converter! As a bonus, unlike a SATA PCI expansion card, this needs no drivers and is bi-directional. So you can run your old IDE drives into the SATA ports on a newer motherboard whose single IDE channel is being used already by your DVD burners. Might be useful someday for transferring / cloning from an old drive to new.

As a bonus, if you run SpinRite to maintain your SATA drives ([...]), you know that SpinRite is somewhat SATA challenged. It can't see SMART info thru SATA and takes forever to run the drive using PIO. But if you plug your SATA drive into the IDE port using this converter, voilà, SpinRite sees the SMART data and runs faster!

I've noticed there are other bi-directional converters out there. This one is nice for its low profile. Some of the others stick out perpendicular to the IDE connector and I'm not sure they'd fit a typical case.

Only ten bucks. Keep it in your bag of tricks for working on others' computers.

I had no problems with mine. The instructions are a bit thin, but basically, plug it in to an IDE slot on your mobo (the slide switch will already be set from the factory for this), plug in the provided Y-power connector (red LED on) and plug the supplied SATA cable into your drive.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By William Shreffler on November 10, 2009
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I bought two of these to convert my IDE hard drive and IDE DVD burner over to SATA as I have a newer board type, and a lot of the new boards only put one IDE controller on them, and I have 6 SATA port on my system. So I thought why not use some of them and see if the my system might run a little better with everything on the same type of controller. I had a little problem at first after reading the instructions and thinking that they were DOA. Because my system did not see my IDE drives on the SATA port after install. After doing some research I discovered that I needed to move the jumper on my drive from Master and Slave to Cable select. Once that was done, it all fired up and worked like a champ. After I got it all running, I got to my Desktop and started checking things out. Making sure I could get to all my files, and checking response time. The system was a lot snappier, everything just clicked right along. These things are great and I like the response time I getting out of my IDE hard drive and DVD burner. These are a great buy at a very good price.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By --**--**-- on July 10, 2012
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It works well for adapting IDE hard drives to a SATA motherboard port. I didn't try it for a SATA drive and an IDE motherboard. There are three things to be aware of with this converter though:

1) It does *NOT* work with CD or DVD drives. It will pass commands to open/close the drive and so appears to be communicating, but the ID string displayed by the BIOS on bootup is garbled and I never got it to read or write successfully to/from a disc drive. However, it works fine for communicating with a hard drive, and even has a pretty decent throughput rate.

2) As other people have noted, the pins on the Molex connector slide out easily. After I verified that mine was working, I removed the wiring harness and filled the back part of both connectors (i.e. the opposite side from the connectors) with five-minute epoxy. I filled it first a little to seal the opening around the pins, let that dry, then back-filled the whole area to stabilize the pins & keep them from wiggling, and let dry for 24 hours. Since then, it's worked well for about five months with no problems.

3) The key on the IDE connector is small and it's easy to insert the connector into an IDE hard drive upside-down. The correct orientation has the LED on the same side of a IDE hard drive as the power connector.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By wildman on March 31, 2011
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Used this to connect my old Seagate 750GB IDE drive to new Win 7 / Ubuntu box. Recognized by BIOS and both O/S--no issues. I have IDE drive jumpered to C/S. Haven't benchmarked speed, but seems fine.

Great, cheap way to move old drives to a new system, or vice-versa.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By linus_nc on March 1, 2010
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I bought this converter hoping that I could convert my newer 250gb SATA hard drive to IDE so that I can use it to replace a 20gb IDE hard drive. I mainly use this computer to watch video and listen to music even though it's getting old (pentium-4). After installing this converter, I can transfer files onto the SATA drive no problem, but i get all kinds of crackling noise and popping sounds from my speakers when playing music or video from the converted SATA drive. The video (mkv, avi) is also very jittery and starts & stops frequently. The computer even downgraded the SATA drive to PIO mode after playing a couple songs, which means the converter or drive itself is having major communication issues. My feeling is that the converter is fine for routine backups of files, or even basic computing like ms office. But FORGET audio/video. I would be interested to hear if anyone has experienced a/v related issues after installing this converter. Or.. has anyone tried to burn a CD or DVD using this converter connected to their SATA CD/DVD burner? <---That answer would help solve this problem.
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