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StarTech.com IDE to SATA Adapter Converter (PATA2SATA2)

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  • Connect up to 2 SATA devices through IDE with no driver/software installation
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  • Compliant with SATA specification 1.0
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Product Description

This IDE to SATA Drive Adapter Kit offers a simple way to install Serial ATA hard drives using an available IDE port - a cost-effective solution for using newer SATA drives on a legacy computer or a computer with all SATA connections already in use. This dual channel bridge lets you connect two high-speed SATA drives without the cost and effort of upgrading your IDE (Parallel ATA) motherboard, while minimizing the space required for IDE cable connections - helping to improve airflow within the case which in turn helps to optimize system performance. Plus, the IDE to SATA Drive Motherboard Adapter includes a power connector and SATA data cables, to ensure the upgrade to SATA is easy!. *PLEASE NOTE that SATA drives connected to the PATA2SATA2 IDE to SATA Drive Motherboard Adapter require the customary connection to the computer power supply.If the power supply does not provide the appropriate connection, the SATAPOWADAP 6" LP4 Male to Serial ATA Power Adapter will be required.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 5.1 x 1.6 x 6.7 inches
Item Weight 2.9 ounces
Shipping Weight 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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ASIN B001H3CW00
Item model number PATA2SATA2
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3.0 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #650 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Computer Accessories > Cables & Interconnects > SATA Cables
#34,503 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Cables
Date first available at Amazon.com August 28, 2008

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I've noticed a lot of people reporting various problems with this product on the internet and, from what I can tell, most of the time it's because of incorrect application or installation on the part of the user. I've installed this product on 6 different motherboards with 4 different types of SATA hard drives and have had no difficulties with any of them.

First, this device is meant to allow someone to connect 1 or 2 SATA drives to a dual IDE port on the motherboard. Not the reverse.

Second, if you are installing only 1 SATA drive, it must be connected to the first SATA connector, (the one on the opposite side of the board from the SP4 power connector). If you're installing 2 SATA drives, then this port is the Master and the SATA port in the middle is the Slave.

Third, this unit requires its own power. The LP4 to SP4 power adapter supplied with the unit must be plugged into the SP4 power connection on the unit and an available LP4 power connection from the power supply. This connector isn't meant to power the SATA drives. They must have their own power connection from the power supply.

Fourth, if you happen to have one of the older units, the jumper on it was never implemented (per StarTech). It does nothing. The newer units don't even have the jumper pins mounted on the unit.

Lastly, some older motherboards require the SATA hard drive be limited to 1.5 Gb/s speed in order to "sense" the drive depending on the model of the drive. This can be done with a jumper setting that can be looked up on the manufacturer's website of whatever model SATA drive is being used.

Hopefully this will help some people out with problems they're having with this product.
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I bought this little gadget to convert the integrated IDE (PATA) controller on an old Dell PowerEdge 1600SC. I have had it in the system for a few weeks now, and it is running well. I have not experienced any reboots that did not recognized the attached devices.

Things to remember:
1. Be sure to seed the controller correctly. I recommend holding the card by the side as you push it into the IDE controller port. If you do not have it fully set right, your system may not see it.

1.1. If the controller is integrated onto the motherboard, you may need to disconnect any surrounding cables first. Otherwise, depending on the layout of your system, it may be difficult to get the card seeded correctly.

2. The one I received included a MOLEX cable to power it. This was great for me, as my box has Molex as the default, and so I did not have to give up a SATA power.

3. It is not intended to give you full SATA-2 speeds, I think it is closer to SATA-1
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Despite having Flash card readers and the portability of SD-memory cards to transfer files between our computers, I still prefer having backups of files on DVD format. Being a slower method of data transfer, I'm nevertheless satisfied with the transfer rate of IDE cable DVD RAM. The main board I've installed this on only has 2 SATA ports, and most of the DVD drives available are also SATA connections. This adapter works fine. No lag time with videos or with PC game content noticeable.

This device converts a single IDE port to a pair of SATA ports.
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Not really functional or price effective. I bought it to adapt IDE DVD players to SATA, but I can buy the drives outright nearly as cheaply. Also, it didn't really work. I may try it again on another computer. Wouldn't buy another one.
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This is installed in an older Dell Dimension XPS Gen 2. This adapter works great for my application, primarily to increase SATA port capacity in an older computer. The adapter works with either one or two HDD ---- but it is important to connect the HDD correctly to the adapter. The first SATA port is on the opposite end from the power connector of the IDE to SATA Adapter Converter, the second port is on the opposite side of the card from the power connector.
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I connected this to a promise Ide card I had,
connected 2 Western Digital SATA drives,
recognized in Linux no problem.
Very fast even running both drives at once.
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This was a bit of a challenge to install, as it required a separate power cable. My mother board had none, but eventually I was able to make it work. I got a very old hard-drive installed in a newer PC and was able to pull all the data on it and get a little bit of extra storage for a small price.
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If you have an ancient pc without SATA connections, this is your best way to deal with that. Works great, just pop it in,.
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