SIIG's SATA-to-IDE Adapter is designed to instantly convert older IDE/Ultra DMA devices for use with modern Serial ATA controller on your computer. It allows you to easily connect existing Ultra ATA 150/133/100/66 hard disk drives and ATAPI devices to the latest Serial ATA host adapter and supports ATA/ATAPI Ultra DMA data transfer rates of up to 150MB/s. It features a compact L-shaped design to reduce interference with other devices and mounts directly to the IDE/ATAPI device without requiring an expansion slot.
The SATA-to-IDE Adapter is easy to install and requires no driver installation. It is fully compliant with Serial ATA 1.0a specification and ATA/ATAPI PIO modes 0 to 4, works with virtually any operating system and is backed by SIIG's limited lifetime warranty.
Customer Reviews of SIIG SATA-to-IDE Adapter - 1 x 7-pin SATA Male Serial ATA (7-pin)
Easy to install. But as others have noted, some newer computers only have black SATA power connectors. You'll need a molex-SATA adapter. They're cheap, but can be hard to find. Although SATA is supposedly hot-swappable, I had to reboot for Win8 to see the drive.
The SATA-to-IDE Adapter works as promised!12/14/2008
However, the included "Y" split power cables are intended to be installed in an all IDE (PATA) equipped motherboard, not for SATA). It has 1 input and 2 outputs as follows: (1) 4-pin Large-Molex Male (Pin Connector) to connect to any available Female (Socket Connector) off of the power supply or piggyback connector of another 3.5” or 5.25” PATA IDE Drive. (1) 4-pin Mini-Molex Female (Socket Connector) to connect to the Male (Pin Connector) of the 3.5” Floppy Disk Drive style power connector mounted on the SATA-to-IDE Adapter PCB. (1)4-pin Large-Molex Female (Socket Connector) to connect to the Male (Pin Connector) on your newly installed 3.5” or 5.25” PATA IDE Drive. So I had to separately purchase a SATA 15-Pin Power to 4-Pin Molex Adapter, Part # SAG-12E from http://www.cooldrives.com/satomopocaad.html for $2.48 in order to get power to it from my Dell Studio Slim 540s Desktop. Due to the space constraints inside my Dell, I had to shoe-horn the Hard Drive with the (L-shaped PCB) into my Case, it was a very snug fit, but it works, and I am a very satisfied customer. Most other generic PCB adapters available are (straight) rather than (L-shape) angled and would not have fit it my situation.