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.
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.
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