StarTech.com Bi-Directional SATA IDE Adapter Converter - PATA2SATA3

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Can't go wrong with this.

by KBM on 3/29/2010

This Bi-directional SATA IDE Adapter/Converter worked right out of the box. No problems and nice design. Shipping was supper fast. Great transaction.

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Works with optical drives; Slow to enumerate.

by RustyKentucky on 10/31/2010

I've tried many adapters to put IDE optical drives on a motherboard's SATA port. Most work only with hard drives. There are special instruction sets involved with optical drives (CD/DVD burners). This Startech.com device does manage DVD burners on my motherboard. (My board is an old one with Intel 865PE chips.) One drawback to be expected: It may be slow to enumerate the device connected to it. It adds about 30 seconds to my boot time while it seems to poll the device connected to it. I'm kind of used to this extra time because I used to have a PCI add-on card that provided two IDE ports and it took extra time during boot. Once this StarTech.com adapter is booted into Windows, however, I never know it's there. I'm going to get another one of these so I can add my other favorite optical drive to the remaining SATA port on my motherboard. Will it add another 30 seconds to boot time? Maybe. I'm going to expect that and if not, I'll be pleasantly surprised instead of disappointed. I just happen to love my old opticals because they are special older models that allow firmware hacks to do things that new drives won't do. I'd like to hang on to them as long as I can.

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Product Overview

Bi-directional adapter converts IDE to SATA or SATA to IDE.

The PATA2SATA3 is a bi-directional SATA IDE adapter/converter that lets you connect a Serial ATA drive to a legacy IDE port, or an IDE drive to a SATA motherboard port.

A cost-effective solution for upgrading existing IDE systems to support SATA hard drives or optical drives, the SATA/IDE adapter eliminates the expense of having to purchase a controller card while saving the expansion slot that would be required for card installation.

In addition to SATA hard drive installation, the adapter can be reversed in order to connect older IDE drives to a newer SATA-enabled motherboard, making it easy to retrieve old files from a previous system.

Specifications

Manufacturer Startech.com
Mfg Part# PATA2SATA3
SKU 213637944
UPC 065030836982
UPC 14 00065030836982
Features
Product Type Data Transfer Adapter
Manufacturer Part Number PATA2SATA3
Manufacturer StarTech.com
Product Name Bi-directional SATA IDE Adapter/Converter
Brand Name StarTech.com
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
Weight (Approximate) 0.71 oz
Color Black
Length 2.4"
Width 2"
Connector on First End 1 x 40-pin Female IDE
Connector on Second End 1 x 4-pin SP4 Male Power / 2 x 7-pin Male SATA
Limited Warranty 2 Year
Tech Specs
Product Type Data Transfer Adapter
Manufacturer Part Number PATA2SATA3
Manufacturer Website Address www.startech.com
Manufacturer StarTech.com
Product Name Bi-directional SATA IDE Adapter/Converter
Brand Name StarTech.com
Green Compliance Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
Dimensions 2.40" Length x 1.97" Width
Weight (Approximate) 0.71 oz
Color Black
Connector Details 1 x 40-pin Female IDE / 1 x 4-pin SP4 Male Power / 2 x 7-pin Male SATA
Number of Connectors 4
Standard Warranty 1 Year

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