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Bidirectional IDE to SATA Converter    
 (272 reviews)  See All Reviews
1 Pack       SKU:  400-379-001
Today: $4.69  ($4.69 each)
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Description & Specs

Bidirectional IDE to SATA Converter

  • Converts serial ATA to parallel ATA.
  • Converts Parallel ATA to Serial ATA.
  • Supports ATA 100/133.
  • Compliant with Serial ATA specification.
  • One 40pin IDE port..
  • One serial ATA port.
  • One 4pin power connector.
  • Note:
    Some customers complain for this adapter doesn't work,actually,this adapter works well on most of motherboards,please note both the hard drive and adapter need to plug the power cable in,if not,system will not recognize the hard drive,like Maestro says,The power connector is not to feed your drive -- the adapter requires it own power from the power supply,some customers says it just hangs with a black screen when rebooting Windows XP system,that is correct,that means system has found your hard drive and it need time 2-3 minutes to recognize it,just please wait 2-3 minutes and then you can log into window xp and see it.

    Some other customers says they were failed to convert SATA to IDE,please make sure there is an IDE slot on the motherboard and the data cable plugged into the right place "IDE HOST=>SATA HD",it doesn't come with SATA HD power cable,customers should get one somewhere to make the card work.

    IDE to SATA

    SATA to IDE

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    Bidirectional IDE to SATA Converter.
    Average Review: (3.18 out of 5)  based on 272 ratings.   Total # of Reviews: 272 user reviews.  Write a review

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    Worked for 7 months, then suddenly failed. The LED no longer lit up, and the PATA hard disk attached to it was no longer recognized. The problem was not my hardware because I substituted an identical one bought earlier from Meritline, and normal operation was restored.
      (1 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
    Nick Nameless on 11/25/2013 Verified Buyer
    works great, easy setup

      (1 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
    ptro1962 on 7/13/2013

    I've ordered several of these since 2009, and all but the first one, which used a completely different brand of controller chip, have operated flawlessly with all types of disk drives (hard, optical, SATA, IDE). However... 1. the connector meant for the SATA controller is marked ambiguously (the one next to the 4-pin power connector is for SATA controllers/IDE drives); 2. the soldering for the connectors is poor and could let them break off from mechanical stress; 3. the IDE connector is undersized and can easily be plugged in backwards (because it's 2mm too thin) or even over the wrong pins (because it's 4mm too narrow).
      (1 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
    Nick Nameless on 4/5/2013

    When placing the converter card into motherboard (MOBO), align the notch in the MOBO with the key on the card. If you're switching from an IDE hard drive to SATA HD place the SATA cable in the slot furthest away from the power cable, then the other end into the SATA hard drive. I had to go into the BIOS and find and configure the drive (wasn't visible), then restart and into the BIOS once more for additional configuring. Also, drives used in raid are tough to convert. Sloppy soldering, no instructions. Wouldn't work with one good drive. Bought 2 cards, both may have intermittent electrical issues. We get what we pay for. At least is good about refunds.
      (0 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
    xoted on 1/25/2013

    I ordered two of these. They did not work. Period. I had a motherboard PCChips P43G V1.0. I connected the power to the converter unit as well as the IDE hard drive. I tried both the SATA connectors on the converter. One of the connectors caused the LED red light to turn ON in the trial. When I turned ON my computer, my Windows XP SP3 was not able to detect the hard drive ... even when I tried the other connector on the converter unit. As the comment says in the description, it only work for " ... most of the motherboards." Mine was not one of them.
      (1 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
    rahakim on 1/12/2013 Verified Buyer
    Much improved over the version sold 2-3 years ago, which worked only with IDE HDs. Product is now 100% compatible with all types of drives: HD, DVD-RW, CD-RW, whether SATA or IDE. However first sample was defective, possibly due to poor soldering, which was also present on the second sample. IDE connector is still so small it can be plugged in backwards, despite having a key, or over the wrong pins. No documentation, and markings on the board are more confusing than before for the SATA connectors.

      (2 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
    nick nameless on 10/25/2012

    Before buying the product, make sure you have adequate space for the interface adapter since it protrudes a good 1.5 to 2.0 inches from the back of the hard drive. The fit was tight in my Acer desktop but so far the IDE hard drive is working well with the SATA-only motherboard.
      (0 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
    lluu129 on 5/29/2012 Verified Buyer
    Good product. allows you to use old ide hard drives with sata motherboards

      (0 people found this comment helpful, 1 did not)
    Don on 5/5/2012 Verified Buyer
    Decided to grab one of these because I wanted to dust off my old IDE drives write some system images, and just use em for general backup. The first one I received was defective, but the customer service was surprisingly helpful and efficient in getting another unit out to me free of charge!

      (1 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
    danny310 on 4/4/2012 Verified Buyer
    it works. But the wording on the board is wrong for host and serial or ide data connector, it is reverse.The other bad thing is it uses a ide port into the motherboard which I have to free one port up. I tried both ways the serial into ide and ide into serial.

      (0 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
    wai on 3/10/2012

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