IDE to SATA

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by failurbydesign, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. failurbydesign

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    I personally own this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812156010 it connects to an IDE hard drive, to turn it into a SATA drive. I believe that is what you want. I have a total of 4, and they are excellent.

    Contrary to what people say on newegg, it is extremely fast, getting about 60 MB/sec sustained from the hard drives that it is attached to, over the IDE bus on the same computer I would get about 50 MB/sec sustained. Absolutely love the device.
     
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    Sweet! it seems like it just uses the white power cord?
     
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    Yeah, they're called molex :)
     
  5. Tweakfiend

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    I also have 4 drives converted on a IP35 pro board .. no problems.
     
  6. cpomd

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    I have a P4V8X-X Which has a SATA socket could I use this adaptor and boot straight off? Is any speed increase worth the effort?
     
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    Depends on the IDE controller that is onboard. In my case I gained some speed, which really is negated when the drive is not doing just a straight read from /dev/null write to the hard drive. As soon as it has to scatter read/writes again, the speed improvements will be negligible.

    Yes you would be able to boot using this adapter.
     
  8. cpomd

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    Thats helped me make my mind up! Thankyou