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1 Port PCI Express IDE Controller Adapter Card

Product ID: PEX2IDE

Add a 2-channel IDE port to a computer through a PCI Express slot

  • 2-channel IDE port supports two drives

  • 48-bit LBA support

  • Supports ATA/ATAPI commands

More Features . . .
  • Supports UDMA 6 mode which supports transfer rates up to 133 MBps

  • Includes a low profile installation bracket

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This PCI Express IDE Controller Adapter Card provides a cost-effective way to use legacy drives with modern computers, by converting a PCI Express port into an IDE port.

Providing data burst transfer rates of up to 133MBps and support for PIO 0/1/2/3/4 and UDMA 33/66/100/133 operating modes, the IDE controller card offers an efficient way to add an IDE channel with support for two IDE drives on the same channel.

A complete dual profile solution, the PCI Express IDE controller card provides both standard and low profile brackets for adapting to slimline or small form factor system applications.

The Advantage
  • 2-channels support two IDE drives simultaneously with support for UDMA 6 transfer mode
  • Support for 48-bit LBA for compatibility with high capacity hard drives over 137 GB
  • Backed by a lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support
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Compatible With

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Windows® 10 (32/64), 8 / 8.1 (32/64), 7 (32/64), Vista (32/64), XP (32/64), 2000
Windows Server® 2012, 2008 R2

  • Add an additional IDE port to a computer system
  • Replace a failed IDE port
  • Add an IDE port for connecting legacy ATA devices such as old hard drives and tape drives
Product Numbers
Warranty Information
Warranty Lifetime
Bus Type PCI Express
Card Type Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Chipset ID JMicron - JMB368
Interface IDE
Ports 1
LBA support 48-bit
Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI Express x1 Male
Internal Ports 1 - IDE (40 Pin; EIDE/PATA) Male
OS Compatibility Windows® 10 (32/64), 8 / 8.1 (32/64), 7 (32/64), Vista (32/64), XP (32/64), 2000
Windows Server® 2012, 2008 R2
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements Available PCI Express expansion slot
Physical Characteristics
Product Weight 4.2 oz [120 g]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.4 lb [0.2 kg]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - PCI Express IDE Controller Card
1 - IDE Cable
1 - Low Profile Bracket
1 - Instruction Manual
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1-1 of 1 Reviews
Rating: 5 /5

It works fine, but

My review on Amazon To enable my trusty Panasonic DVD-Ram to run on my new all-SATA Gigabyte board, I considered an expansion card as a possible solution for my problem. The card used was a StarTech PCI-Express IDE Adaptor Card (PEX2IDE). However, it didn't worked straight out of the box (possibly, because of the extremely basic instructions supplied). After I installed the card, my computer wouldn't boot (I couldn't even access the bios!). It informed me that it couldn't find a bootable disk. The StarTech card has its own bios and is, probably, designed to re-use IDE hard drives (for booting purposes?). Anyway, I pulled out the card and searched my Gigabyte bios for some setting to change. I did see one setting that looked promising under "Bios features": PCI Rom Priority. My bios was set as "EFI Compatibility Rom" so I reset it for "Legacy Rom". After that change, the whole system worked fine. ------------------------ UPDATE --------------------------------- Recently installed Windows 7 64-bit in a dual-boot system. Ran into the infamous "The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, windows can only be installed to GPT disks". I tried to get into the motherboard's bios without pulling out the StarTech card: when the bios splash-screen appeared, I tapped the 'delete' key on a regular basis (about once every 2 seconds). Nothing, but I kept hitting the key anyway. The JMicron screen appeared for a few seconds, with the usual "press any key to continue" (it'll continue without pressing any key!). I kept tapping 'delete' throughout this sequence, and, then, the bios splash-screen appeared once again, briefly. Suddenly, I was in the motherboard's bios, and I made a change to the way my DVD drive was listed: I changed it from an 'UEFI Optical Drive' to a plain 'SATA Optical Drive'. Since then, I've changed the "PCI Rom Priority" back to its original setting and all is well: Windows 7 installed successfully & my Panasonic DVD now burns disks. Still don't know what went wrong in the first place!? ---------------------------------------------------------------- I gave 5 stars for this adapter, but it really merits 4.5 stars because of the pathetic set of instructions (forget StarTech's website!)

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