1 Port PCI Express IDE Controller Adapter Card
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
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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 StarTech.com 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 StarTech.com lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support
Common Customer Questions
View full 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
- 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
|ASI Distribution USA||87320|
|D and H||PEX2IDE|
|Ingram Micro USA||Q16080|
|Bus Type||PCI Express|
|Card Type||Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)|
|Chipset ID||JMicron - JMB368|
|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|
|Product Weight||4.2 oz [120 g]|
|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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Average Customer Ratings
|Quality of Product|
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!)
Frequently Asked Questions
Before You Buy:
- Is there a minimum size of IDE hard drives I can use with this hard drive accessory?
- Will this device work with optical drives such as CD-ROM drives, DVD-ROM drives, and Blu-ray players?
- How do I initialize a brand new hard drive in Windows?
- What do MBR and GPT mean, and when do I use them?
- Does this hard drive controller card support starting an operating system from a connected hard drive?
- My hard drive accessory is not detecting my IDE hard drive. What do I do?
- I installed my new expansion card and now the computer cannot load the operating system. What do I do?
- I have installed my new expansion card but Windows cannot detect it. What do I do?
- Everything is hooked up but nothing is working. What should I do? (Windows)
Drivers & Downloads
- Country of Origin (COO)
- Letter of Conformity (LOC)
- Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE)
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