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1 Port PCI Express IDE Controller Adapter Card

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

Product ID: PEX2IDE

  • 2-channel IDE port supports two drives
  • 48-bit LBA support
  • Supports ATA/ATAPI commands
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  • Supports UDMA 6 mode which supports transfer rates up to 133 MBps
  • Includes a low profile installation bracket
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Overview

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

Applications

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

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty Lifetime
Hardware
Bus Type PCI Express
Card Type Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Chipset ID JMicron - JMB368
Interface IDE
Ports 1
Performance
LBA support 48-bit
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI Express x1 Male
Internal Ports 1 - IDE (40 Pin, EIDE/PATA) Male
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
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

Compatibility

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Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2016

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

Note: For more information on how to detect an IDE hard drive, visit http://www.startech.com/faq/hard_drive_accessories_ide_detection.

Older IDE drives are not supported by current StarTech.com products. Typically, these drives were made earlier than the mid-to-late 1990s and are smaller than 1 Gigabyte in size.

There are a number of reasons that older IDE drives may not be detected, including the following:

  • The drive uses PIO (Programmed Input/Output) mode and not DMA (Direct Memory Access).

  • The drive is non-ATA or is using an ATA mode that predates the chipset's compatibility (usually older than ATA-4).

  • The sector size is not 512 bytes.

Unfortunately there is no workaround in these situations. An older system or an older IDE controller card must be used to access older IDE drives.

This device supports the ATA Packet Interface (ATAPI) protocol. ATAPI is required for optical drives, including CD-ROM drives, DVD-ROM drives, and Blu-ray players. Because this device supports ATAPI, optical drives are also supported.

 

How to

To confirm that Windows detects your expansion card, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
  2. In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it.  For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.

Your expansion card is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your expansion card, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

No, this hard drive controller card does not support starting an operating system from a connected hard drive.

For a list of hard drive controller cards that support this feature and instructions on how to configure them, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/hard_drive_controllers_os_install_on_controller.

Troubleshooting

Note: If you are using an IDE hard drive 1 Gigabyte in size or smaller, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/hard_drive_accessories_minimum_ide_hard_drive_size

If you are unable to detect your IDE (PATA) drive using a StarTech.com product, you may need to change the jumper settings on your drive. The jumpers switch the drive between Master, Slave, and Cable Select for most drives. A jumper is a small plastic piece that slides on top of two pins to electrically short them together.

When it does not mention what IDE drive configuration is required or if there is only one drive in the setup, the drive should be configured as Master. If Master is not working, try using the drive in Cable Select.

There is no standard position for the jumpers on IDE drives. On some drives, the jumper diagram is on the label that is on the top of the drive. On other drives, there are markings on the circuit board for CS, MA, and SL, which means a jumper shorts the pins vertically in that position. For more information, refer to the documentation provided by the manufacturer.

When you troubleshoot issues with a hard drive controller card, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • IDE, SATA, and eSATA cables

  • Hard drives

  • Hard drive controller card

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the IDE, SATA, or eSATA cable, hard drive, and hard drive controller card in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different IDE, SATA, or eSATA cable, hard drive, and hard drive controller card in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.

  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the hard drive and hard drive controller card, it is recommended that you do the following:

  1. To open the Device Manager, press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter. Check the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers (for IDE) section, or the Storage controllers (for SATA) section.

  2. Do one of the following:

Note: Formatting a hard drive erases all of the data on it. Make sure that you back up all of your data before you reformat the hard drive.

  1. To check Disk Management, press the Windows key + R, type diskmgmt.msc, and press Enter. Check to see if your hard drive is listed.

  2. If the hard drive is listed as healthy but does not have a drive letter, for example, C:, right-click healthy and click Change Drive Letter and Paths. Click Add, assign a drive letter, and click OK.

Note: A formatted hard drive does not show up in Computer or My Computer until it has a drive letter assigned to it.

1 Port PCI Express IDE Controller Adapter Card

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(5 stars) It works fine, but

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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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