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Bi-Directional SATA IDE Adapter Converter

Bi-directional adapter converts IDE to SATA or SATA to IDE

Product ID: PATA2SATA3

  • Bi-Directional support for IDE-to-SATA or SATA-to-IDE communication
  • Compatible with PATA (IDE) 100/133 MBps hard devices
  • Compatible with SATA revision 1/2/3 (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps) devices
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  • Supports SATA/IDE ATAPI devices, such as CD/DVD optical drives
  • Fully compliant with Serial ATA 1.0a specifications, with transfer rates up to 1.5 Gbps
  • Compatible with Master/Slave/Cable Select modes for IDE devices
  • No driver or software required
$29.99 CAD
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Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Chipset ID SunplusIT - SPIF223A
Compatible Drive Types SATA & IDE
Drive Size 2.5in & 3.5in
Number of Drives 1
Performance
RAID No
Type and Rate SATA I (1.5 Gbps)
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - IDE (40 Pin, EIDE/PATA) Female
1 - SP4 (4 pin, Small Drive Power) Male
2 - SATA (7 pin, Data) Plug
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - HDD Activity - Green
1 - Power - Red
Environmental
Humidity 90% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature -40°C to 150°C (-40°F to 302°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Material Plastic
Product Height 0.4 in [1.1 cm]
Product Length 2.4 in [61 mm]
Product Width 2 in [50 mm]
Weight of Product 0.7 oz [20 g]
Packaging Information
Package Height 1.3 in [32 mm]
Package Length 5.6 in [14.2 cm]
Package Width 6.8 in [17.3 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 3.6 oz [102 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - Bi-Directional SATA IDE Converter
1 - SATA Cable
1 - SP4 to Dual LP4 Y Power Adapter
1 - Instruction Manual
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

Certifications

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Bi-Directional SATA IDE Adapter Converter

Customer Reviews

2.3 (9 reviews)
2.3 out of 5 stars
Quality of Product
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(1 star) Didn't work with Samsung DVD drive

By: Rick it
Tried to hook up a Samsung internal dvd drive. It didn't work with any settings. Disappointed
Comment Helpful? Yes - 0 No - 0 Report
Response from StarTech.com:
Matt, Customer Support
We're sorry to hear about the difficulties you've experienced using our PATA2SATA3 with your Samsung DVD drive. This adapter allows a SATA device to connect to an IDE motherboard or an IDE device to connect to a SATA motherboard and should be compatible with Samsung drives but it requires the SP4 power to be connected to the adapter. We'd be happy to speak with you to help investigate the issue if you require assistance. You can contact us at www.startech.com/support where our Technical Advisors are available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week to provide support.

(1 star) Not quite as good as it appears

By: CW33514
Could not get it to work using a 40pin / 80 wire ribbon cable. I bought it to share an existing IDE connection with a SATA disc drive. But it does not work, even with just the SATA disc connected via the ribbon cable and this product. Dip switch settings for Master or Slave make no difference. They appear redundant anyway, as tech support say the product cannot operate with another disc drive connected. Disappointed. I have not tried to use the product to connect a IDE disc drive to a SATA PC port.
Comment Helpful? Yes - 0 No - 0 Report
Response from StarTech.com:
Matt, Customer Support
We're sorry to hear that our PATA2SATA3 is not working with your SATA drive. This adapter has a female IDE connection which is the same connector that most IDE ribbon cables use and the adapter is actually designed to connect directly to the IDE port on your motherboard. We recommend installing the adapter directly to the motherboard instead of through a ribbon cable. If you require any help with this, you can contact us for live assistance at www.startech.com/support where our Technical Advisors are available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week to provide support.

(1 star) Moronic installation guide

By: I cant rate I cant use it
The guide mentions setting the DIP switch according to a diagram (step 1) The diagram does not exist. In step (4) it instructs the user to connect computer power supply to SATA hard drive but does not say with what or how?????????
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Response from StarTech.com:
Matt, Customer Support
We apologize for any difficulties you've experienced when installing our PATA2SATA3. The DIP switch diagram described can be found on the left side of the first page of the manual here: https://sgcdn.startech.com/005329/media/sets/PATA2SATA3_Manual/PATA2SATA3.pdf. Also, step 4 is referencing the power cables that come built into the power supply in the PC. There should be no adapter cables or other cables needed which is why it does not specify any extra steps there. If you require assistance, we'd be happy to help with this. You can contact us at www.startech.com/support where our Technical Advisors are available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week to provide support.

(1 star) A little misleading

By: WayneS
Have not been able to use this as you need a 40 ide male connector to plug it into if you cant plug into the motherboard.
Comment Helpful? Yes - 0 No - 0 Report
Response from StarTech.com:
Malcolm, Customer Support
We're sorry to hear the PATA2SATA3 didn't work for your application. To connect newer SATA drives to an older motherboard with only IDE support, an available IDE port or male connection is required since our adapter has a female IDE connector. Feel free to contact us directly if you have any further questions. Malcolm, StarTech.com

(5 stars) Worked fine. Just needed to fix my HDD

By: Andre721
I bought this because I had an old IDE hard drive laying around for years that I needed to clean the data out of. Here is something to keep in mind... if you are connecting an old IDE drive up, be sure that the jumpers are set properly (if applicable). For some odd reason, one of my jumpers was in the wrong position, so I thought the adapter wasn't working at first. Once I noticed the jumper and fixed it, everything worked fine.
Comment Helpful? Yes - 1 No - 0 Report

(1 star) Not workingAs

By: Job77844
As previous user stated, everything connected as manual suggests and HD isn't recognized by PC. All in all useless.
Comment Helpful? Yes - 0 No - 0 Report
Response from StarTech.com:
Brian, Customer Support
Thanks for sharing your feedback on our PATA2SATA3. We're very sorry it isn't working correctly and we'd like to help. We would like to know a bit more about your configuration and look into what might be the problem. We have 24 hour support from Monday to Friday. You can call us toll-free at 1-800-265-1844 or chat live with us at StarTech.com/Chat.

(1 star) Wont work in new HP

By: Southern Guy
I bought this adapter to transfer a WD-250GB to a new HP Z240 workstation. It isn't recognized. All cables are connected correctly and the Power Indicator on the Interface is lit. Hard drive spins up, but nothing is recognized by the computer. Not even in the Device Manager. No drivers to update and nothing else to change. I wont give it a Quality rating, since it doesn't work.
Comment Helpful? Yes - 3 No - 0 Report
Response from StarTech.com:
Sam, Customer Service
Thank you for sharing your review of our PATA2SATA3. I'm sorry to hear about the issues you had with getting this adapter to work in your setup! Have you had a chance to check "Disk Management" to see if the drive is detected by the computer but isn't initialized? Have you also tried switching the drive between "Master" and "Slave" modes? This adapter is covered by a 2 year warranty and free lifetime technical support. Our Technical Advisors are available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, to provide support. For further troubleshooting, I recommend reaching out to us at 1-800 265-1844 or www.startech.com/chat Sam, StarTech.com Support
Response from StarTech.com:
Sam, Customer Service
Thank you for sharing your review of our PATA2SATA3. I'm sorry to hear about the issues you had with getting this adapter to work in your setup! Have you had a chance to check "Disk Management" to see if the drive is detected by the computer but isn't initialized? Have you also tried switching the drive between "Master" and "Slave" modes? This adapter is covered by a 2 year warranty and free lifetime technical support. Our Technical Advisors are available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, to provide support. For further troubleshooting, I recommend reaching out to us at 1-800 265-1844 or www.startech.com/chat

(5 stars) Only one that works with newer computers.

By: William
Only adapter we found that works with newer model computers. We use it in a classroom environment with removable IDE drives and it works perfectly
Quality of Product (5/5)
Comment Helpful? Yes - 3 No - 0 Report

(5 stars)

By: Dan M
I bought this adapter to retrieve files from an IDE disk drive that was in an older computer that failed. Not having a system with IDE interface to connect the drive to, I needed the adapter to connect to a system with a SATA drive interface. The adapter worked perfectly. If the system that you intend to use this adapter in does not have a LP4 Molex 4 pin power connector for the IDE drive, you will need a SATA to LP4 Power Cable Adapter - F/M, which is StarTech product ID LP4SATAFM6IN.
Quality of Product (5/5)
Comment Helpful? Yes - 15 No - 0 Report