Bi-Directional SATA IDE Adapter Converter

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

Product ID: PATA2SATA3

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  • 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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€19,99 EUR excl. VAT
€24,79 EUR incl. VAT

The PATA2SATA3 is a bi-directional SATA IDE adapter/converter that lets you connect a Serial ATA drive to a legacy IDE port, or an IDE drive to a SATA motherboard port.

A cost-effective solution for upgrading existing IDE systems to support SATA hard drives or optical drives, the SATA/IDE adapter eliminates the expense of having to purchase a controller card while saving the expansion slot that would be required for card installation.

In addition to SATA hard drive installation, the adapter can be reversed in order to connect older IDE drives to a newer SATA-enabled motherboard, making it easy to retrieve old files from a previous system.

Applications

  • Connect newer SATA drives to an older motherboard with only IDE support
  • Connect an old IDE drive to a new SATA only motherboard to recover the data
  • Technicians who regularly need to work with both types of drives across different types of systems

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • A single, versatile adapter can be used to connect an IDE device to a SATA motherboard or vice-versa without any drivers or software installation
  • Supports not only hard drives, but CD/DVD optical drives as well
  • Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Finland V930952
  • UPC 065030836982

Compatibility

  • OS Independent logo
OS independent; No software or drivers required

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) Connector Type(s) 1 - IDE (40 Pin, EIDE/PATA)
2 - SATA (7 pin, Data)
1 - SP4 (4 pin, Small Drive Power)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature -40°C to 150°C (-40°F to 302°F)
Humidity 90% RH
Hardware Number of Drives 1
Drive Size 2.5in & 3.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA & IDE
Chipset ID SunplusIT - SPIF223A
Indicators LED Indicators 1 - HDD Activity - Green
1 - Power - Red
Packaging Information Package Height 32 mm [1,3 in]
Package Length 14,2 cm [5,6 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0,1 kg [0,2 lb]
Package Width 17,3 cm [6,8 in]
Performance Type and Rate SATA I (1.5 Gbps)
Hardware Raid Supported No
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 20 g [0,7 oz]
Color Black
Material Plastic
Product Length 6,1 cm [2,4 in]
Product Width 50 mm [2,0 in]
Product Height 1,1 cm [0,4 in]
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - Bi-Directional SATA IDE Converter
1 - SP4 to Dual LP4 Y Power Adapter
1 - SATA Cable
1 - Instruction Manual

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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.

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.

Compliance and safety

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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