Skip to: |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

Limited Time Only! Newegg Premier is now only $29.99/year. Sign up now.
  • Shipping Destination: United States
  • Wish List
  • Feedback
  • Help
Search all
Search

GWC AD3300 Serial ATA to IDE Converter (Serial ATA Port to IDE Device), SATA to IDE Converter/Adapter

  • The serial ATA to IDE converter allows standard parallel ATA hard disk drive, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD ROM, DVD + RW, etc, to be used with serial ATA PCI cards or motherboards with serial ATA port and meet
IronEgg
BUY WITH CONFIDENCE
This product qualifies for the Iron Egg guarantee. We'll match any qualifying competitor's price.
  • Pin It
  • Email this page
ICON Loading...

Learn more about the GWC Technology Inc. AD3300

Model

Brand
GWC
Model
AD3300

Spec

Type
SATA to IDE
Specifications
The serial ATA to IDE converter allows standard parallel ATA hard disk drive, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD ROM, DVD + RW, etc, to be used with serial ATA PCI cards or motherboards with serial ATA port and meet the specification of Serial ATA 1.0 interface.

Features

Features
Compliance with Serial ATA Gen 1.0.
Master/slave device emulation support.
Support PIO mode 0~4.
Support Ultra DMA mode 0~7.
Support UDMA data transfer rates of up to 150MBps
Support ATAPI Packet command set.
Support 48-bit LBA addressing.
Support additional ATA command for serial ATA SCR access.
Serial ATA power save mode supported.
Serial ATA BIST operation.
Support hot-plug.

Packaging

Package Contents
Serial ATA to IDE Converter
SATA Cable
User's Manual

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day


Customer Reviews of the GWC Technology Inc. AD3300

Do you own this product? Write a Review

ICON Loading...

Filter Results

Go
  • Howard N.
  • 9/29/2013 1:27:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoesn't Work

Pros: None

Cons: When installed computer waits at initial post screen for about 30 seconds and then shuts down then in about 5 seconds attempts to start again with same cycle occurring.

Other Thoughts: Just glad it did not fry my IDE hard drive or MB sata controller. Not worth the trouble and expense of returning. I wish I could say I learned a lesson. Perhaps I did. I will give more weight to negative reviews in the future.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Kirk E.
  • 7/9/2013 12:38:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHard drives only, not CD readers

Pros: Works well with an old IDE hard drive...no problems here.

Cons: Did not work with two old CD readers/burners with the IDE interface.

Other Thoughts: Have had this device for 6 months. Originally purchased during a computer upgrade and rebuild for my parents so I could reuse some old but perfectly functional CD readers/burners. Could not get them to be recognized, even when changing master/slave settings. Did not have any problems when using with an old IDE hard drive I use for additional backup, as long as the hard drive was set to be primary master. Continues to function as intended.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Andrew D.
  • 1/14/2013 6:58:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFinally got it to work.

Pros: Got it to work eventually and so far so good.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I was dumb and saw jumpers on the rear of my current SATA HDD. Thinking I was suppose to set it to master and the old one to slave I moved the jumper. Turns out SATA do not deal with master/slave and the jumpers on the back of my western digital HDD were more advanced then my tech skills. Had a scare for awhile when the computer would not turn on.

Lesson = SATA do not have master/slave jumpers. Leave them alone.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Bernard E.
  • 11/15/2012 11:30:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSerial ATA Port to IDE Device

Pros: When connected correctly it Works well

Cons: Your power supply must have a small type of floppy drive power connector to supply power to the converter. Mine did so I had no problem there. Purchasers should check this before buying.
Also worth mentioning is that if your motherboard has both master and Slave SATA ports as mine did, you have to be sure and connect it to a Master SATA port. Mine wouldn't work when connected to the Slave SATA port

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Travis A.
  • 11/8/2012 1:53:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorked the first time

Pros: Worked like a champ the first time I put it in...with the jumper set to MASTER.

Cons: Seems a little flimsy, a bit cheap, but that's OK.

Other Thoughts: I have a dual layer DVD burner that I spent 40 bux on, didn't want to spend another $35 just to replace it. This did the trick.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Raymond G.
  • 3/15/2012 3:16:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCheap but cheaply made

Pros: None as of yet. Cannot get it to work with my IDE DVD drive.

Cons: Cannot get it to work with my IDE DVD drive. As noted by others you'll need a "Y" power connector with both a large and small power plug. The connection to the ide interface is loose and can easily be bumped out of place / disconnected. The seems to be no manufacturer support included in the documentation.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Daniel K.
  • 3/3/2011 12:40:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot for HotSwapping

Pros: It does work well. I benchmarked a PATA 133 drive, Native, USB 2.0 adapter, & with this adapter. The drive runs at full native speed. This is about twice as fast as USB 2.0

Cons: It uses a Berg type 3.5" Floppy power connector. Feel lucky if you have one of these on your power supply, let alone multiples. Should have the standard Molex 8981 connector, or come with an adapter.

Does not support HotSwapping on my WinXP Pro system (only one I tested it on). You can hot mount a drive but it does not fully dismount.

I also use a Themaltake Sata Docking Station via Sata. It HotSwaps just fine.

Other Thoughts: It would probably work great if it were always connected in a system. Just doesn't cut it for HotSwapping and that is what I bought it for.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Dillon V.
  • 3/5/2010 1:20:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsmoney back please

Pros: none.

Cons: couldnt even get free shipping on something that weighs like 8 ounces? wth

Other Thoughts: garbagee!
did not work at all.
waste of time
DO NOT BUY

0 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Kelsie F.
  • 12/30/2009 6:23:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGWC AD3300 ATA to IDE Convertor

Pros: Works great. Nice enclosure.

Cons: na

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Gregory Q.
  • 12/21/2009 9:54:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDoes its job

Pros: It works and does what it is supposed to do. I installed mine easily and I had no troubles with the Bios or OS. This converter looks better than many of the others on the market so it won't look cruddy if visible in your box

Cons: Fit may be a little loose on some drives. Keep the available interior space of your case in mind. With this sticking out your drive may end up being a tight fit.

Other Thoughts: This thing works. Perhaps a model that can be mounted at an angle would be helpful for some applications.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

ICON Loading...

Send It As A Gift!

gift services details
Are you an E-Blast Insider? Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
PayPal
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.

Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CAThis site protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2014 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site. nassau