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StarTech PATA2SATA3 Bi-directional adapter converts IDE to SATA or SATA to IDE

  • Dimensions:2.40" x 1.97"
  • Weight (Approximate): 0.71 oz
  • Number of Connectors: 4
  • Connector Details:
  • 1 x 40-pin Female IDE
  • 1 x 4-pin SP4 Male Power
  • 2 x 7-pin Male SATA
  • Color: Black
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Bi-directional adapter converts IDE to SATA or SATA to IDE.

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.


Learn more about the STARTECH PATA2SATA3

Model

Brand
StarTech
Model
PATA2SATA3

Details

Changer Type
SATA to IDE
Specifications
Dimensions:2.40" x 1.97"
Weight (Approximate): 0.71 oz

Features

Features
Number of Connectors: 4

Connector Details:
1 x 40-pin Female IDE
1 x 4-pin SP4 Male Power
2 x 7-pin Male SATA

Color: Black

Green Compliance: Yes

Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day
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  • Daniel F.
  • 3/16/2015 9:21:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible product

Pros: None.

Cons: Cheap build.Dip switch broke first time I move it. The instructions say there is a diagram of how switches work but there is no diagram. Tried it on two different computers three different drives it does not work at all. I have done my own computer builds for years and this product is a no brainer and should work easily. Cheap plastic quality. The molex that came with it is unbelievably cheap. Total disappointment.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Daniel,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on our PATA2SATA3 adapter. We apologize for the issue you are experiencing with the product and would like to offer some assistance.

If the adapter has broken DIP switches, we wouldn’t expect it to work properly, as the selection of certain modes is required depending on the direction you are adapting.

Regarding the instructions, our online manual for product PATA2SATA3 can be found as a pdf file here: http://www.startech.com/PATA2SATA3#dnlds. The DIP switch settings diagram can be found around the middle of page 1.

We would be happy to replace the adapter for you, so please contact us and reference case number 303-206336 so we can assist you further.

You can contact us via the link below, or you may respond here and we will be sure to follow up.

Thank You,

Customer Support
StarTech.com
http://www.startech.com/techsupport

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/30/2014 6:03:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOooopsie, But works

Pros: It works as advertised
Has drive lights
Small and Compact

Cons: Well this is an interesting one. I couldn't figure out why you would need to power this thing but now I know. The connector that needs to connect from the power supply was installed the wrong way. I had to take the pins out of the connector and made sure they were installed correctly .

Other Thoughts: Pretty cool device.

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  • Melissa K.
  • 1/7/2014 12:30:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Perfectly

Pros: I use these adapters for two IDE harddrives on a SATA III motherboard. These adapters were very easy to install following simple directions and were recognized on first boot up with no further configuration or fiddling necessary. Both adapters have been 100% trouble free since I installed them almost a year ago. These adapters cost a lot less than two new SATA harddrives would have.

Cons: Not really a con but an unknown -- I can't say how they may or may not work in SATA harddrive on IDE motherboard configuration

Other Thoughts: I am using these adapters with three different 64bit Linux OSes: Debian 7.3, Ubuntu 12.04.3 and Mint 16.

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  • Thomas L.
  • 9/23/2012 10:24:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't bother...

Pros: None

Cons: With this item installed per the included instructions, my IDE HD remained invisible in W7. Ended up using a PCI-E controller card purchased locally, which worked as advertised.

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  • Susan H.
  • 6/10/2012 6:15:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgets the job done

Pros: Enables the continued use of still-useful IDE devices on a SATA-only board. I used this for the CD/DVD drive since I didn't need a new one and they're slow anyway. It worked great; board recognized the drive, so I was able to install the OS booting from CD. Also hooked it up to my old hard drive to transfer some data over, and it worked fine for that, too.

Easy to install. Instructions were sufficient.

Bonus: comes in a cardboard box (recyclable) instead of a clamshell (trash).

Cons: Glows red. Could be a pro, if you want more red glowy things.

Other Thoughts: Sticks out behind the drive you're attaching it to, so be sure you have a few inches of room for it.

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  • tammy w.
  • 5/22/2012 6:52:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great

Pros: does what i need it to

Cons: none to speak of

Other Thoughts: good quality works great

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  • Craig B.
  • 2/4/2012 9:50:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Windows 7 recognized the Adapter and Kingwin KF-21 IDE mobile rack and "old" IDE hard drive without having to download or install additional drives. All I had to do was turn on the computer once everything was installed and plugged in. The Adapter comes with all the cables you need. Just connect the supplied SATA cable to the back of the Adapter and then to a open SATA port on the motherboard and you are in business. No additional controller needed. NewEgg had this in stock and shipped very quickly.

Cons: None that I can think of. Just be sure you have the room inside your case for it as it does add a couple of inches to the length of your hard drive. You may have to change your other hard drive SATA cables depending how they are attached if they are not the straight in type or are at a right angle. Just make sure you have room for the Adapter. Some folks will say it's slow - that is true - because you are running a IDE into a SATA motherboard - but to salvage my old computers data saved me hours if not days of work.

Other Thoughts: I used this with a Kingwin KF-21 IDE Mobile Rack installed in a new Windows 7 machine. Now I can transfer the data off my older IDE Windows XP computer's hard drive and also use the hard drive to back up to. That also means I can swap out other IDE hard drives too. It comes with everything you need, SATA cable, Power Cords, etc. Just make sure your case can handle the additional length of the Hard Drive rack and the Adapter attached to the back of it. My Cooler Master Elite 430 works well with this. The old drive and adapter were recognized without adding any drivers using Windows 7.

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  • Larry J.
  • 11/5/2011 3:13:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes what it's supposed to

Pros: Very easy to figure out and was delivered very fast

Cons: none.

Other Thoughts: This was part of my first purchase through Newegg and I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised with the service and speed of everything. I didn't choose rush service but most of my order was processed same day! I know that may not be something that happens every time but I will definitely order from Newegg again (Actually just placed another order!)

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  • John S.
  • 5/17/2011 3:17:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat little tool

Pros: Versatile: plug an IDE (aka PATA) drive into your SATA mobo, or a SATA drive into your IDE mobo

Cons: For the latter (SATA into IDE mobo connector), it means only 1 drive instead of 2.

Other Thoughts: Wish it had an IDE gender changer so it could plug into an IDE connector on the cable, instead of having to remove the cable and plug into the mobo IDE connector, losing BOTH devices. If you have 2 HDs & 2 CD/DVDs, you'll need to decide which to keep, possibly rejumper or use HD & DVD on same cable, slowing HD down.
Also, remember that a SATA drive plugged into this device will be running at IDE (OK, UDMA at best) speeds, and an IDE plugged in here to a STA port, still can't go faster than IDE speeds (SATA II is 3Gbps, UDMA is rarely over 0.133Gbps)

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