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StarTech 1 Port PCI Express IDE Controller Adapter Card

  • PCI Express to IDE Card
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Learn more about the STARTECH PEX2IDE

Model

Brand
StarTech
Model
PEX2IDE

Details

Type
PCI Express to IDE Card
External Ports
1 x IDE Port
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista

Features

Features
One channel IDE support for up to two drives
Provides data burst transfer rates of up to 133 MBps
ROM Bios provides Boot Features
Supports ATA/ATAP Command

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Travis M.
  • 5/6/2015 11:37:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect for old disk drive

Pros: Works sans drivers, and allows me to continue using my Lightscribe DVD RW drive.

Cons: n/a

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  • Mark J.
  • 3/30/2015 10:20:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAs advertized

Pros: It does what it is supposed to do. Allows me to use some older optical drives on a MB that doesn't have IDE support... Works with linux mint.

Cons: Has a bios flash when booting which hesitates for a few seconds before going to MB boot. But since the comp it is in doesn't reboot very often this is no problem. It would be nice if it was a little cheaper but I understand this is older tech.

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  • Aleksandr K.
  • 12/28/2014 10:17:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect!

Pros: Works flawlessly. Installed on Gigabyte GA-Z97X. Windows 7 64bit recognized it right away. My IDE couldn't be happier, so am I.

Cons: None so far. Hope it will last for a while.

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  • Regan F.
  • 12/27/2014 10:34:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsYe Olde Interface

Pros: Just throw this thing into a PCI Express slot, and it's good to go. Don't even need to install any drivers. Truly PnP. Great if you need to interface with some REALLY old hard drives.

Cons: In truth, none. IDE is really old and slow though, so don't buy this so you can use IDE drives for an extended period of time.

Other Thoughts: I need to run check disk on a really old Windows machine to fix a disk error, however, said disk error was making this machine unable to boot. I needed to connect to another computer that could boot and run check disk on it that way. This is where this card came into play, as I don't have any archaic computers that have IDE connections. Put this in, hooked up the hard drive, did the check disk, and it was fixed and the machine was able to boot again. The only use for this card is to access old hard drives in some way, other than that, there's no need for it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/20/2014 4:15:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Perfectly

Pros: This adapter works exactly like it should. I used it to attach my all-time-favorite (IDE) DVD burner to a motherboard that only has SATA ports. Device Manager in 64-bit Windows 7 correctly identifies the DVD drive manufacturer, model, and it's firmware. I have two other optical drives attached to the same mobo via SATA, plus 2 hard drives via SATA.

Cons: takes up a PCI Express slot.

Other Thoughts: have previously tried the SATA to IDE adapters that attach directly to the IDE connector on the back of an IDE drive. they work, but Device Manager in Windows is not able to detect what drive is attached.

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  • Michael R.
  • 10/11/2014 2:43:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Extra driver not needed. Packaged well.

Cons: It's perfect.

Other Thoughts: Did a 2 step installation, first the card and boot, then hook up IDE CD drive and Hard Drive. It has to be the easiest installation ever. Not a single problem or configuration setting.

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  • Rodney Y.
  • 9/17/2014 5:18:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorked great on GA-AM1M-S2H

Pros: I Upgraded an exsisting Case that Had a great Power Supply. I ordered a GA-AM1M-S2H mother board and it had only two Sata Connectors. I need both for a SSD Drive and Hard Drive. Didn't realize the CD drive was IDE. Eventhough this was a bit expensive, I bought this for the IDE CDRW Drive. It need NO drivers and the Motherboard Recognized it before loading WIN 7.

Cons: NONE

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  • David B.
  • 3/16/2014 3:07:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Little IDE Controller

Pros: I had two old IDE HDDs that I wanted to "recycle" in my newest computer build. Since my new motherboard has no IDE headers, this card did the trick. It was simple to install, required no drivers, and works fine. I can now access these old drives using my Win7 system. The attached HDDs were automatically detected by the BIOS

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I wanted my old drives to both be running as "Slaves." After reading the spec sheets for the drives, I concluded that my Seagate Barracuda 200 GB ST3200822A drive should have no jumpers (correct conclusion) and that my WD 320 GB WD3200AAJB drive should have a jumper cross pins 4 and 9 (incorrect conclusion). With this configuration, the system did not recognize the WD drive. The WD drive was recognized after I removed the jumper. Note that the included IDE cable was too short for my purpose. I purchased a 24" cable separately.

My build components are as follows:
Antec Gaming Series One black steel case
GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H motherboard
Intel Core i7-4771 Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 processor
Dynatron K17 92mm CPU cooler
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
COUGAR A760 model CGR B3-760 760W power supply
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR memory
LG Black Blu-ray Burner model WH14NS40
LG Black Blu-ray ROM model UH12NS30,
AFT PRO-57U USB 3.0 ports and card reader
ASUS Xonar Essence ST PCI Audio Card
Crucial M500 240GB SATA 2.5" 7mm SSD
Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB HDD
Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB
old/recycled HDDs: WD 320 GB WD3200AAJB and Seagate 200 GB ST3200822A
StarTech 1 Port PCIe IDE Controller card (for old recycled IDE hard drives)
StarTech PEX1394B3LP PCIe IEEE1394 card
U.S. Robotics USR5638 V.92 PCIe Fax modem
StarTech SATAPOWPLAT1, back plate adapter for a single port SATA Signal and Power slot

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  • Jonathan B.
  • 2/24/2014 4:32:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGREAT! Just what I needed!

Pros: It works flawlessly! Well done! A+. I only had it for like 4 hours so far and it's working just fine.

Cons: Will update if something goes wrong.

Other Thoughts: None.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/8/2013 2:34:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsShort Cable/BIOS Boot Priority Ignored

Pros: Adapter card recognized my IDE drive.

Cons: Included IDE cable is only 12". This is a very short cable that will only reach the bottom shelf drive. Do yourself a favor and get a 24" IDE cable. You can find one here on Newegg.

Some BIOS setup may be required. After installed, my computer tried to boot the IDE hard drive, which was not correct, giving me a blue screen. It did not allow my SATA Drive to boot, even if I give it #1 priority. After several frustrating days, I gave up. I give this product 1 egg. I could not get it to work.

Other Thoughts: This product must not work with UEFI motherboards.
I emailed Startech, but they did not reply.

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