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Item#: 9SIA85V3R67117

SYBA SD-SATA-IDE SATA/IDE Adapter, Connect IDE Devices to SATA Port on Motherboard

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Silicon Image SIL3611 bridge chip
One to One Serial ATA (SATA) to Parallel ATA interface adapter
Compliant with Serial ATA 1.0 specification
Supports data rate of 1.5Gb/s for Serial ATA mode transferring
Supports Ultra ATA 133/100
Support 3.5" IDE hard drive / DVD-ROM and 5.25" CDROM
Power-On and Read/Write access LED indicators
Integrated Serial ATA Link & PHY logic
48-bit sector addressing
One 40-pin female connector for ATA HDD/CD-ROM/DVD-ROM
One 4-Pin Power connector
No drivers needed

Dimensions & Weight

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Nathan P.
  • 7/23/2012 6:48:53 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsnot bad

Pros: Keeps your disks from getting all scratched up.

Cons: Like most stuff like this, it's cheaply manufactured. This one isn't as bad as some. Some of the pages ripped out since there is no reinforcement behind the cutout holes.

Other Thoughts: Better than nothing for sure. I'll probably have to buy another one unless I can find a better brand.

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  • Todd H.
  • 2/11/2012 5:34:48 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks if you do this...

Pros: Allows older drives to be used with newer motherboards that don't have the IDE ribbon cable connection.

Cons: Doesn't tell you that you need to make sure your jumper is set to Master instead of Cable Select or something else. Also doesn't say that the regular power needs to be supplied to the drive, so there will be 3 cords coming off the drive, not just the two that are indicated in the directions. Regular power that you had before the adapter, then the floppy power connector to power the adapter, and the Sata data cord.

Other Thoughts: 1)No man is free who is not master of himself.

2)No matter how many friends and family around us, we are all alone inside our own brains.

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  • John W.
  • 1/15/2012 12:03:43 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks as advertised

Pros: Works as advertised. Took a shiny new 500gb SATA drive and converted to ATA IDE in my 4 year old PCI desktop. New life for cheap! Has functioned perfectly fine for months now.

Cons: SATA connector was a little on the loose side. had to make sure it stayed seated when I put the HDD into the tower cabinet. Checked it 3-4 times, and finally added some tape to be sure it would stay.

Other Thoughts: I Don't need transfer speed, so I haven't tested that.

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  • John S.
  • 11/25/2011 4:44:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggshad to set Master jumper

Pros: Works OK, but not until I set the correct jumper on the IDE drive

Cons: Minimal documentation. Had to read other reviews on this site to figure how to make it work.

Has a bright LED inside, which is Red on mine (it seems others have different colors). No big problem though, because it's hidden inside the case.

Other Thoughts: Would not work with some IDE devices with their drive jumper in the "CS" (cable select) position. It seems those devices require the jumper set to "Master". In particular, my Lite-On optical drive was not even detected by BIOS until I moved that jumper. It seems fine now.

BTW, reason for buying this adapter was to avoid having to change color of my PC's faceplates. I recently upgraded my PC, replacing everything except the cabinet and the optical drives, and needed SATA drives now. It seems Newegg only sells drives with black faceplates now, and I preferred keeping the old beige color. So, mission accomplished... I've got a working system with beige faceplates, which I find easier to use.

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  • Dirk F.
  • 8/4/2011 2:30:21 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well for two PATAs in RAID-1

Pros: First, I bought these items elsewhere for less, but wanted to comment on them after seeing so many low rating reviews. Initially, I was only using one WD 120 GB PATA drive as my backup and storage drive. Since this scenario created a single point of failure, I bought and attached these adapters to two WD drives (120 & 160 GB) in mobile drive racks. Then, I placed the drives in a RAID-1 mirror array. Now, I have more peace of mind if one drive dies since the other one will still have my backup and storage data.

During the install process, I experienced some of the BIOS and OS lock up problems reported here. In both instances, the problem was that I didn't connect separate power adapters to each drive. I didn't make these connections because I wasn't sure if there was a SATA power by-pass withiin the adapter to the drive, which there isn't. Also, I had to remember to remove both Master jumpers from each drive since they were going into a non-Master/Slave SATA environment.

Cons: If you use these adapters w/ mobile racks, be sure the backside PATA connector is flush with the rack body. One of my newer PATA racks that is hot swappable had the PATA connector flush with the rack body. So, attaching the adapter to that rack PATA connector was easy.

The older PATA rack didn't have the PATA connector flush with the body. Instead, it was recessed towards the drive away from the rack body. Since I didn't have a Dremel cutting bit, I opted for hack sawing and hot razor blade/blowtorch cutting a small section of the older rack body. Afterwards, that adapter connected and fit to the drive connector in the old rack without a problem.

Other Thoughts: Having a modular power supply helped when it came to providing each adapter with power. My power supply provided two PATA power connector cables. On each cable was a floppy drive power cable connector. So, I lucked out on not having to buy anything additional to power the adapters.

FYI, if you get intermittent good and bad response rates and results from your IDE/SATA adapter connected drives, consider using shielded/locking SATA cables. At the moment, the stock mobo SATA cables are working just fine with these IDE/SATA adapters. Although, for my system drives, I had to resort to shielded/locking SATA cables to get my SATA drives to work in my system without any problems.

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  • Edward B.
  • 7/24/2011 7:13:04 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDidn't work

Pros: would have been useful ...

Cons: But didn't work. The drive would power up and spin but the BIOS could not see the drive.

Other Thoughts: NewEgg RMA was easy and quick.

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  • David C.
  • 5/9/2011 8:50:25 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSYBA trash

Pros: It had a fancy blue light

Cons: never worked locked up two different motherboards tried to different HD's and a DVD RW drive
locked up windows XP and windows 7 ult 64 bit

Other Thoughts: I should have spent three more dollars and purchased a new DVD /rw drive instead of trying to save a couple of dollars.
if you read these reviews and see multiple lockups its all true
Save yourself the time and just get a new drive

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  • Brandon C.
  • 9/20/2010 9:07:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsack

Pros: it's cheap.

Cons: this jsut wouldnt get along with my system. i meant to return it, jsut never got around to it. it was cheap enough that i don't care. maybe it'll work in the future on another system?

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for purchasing our Syba products. We are sorry to hear that the product has stopped functioning as it should be. Please refer to our reviews. We have good reviews for this item. This item works with all operating systems. I would like to point out that we can also issue RMA returns. We always try to provide the most reliable products to our customers and all products come with at least 1-year warranty. So please don't hesitate to contact us at for replacement or question.

Regards, Syba Customer Service KN 092210

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  • Eric C.
  • 4/30/2010 5:44:45 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo not buy

Pros: Works intermittently.

Cons: I bought 3 of these things, and I was highly disappointed that I had to buy additional power adapters to get them to work. I tried with 2 Seagate 500Gb drives (different models), and they would not work what so ever. The drives work fine with a USB adapter I also have. I did get it to work with Western Digital 200GB and 100gb drives. I only use it on the 200GB as I have an IDE for the 100GB, and after a random amount of time, the device becomes unrecognizable, causing windows to crash/hard lock. This issues has become more and more frequent as time progressed and now, my system locks up every hour or so when the device is connected.

Other Thoughts: I ran a Speedfan S.M.A.R.T. test on the 200Gb drive, and everything checks out fine.

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  • John E.
  • 12/27/2009 10:21:45 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Worked just fine under Knoppix 6.2 -- I needed to copy the contents of an old IDE drive over to a newer SATA one.

Cons: The volume wasn't recognized by Windows 7, 64-bit edition, although the bridged IDE drive did show up in the device manager tree as a SCSI disk device.

Other Thoughts: Make sure the IDE drive's jumper is set to Master. Your power supply will need both a free SATA power connector and one of the older-school 4 pin molex power connectors. You will also obviously need a SATA data cable. None of these are included.

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