- Serial ATA at 1.5Gbps (150MB/sec) Compliant with Serial ATA 1.0 specification Automatic SATA 1.5Gbps speed negotiation Supports PIO Mode 0-4 Supports ATA Host Bridge Supports 3.5" SATA hard drives and
Piece of Junk 02/21/2009
This review is from: Koutech IO-ASA110 IDE to SATA Device Adapter
Nice design (if it worked).
The molex connectors are the cheapest I've ever seen. The individual plugs are so badly machined that whenever you attempt to plug the unit's male molex connector into your PC's female plug, the male plugs either push out the back end of the male molex plug, or the plug tines will start to splay out and become unusable (I had to use a needle nose plier to press the male plug tines to a usable state).
I attempted to get this adapter to work with 3 different IDE drives. I had already verified that each IDE drive was recognized by my WinXP and Vista systems when these systems were booted with the drives set to 'slave' (also tested in 'cable-select' mode). Neither OS could recognize the drives when the IDE to SATA adapter was connected. I verified that the drives were spinning up and that the adapter's power light was on.
This leaves me with two possiblities: A) Either the adapter is broken, or B) The thing is so badly engineered, it wouldn't work anyway.
I have never been unlucky enough to buy anything from NewEgg that was not a quality piece of equiment, so I guess there's an exception to every rule. NewEgg really needs to test some of the product they sell. If they had even taken a perfunctory look at this piece of junk, they would never have put it in-stock.
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