- IDE to SATA
- 18.11" Cable
- Compliant with SATA Gen 1.0
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Your mileage may vary 02/22/2014
This review is from: Vantec IDE to SATA Converter - Model CB-IS100
Like other users, I bought this to reuse an IDE optical drive in a new all-SATA system I built. The new system uses a B85 motherboard with AHCI BIOS. The form factor of this device is better than alternatives - you don't risk breaking anything by inadvertently pulling a drive out of the system with this attached.
Even after taking pains regarding drive jumpering and making sure of the connections, this unit recognized the optical drive only intermittently with the BIOS in IDE mode, and rarely (and unreliably) in AHCI mode. Therefore of no practical use to me. Like the title says, your mileage may vary. The problems may relate to specific hardware/BIOSes.
I ended up buying a SATA drive. This item costs too little, and shipping too much, for it to be worthwhile returning. A particular disappointment because earlier Vantec purchases worked out well, raising expectations.
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