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Vantec Single Port SATA to IDE Converter - Model CB-SP100
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2 out of 5 eggs follow up to "poor description review" 07/28/2010

This review is from: Vantec Single Port SATA to IDE Converter - Model CB-SP100

Pros: N/A

Cons: N/A

Other Thoughts: Contacted the manufacturer of the SATA optical drive I was trying to my motherboard and they recommended using a PATA SATA adapter board that clips on to the back of the device. Contacted Newegg and they refunded my money in about 3 minutes. So, the customer service score is Vantec zero, New Egg seven (by a touchdown.) To reiterate, the Vantec technician could not understand the power connection problem and was not even sure I had a Vantec product (I had to describe it's color before he was sure it was theirs.)
***In summary*** - if you require a way to connect a SATA device to an IDE device and you already have a means of powering the SATA device independent of the adapter, then this product is ok.

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Vantec Single Port SATA to IDE Converter - Model CB-SP100
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggs poor description 07/28/2010

This review is from: Vantec Single Port SATA to IDE Converter - Model CB-SP100

Pros: I cannot rate the positives, because the device cannot be connected without cables which are not included in the original package.

Cons: What you receive is an adapter board with an IDE connection on one side and an SATA Data connection beside a 4 pin power connection on the other side. In my case, I intended to connect a new SATA optical drive to an IDE connection on an older motherboard which had an insufficient number of SATA connections.
The adapter package supplied by Vantec allows me to connect the adapter to the motherboard, and the SATA Data on the adapter to the SATA Data on the optical drive, ***but *** then there is no way to power optical drive without a SATA to 4 pin power cable.

Other Thoughts: If you purchase this adapter, be sure you have a way to power your SATA drive. In my opinion, it is not accurate to describe this product as offering "SATA to IDE" as "converted" if the device's power has also not been converted.

When I called Vantec's customer support the person was not only unable to help me, he was unsure if I had in fact purchased one of their products because of a slight difference in the product code.

I would have rated the product as one egg, but I cannot actually say that it doesn't work as it has yet to be connected...If you have the means to power your SATA device via a 4 pin connection then perhaps this is the right product for you.

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Display Name: Octavius W.

Date Joined: 01/14/07

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