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BYTECC SATA Adapter SATA to IDE Converter For Drive
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3 out of 5 eggs Works OK, but not AHCI mode for me 08/19/2012

This review is from: BYTECC SATA Adapter SATA to IDE Converter For Drive

Pros: It works fine for me in BIOS IDE mode, only.

Read previous reviews about Master/Slave settings.

The SATA cable in my package was 18" long.

Cons: You'll want to snip the somewhat long power connector leads protuding from back of board to reduce the chance of it shorting out to your device. Adding an insulating pad would be wise. What were they thinking with the supplied power adapter cable? Should have been one male, one female 4-pin and the floppy drive end. Instead, you get two female 4-pins and the floppy drive end. If you don't have your own separate floppy drive cable power, you'll need a workaround solution.

Other Thoughts: Sadly, I wanted to use this with my board in AHCI mode (Asus P6X58D-E). Configured this way, it took the BIOS 1-2 minutes to decide that it even wanted to let me veiw the BIOS screen. After a brief check, I rebooted to a Win7x64 OS mechanical SATA drive and after several minutes got to the Desktop. Had to uninstall the MS SATA controller driver and use the Intel ICH10R to get the drive to work, though (OK). Then, rebooted to a Win7x64 OS SSD drive. Windows startup stalled out and never made it to the Desktop. Had to do a forced shutdown.

Conclusion: If you're going to run your computer in IDE mode, you can probably get this to work. If you're running in AHCI mode, based on my particular setup, you may not be successful. Your better choice (unless you require the drive to boot) may be a similar style bridge card with USB out.

Hope my experience with this is helpful and leads someone smarter than me to offer a better answer as to why it works for some and not others.


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Display Name: Richard W.

Date Joined: 12/28/06

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