Ide HDD to SATA motherboard convertor

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By dbonniwell
Jan 6, 2007
  1. I bought a mobo with only one IDE parallel connector.
    I have use that IDE for the DVD and CD drives.
    SATA needs to be hooked to the HDD. I have a 40g master and 250g slave hdd.
    I found adaptors or convertors, on the i-net that allow me to use my IDE HDD with my SATA motherboard.
    do they work and will they affect gaming? Any one have any experience or know?
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    They work well, i'm using one right now. I have a 200gig ata connected to it.
  3. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 638

    You could also get a new IDE controller for PCI and use that.
  4. dbonniwell

    dbonniwell TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 145

    can you tell me more about this IDE controller card, What are they and what exactly do they do? can I hook two HDD to one card?
    and do they make them so you can use a PCI-e 1x slot? as my PCI slots on the board I purchased are already called for.
  5. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 638

    You can buy them with more than one channel and for every channel you can connect 2 HDDs so yes you can do that.
    I'm pretty sure they make them for PCIe x1 too.
  6. dbonniwell

    dbonniwell TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 145

    If I go with the convertor, since I have 2 HDDs 40g Master and 250g slave, how do I set the jumpers on the HDD when using this convertor.

    here is the website for the adaptor
  7. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    The manual will tell you, but i believe cable select and master settings work fine with it.
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