I was browsing ebay for hard drives and came across this auction for an IDE to SATA converter. Claims that it converts any IDE hard drive to SATA, and has ports for SATA data cable and SATA power cable.
Is this just a scam?? Like isn't the data transfer rate controlled by the hard drive itself, and not dependant entirely on the cable??
Or would it be just a hard drive connected via SATA interface but speed of an IDE??
OK, here's the deal. I got this Addonics ADIDESA. Works fine on a hard drive. Can't do a normal boot when used on an optical drive, Toshiba SD-M1712 DVD-ROM. However, will boot into safe mode. Windows XP Home SP2 and Intel D865GBFL.
My previous Abit IC7-Max 3 board would only recognize ide drives attached to Abit adapters- others would not work. Keep in mind that you gain nothing in performance by attaching an IDE drive to a SATA controller.
Abit IC-7 MAX 3 mb, P4 3 GHz (800 FSB), 2 GB RAM, 200+ GB hard drive space, 550 watt Antec Truepower PS, ATI Radeon 8500 AIW, Audigy 2 Platinum Pro ZS, Adaptec 2940UW, Sony DRU500A, Plex Premium, Toshiba SD-M1612-S, Plex PX-40TS, Win XP Pro.