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    Default anyone used internal IDE to Sata converter

    hi
    has anyone faced any problems using these converters, my asus p6tx58 board has got no IDE sockets and i still have a perfectly working dvd writer. i dont want to get SATA dvd writer jsut for this reason, as il be getting bluray soon.

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    Default Re: anyone used internal IDE to Sata converter

    I've got an IDE hard drive using one of those, and haven't had any problems, although cabling can be messy. (Just make sure the converter is powered )
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    Default Re: anyone used internal IDE to Sata converter

    I bought some of these things from eBay once, but they only supported hard drives and didn't work with anything else (I think they lack support for ATAPI) - and even then seemed to have problems with my SATA controller in AHCI mode.

    They advertise them as being CD\DVD compatible on TradeMe but these same ones (with the same picture) are also on eBay. After the ones I bought didn't work, I asked the eBay seller if they were 100% sure that it worked with CD\DVD and they said they didn't know.

    I would ask for a 100% answer of compatibility and an agreement of a refund if they did not work, before I purchased them.

    If you don't want to bother, there are some others (but more expensive) that are probably better anyway.
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    Default Re: anyone used internal IDE to Sata converter

    SATA DVD burners are going for about $45 on Trademe - lots cheaper than the older IDE burners, so upgrading the drive is an attractive option.

    However, personally, I think Blu-Ray is likely to be a disappointing option in terms of media cost and poor reliability.

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    Default Re: anyone used internal IDE to Sata converter

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul.Cov View Post
    SATA DVD burners are going for about $45 on Trademe - lots cheaper than the older IDE burners, so upgrading the drive is an attractive option.

    However, personally, I think Blu-Ray is likely to be a disappointing option in terms of media cost and poor reliability.
    im not going to go for bluray burner, i meant a good speed bluray reader and a dvd writer, when the prices are reasonable ill buy it.
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    Default Re: anyone used internal IDE to Sata converter

    How much do you want to spend on one?
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    Default Re: anyone used internal IDE to Sata converter

    I gave up on the IDE-SATA converters and just bought an expansion card with IDE port.
    I recommend eBay as the ones here are stupidly expensive.

    For about $15 you can get a JMicron JMB363 with 2x SATA 3Gb/s ports and one IDE port which uses PCI-E 1x interface.

    There are other variations which use PCI or have more ports etc.

    I got this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/eSATA-SATA-II-ID...-/180505191175

    PCI version: http://cgi.ebay.com/2-SATA-1-eSATA-1...-/180503543470

    Without SATA ports: http://cgi.ebay.com/2-Port-IDE-ATA-1...-/180503066809
    Last edited by Agent_24; 26-05-2010 at 12:13 PM.
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