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IDE to SATA adaptors?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Saberu, 15 May 2006.

  1. Saberu

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Feb 2003

    Posts: 3,263

    Location: Stafford (uni)

    Accidentally bought an IDE drive enclosure when I needed a SATA one.
    Yes I know I'm an idiot but the description said it was compatible with all 3.5" drives so I assumed it was a combo one. So I need to know if you can get IDE > SATA adapators please. I know you can get SATA to IDE but I need IDE to SATA.

    edit: Well I found the type of adaptor I'm looking for, only problem it was a manufacturer website that only deals in bulk orders I think. I guess thats given me some hope though.
     
    Last edited: 15 May 2006
  2. Phemo

    Soldato

    Joined: 6 May 2004

    Posts: 5,549

    Location: Portsmouth

    Yes they definitely exist, I've got one here - it's a small card that plugs into an IDE port which then has two SATA ports on it. Cost me about £20 I think.
     
  3. Saberu

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Feb 2003

    Posts: 3,263

    Location: Stafford (uni)

    Problem is I need one that is a socket IDE connector rather than a plug because I need to connect it to a plug IDE connector.