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 Post subject: SATA converter for IDE HDD
PostPosted: May 18th, 2012, 6:56 
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It really isnt something new, and for 3,5" IDE HDD there are quite some
adapters available - if they only would work .....

For the 2,5" HDD I found 2 or 3 on the market, but they are made in a
way that the 2,5" HDD cant be connected completely - and have a loose
contact during operation.

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Finally I decided to find my own solution - and we have now perfect working
adapters for 3,5" IDE HDD
and
let redesign adapters for the 2,5" IDE HDD - which now work also perfectly.

For the 2,5" we offer it in a bay - to use the drive like 3,5" HDD for SATA ports.

Here is the link for details:
http://www.computerdoktor.at/besondere-hardware-2/2-5-sata-adapter-fur-ide-hd.shtml

Again - just to be clear - its an adapter to connect (old) IDE HDD to SATA ports

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 Post subject: Re: SATA converter for IDE HDD
PostPosted: May 19th, 2012, 5:08 
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What about putting a 2.5 sata drive into a pata laptop. I'd like to see an adapter like that which actually works.

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 Post subject: Re: SATA converter for IDE HDD
PostPosted: May 19th, 2012, 12:28 
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1st: You wont find an adapter which does fit into the drives bay of the laptop
together with the 2,5" SATA hdd

2nd: There is a huge amount of adapters IDE (port) to SATA HDD on the market,
but usually for 40pin PATA (IDE) cable to SATA connector. So you would need
additionally an 3,5" to 2,5" adapter
or this one
http://www.ebay.de/itm/SATA-Female-to-4 ... 25629183a1

But allthough this adapter is small you wont get it into the laptop bay - and
would need an extra cable to run the 2,5" SATA hdd externally. These 44pin
cables respectively their connectors are lousy (i.e. bad conncection).

Solution: There are CD-Rom bays available to connect a 2nd ide hdd into a laptop.
Perhaps one can modify such a bay for SATA use .... I still have new ones
on stock - got them for a biz which never realised.... Who needs them
for postage + a million :mrgreen: ?

Just the question whether is worth it to invest time and money into an old laptop
with ide port ....?

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