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Scan code: LN51801 Manufacturer code: PATA2SATA3

StarTech Bi-Directional SATA to IDE (PATA) Adaptor

StarTech.com Bi-Directional SATA to IDE Adapter Converter

Scan code: LN51801 Manufacturer code: PATA2SATA3
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Product Overview The PATA2SATA3 is a bi-directional SATA IDE adapter/converter that lets you connect a Serial ATA drive to a legacy IDE port, or an IDE drive to a SATA motherboard port.

A cost-effective solution for upgrading existing IDE systems to support SATA hard drives or optical drives, the SATA/IDE adapter eliminates the expense of having to purchase a controller card while saving the expansion slot that would be required for card installation.

In addition to SATA hard drive installation, the adapter can be reversed in order to connect older IDE drives to a newer SATA-enabled motherboard, making it easy to retrieve old files from a previous system. Features • Bi-Directional support for IDE-to-SATA or SATA-to-IDE communication
• Compatible with PATA (IDE) 100/133 MBps hard devices
• Compatible with SATA revision 1/2/3 (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps) devices
• Supports SATA/IDE ATAPI devices, such as CD/DVD optical drives
• Fully compliant with Serial ATA 1.0a specifications, with transfer rates up to 1.5 Gbps
• Compatible with Master/Slave/Cable Select modes for IDE devices
• No driver or software required

Connector Type(s)IDE (40 Pin; EIDE/PATA) Female
SATA (7 pin; Data) Plug
SP4 (4 pin; Small Drive Power) Male
Humidity90% RH
Operating Temperature0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature-40°C to 150°C (-40°F to 302°F)
Chipset IDSunplus - SPIF223A
Drive Size2.5in & 3.5in
Number of Drives1
LED IndicatorsHDD Activity - Green
Power - Red
Package Contents
Included in PackageBi-Directional SATA IDE Converter
Instruction Manual
SATA Cable
SP4 to Dual LP4 Y Power Adapter
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight150 g [5.3 oz]
Type and RateSATA I (1.5 Gbps)
Physical Characteristics
Enclosure TypePlastic
Product Height11 mm [0.4 in]
Product Length61 mm [2.4 in]
Product Weight20 g [0.7 oz]
Product Width50 mm [2 in]
OS CompatibilityOS independent; No software or drivers required

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12 months
Return to base
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
1 months
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StarTech Bi-Directional SATA to IDE (PATA) Adaptor
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