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SATA to PATA converter

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Darkedge, 23 May 2005.

  1. Darkedge

    Darkedge New Member

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    Having problems with my sata interface and booting in windowsxp 64 - so I'd like to try and use a SATA drive through my perfectly working PATA interface.

    Does anyone know where in the UK i can buy a SATA drive to PATA cable converter?
    ta
     
  2. Highland3r

    Highland3r New Member

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    Have you set sata as boot, and does the boot drive have sata drivers on it?
     
  3. ben_jt

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    Found an identical query from a few days back...

    Is this thread the same as what you're asking? If so, see my reply in there.

    :idea: :search:
     
  4. Darkedge

    Darkedge New Member

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    it's what i want and yeah i'd like it to be sold in the UK please :(
     
  5. ben_jt

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    Read it again - the product I linked to is on a UK online shop!!

    www.megadataonline.co.uk, specifically... (No idea where the other guy found it cheaper though)
     
  6. Darkedge

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    aha! thats the one.
     
  7. Darkedge

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    actually no it isn't thats ide to sata not the other way round. I need to plug a SATA drive into a PATA IDE interface.
     
  8. DeathAwaitsU

    DeathAwaitsU I'm Back :D

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    Not possible afaik, sorry.

    [EDIT]Nevermind, i didn't think you could do it that way but by the looks of it you can, expensive peice of kit tho :( [/EDIT]

    Death
     
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  10. ben_jt

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    THis is the second time this has been misunderstood... the device works as you want it to, like so:

    [MOTHERBOARD PATA CONNECTOR] -> [MAGICAL CONVERTOR BOARD] -> [SATA CABLE] -> [SATA DRIVE].

    You plug this into the IDE controller on the motherboard, and get two serial ATA connectors to connect your serial ATA devices to.

    That's what you said? Plug your SATA drive into a PATA interface? Here's your piece of kit.

    :wallbash:
     
  11. Darkedge

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    right - I checked even with the makers site and that isn't clear at all.. shame that site doesn't have any in stock :(
     
  12. riluve

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  13. Darkedge

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    riluve they are US and don't ship to UK.
    The others still out of stock
     
  14. Atomic

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    Buying a cheap HDD is gonna be easier than sourcing such a non-standard convertor.
     
  15. riluve

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    Oh
     
  16. wharrad

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    Could try a SATA PCI card... They're getting pretty cheap these days. Allow you to add another drive or two in future aswell.


    Yep, I know that'll put the drive through the PCI Bus, but just one drive won't be hurt much.
     

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