Solved Converting IDE to SATA Tags: Motherboards Cable Hard Drives SATA Connection Last response: February 12, 2014 7:59 PM in Motherboards Share D35TR0Y3R February 10, 2014 8:05:51 PM I need to convert a ribbon data cable to a SATA connection on the motherboard for 2 optical drives and a HDD. What is the cheapest and most effective way to do this? Thanks. More about : converting ide sata Reply to D35TR0Y3R Best solution Gam3r01 a c 110 V Motherboard February 10, 2014 8:17:09 PM This is what you need http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Highly recommend only using that if you have to. The HDD could fail at any time, as it is aging is its a IDE drive. But that will get you running. I recommend getting a new SATA drive/Optical drive as soon as possible. Reply to Gam3r01 Share D35TR0Y3R February 12, 2014 7:07:11 AM Thanks. Reply to D35TR0Y3R m 0 l Related resources Converting a IDE Drive to SATA Drive - Forum Trouble converting IDE HD to SATA MB - Forum IDE to sata converter not working - Forum IDE to sata converter not working - Forum Help with IDE disc drive with sata converter - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer D35TR0Y3R February 12, 2014 7:11:44 AM Would this also work? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... The other one seems like it might be too thick to fit between the drive and case. I don't see any reason why this wouldn't work, but I'm not quite an expert in this field. Thanks again Reply to D35TR0Y3R m 0 l Gam3r01 a c 110 V Motherboard February 12, 2014 3:41:08 PM That adapter changes SATA to IDE. You are trying to go from IDE to SATA. Reply to Gam3r01 m 0 l D35TR0Y3R February 12, 2014 7:59:56 PM Gam3r01 said:That adapter changes SATA to IDE. You are trying to go from IDE to SATA. I didn't even notice that, thanks. I suppose I'll buy the original one posted in this thread, I've got to get 4 of them. Thanks for the quick replies by all. Reply to D35TR0Y3R m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedPCI to IDE card is better or IDE to SATA converter better Forum SolvedNew f2a85V-pro, PATA CD with IDE-to_SATA converter; system doesn't see CD Forum SolvedIDE to SATA converter problem Forum SolvedHard Drive only spins after connecting ide-sata converter Forum looking for a internal ide to sata converter Forum Solvedide to sata or usb converter Forum SolvedIDE to SATA converters for laptops Forum SolvedIs there a device that converts two ide devices with one ribbon into SATA Forum SolvedIDE TO SATA CONVERTER Forum IDE to SATA converter for laptops? Definite proof? Forum PATA/IDE/SATA converter for HP nx6110 Forum How efficient is an IDE to SATA converter? Forum XP cant see DVD RW when connected through a IDE to Sata converter Forum BIOS NOT DETECTING IDE HDD that has been converted to SATA Forum IDE SATA converter not working Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !