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IDE - SATA Adapter?!?

  • Hard Drives
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  • Motherboards
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
March 11, 2007 3:50:41 AM

Ok, so everything I have is IDE

My motherboard (in my sig) only has 2 channels (2 devices on 1 port) and its driving me nucking futs!

I need something cheap that will give take full advantage of my drives performance. HDD drives and optical drives.

Will an adapter work for optical drives? If not, then I want something that will allow my 320gb 7200.10 drive to run full speed. No bottlenecks.

But if there are options that will work with opticaldrives, I can accept performance enough to run my optical drives at their full performance. (dvd/CDRW)

And ideas? I went to frys and they have these $20 dinky ones, but I dont they they will give me the performance I want or if they will work with optical drives.

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March 11, 2007 3:53:05 AM

From my expereince I would not worry about it too much. the last thing that bottel necks a HD's preformence is the controller speed.

ATA/100 is probobaly more then enought for most HD's in the market today. HD's so rearly reach their peak its pethetic.
March 11, 2007 4:01:36 AM

The issue is that I dont have enough IDE ports for all 5 of my devices... I need adapters to make them SATA :?

Sorry if I wasnt clear... :tongue:
March 11, 2007 4:41:36 AM

Yes, you will be able to fully benefit and get 100% same performance using the adaptor.