IDE - SATA Adapter?!? Tags: Hard Drives Performance Motherboards Storage Last response: March 11, 2007 4:41 AM in Storage Share Clob 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. More about : ide sata adapter CommanderKeen 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. Clob 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: Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer AshyN March 11, 2007 4:41:36 AM Yes, you will be able to fully benefit and get 100% same performance using the adaptor. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedide to sata adapter Forum SolvedSATA to IDE adapter? Forum Need help with SATA Hard Drive to IDE (ATA-133/100) Adapter Forum SolvedSATA to IDE Adapter Forum SolvedWhat's a reliable USB to SATA/IDE hard drive adapter? Forum SolvedSATA to IDE adapter for laptop? Forum SolvedIDE to SATA adapter Forum Solvedcan you boot ide hdd to sata adapter Forum SolvedUse IDE to SATA adapter with HDD Dock?? Forum SolvedHow to install ide to sata adapter? Forum SolvedWhich HDD adapter do i need? (IDE to SATA) Forum SolvedIDE to SATA adapter Forum ide to sata adapter Forum ide-sata adapter . Forum IDE to SATA Adapter? Forum USB to IDE/SATA adapter for Windows 8 hard drive Forum Laptop hdd showing up as raw on usb to ide sata adapter Forum Problems connecting SATA HDD to IDE pc via Dynamode IDE-SATA-SI adapter Forum Using SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter Forum Odd issue with Rosewill SATA-IDE Adapter only under Windows 7 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !