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January 20, 2013 8:08:36 AM

Hi,I wanted to ask if it is possible to change a SATA Hard drive into a PATA hard drive and if you can will the difference in the
RPMs cause any problems?
a c 82 G Storage
January 20, 2013 11:01:25 AM

Why would you want to do that? Not enough SATA ports? The transfer speed will be negatively affected, not the drive's RPMs.

A StarTech PATA2SATA3 Bi-Directional SATA/IDE Converter should meet your requirements, but converters are not always problem free.
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a c 82 G Storage
January 20, 2013 1:45:32 PM

zdbc13 said:
These will work. Yes transfer speeds are not as good as regular SATA.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The first converter can be used to connect an IDE device to a SATA port, but it may not work for the OP who wants to connect a SATA device to an IDE port.

I wouldn't recommend a converter that none of the reviewers could get working as it most likely won't work for the OP. Are you successfully using one of those?

The following adapters may work?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (no reviews)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 20, 2013 4:58:45 PM

GhislainG said:
The first converter can be used to connect an IDE device to a SATA port, but it may not work for the OP who wants to connect a SATA device to an IDE port.

I wouldn't recommend a converter that none of the reviewers could get working as it most likely won't work for the OP. Are you successfully using one of those?

The following adapters may work?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (no reviews)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks I just ask because I have an old computer from 2002 that I wanted to get working again,but the only problem is that the Hard drive will not spin and I have an extra 120GB SATA on hand but that computer's motherboard only has PATA ports.Do you think the SATA to PATA converters will work?
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a c 82 G Storage
January 20, 2013 6:15:52 PM

Probably if you get a good converter, but nobody can guarantee that it will work. Based on reviews, I'd give the KINGWIN ADP-06 or the BYTECC IDE Adaptor a test. If you can afford it, the more expensive Addonics ADSAIDE SATA To IDE has good reviews on Amazon.
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January 20, 2013 6:23:37 PM

GhislainG said:
Probably if you get a good converter, but nobody can guarantee that it will work. Based on reviews, I'd give the KINGWIN ADP-06 or the BYTECC IDE Adaptor a test. If you can afford it, the more expensive Addonics ADSAIDE SATA To IDE has good reviews on Amazon.


I will test it and see if it works out,also If you are able to convert 2 SATA drives into PATA will you need to set one to a slave drive? I ask because some of the converters do not have the master/slave jumpers like on a normal IDE drive will you need to get an adapter with the jumpers or it won't matter?
I just ask out of curiosity.Thanks for the replies.
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a c 82 G Storage
January 20, 2013 6:35:58 PM

If you read the reviews, you'll probably come up to the conclusion that a single drive works best when using such a converter. I prefer cable select, but you may have to configure the converter for master or slave (not all converters can be configured).
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January 20, 2013 7:18:51 PM

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