My Abit AT7 Max2 motherboard supports SATA drives, and came with one converter, which I have plugged into my bog-standard Maxtor 40GB ATA133 hard disk. I was just wondering whether it is actually worth it. I have now plugged my DVD-ROM drive into IDE1 and my CD-RW and LS-120 into IDE2 (I used the drives from my old system and a new 52x CD-RW). Will I notice any increase in speed, or will it be slower since I have used this adapter? I have assumed I can use IDE1 and IDE2 as well as the serial ATA.
Unfortunately I can't test it because I don't have a graphics card yet (another thread - click here if interested).
That's mainly why I used it. Because my LS-120 floppy drive is IDE, it means I can have the DVD and CD-RW on separate channels, and the LS-120 can go on with either of them. This will mean I can copy CDs "on the fly" without any trouble.