IDE to SATA adapters

  carryduff 18:11 05 Feb 2010

Help please,I bought a new Sata DVD drive and of course when I opened up the computer I discovered that the old one had IDE fittings. Exchanging the unit is not an option and I was wondering if any of the advertised adapters would solve the problem without spending a lot of money, Thanks

  Diemmess 18:17 05 Feb 2010

If you buy a SATA case for you new drive it will connect via a USB cable and bypass the IDE/SATA problem. (relatively cheap)

You will then have an external HD which can be used like any other

  Technotiger 18:34 05 Feb 2010

If on the other hand, you do not want an external drive, this would do the job ...

click here

  MAJ 18:34 05 Feb 2010
  Devil Fish 19:08 05 Feb 2010

few solutions here

click here

  kjrider 19:20 05 Feb 2010

click here

I have bought 3 so far, and at less than a £5 they (Inc P&P) are great.

Did have one with a faulty PSDU, but they replaced it.


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