Is there a SATA to IDE driver?

  coppens1 18:30 25 May 2018
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I purchased a Hard Disk Drive 7+15 Pin SATA to USB 2.0 Adapter, but it doesn't work with my Dell Desktop (IDE) which does not have internet access.

Since the item works with my Dell Inspiron Laptop and my HP Netbook, I think the problem is the lack of a driver for the item.

When I connect the device ( with my 320GB SATA hard drive attached) to a USB port in my computer, I get the message "Found New Hardware MTP Device". But nothing happens and the device never connects. I believe it is searching for a driver that is not on my computer. Would you please help?

  rdave13 19:22 25 May 2018

Your Dell Desktop (IDE) has no sata drivers so it cannot see the drive. Check Dell's site for your Desktop model to see if drivers available. It could be too old though.

  rdave13 19:39 25 May 2018

Might be worth investing in one of these . I've not purchased one or used one but at the price it's well worth the risk I think.

  rdave13 19:46 25 May 2018

More expensive ones on same site with power adapter might be worth a look.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:14 25 May 2018

Yes its a driver problem, what operating system are you using XP, 7?

  coppens1 16:49 26 May 2018

Dear rdave13, I already have the 7+15 Pin SATA to USB 2.0 Adapter. It works with 2 laptops, and a netbook. They all have SATA drives.

My Dell Desktop is model OptiGX260. I didn't see any SATA-IDE driver on the Dell support website.

  coppens1 16:51 26 May 2018

Dear Fruit Bat /\0/\, It is an XP system. Where can I find the driver? Dell support website doesnt have it.

  HondaMan 17:02 26 May 2018

I have one of those kits and it works very well, if a little slow compared to an inbuilt drive. Speaking personally, I wouldn't be without such a piece of hardware.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:18 26 May 2018

click here bottom of page or click here for direct download for 32bit syetem drivers (XP included its a zip file so you need something like peazip or 7zip to open it

  rdave13 22:24 26 May 2018

Dear rdave13, I already have the 7+15 Pin SATA to USB 2.0 Adapter. It works with 2 laptops, and a netbook. They all have SATA drives.

Check the link again as it has an IDE to USB 2 connector so no need for drivers.

  rdave13 22:42 26 May 2018

Dear rdave13, I already have the 7+15 Pin SATA to USB 2.0 Adapter. It works with 2 laptops, and a netbook. They all have SATA drives.

Check the link again as it has an IDE to USB 2 connector so no need for drivers.

Appologies, you're connecting a Sata drive to an IDE system so *Fruit Bat /\0/* is correct.

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