Is there a SATA to IDE driver?

  coppens1 18:30 25 May 2018

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?

  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

  coppens1 17:44 01 Jun 2018

Dear Fruit Bat /\0/\, I downloaded

Driver Version: 1.42.2 Release Date: 2002-04-03 File Size: 628.86K

Supported OS: Windows 10 32 bit, Windows 8.1 32bit, Windows 7 32bit, Windows Vista 32bit, Windows XP

and I will try it. Thanks, JC

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