Has anyone used any of these in the past and have any recommendations? Have an old P4 I still use and the hard drive has begun to make a high pitch noise and I have decided to keep this unit alive for a bit. I would ideally go IDE-->SATA-->Solid State Drive. ANY past experiences are welcome as well.
I picked one up on eBay from a China retailer for about $10, including shipping. I see a few similar devices rebranded by NA companies that sell for about $20 plus shipping. There is probably not much difference between the two.
Not sure how they would work with SSD drives but IDE is so slow it might be a waste of a good SSD drive. Any version of SATA is faster than IDE so it probably doesn't make much difference as long as the drive's SATA port is backward compatible.