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Old 2012-03-01, 06:45 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 2012-03-01, 07:10 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 2012-03-01, 07:12 PM   #3
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Are you able to use any SATA drive, including SSD, on the IDE channels? Or do some work and not others?

Also, I take it since all the SATA drives are backwards compatible, none of the converters are labeled as SATA2 or SATA3.
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Old 2012-03-01, 07:14 PM   #4
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Ebay also a long time ago. One failed quickly. One is good still.
3.12 shipped looks good to me.
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Old 2012-03-01, 07:14 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 2012-03-02, 05:56 PM   #6
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You'll find some at Dealextreme in china. Read the opinions of owners telling you which ones are best to get.
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Old 2012-03-05, 07:25 PM   #7
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If you've got a PCI-E slot open, consider using a SATA controller card instead. The cost won't be much different, and you won't be limited by the IDE interface.
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Old 2012-03-08, 05:01 PM   #8
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I've used a few in Tivos that only accept IDE drives. never had a problem. Ebay....
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