Every now and again there a few simple and somewhat useful bits of kit that come onto the market that assist in making slightly older systems and their components work with newer technologies.
The majority of these are adaptors for converting from one interface to another such as we have here today. With this comes the question of whether such devices hinder with the performance of the connected drives or media for what you would otherwise see from a direct connection.
The SATA II to IDE adaptor is designed for those out there of whom still run on a system that does not have SATA capability on the motherboard yet would still like a cost effective solution for using newer technologies. When looking at users who still utilise the IDE interface, their remains a stumbling block that stops them in their tracks.
This is mainly down to IDE hard drives not really being manufactured over 500GB, and for a large percentage of users today, 500GB just doesn’t cut it.
Of course you then have the option of buying multiple drives, but if you require 3TB’s of storage, this can lead to quite a few hard drives, and that can then pose problems if your chosen chassis can’t support the amount you need.
SATA on the other hand, has a lot more flexability with regards to hard drive capacities and allows for large single drives to the do the same job, but wouldn’t it be nice if you could couple that with your older IDE based system, which leads us to this adaptor, which allows you to do that very task.
The SATA to IDE converter covers a range of Ultra-DMA speeds upto 150Mb/s and also has a 48 bit LBA (Logical Block Addressing) which breaks the capacity limit of 137Gb.
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