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Rated 5 out of 5 by LadyRiverRat Good Price. Easy to use. Works great!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by william21157 bridges the gap btwn old and new computer hardware
I was skeptical at first, because most controller interface boards on the market work in an raid configuration. I didn't want a raid board but just conversion between IDE & SATA. To my surprise Walmart carried it for $6.00 less then my computer catalogs. The Vantec board plugs into the IDE slot on your computer 's main board. A floppy drive power cable (supplied) supplies power to the board. The SATA cable(supplied) connects between the board and your hard-drive. Board comes with all cables to install for one SATA hard-drive. Worked well to 2 hard-drives. Sorry don't know about a CD or Optical drive. Didn't have one. The company also makes similar on that plugs into PCI slot. Helps bridge the gap between your old computer and the new hardware.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rivenmaster A great option for old motherboards!
I had an old XP machine that required a motherboard replacement. Older motherboards do not come with many Sata ports. Having this converter was the answer for adding two additional HD's. Old XP machines make excellent servers for a home network and having this little devise was a life saver to help keep this pc going another 10 years or so.
Rated 5 out of 5 by AFreind I needed SATA on the computer and this was the best way to achieve it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thomas07 Great Idea
We had an older HP computer that my wife uses here at home. It is the IDE stystem and the hard drive failed. We had a newer HP that was damaged by a close lightning strike which took out the power supply and motherboard. Cost to repair was greater than the vaule. I tested the hard drive and it was good. Now that we needed a hard drive in this old HP, began to look into installing this newer hard drive. This little converter made that possible since it was a SATA hard drive. It also had data on it from before the lightning hit. We are delighted to have this old computer back in service at only the cost of this little converter. It was really simple to install and put into service. Just unplugged the old IDE cable and plugged right in. Then hooked the SATA drive to it with the provided cables. Even had power cable was provided. The SATA drive works great in the old computer, probably faster than the old IDE drive.