IDE drive to SATA host

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

  1. Posts : 10
    windows 10
       #1

    IDE drive to SATA host


    I an trying to reuse old IDE drives and DVD writers in a system that only has SATA on board. I bought two kinds of adaptor board for it but none of them works. Here are the two boards:
    IDE drive to SATA host-81bbzcujbvl__ac_ss350_.jpgIDE drive to SATA host-aghb_1_20180815997688303.jpg
    I've tried them on 2 PCs (B75 and Z97 chipset, both run Windows 10), 3 old IDE HDDs and 2 IDE DVD writers. I've tried all combinations of the above and none of them works. I even tried both SATA ports on the first board (red) just in case the label on it is wrong but neither of them works. The first board is "better" then the second one in the sense that BIOS and windows' device manager recognized the devices and showed their brand and model number, but disk management said that the HDD needs initialization. But when I initialize it, it said I/O device error. The second one didn't even appear in BIOS and any windows 10 functions.

    If I only use one board then I would say I got a faulty card, but both not working indicate that it is not bad luck. Appreciate if any of you can tell me is there any setting or configuration that can make them work?
      My Computer

  2. das10's Avatar
    Posts : 2,759
    Win 10 pro 20H2
       #2

    Is there a jumper on the IDE Drive which you can change to select it as a Master ( if that doesn't work then CS/Cabl Select ) ?

    (Presumably you also connected the power cable for the IDE drive which is the old style molex).
      My Computer

  3. cereberus's Avatar
    Posts : 12,008
    Windows10
       #3

    senderj said:
    I an trying to reuse old IDE drives and DVD writers in a system that only has SATA on board. I bought two kinds of adaptor board for it but none of them works. Here are the two boards:
    IDE drive to SATA host-81bbzcujbvl__ac_ss350_.jpgIDE drive to SATA host-aghb_1_20180815997688303.jpg
    I've tried them on 2 PCs (B75 and Z97 chipset, both run Windows 10), 3 old IDE HDDs and 2 IDE DVD writers. I've tried all combinations of the above and none of them works. I even tried both SATA ports on the first board (red) just in case the label on it is wrong but neither of them works. The first board is "better" then the second one in the sense that BIOS and windows' device manager recognized the devices and showed their brand and model number, but disk management said that the HDD needs initialization. But when I initialize it, it said I/O device error. The second one didn't even appear in BIOS and any windows 10 functions.

    If I only use one board then I would say I got a faulty card, but both not working indicate that it is not bad luck. Appreciate if any of you can tell me is there any setting or configuration that can make them work?
    Is it really worth it - the drives will be slow, low capacity and old?

    Failure rates on old drives accelerate especially if over five years old.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 913
    CP/M
       #4

    Just a guess: these adapters require connection to power source; is your power cable (attached to white connector) ok? And I agree with das10 that IDE device has to be properly set as Master by jumper.

    I use this adapter Axago RSI-X1 - Adapter | Alza.cz for connecting SATA DVD drive to IDE motherboard interface; unfortunately I have no direct experience using it in reverse order, but as can be seen at Reviews page, people say it works fine.

    btw I do not understand why some sort of users is not able to reply directly to question asked but they have to express their unrelated opinions...
      My Computer

  5. storageman's Avatar
    Posts : 1,020
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.572
       #5

    I have one of these (Also have many IDE drives) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NAUIA6G...Support%2010TB It works in a pinch.


      My Computers


  6. Posts : 1,361
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #6

    you're better off using an external adapter and connecting those IDE drives to a USB 3.0 port.

    get something like a Ugreen USB 3.0 to Sata IDE adapter combo kit.
      My Computers

  7. clam1952's Avatar
    Posts : 811
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 build 19042.906
       #7

    Better getting a PCI IDE card. Example: kenable 2 port ATA-133 PCI IDE RAID Card for 4 PATA: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics Don't have to set them up as raid.

    I use one in a Linux box, old drives are great for trying out various OS's on.
      My Computers

  8. cereberus's Avatar
    Posts : 12,008
    Windows10
       #8

    muchomurka said:
    Just a guess: these adapters require connection to power source; is your power cable (attached to white connector) ok? And I agree with das10 that IDE device has to be properly set as Master by jumper.

    I use this adapter Axago RSI-X1 - Adapter | Alza.cz for connecting SATA DVD drive to IDE motherboard interface; unfortunately I have no direct experience using it in reverse order, but as can be seen at Reviews page, people say it works fine.

    btw I do not understand why some sort of users is not able to reply directly to question asked but they have to express their unrelated opinions...
    We express opinions as sometimes the person asking the question does not always think through all the angles, and asking why often leads to a different path being taken.

    Do you answer every question without asking why?
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 913
    CP/M
       #9

    cereberus

    Question: What is wrong with my adapters used for connecting internal ide hdd/dvd drives to sata mobo ports.

    "Answers":
    - Ide drives are slower and lower capacity (he knows), older drives tend to failure (not always true).
    - Use usb external adapter (for internal drives, of course).
    - Use pci add-on card (whether your mobo has pci port and whether it is free is irrelevant).
    No answer to original question in all cases.

    Do you really think this is normal? If yes then we are living in two different universes. I hope.
      My Computer


  10. Posts : 913
    CP/M
       #10

    Addendum to post #4:

    Make sure you use 80-conductor IDE cable, not 40-conductor one. And attach your IDE device using connector at the end of the cable, do not use connector in the middle.
      My Computer


 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:25.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums