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Q: SATA Adapter

Im lost. I have an external hard drive that I use for school. I need to connect it to my computer at home. It has IDE cables. Im not sure which to get for it. Help?

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A: SATA Adapter

Cheaper than an actual adapter (and faster)would be a PCI SATA controller card. This one has IDE connections as well. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816124009
Note that versions costing less than 35$ only come with SATA1 speed.

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I want to transfer data from my hard drive in my laptop (Lenovo Y480) to a hard drive in my desktop. the cables for the sata adapter do not fit the hard drive from the laptop. Is there a different form for a 2.5 hard drive and a 3.5 hard drive?

A:sata to usb adapter cable dosen't fit sata hard drive in laptop?

Does the drive have an adapter need to remove to expose the SATA conenctors? I don;t see anything about the Y480 not having a standard SATA drive and laptop and desktop SATA connectors are the same.

Maybe post pictures of both the drive and your SATA cables.

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Hello guys!We are trying to install a Crucial m500 960Gb SSD into the hard drive bay adapter for the w540.While the drive fits, once it's connected is not snug and kind of "rattles" inside the bay adapter.It turns out that you need one of this little adapter/spacers that are present in the actual main SSD that came with the machine.We've searched everywhere for the part number or even it's name, with no luck.
Here's the picture of the part:
Link to image
How can we get one?
Shouldn't this part be included in the Hard Drive Bay Adapter IV?
Thanks so much for your help!Nicolas E.
Moderator note: images totalling more than 50k converted to links per forum rules:  Lenovo Community Participation Rules

A:SSD "adapter/spacer" missing in ThinkPad 9.5mm SATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter IV for W540

No one has ever wanted to install a Crucial m500 SSD in the Hard Drive Bay Adapter?

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I wanted to know if there is a way to connect a SATA hardrive to an older motherboard that has no SATA connection

A:Adapter to connect SATA HD to motherboard with no SATA connection?

You can always use one of these PCI SATA adapter cards: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=pci+sata

A computer as old as you're describing will likely have an old type standard PCI slot, and NOT a PCI-E (PCI express). be certain to verify which slot you have, before you make a purchase. These are two entirely different interfaces, which are not interchangeable.

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The mother board is an ASUS P5Q? I know the adapter is working because I can hook the cable that comes from the case to another sata slot shut down turn the enclosure on and boot and I have a third hard drive. But that is not how I would like to do it. If the mother board would recognize the enclosure it would give me an icon in the tray to shut it off and I would not have to reboot to back up something.

Thank u for any help

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Hello, I've bought a lenovo 510-15isk laptop, so far, great laptop!But i have a question. Where normal the dvd drive is now a empty tray, i knew that when i purchased the laptop.You can insert there a another hdd in the plastic housing. ( there are holders inside for the hdd and you can read the maxium thickness of the hdd)But you need a sata and power adapter from the hdd to the motherboard. My question, is there a adapter from lenovo, and does someone have a serialnumber?I've searched online and read the manual but couldn't find anything so far. Best regards,  

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I managed to get hold of part 01HY319 for my trusty T460 and all works fine. It looks like this and converts from an NVME M.2 drive (M-key) to SATA Express connection on the motherboard.  SATA Express is only x2 PCI lines (rather than the 4 you get with "full" NVME support) so I was interested in performance. Performance before with a 1TB Crucial MX500 SSD SATA drive was like this  Performance afterwards with the 01HY319 part and a 1TB Samsung 960 Evo NVME drive was like this  Hope this helps anyone considering the upgrade.

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I recently bought a USB to SATA/IDE adapter so I could backup data from several old laptop IDE HD's. Worked great! Now I am trying to use on standard IDE hard drives and I can't veiw the data. The system i'm using is running XP. Would anyone now why these hard drives show up in Device Manager as being seen as hardware but no data can be viewed?

Thanks in advance for any support on this matter!


A:USB to SATA/IDE adapter

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I just picked up the above adapter. I comes with its own power source. I picked this up to get the info off of a hard drive from my old computer that is dust. The mb is shot but the hd is fine. Now when I hook up a cd/dvd rom drive to this adapter and plug the usb into my new machine with Vista, it detects it and shows the drive and it works, no problem. But when I try the hd it detects it, installs the drivers and then says it is ready to use but the drive or a new mass storage drive letter does not show up. Under device mgr it just shows the title of usb device not mass storage. Again, the attached hd does not show up under my computer so I have nothing to double click on or open to get to my files. Any ideas? My new computer all updated bios and chipset drivers so I'm pretty much set there.
Thanks for any help.

A:IDE/Sata to USB 2.0 adapter

go to control panel, admin tools, computer management, disc management

after plugging in the drive, select assign letter or add drive letter.

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I am trying to use a usb adapter to move files off my old hard drive (ide) onto my new system (sata). It does not show up in windows explorer but does in disk management. It wants to initialize the drive which brings me to the question of whether or not that will erase my files on old drive which I am trying to access. I have read thru several forums and have seen some yes some no answers, at this point I am totally confused, I can not afford to lose the files on the old drive. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

A:Ide/Sata usb adapter

Quote: Originally Posted by alibren

I am trying to use a usb adapter to move files off my old hard drive (ide) onto my new system (sata). It does not show up in windows explorer but does in disk management. It wants to initialize the drive which brings me to the question of whether or not that will erase my files on old drive which I am trying to access. I have read thru several forums and have seen some yes some no answers, at this point I am totally confused, I can not afford to lose the files on the old drive. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Old drive (with data) is initialized (what OS?) and so should not be or you will lose the data. New drive (empty) may need to be initialized before use.

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I have a good connection from HD thru the adapter to this computer, both Vista home premium. What I want is the Photos that were on my desktop. What should I be looking for in the hard drive to get these. I back up every couple weeks but went to an air show and didn't back these up and would like to get them.Where would they be

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I just purchased an adapter to convert a sata hard drive to be used with an ide controler. When i go to install windows XP it recognizes a hard drive but can only see an unknown disk of unknown size. The adapter is an RXD 629A, the hard drive is a seagate baracuda 250GB

A:ide to sata adapter

Most of those adapters don't work right, sorry to say.

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ok here's the deal. I have built my own computer. It's not great, but it does everything I need it to. The only problem I have with it is it only has one ide slot. It has four sata slots open, but none of my stuff has sata plugins. They all have ide. Is there an adapter out there that will convert the sata slots on my motherboard into ide slots? If so what is a good one to use.

A:sata to ide adapter?

I think a good solution would be to get a PCI card with IDE controllers. Of course, you need a free PCI slot but the card should have two controllers (connectors) that will handle two IDE devices each.

Click here to see an example of such a card. Mind you, I'm not endorsing this exact card since I don't have one. However, it's to show what I'm talking about.

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He guys today i buy new optical bluray drive.but its interf with sata and i have ide port..

And i only want to know that the sata to ide adapter will it slow the transfer speed or burning speed..
Pls reply fast

A:sata to ide adapter

if their is only ide then then you will need an adapter so if it slows transfer speed not much you can do about it but get new motherboard. burn speed you will want to burn at the lowest speed anyways to get the best quality burn.

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Hi all,

I just finished building my new PC, And a stupid error on my part, I just noticed I only have 1 IDE slot, the rest are SATA. Now i'm looking for an adapter or two to hook up my DVd drives...I tried a PCI Card with the option for IDE..but the dirvers would not install, plus i'm running Vista.

So bottom line can anyone suggest a good Adapter to plug in my IDE drives to my SATA ports


A:Recomindations for a IDE to SATA ADAPTER

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I have an old 80GB WD hard drive (IDE) and I want to use it on my newer PC, which uses SATA. I got a IDE to SATA adapter on eBay, and before I try to hook it up, I wanted to know if there's a high probability of some sort of short circuit or something that may fry my power supply.
I'm not at all concerned about what may happen to the old hard drive, but I am concerned about the rest of my PC.

Thanks for any info on this.

A:IDE to SATA adapter - can cause malfunction?

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I just got my new Vantec IDE/SATA to 2.0 USB Adapter installed. I use it on my laptop to give me extra storage space.. or plan to.. this drive already has a good copy of Win 7 installed and i'd like to boot into it from the USB adapter so it will be easier for me to find out what i need to back up.

I did try to boot from USB and windows does start to load then crashes.. I don't know if it's due to the Vantec unit or if I just need to repair the MBR on the drive. The drive has been sitting in a safe place for about 8 months not being used.

A:Can you boot Win 7 from a Ide/Sata to UBS adapter?

There is a way but its not worth it if you ask me, Use the Drive as storage or send it to me, Ill use it.

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I have just recieved the dvd rewriter drive I purchased on ebay I dont know if I was careless reading the write up, but the back socket looks like a sata socket is there such a thing as an adapter to change sata to ide. Thanks.

A:dvd drive adapter sata to ide

Heres one; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812186007

Or shop around with keywords "SATA to IDE adapter" at pricewatch.com and tigerdirect.com.

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I recently purchased an IDE to SATA adapter. I plugged the IDE end into the harddrive but when i tried to plug the SATA end into the mobo the SATA connectors were "above" the connections on the mobo this is on a Toshiba laptop.
Are there certain adapters for certain laptops? I`m new to these and thought they would all be the same as the research i did on the net said nothing about there being different adapters for different laptop mobo`s.
The only reason i bought one was because my hdd died and i have a few spare ide hdd`s and instead of buying a new hdd i thought i`d try an adapter.
All info greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: IDE to SATA adapter

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Hello, I am trying to connect my SATA DVD drive to my Dell PC Via "3 PORT SATA SERIAL ATA + 1 IDE VIA 6421A PCI CARD". My Dell Is an XP Home edition 2004 and when i Connect everything together the PC will not fully boot. I have tried connecting it through all three IDE plugs, i have tried unplugging all other IDE plugs and only using the SATA Adapter's and the Mother boards and i have tried using the USB's IDE plug but when i Boot the System it says that the primary drive 0 seconadry drive are not found. I have a way of powering the DVD drive Via Molex CK3 mini and have tried booting both with the drive on and the drive off. Once before, I had gotten the PC to boot by using the secondary drive's IDE and leaving all other IDE ports in tact and the PC booted but now i have tried everything and i can't get it to Boot again.

How do i get the PC to boot and detect my SATA DVD drive through my SATA IDE Adapter?

A:IDE to SATA adapter not working

SATA to IDE adapters typically do not work (or work properly) for CD/DVD drives.

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I have a brand new core 2 duo system i'm building with an Intel DG965WH board. The only HDD I have and would like to use is IDE/ATA. This is a problem on my board because it is an SATA board. I'm using the only PATA/IDE channel for my optical drive and tried putting the harddrive on that channel as a secondary drive but that gave me alot of problems. A friend recently gave me an adapter that connects to my IDE harddrive and allows me to connect the drive using a SATA connnector. I powered the drive and the device using a floppy power connector in the adapter. When I boot the machine, before I even get a chance to go into BIOS, the system freezes with a black screen and gray solid cursor that doesnt blink. If I disconnect the device, the system boots fine without the harddrive. Any ideas or suggestions? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Can't get new drive on External USB to Sata adapter to boot

I just did a clone of my hard drive (250GB) to a new hard drive (500GB) using Clonezilla.

The dirve appears to have copied correctly except for signature conflict since I now have
two HDs with the same signature.

I took the 250 drive offline (physically) and attempted to boot the 500GB drive using the
external USB to SATA connector.

Window 7 logo came up, then gave me choice to "Start Normally" or "Repair"
Start Normally showed Windows Icon and then threw me back to BIOS.
"Repair" locks up (freezes) as doesn't recognize my keyboard.

Putting the 250 drive back, system boots as before.

1) With all this new "Secure Boot" and UEFI is their anything I need to do differently -- BIOS setting since drives are Not the same size?
2) Any idea what's up?


A:Booting HD through USB to SATA Adapter

If that is a W7 system, it should boot. I cloned my system the other day (with Macrium) and that booted immediately from my external drive.

A UEFI system is another matter though. With UEFI and on the high seas you never know what is going to happen, LOL.

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okay.. some partitioning with PartitionMagic went wrong a few days ago on one of my computers, and it won't boot anymore. In Winternals Disk Commander off of a bootable CD, I can see all of the files that I would like to recover off of my hard drive.. but it won't let me back the data up to anything but a floppy, which obviously isn't an option.

Anyhow.. what I want to do, is to use another hard drive I have, which has XP installed on it, to boot off of, and then rescue the files from the failing hard drive. My motherboard only has SATA connectors though.. and the spare hard drive is IDE. I got an IDE to SATA converter (Syba).. but it's not working.

When I connect the IDE with the adapter, the hard drive is set to master.. all cables are connected.. all power plugged in, but I get an error message.. something like, "Media Check failed. Please check cables."

Anybody know what's going on? I know the hard drive is fine.. I can boot off of it fine on another computer, where the mobo supports IDE drives... Could the converter be the problem?

I can't see the drive in the bios either... I've tried changing a few settings, but nothing seems to remedy my little problem.

Any ideas? I'd be thankful

A:IDE to SATA Adapter Problems..

You're saying you don't have any cdrom drives in your computer? That's strange. If you do, remove the cable from one of those and attach the IDE as a slave or if only one cd drive, attach the IDE to that cable as Master.

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Howdy gents,
I've been browsing everywhere on the internet, but I just cannot, for the life of me, find a SATA power supply header to molex adapter. (As in, SATA female to molex male.) Do they even exist, or is there some voltage issue that renders such an adapter not possible?
Backstory, if you're interested:
I bought a new power supply while trying to address my Machine_Check_Exception issue I was having a while back. (FTR, it did turn out that that's what was causing the problem after all.)

Now, it's a nice Antec 400w that had a super-fat rebate, but I swear, nowhere on the box did it say it had four SATA headers. I expected one or two, maybe three at most... but this thing has four. I don't have any SATA devices, and I'm going to order some new case lighting and I really don't want to start using splitters or go ballistic with pass-through connectors. I should have done my homework before buying this PSU, but the rebate deal on this thing ended the next day.

A:SATA/Molex Adapter

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First of all, I know this is a really long post, but I tried to include all the information I've acquired so far. Thank you in advance for reading through this whole thing to help me

In anticipation of a new HD I'm going to be getting soon for my laptop (I hope) I've been trying to decide what to do with my current laptop HD. I want to use it as an external HD for storage (or maybe to boot other OS's off of, I haven't decided yet). So I searched through eBay and basically found two solutions to use it as an external HD: A SATA/IDE to USB adapter, or a HD enclosure, with different pros and cons for each. I also have several older internal desktop HDs around my house that I'd like to use as external storage devices as well, so that plays a part into what I want to get. I'm going to list the pros and cons of each possible solution that I can think of, and then if anyone has anymore that I didn't think of or more information about which setup is best or the questions I have, I'd appreciate it. I'm trying to decide which one is going to be best solution.

What I want: A way to interchange and connect internal laptop and desktop HDs with sizes up to 1TB to my computer through the USB ports. If the 1TB support isn't possible for my price range (Trying to keep it to $5 on eBay; no more than $10) then at a minimum it should support a laptop HD up to 500 GB. Preferably something hot-swappable, with as few cables as possible.Also, the more support for different types, connection type... Read more

A:IDE/SATA Adapter vs. HD Enclosure?

Sorry Adam, but I'm not very good on hardware so I wont be much help here. I've posted this exact thread over at TSF so you can benefit from the combined knowledge of the two forums:

IDE/SATA Adapter vs. HD Enclosure? - Tech Support Forum


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I have a Samsung SATA 250 gb HDD. I used a IDE to SATA adapter to attach the HDD to my Main boards IDE port. When I start the PC everything is fine, Windows loads normally and so on. But after 2-3 minutes the system totally hangs and then screen goes black. I had to unplug to restart the pc. Can anyone help me with this.

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I had troubles connecting my 3rd IDE hard drive (Seagate 80GB) to my new motherboard (Asus P5K). I bought a SATA->IDE adapter since the motherboard has only two IDE slots. That adapter was a cheap one. It didn't work. Strangely, once out of dozens of tries it did work, but only for one bootup (no idea why, tried everything).

Then I bought a new adapter, similar, but a bit more expensive and with some more leds on it for status reporting. It is also a basic attach-to-the-IDE-drive-model. The new adapter does actually work. This time, it fails to be recognized at every 10th boot or so though. The BIOS SATA recognition times out and the drive is not recognized. It will be recognized if I just reboot again (soft reset is ok).

What could cause this strange "random" behaviour? I have two main suspicions myself: the motherboard is faulty or the power supply is just at the limit. The latter is kind of not valid though in the sense that I think it doesn't matter if I add or remove peripherals, the behaviour will stay the same.

I don't think the drive is faulty since it worked fine with the previous system (different motherboard and power supply, no SATA to IDE adapter).

Now I also encountered a new problem: I get "Delayed Write Failed" in WinXP when installing a game. The drive will vanish from My Computer after that failure. I found many solutions to that and I have to try them one by one. But I was wondering if someone could connect the dots... Read more

A:SATA to IDE adapter not always recognized

I'd go with your assessment of an underpowered power supply. Do try disconnecting extra drives for a test.

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Hi all

I've searched for the answer to this query, but haven't found exactly what I'm looking for. Apologies if this is a duplication and I've missed it.

The HDD died in a spare PC a while ago and when I finally got round to buying a replacement I unfortunately bought a SATA one instead of an IDE. In an attempt to prevent more money wastage, I decided to try an adapter to try and get the new HDD working.

I've connected it all up, but when I try and install an OS the HDD is not recognised. Can some kind soul please talk me through any possible solutions or have I just cocked up (again ) and wasted my money.

Thanks in advance

A:SATA drive to IDE via adapter - HDD not recognised

XP does not natively support much new hardware, including SATA drives.

If you have an adapter, then none of the BIOS tips in what follows apply to you. You need the driver.

Installing XP on a SATA drive
Install Windows XP on SATA without a Floppy
Resolving "Setup did not find any hard disk drives" during Windows XP Installation
"Many newer BIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the BIOS and check the 'Sata Operation' setting, change it to 'Raid Autodetect/ATA' if it is not already. Now try to install XP (Verbiage will vary by manufacturer)" - Courtesy of simpswr.

BIOS settings to try:
Claymore said:

you can change the controller settings in the BIOS.

Restart the computer and enter the BIOS.
The location and type of setting will vary with the make and model of the motherboard.
Here are some:

MAIN menu
Select IDE Mode instead of AHCI Mode


SATA Drive Configuration
Select Compatibility (Mode) instead of AHCI (Mode)


Disable Auto
Enable Combination


Set to PATA mode

IDE Function Setup
OnChip IDE => Disabled
SATA DMA transfer => Enabled

Onboard Device
SATA => Disabled

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I have one Hiitachi Hard drive with data on it from my old computer.
I would like to transfer the data from this hard drive to my new computer.
For that I bought a USB IDE/SATA adapter from VZTEC, VZ-UA2259.

The old hard drive has two partitions. On the first Partition is Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. The second partition contains no system, just data.

Problem: I connected the Adapter with the old hard drive, plugged it in and I saw the two partitions. I was able to download some data. Automatically a driver was installed for the new hardware.
I disconnected the old hard drive to continue the next day.
Next day, I connected the old hard drive to my new computer and the partitions were not shown. Instead I got a message asking me to format the two partitions.
I disconnected the drive and re-connected it...Same problem.

I went to my second computer, also W7 HP64bit, Connected the hard drive.
First time worked, I saw the two partitions of my old hard drive. All following attempts failed to connect the disk.

What am I doing wrong?

A:USB IDE/SATA adapter, Connection problem.

If you can locate the HDD in "MyComputer" (WinKey + E) , then "Right-click" - "Properties" - "Tools" and schedule a CHKDSK for the faulty HDD after repairs has been made remove & reinsert.Post back!!

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My old laptop died of a bad hard drive controller but I managed to rescue the hard drive, so I thought I'd save money and scrounge up a laptop that didn't have a hard drive and stick the old one in. And without thinking about it any further, I bought one that required a SATA hard drive and mine was IDE. So far I've been unable to find anything so I have to ask: does an adapter to use a 44-pin IDE hard drive in a SATA notebook exist? I'd really appreciate any help anyone can give me.

A:Does it exist: Notebook IDE to SATA adapter

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I was looking at this and a question came up about which I know nothing. What is the difference between these:
SATA to PCMCIA adapter
Expresscard eSATA
The intended use is to connect an SATA hard disk or SATA burner temporarily to a PCMCIA card for data recovery or burning an image of a laptop hard disk when the laptop doesn't have a DVD burner of its own.

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I recently purchased a SATA to USB adapter in order to get some files from my old hard drives to my new laptop. The adapter works fine and I can access all the files of my old HDD's.

I also want to boot to my old hard drive but there seems to be something wrong. I changed the boot order in BIOS and selected the SATA to USB device as first option but when my laptop tries to boot, I only get the Windows 7 logo and then it restarts and asks to 'Repair computer' or 'Start Windows Normally'. I selected both options but it always ends up doing the same thing over and over. What could be the issue for that since my hard drive was booting just fine on my old computer?


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am looking for anyone who has had the need to take a sata h.d. and connect to an ide system via usb.

i am getting sata drives with problems and i need to move the data off the drive but my problem is my systems are still ide. would be nice to find an enclosure that the sata drive can snap into and then with a usb cable i can connect it to my existing system.

anyone have any recommendations.

A:sata to usb adapter or converter or enclosure

To my knowledge external enclosures only fit IDE drives.
You could install a pci sata controller card in your pc to access the drive.

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I have an Inland Sata Ide Cable Adapter, trying to retrieve pictures and video from harddrive when I dock it to tower it does not work. I hear humming but no pop up box to or anything.

A:Inland Sata Ide Cable Adapter

Are you supplying enough power to the disk?? Many hard drives need more than can be supplied though USB.

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I purchased a used Latitude E6230 laptop from my employer. They took out the HDD and I have a new one to install. Apparently an adapter is needed to convert the HDD SATA (horizontal) to the motherboard SATA (vertical).
Unfortunately I can't find it on DELL's site. Any idea how I can solve this? Thanks.

A:Latitude E6230 HDD SATA adapter

You need a HDD SATA interposer: Y5GVV - BRIDGE, CONVERTER, SATA TO MB, E6220
I've ordered a compatible one here: www.aliexpress.com/.../32661417091.html
And it works fine.
P.S.: Or you could search "hdd interposer E6230" or "SATA interposer E6230" or even "E6230" and choose needed part from one of the stores you like.

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I am not sure if this is in the correct section. I apologize if it is not.

I am trying to install windows xp on a brand new hard drive for my desktop (the old harddrive fried). The thing is the desktop is an older model and only has the cables for ide hard drives, not sata. So I am trying to install xp on the sata harddrive via the usb adapter.

i tried installing it using the desktop and i got an error message saying your computers start up program cannot gain acess containing the space you choose...etc

So i tried installing it using my laptop and everything went fine until at the end i got an error message. i plugged it into the desktop and booted from the install cd again and it did recognize the drive and the newly partitioned space. So how do i get the desktop to boot from the usb harddrive. Or can it simply not even use the sata drive?

thank you

A:installing os on sata harddrive via usb adapter

i'm confused. how can you plug it in your desktop when it has no cables for it (or even supports it in general) are you using an hard drive enclosure on the sata drive and connecting it via usb and then trying to boot from it?

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All the other problems seem to be the other way around.

My 2 DVD writers are on the primary IDE port. Had 2 x 80GB HDD's on the 2 SATA ports. Upgraded 2nd HDD to 320GB. No problems. Decided to use left-over 80GB HDD as backup disk. Installed an adapter. Plugged into secondary IDE port on motherboard. Did CMOS changes.

Booting up has three (seemingly random) results:
1. Boots up normally
2. Boots, but takes 6 minutes from "Starting Windows" to password screen
3. Never gets past "Starting Windows". This is the most common.

When it boots up normally I can use the drive. Formatted it. Changed label. Did system image.

Anybody had any success doing this?

Later edit: Tried with PCI SATA adapter and that works 100%.

A:SATA drive on IDE port with adapter

is Sata <-> IDE adapter set to master/slave or cable select? may help

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Recently bought a SATA HD adapter to read an old 3.5" HD. for some reason it only shows 53 GB instead of 120 GB. Also cannot see any old files that i had on there previously. Any way i can retrieve all the data?

A:Solved: SATA HD power adapter

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Hey everyone. I have a notebook that recently died on me, and I'm trying to back up the data from this drive. The drive is a: "40.0GB SATA II hard disk drive - 5400 RPM, 2.5-inch form factor, 9.5MM thick - with bracket". I purchased a SATA to USB adapter kit, which claimed to support all sizes of SATA and IDE drives. Unfortunately, the provided adapter does not fit the drive. I tried to take a picture of the problem, but it's a bit blurry, so this may or may not help.

Point is, the connector on the hard drive does not appear to be a typical SATA connection. Nor is it an IDE of some sort. The only difference I can think of is that the HDD is a SATA II drive. . .are the connections for SATA II a different size/shape than standard SATA?

Anyway. I'm not sure what the issue is, so if you can point me in the right direction, I'd be much obliged. Thanks!

A:Problems with notebook SATA to USB adapter

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Hello, hi, I hope someone can help me too.

I have an external hard drive that no longer works. I have taken out the hard drives from the enclosure (there are actually two 500gb SATA hard drives inside, but the computer reads them as one 1tb drive) and they can be read by an external dock that I already own (so I know that the hard drives still work at least).

My problem is that because of how the drives worked inside the enclosure they originally came with, the data is spread across both drives meaning I can't open or move the vast majority of it, because I can't connect both drives at once.

Does anyone here know of an adapter, or dock, or cable or converter that would allow me to connect both drives, but most importantly, have read the computer read them as one drive? I've found docks that have two slots, but I can't find any confirmation that these would read two drives as one. Is what I'm looking for even a thing?

Thanking you in advance.

A:Twin (2) SATA Adapter/Connector

Some pics would help..........

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I am putting lights inside of my XBox 360 case but I need a molex power cable.
The DVD drive inside the XBox is SATA powered.
Can someone help me find a cable that will allow me to still power the DVD drive, but also power some Molex components?
I think what I need is a SATA pass-through cable with some Molex connections. I have no idea where to look. I've tried some google searches but they haven't helped. I will be very grateful if someone can help find me an appropriate cable.
Thanks a lot,

A:where can i find a SATA to Molex adapter?

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I cannot find a power adapter that will take me from the new SATA power supply to a 4-pin molex.

Anyone know where I might find one?

A:Need power adapter from SATA to 4-pin molex

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I have a mini pcie mSATA card that I want to use for a desktop of mine. Kingston sm200s3 60GB

I believe there are only 2 options.
1. SATA > SATA adapter > mSATA card
2. PCIe slot > PCI adapter > mSATA card.

As far as 2. goes; I have found a card that fits into a PCIe slot which has an input for the mSATA card.

I know that this is not the ideal way to hook up the card but I don't see any more options.

Which is there better way to go or what am I missing?

A:Mini PCIe and adapter VS. SATA

Whatever has an mSATA interface for it will work.

From here SSD Kingston 60GB SM200S3/60G mSATA p/ Ultrabook,tablet - Atera Inform?tica

its a SATA 3 device, so for optimal performance you should use something that can guarantee enough bandwith to not bottleneck it.

PCIe bandwith depends from number of lanes used (a x1 card has one lane, a x2 card has two and so on) and the PCIe revision/version of both devices. The panel on the right here gives all speeds https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express so just multiply that by the number of lanes the card has and you will find out its bandwith. SATA 3 has 6 GB/s of theoretical max bandwith, although actual transfer speed does not go above 1 GB/s afaik.

This Mini PCIe PCI E mSATA Intel Samsung SSD SATA 3 III Adapter Card with Case | eBay

this SATA III Dual Port to mSATA X 2 w/ PCI-e Bracket | MSATA-2XS3-BKT

are examples of what you listed as 1, and stuff I would orient myself towards if my mobo had SATA 3 connectors already. Because... hey, why waste PCIe slots for that?

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ok my friend has a device to be able to use a IDE internal drive externally
via the usb port i was wondering would something like that be able to be found for a sata drive. The case i have only has 2 slots for sata and it came with a dvd lite scribe burner and a HD both sata but I unhooked the burner for now so i can use my other sata drive that already had my apps and music,movies on it from another pc. the cd burner that is hooked up is a reg ide I dont know what the name of the device he is using or if it even has a name but its pretty neat has a power cord for it and you put the hard drive in it well slide it in and he hooks the internal drive to the usb port thru it.

A:SATA hard drive external adapter

This one.



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A:Best inexpensive SATA/IDE internal to USB adapter device?

What adapter do you use?

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