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pata (ide) to sata converters





technology.sponge
i hav 2 dvd burner i want to connect to my mobo. however, i want to avoid using the 1 port avilable and sharing it in master slave with 2 drives.

would a sta to ide card affect performance at all? ie bandwith, latency etc

and does anyone know any good brand for this?
ezekiel_rage
technology.sponge wrote:
i hav 2 dvd burner i want to connect to my mobo. however, i want to avoid using the 1 port avilable and sharing it in master slave with 2 drives.

would a sta to ide card affect performance at all? ie bandwith, latency etc

and does anyone know any good brand for this?


This is a quote from a review site;


Unlike standards such as PCI-E and AGP, PATA and SATA have been able to coexist in a very conservative manner - motherboards now days won't force you to go with one or the other, you can choose - heck, you can even mix between the two. The reason for this is SATA has still yet to really distance itself from PATA and its incredibly aged IDE setup - it doesn't have the speed increase touted before release and for some people, the more efficient cabling system is all but efficient when involving potential loose and flimsy connections thanks to the rather poorly designed standard SATA connections.

So with that said, PATA is still considered by many as the HDD standard of choice - IDE cables are not ideal, but when using specialised rounded cables, they become far less of a problem air flow wise and actually aren't too bad in comparison to SATA cables. The HDD makers are aware that not everyone has bought into the rather slow moving SATA market so you'll still find high end HDD's featured on the PATA standard


and in my opinion if you have arealy good IDE Hard Drive, with features like a large cache, 7200RPM spindle speeds and large storage capacity, upgrading to SATA drives will have a barely noticable effect.

With a sata to IDE card, i assume you mean a SATA controller. If I'm correct all controllers are PCI based, so you can only go as fast as your PCI bus allows.

Hope this helps
technology.sponge
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With a sata to IDE card, i assume you mean a SATA controller. If I'm correct all controllers are PCI based, so you can only go as fast as your PCI bus allows.


i actually meant an inline device not the pci controllers. the devices are a small card that has an ide copnnector sodlered on it, has a sata connector for thr mobo and a power connector. ie you can plug you ide devices into a sata port.

if u google sata to ide converters, u can find products lyk dat.
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