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Sandberg 135-60 Hard Disk Converter £14.99 @ Play (£19.99 rrp) delivered + 4% Quidco (5% RAC/UCAS/Varsity)

£14.99 @ Play.Com
Could be useful for some, handy item at a good price, with Quidco etc takes price to £14.25ish, The Sandberg Hard Disk Converter resolves a well-known connection problem, allowing you to connect y… Read More
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8y, 2m agoFound 8 years, 2 months ago
Could be useful for some, handy item at a good price, with Quidco etc takes price to £14.25ish,

The Sandberg Hard Disk Converter resolves a well-known connection problem, allowing you to connect your old IDE hard disk to a SATA connector on a newer motherboard, or connect your new SATA hard disk to an IDE connector on an older motherboard. The adapter can be installed in just a few minutes, and it can be stored out of the way inside your computer, leaving your external adapter solutions free. English user guide

* SATAlink SPIF223A chipset
* Compliant with Serial ATA specification
* Supports 3.5 IDE and SATA hard disks
* Supports large and small 4-pin power connectors
* Up to 150 Mbit/s transfer rate
* Automatic Serial ATA 3.0/1.5 Gbps speed negotiation
* Connectors: 1 x IDE, 2 x SATA, 1 x 4-pin power

* 1 Sandberg Hard Disk Converter
* 1 SATA connection cable
* 2 Power cables
* 1 User guide
* 1 Warranty card
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#2
Bought one of these (equiv) of ebay for 3 quid - works fine until I try to boot from it (am using a sata with an ide mobo) and it can not find a boot disk?

Using internal ide channel is obviously a lot quicker than externally via usb2
#3
m1chaels
Bought one of these (equiv) of ebay for 3 quid - works fine until I try to boot from it (am using a sata with an ide mobo) and it can not find a boot disk?

Using internal ide channel is obviously a lot quicker than externally via usb2


Probably should have bought this one then;-), i have bought so many things from ebay that are similar to the orginals and been left let down, in the end its just a lot less hassle to buy the branded makes, have endless cheap usb hubs, useless dvd-r's, mp3 players etc, try to stick to spending a bit more and not getting hacked off.
#4
m1chaels
Bought one of these (equiv) of ebay for 3 quid - works fine until I try to boot from it (am using a sata with an ide mobo) and it can not find a boot disk?

Using internal ide channel is obviously a lot quicker than externally via usb2


Do you mean that windows setup cant find your hard drive or that the bios cant detect it, because if windows cant pick it up you need to provide it the drivers on floppy disk for sata stuff
#5
i reckon deal extreme will sell a similar thing for 27p
#6
thats a lot of money for an adapter isnt it?
#7
swafe
i reckon deal extreme will sell a similar thing for 27p


$5.49 Delivered

Think that's the similar cheapo alternative
#8
Bios 'sees' HD despite it being 150gb but gets upset if you try and look at the drive in detail in bios setup
Once in windows the drive works fine. Cloned boot drive and it will boot from the ide sata drive as long as the original HD is still connected, remove the original HD and it gets upset?

Mr Pants
Do you mean that windows setup cant find your hard drive or that the bios cant detect it, because if windows cant pick it up you need to provide it the drivers on floppy disk for sata stuff
#9
clondikemike
Probably should have bought this one then;-), i have bought so many things from ebay that are similar to the orginals and been left let down, in the end its just a lot less hassle to buy the branded makes, have endless cheap usb hubs, useless dvd-r's, mp3 players etc, try to stick to spending a bit more and not getting hacked off.

It has taken me 43 years to realise that the old saying 'You buy cheap you buy twice' is really very true......

LOL - probably still buy something like this though - I likes my gadgety things :-)
#10
Mr Pants
Do you mean that windows setup cant find your hard drive or that the bios cant detect it, because if windows cant pick it up you need to provide it the drivers on floppy disk for sata stuff



Pretty sure that you only need the drivers from a floppy if you are using RAID, windows should pickup SATA drives OK :thumbsup:
#11
m1chaels
Bios 'sees' HD despite it being 150gb but gets upset if you try and look at the drive in detail in bios setup
Once in windows the drive works fine. Cloned boot drive and it will boot from the ide sata drive as long as the original HD is still connected, remove the original HD and it gets upset?


might be something to do with master/slave settings... have you tried removing the IDE drive and plugging the SATA(with connector) into all the different IDE connections?
#12
zafonic
It has taken me 43 years to realise that the old saying 'You buy cheap you buy twice' is really very true......

LOL - probably still buy something like this though - I likes my gadgety things :-)


If someone could confirm that this will let you boot off a 150 gb sata drive from an old ide board then I would be happy to agree but I suspect there may be some sort of technical/bios issue rather than the adaptor per se.
#13
droitwichgal
might be something to do with master/slave settings... have you tried removing the IDE drive and plugging the SATA(with connector) into all the different IDE connections?


Yes, have tried, Any other suggestions gratefully received. I was wondering if it might have been the clone software I used?

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