MCM Electronics

Bidirectional IDE to SATA Converter By Distributed By MCM (ADA-SY-BIR-IDESA-BP)

2.5 stars 3 reviews
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Connect an IDE hard drive to your motherboard's SATA controller or connect a SATA hard drive to you IDE motherboard header with this RXD639 SATA to IDE converter! It features the SATAlink SPIF223A chipset and supports 3.5-inch IDE and SATA hard drives. It's compliant with SATA specification and supports up to UDMA/133 drives!

Specifications Top

  • Bidirectional IDE to SATA Converter
  • General Features:
  • SATAlink SPIF223A chipset
  • Compliant with Serial ATA specification
  • Supports large and small 4-pin power connectors
  • Ultra low power consumption
  • 150 MB/s transfer rate
  • Automatic Serial ATA 3.0/1.5 GBps speed negotiation
  • Connectors:
  • One (1) IDE connector
  • Two (2) SATA connectors
  • One (1) 4-pin power connector
  • Regulatory Approvals:
  • UL
  • CE
  • TUV
    Part Numbers
    MCM Part #:83-11254
    Distributed By MCM Part #:ADA-SY-BIR-IDESA-BP
    Package Specifications & Dimensions
    Weight:0.12 lbs.
    Warranty:90 days
    Need to Return?
    Length:7 in.
    Width:6 in.
    Height:1.5 in.
    Shipping Information
    Extra Shipping Charge:No
    Drop Ship:No
    Catalog Pages
    MCM Cat 57, Page 369
    MCM Cat 56, Page 342
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  • Product Reviews Top

    • by Machexster

      on 9/6/2011

      Works like it should for what I want.

      Overall: 4 out of 5

      It actually is inside a flimsy plastic case and is not just an exposed circuit board. So that is kind of good. I had success using it to connect a SATA Hard Drive to an older Firewire IDE bridge board. I was also made sure to set my HD to 1.5 GBps setting.(jumper on HD) The adapter only supports that and not the higher SATA speeds.

    • by csylvain

      on 2/23/2011

      Overpromised and underdelivered

      Overall: 1 out of 5

      Having powered both the board and the drive by separate feed, I found this product did not work as an IDE to SATA converter. No jumper setting on the IDE CDROM drive, not Cable Select, not Master nor Slave had any positive effect. Both SATA connectors were tried, too. In one case, the BIOS would 'hang' for a while and not recognize the drive. In the other case, the BIOS would complain right away there was nothing active on the SATA port. For what I needed this product to do, it sadly did not deliver.

    • by ae4ef

      on 2/4/2011

      Not detected

      Overall: 2 out of 5

      I only had one IDE slot on my motherboard, so this was purchased to free up my IDE slot. So, I was trying to make my IDE hdd appear as a SATA drive. The led light comes on (on the small converter board),but no joy on boot up when attached to the SATA connector. Great idea if it worked.

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