IDE ATA-133 to Serial ATA SATA Converter

dmueller6

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SmurfBoxMasta

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Been there, done that.... It works well enough for normal everyday uses but not for things like video or other I/O intensive work.

However, that ad you linked to seems a bit odd looking, as if it was made up by a 2 yr old. Plus it is a bit misleading, stating that the adapter will turn your old drives into next gen high speed devices.......uh huh, yea right :p

IMHO, I would just get an external case and the portability that comes with it too, for just a few more $$........
 

adcx64

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Those have been known to lead to data corruption, so i do not reccommend this. You could very well ruin some data on your drive.
 

dmueller6

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I think because its in an enclosure that it may look weird. I do have an external usb case but then i need to have 2 cords , usb and power going to the thing. With the adapter, it should fit in the g5 case and no one can see it. I know about the performance hit, but new drives are crazy high right now.
 

skinniezinho

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back in the athlon xp time, this came with a very well known motherboard, the abit nf7-s, so if it is a good one I guess you won't have problems.
I had a cheapo one and when I used it ,it worked fine.