Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

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Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

Post by liquitt » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:39 pm

Post 'em here, so we can have a nice little overview. Also post which one's don't work or have problems etc. if you like.

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Re: Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

Post by justNer » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:54 pm

I've tested this - IDE-SATA01 ( http://www.span.com/product_info.php?products_id=6866)
It works well for both 2.5 and 3.5 inch drives, the lag is noticeable on 5400rpm drives, but that is to be expected I assume.
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Re: Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

Post by liquitt » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:12 pm

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... K:MEWNX:IT

biggest BS ever. hdd doesn't even power up....
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Re: Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

Post by yamaharacer » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:43 pm

works, but the the picture gets a little bit snowy. think there is a problem with the minus of the ide exi. when I disconnect the power supply of the ide->sata adapter the snowy effect disappears.

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Re: Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

Post by doktor_krotch » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:23 am

I think you're experiencing the visual effects of a ground loop. It's the equivilent of the low freqency hum that you get in poorly grounded audio systems. Stray currents from the adapter PSU are flowing through the video cable to the ground on your TV.

This really shits me because it's hard to fix without extra gear. The easiest way to do it is to use a digital connection, but that's obviously not possible for a gamecube. The next port of call is to see if you can substitute in a different PSU, one that doesn't have the same problem.

EDIT - A ground loop isolator will also work if you can find one for composite video.
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Re: Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

Post by emu_kidid » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:09 am

Yeah, the ATA PSU's I've used which haven't had a good ground loop produce this noise. I suggest either a ground loop on the A/V or on the ATA power adapter.
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Re: Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

Post by yamaharacer » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:05 am

and what can i do against this ground loop instead of buying a ne PSU? I am using a RGB cable.
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Re: Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

Post by kevstah2004 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:08 pm

Are sure it's not just the magnetic field created by the big fan psu's have? it's why sony and microsoft put cylinders on their wired controllers to cancel it out from washing machines, etc.
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Re: Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

Post by yamaharacer » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:18 pm

on my adapter which arrived yesterday I am using a PC ATX power supply there is no snowy effect. but with my friends one who use a seperated molex power supply he has still the snowy effect. doesnt matter which position the power supply has or if we shild the ide/exi adapter. the effect is everytime.
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Re: Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

Post by kevstah2004 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:58 pm

There called Clip-on Ferrites.
http://www.maplin.co.uk/clip-on-ferrite ... em3017-%29
Pin 2 doesn't need to be connected anyway.
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Re: Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

Post by yamaharacer » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:10 pm

already tried such a ferrit. but doesnt helped my friend.
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Re: Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

Post by kevstah2004 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:55 pm

Tried disconnecting pin 2?
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Re: Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

Post by yamaharacer » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:04 pm

which pin 2 do you mean?
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Re: Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

Post by kevstah2004 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:26 pm

On the molex connecter first black next to yellow, it should just push through with a pen or pencil.
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Re: Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

Post by yamaharacer » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:15 am

i will try it later.
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Re: Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

Post by emu_kidid » Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:36 am

Could it be that the issue is that the ground is not shared, from the GC to the ATA Power supply?

I've got zero noise if I wire a common ground from the ATA Power supply (GND) to the IDE-EXI solder point in between the 3.3v and 5v (connector P4).

Although, some ATA power connectors (decent $20 not $4 eBay ones) don't have this problem to begin with.
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Re: Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

Post by kevstah2004 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:18 am

The 80-wire cable provides one ground wire to each signal wire. This reduces the effects of electromagnetic induction between neighboring wires, the connector has a grounding rail along the body to earth all the extra shielding wires in the cable.
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Re: Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

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Re: Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

Post by Jaecus » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:30 pm

I have just made an order from china, and this IDE-SATA adapter is included:
Very cheap price so, not expecting it to be perfect. I will post with how well it is, when my order arrives.
https://www.dealextreme.com/p/40-pin-id ... card-29745

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Re: Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

Post by liquitt » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:31 pm

Jaecus wrote:I have just made an order from china, and this IDE-SATA adapter is included:
Very cheap price so, not expecting it to be perfect. I will post with how well it is, when my order arrives.
https://www.dealextreme.com/p/40-pin-id ... card-29745

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i have one from ebay that looks reeeeally similar, and that doesnt even power on the harddisk
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Re: Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

Post by Jaecus » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:38 pm

haha ok, i'll be expecting the worste then.
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Re: Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

Post by liquitt » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:03 pm

i still have 2 to review and will post them here then!
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Re: Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

Post by aleomark » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:50 pm

I'm using these one: Kingwin ADP-06 SATA to IDE Bridge Board Adapter

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it cost usd 10 plus other usd 10 for shipping in eBay
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Re: Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

Post by Benni » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:10 am

I use a DIGITUS 33151 or 33150.
Then i use a SATA cable to make SATA cables longer, a Sata to E-SATA Adaptor and at least i use an E-Sata Cable and a HDD in an E-Sata Case!
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Re: Recommended SATA -> IDE Adapters

Post by dilav » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:26 pm

I have tested a few adapters from eBay with SunPlus SPIF223A bridge chips and they work without a problem.

Edit: Here is a picture of one of the working adapter.
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