IDE to Serial ATA Converter

Looking to get more speed out of your hard drive, hot swap capability and better air flow in the over crowded interior of your desktop computer? Addonics Serial ATA line of product is your answer.

The Addonics IDE-Serial ATA converter is the most cost effective solution for converting standard IDE and ATAPI devices to the new Serial ATA interface standard. Designed to mount easily behind the back of any IDE hard drive and ATAPI devices such as DVD-R/RW, CDRW, DVD-ROM, the IDE-Serial ATA converter can also mount onto the Addonics Combo Hard Drive desktop drive cradle and a growing list of Addonics internal devices.Coupling with Addonics Serial ATA PCI host controller, adding serial ATA to any desktop computer is easy and affordable.

Want to know more about Serial ATA? Please visit our tutorial page.


Building a hot swap drive system using a Mobile Rack

To build a hot swap removable drive system, the power to the converter must be able to shut off when the Mobile Rack is turned off. This will trigger a message to the OS to dismount the drive. To implement this feature on any Addonics IDE Mobile Rack, be sure to use the special 2-pin to floppy power cable, that comes with the package, to connect the converter power to the small 2-pin output power on the back of the Drive Cradle (the tray that mounts inside the drive bay).

For Mobile Rack from other manufacturers, you need to wire the power cable from the converter to the 5V power inside the drive cradle. Contact your Mobile Rack supplier for the 5V power connection information.

  • Serial ATA 1.0 compliant
  • Convert any IDE hard drive and most ATAPI devices to Serial ATA device
  • Support ATA 33/66/100/133
  • Support large hard drives of 137 GB or larger with one partition
  • Bootable
  • Hot swap - device can be removed and added without system shut down or restart
  • Simple plug and play, no drivers required
  • Compatible with any Serial ATA controller (ATAPI device may only work with host controller using Silicon Image chipset)
  • Serial ATA interface for up to 300 MBytes/sec data transfer
  • Support ATA66, 100 or 133 hard drive and ATAPI devices
  • Standard female IDE 40-pin connector
  • Standard 7-pin Serial ATA connector
  • Works under DOS, Windows 95, NT, 98SE, Me, 2000 and XP, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X, Linux
  • Dimension (W x D x H) - 60 mm x 25 mm x 25 mm.
  • 1 year warranty


ADIDESA - (IDE to Serial ATA Converter)
IDE to Serial ATA converter, SATA cable. Length - 100 cm (3 feet), Y-power cable to connect power to the IDE hard drive and to the IDE-Serial ATA converter, power cable to Addonics, combo Hard Drive drive cradle or Pocket ExDrive drive cradle for hot swap function,
Price: 17.99