IDE to SATA advice please

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IDE to SATA advice please

Post by sunrise » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:43 pm

Just bought 2 of these with the intention of backing up 2 old IDE drives. Trouble is my machine hangs and wont boot up once these bastard things are plugged in. Anyone got any ideas? Since my last machine bought the farm last week I don't even have the software on this new pc for I need for work as its on the old IDE drives that I now cant access. I've asked the seller but all I got was an incoherent dribble of unintelligible broken English, something about testing the connections with a network cable tester?????? dafuq?
Here is the offending article:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IDE-HDD-to-SA ... 5659444304" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Running Windows XP x64, if that makes a difference.
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Re: IDE to SATA advice please

Post by Steve Marshall » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:03 pm

Just plug one in, you don't need two of them, do one drive at a time.

If your machine still hangs, check the settings in your bios and make sure your machine is not trying to boot from this device.

XP 64bit?? Time you upgraded to 7 mate ;)
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Re: IDE to SATA advice please

Post by sunrise » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:48 am

I ended up buying a dock, although those dodgy adaptors looks to have fried one of my drives.

I didn't choose XP64, it was "chosen" for me :)
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