What are you viewing is IDE to SATA or SATA IDE Adapter HDD DVD Converter. Bi-directional converter for serial and parallel ATA, this HDD DVD Converter does it all, SATA hard drive to IDE converter or IDE drive to SATA host converter, this IDE to SATA Adapter is a bi-directional converter for serial and parallel ATA translation. This IDE to SATA Adapter includes the serial ATA PHY, link, transport, and parallel ATA (application layer) controller. The serial ATA physical, link, and transport layers are compliant to serial ATA 1.0. This IDE to SATA Adapter supports a 1.5 GHz data rate. What about you? Get yours before they are gone!
Other Thoughts:So the item is fine, with the potential limitation indicated. And as others have noted, it is relatively flimsy; so attach the cables to the adapter first, then the adapter to the back of the drive.
Other Thoughts:I needed to reload XP on my computer but I have an old windows XP disk that doesn't recognize the SATA interface on my motherboard. I just hooked my sata drive up to the IDE part of the board then loaded windows onto the drive. Once I did so I unplugged the adapter and mounted the drive in it's SATA slot and I was up and running. Next time my system gets nailed with a virus or gets massively bogged down, I can just reload the image and 30 minutes later I'm back to the fresh install again.
<br/>Then I used an open source program called clonezilla to make a backup of my hard drive so I won't have to go through this again. So I only needed it for a short time but the adapter was just what I needed.