IDE To SATA Bi-Directional Converter Review

So do you have a couple older IDE drives floating around that aren’t getting much use because you got new, faster SATA drives? Well you could sell them off or maybe use them for backups, after all they are slower and pretty much outdated right? Well hold on right there, today for review I’ve got a cool little product from Brando WorkShop that can turn your IDE drive into a speedy SATA drive and add a bit more life to those drives…

IDE To SATA Bi-Directional Converter Review

Reviewed by: Kristofer Brozio AkA Dracos

Sponsor: Brando WorkShop



Tech Specs,Features or the Basic Info:

IDE To SATA Bi-Directional Converter from Brando WorkShop

Product Code: UPCSF001000

It is a selectable bi-direction converter for serial ATA and parallel ATA translation. It includes the Serial ATA PHY, Link, Transport, and Parallel ATA (application layer) controller. The SATA physical, link, and transport layers are compliant to Serial ATA 1.0 CSP300 converter supports a 1.5GHz data rate. The application layer supports both the ATA register command set and PACKET command set, which could drive both Hard Disk Drive and ATAPI Optical Storage such as CR-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW, etc. The Serial ATA and the Parallel ATA application layer support both host and device operation and can be configured through a single pin.

Price: US$17.00


  • -IDE to SATA 1.0
  • -SATA 1.0 to IDE
  • -Conversion Type switch
  • -LED Power indicator
  • -Easy install & No driver needed
  • -Automatic SATA 1.5 Gbps speed negotiation
  • -ATA / ATAPI PIO mode 0 to 4
  • -ATA / ATAPI Ultra DMA transfer rates: 16.7, 25, 33, 48, 66, 100, 133, 150 MB/s
  • -ATA / ATAPI LBA48 addressing mode associated with 2-byte sector count
  • -Supports SATA hot-plug
  • -Ultra low power consumption
  • -Works for AC & DC couple between transmitter and receiver
  • -Provides specified OOB signal detection and transmission 0
  • -Supports Spread Spectrum Clocking to reduce EMI (Electro-Magnetic Interference)
  • -Supports Partial/Slumber power management
  • -Provides adjustable TX signal amplitude and pre-emphasis level
  • -Supports Slave drives
  • -Adapters included to power unit from 4-pin Molex M/F, SATA, 4-pin floppy connectors

Package Contents: 

  • -Parallel and Serial ATA Bi-Directional Converter
  • -SATA cable
  • -SATA power and 4-pin female Molex power connector adapter
  • -4-pin Molex male/female and 4-pin floppy power connector adapter
  • -Driver CD

Product Requirements: 

  • -Available Parallel or Serial ATA ports (Motherboard or Hard drive)
  • -Available power connection