Jump to content
Mathew Steel

Connecting a SATA drive to an ATA connector!

Recommended Posts

If you have been, or are in, a situation like myself, then you'll notice there aren't a lot of options. I refer to connecting an SATA drive to an ATA connector. A lot of PC motherboards use ATA connectors over SATA. Now there is actually an easy fix.


I introduce, the SATAPOW. It's simple. It comes with a SATA 22-pin (although you can get different ones), with a power cable (10-inch or 18-inch) as well as a female ATA connector. Simply connect the SATA connector, connect the two ATA connections and connect the power cord to a SATA 2/3 slot and voila! Power!


The device costs about ?5-?12 depending on how long the power cord you choose is. Although, I warn you, the 10-inch one is going to be cutting it short for a lot of PC towers. Just to be safe, and save you paying for two devices, I'd go for the 18-inch.


You can buy the devices from Amazon, SCAN, or from the StarTech website (http://www.startech.com/).





Regardless of what you may think, if you are using an SSD, it will not affect the speed. The device supports speeds of up to 6.0Gb/s. I have this device myself and so I can definitely tell you this is a fact!



Hopefully this was quick and easy to understand, and if you weren't looking for this sort of device, hopefully it made an interesting read. I wanted to share it with you, since there aren't many devices like this, for a 3.0Gb/s or 6.0Gb/s SATA drive.

"Gofyn wyf am galon hapus, calon onest, calon l?n."

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Topics

    • Changing Boot Drive

      I've recently installed my SSD and I want to set it as my boot drive. Currently, it's empty. Let's say I cloned my files from my old HDD onto my new SSD, what else would need to be done?   Would I have to remove the OS from my old HDD?   I'm aware I can change the boot order of drives but from what I've heard it isn't as simple as that, since my SSD isn't the C drive. What else would have to be done?   Thank you! :)

      in Computer Support

    • ATA to SATA Converters

      I plan on installing my laptop SSD into my new PC. I have a free drive bay and the SSD fits fine into the PC (as I bought a bracket to make sure). However the PC itself uses 4 pin ATA connectors not SATA III connectors. Luckily I have found something online to solve this but I have a question.   http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-SATA10POW-10-Inch-Serial-Power/dp/B004NO0KIQ   If you look at the photo you will notice this also comes with an attached power cord. I'm curious to know if this is need

      in Computer Support

    • Issue connecting to GameRanger

      Hello, I have a problem to enter gamerangaer stronghold 2. When I host or join the game, upon entering multiplayer displays a message that the servers are temporarily unavailable. Someone can help me?

      in Stronghold 2

  • Create New...