How to install IHAS324 on computer without a SATA connector

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#1

I bought a LiteOn IHAS324. My computer has only the IDE cables. How do I attach the new drive? What/where can I find an adapter to make it work? Thanks.


#2

[QUOTE=mrsquirrels;2494475]I bought a LiteOn IHAS324. My computer has only the IDE cables. How do I attach the new drive? What/where can I find an adapter to make it work? Thanks.[/QUOTE]
Welcome to the forum :flower:

I’m currently using a few Syba SD-SATA-4P PCI-SATA http://www.amazon.com/SD-SATA-4P-Serial-Controller-SIL3114-Chipset/dp/B000Y06JV0 cards for extra optical drives and they are working well in XP, Vista, And Win7 on 2 different machines. You would also need a power cable adapter http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812104652 . Some folks have needed to flash the card’s bios to the non-raid version, I’ve been able to use them without trouble as-is. I’ve seen mention that Silicon Image’s customer support has been helpful to those that needed this tweak.


#3

This is a good deal on the power adapter, its a US seller so it won’t take 3-4 weeks to come from Noodle land. Sata power cable $1.5 shipped.


#4

[QUOTE=mrsquirrels;2494475]I bought a LiteOn IHAS324. My computer has only the IDE cables. How do I attach the new drive? What/where can I find an adapter to make it work? Thanks.[/QUOTE]

If you checked on Newegg.com they do have adapter that converts IDE to sata connector and vise versa. So give those a check and see what you think. Otherwise you might have to return that product if you still can and get one with a Sata connector. I know you can use PCI IDE card but if your short on slots and space I think you might want to consider the adapter instead. Now for transfer speed I doubt you will see big difference between IDE and Sata burners that will be different on IDE and Sata HDD.


#5

[QUOTE=eric93se;2494501]This is a good deal on the power adapter, its a US seller so it won’t take 3-4 weeks to come from Noodle land. Sata power cable $1.5 shipped.[/QUOTE]
Thanks for mentioning that :). I should have mentioned that they can be had cheaper :o. Got mine off E-bay, too.
One other option I haven’t tried yet but looks very tempting as an all-in-one plug-in option http://www.itrimming.com/psybpasacon1.html?efprcshopdtf090601=psybpasacon1 . Perhaps someone has tried one of these and can share their experience? I’ve tried numerous plug-in adapters like that going the opposite direction from IDE to SATA with no luck at all, but I believe that was entirely due to motherboard SATA mode issues. SATA to IDE adapter would be more likely to be hassle-free, I suspect.
There are cheaper, nearly identical versions of that adapter on E-bay, but they lack the master-slave switch.