The EzIDE SATA to IDE drive converter is a small board designed to allow you to connect a SATA drive to your computer via an IDE port. The EzIDE converts the SATA drive signals to IDE (PATA) so your computer sees and communicates with the SATA drive as if it were an IDE drive.
The EzIDE is the ideal solution for older or legacy systems that were designed for use with IDE (PATA) drives and lack motherboard support for SATA drives. The EzIDE attaches directly to the hard drive so it does not require a bus slot. Also, because the EzIDE works entirely in hardware, it does not require a device driver. That means it is not limited to use with any particular operating system and can be used with both old and new operating systems.
Because the EzIDE SATA to IDE drive converter attaches firmly to your SATA drive, it provides a solid and secure connection between the IDE controller and the SATA drive. With the EzIDE, there are no flimsy connections to become loose or undone, no extra cables or dongles taking up room in your computer case.
Installing the EzIDE SATA to IDE drive converter
The EzIDE is easy to install and use. Simply slip the EzIDE adapter board onto the SATA drive, attaching it via the SATA connector on the drive. Secure the EzIDE adapter board with the two screws provided and install the drive in the available drive bay inside your computer. Connect one end of an IDE cable to the IDE connector on the EzIDE SATA to IDE drive converter and the other end to an IDE port in your computer.
That’s all there is to it. There is no software to install. No driver is required. The EzIDE uses no bus slot and IRQ. The EzIDE will seamlessly convert your SATA drive so that it can be used with IDE (PATA) equipment. Your SATA drive will behave and be recognized by your computer as if it were IDE (PATA) drive.