The EzIDE-S SATA to IDE drive converter is a small board with a SATA hard drive included, designed to allow you to connect the included SATA drive to your computer via an IDE port. The EzIDE-S 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-S 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-S includes the EzIDE SATA to IDE drive converter, so it does not require a bus slot. Also, because the EzIDE-S 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 a SATA drive, it provides a solid and secure connection between the IDE controller and the SATA drive. With the EzIDE-S, there are no flimsy connections to become loose or undone, no extra cables or dongles taking up room in your computer case.
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. Connect one end of an IDE cable to the IDE connector on the EzIDE-S 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-S uses no bus slot and IRQ. The EzIDE-S will seamlessly convert the SATA drive so that it can be used with IDE (PATA) equipment. The SATA drive will behave and be recognized by your computer as if it were IDE (PATA) drive.