34 pin IDE to 15 pin SATA cables

April 4, 2011 at 14:49:13
Specs: Windows 7
Is there such a thing as a 34 pin IDE to a 40 pin IDE or to a 15 pin SATA?

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April 4, 2011 at 15:39:33
I think you are getting a little confused with your configurations,

34 pin is for floppy drives.

All IDE PATA drives have 40 pin data cables although some have 80 wires. Power has four pins.

The 15 pin cable for SATA is for power. The Data cable has only 7 pins.

Having said that, it is possible to get PATA to SATA conversion kits. Google it.


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April 4, 2011 at 16:27:51
Thank you very much for your reply, Stuart. I was a little confused on the SATA end. What I had hoped to find is a way to make an internal connection from an IDE floppy to a motherboard which has 7 SATA connections plus 1 40-pin IDE connection.
Any recommendation in this regard would be greatly appreciated.

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April 4, 2011 at 21:29:51
There's no IDE floppy

If you're trying to attach a floppy drive and your motherboard doesn't have a floppy port (34-pin) then you'll need to get an external USB floppy drive.

If you're trying to convert a 34-pin floppy port to accomodate a 40-pin IDE drive, well you can't. But you can install an add-on ATA card and attach IDE drives to it.

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April 4, 2011 at 22:42:44
Thank you, Dave. I have searched for such an ATA card but so far have not been able to find one. Would you by any chance know of a source?

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April 4, 2011 at 23:27:50
An IDE port will accomodate 2 IDE devices so unless you plan on using more than 2 you can just use the motherboard port.

But the card I was talking about was one of these:


That seller is selling 4 of them in different lots. Edit 2 are ata100 and 2 are ata133. You'll probably want the ata133.

They have 2 IDE ports so they can accomodate up to 4 IDE drives. They are 48-bit LBA compatible for IDE drives larger than 128 gig. Most of these older cards have problems if you connect a cdrom/DVD drive to them. So optical drives should be connected to the motherboard's IDE port.

I assume the card is compatible with windows 7 but have never tried it.

Obama's a 2012'er. That explains EVERYTHING..

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April 5, 2011 at 10:38:37
Thank you, Dave. I will take a look at it.

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