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List of SATA to PATA (IDE) adapters, please add yours

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by ciper, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Jan 21, 2009 #1 of 233
    ciper

    ciper New Member

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    This thread http://tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=314865 was my inspiration. Essentially IDE drives are becoming harder to find and with reduced sales volume the price has been increasing.

    Please reply with the following information especially if it didn't work.
    Did it work?: Details if answered NO
    TiVo Model: I would prefer tcd540040/TCD24008A but anything works
    Hard drive model: There may be specific SATA drives that don't work even though the adapter is fine
    Adapter retail name: Example - Sabrent SBT-SCIDE
    Purchased from / Price: Example- Amazon.com 13.50$ with free shipping
    Chipset on the adapter: Example - Jmicron JM20330 - This is the most important piece of information. It would allow us to certify a certain chipset rather than a specific vendors packaging. You may have to peel a sticker off the largest chip on the adapter

    Thanks for your help.
    quick copy and paste section

     
  2. Jan 21, 2009 #2 of 233
    ciper

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  3. Jan 21, 2009 #3 of 233
    mr.unnatural

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    Ellicott...
    I use the Rosewill RC-203 SATA to IDE mini vertical bridge to update my S3 Tivo drives using my old PC with standard IDE connections. It allows you to connect a newer SATA drive to an older IDE interface. It's available from Newegg for $19.99, but it sometimes goes on sale for much less. I've tried other adapters but the RC-203 is the only one I've found so far that works. You should be able to use it in an older Tivo that has the IDE interface, although I haven't actually tested it in that configuration. My PC recognizes SATA drives just like it does any other IDE drive so I see no reason why it wouldn't work in a Tivo as well.
     
  4. Jan 21, 2009 #4 of 233
    Southcross

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    I picked up a IDE to SATA from weaknees.com (no idea what brand, but they guarantee it to work) $17 shipped, worked perfectly on my spare HD with MFStools

    TCD540
    Seagate 160GB 7200.7 SATA (II?)
    (a little "clicky" when accessing so I may be buying a new drive)

    What I laughed at was that I was able to do a transfer/upgrade using my old (circa 98) PII-350 machine. A little slow transfer-wise (UDMA33), but it recognized the drive with no issues.
     
  5. Jan 21, 2009 #5 of 233
    Mindflux

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    I've got one coming from eBay that's nearly identical to the one WK sells, it was under 8 bucks shipped. I'll post back if it works when I receive it and test it.

    Work: yes
    Model: Series 2 DT
    Drive Model: Hitachi Deskstar 163GB SATA
    P/N: LK-13415
    Chipset: Jmicron JM20330
    Purchased from: eBay $3.59+ship ($3.29) sellerid: partsdomauction
     
  6. Jan 21, 2009 #6 of 233
    Dougal

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    Did it work?: Yes
    TiVo Model: Series 1
    Hard drive model: Western Digital RE2 GP 1TB
    Adapter retail name: Addonics ADSAIDE SATA to IDE-ATAPI Converter
    Purchased from / Price: Addonics
    Chipset on the adapter:

    Addonics adapter also comes complete with power cable adapter.

    Has worked flawlessly for over 1 year now. Can highly recommend the Western Digital RE2 GP drives as well - run cool & quiet (variable spindle speed with low rpm).

    See http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=5863947 for the full story.
     
  7. Jan 28, 2009 #7 of 233
    Mindflux

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    Updated my info with confirmed working adapter :) Not bad for under 8 dollars.
     
  8. Jan 31, 2009 #8 of 233
    mjs111

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    Dougal, can you confirm which series one (brand, model) works with your adapter. I have a Philips 31202 and am hoping your adapter will work with it. Large IDE drives are getting scarce. Weaknees specifically said their adapter will not work with Philips.
     
  9. Feb 5, 2009 #9 of 233
    Grimm1

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    You might want to change your example there....as far as i can tell the Sabrent SBT-SCIDE is for converting PATA drives to SATA and I believe this list is to provide info to do the opposite. It looks like it's the SABRENT SBT-STDB that converts a SATA drive to work with a PATA host controller. i know it's just supposed to be for an example...but some people might not catch that at a quick glance (like me) and not catch it when ordering.
     
  10. Feb 5, 2009 #10 of 233
    SNJpage1

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    I have connected a IDE drive to a Sata port using one of these adapters. However, with the one I have I found out that it wont read anything larger than 100 g. My 120 g only shows up as 100g. I also found out that on my system I can only use one of these. If I tried to use two the second one isnt recognised at all. What I did was to buy a sata DVD recorder. Got one for $28 from Newegg. Hooked that to the sata port and then used that IDE port for another IDE hard drive.
     
  11. Feb 17, 2009 #11 of 233
    mjs111

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    I upgraded my Philips series 1 31202 Tivo with Addonics ADSAIDE SATA to IDE-ATAPI Converter using a Seagate 750gb SATA drive and Instant Cake TWP version $24 at DVR Upgrade. It works flawlessly with both the PC and the Tivo. The converter was around 12 bucks and available at many vendors on the Web. Now getting just under 1000 hours basic quality.
     
  12. Feb 25, 2009 #12 of 233
    CO HD

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    Did it work?: Yes
    TiVo Model: Samsung SIR-S4120R Series 2 D*TV
    Hard drive model: Seagate SV35.2 750GB
    WouldnÂ’t recommend, seek noisy- acceptable after adding pads to mount.
    Recognized by Hitachi Tools with adapter, No AAM setting available.
    726 hrs
    Adapter retail name:
    Purchased from / Price: eBay Seller xiandaixg / $5.97 including shipping
    Buy it Now listed as- SATA Hard Disk To 3.5" 40 pin MALE IDE PATA Adapter K03
    Chipset on the adapter: ? sticker not removed

    Adapter looks almost identical to the Addonics and Startech models. Has Master/Slave jumper and includes power cable. All surface mount components. Upgrade was very easy using WinMFS/Mfscopy (many thanks Spike!) with drive set as Secondary Slave in computer for copy then to Master in Tivo. A couple of small issues. Supplied power cable has unneeded locking pin on bottom that causes cable to stick out a bit from adapter, could just file off if it bothers. Adapter ships from Hong Kong, takes about 14 days to US. Arrived wrapped in bubblewrap inside padded envelope.
     
  13. Feb 27, 2009 #13 of 233
    fmjbird

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    Purchased this one from the same guy on ebay. Works great with 500gb maxtor sata drive. $7 delivered! and it looks and fits perfect
     
  14. Mar 20, 2009 #14 of 233
    meltons

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    Did it work?: No
    TiVo Model: HUMAX T800
    Hard drive model: WD10000CSRTL (Western Digital 1TB "Green")
    Adapter retail name: Addonics
    Purchased from / Price: Dell - $22.00
    Chipset on the adapter: couldn't tell

    I tested the addapter on IDE controller on my PC and it worked fine with the WD 1TB drive. However, after mfstool "backup -qTao - /dev/hdc | restore -s 128 -xzpi - /dev/hdd" Tivo hung on "Welcome! Powering up...". Replaced with original drive and Tivo came up fine. Trying now with just a 250GB IDE drive without adapter.
     
  15. Mar 20, 2009 #15 of 233
    bnm81002

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    Grimm1

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    I went the safe route and ordered the one that they sell and recommend on weaknees. It was $17 shipped and it works great.

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    SATA to IDE Adapter for most TiVo DVRs
    Looking to use a SATA drive in your IDE TiVo? We've tried tons of adapters, and this is the one we certify for using your SATA drive.

    No configuration necessary. To switch from Master to Slave, just remove the jumper.

    Works with all Series2 TiVos except the Philips HDR-series (Series1), SVR2000, TCD130040 and TCD140060.

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    http://www.weaknees.com/tivo-sata-to-ide-adapter.php
     
  17. Mar 20, 2009 #17 of 233
    whitepelican

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    bnm81002

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    zigner

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    Did it work?: NO. Worked fine on PC, but would not get past "powering up" screen on TiVo
    TiVo Model: tcd649080
    Hard drive model: WD 750GB Cavair Green 7500AACS

    Adapter retail name: none
    Purchased from / Price: ebay seller states.electronics $4.30 shipped
    Chipset on the adapter: "SATAL ink" ??

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    Second attempt! Adapter first posted by Mindflux

    Did it work?: Yes!
    TiVo Model: tcd649080
    Hard drive model: WD 750GB Cavair Green 7500AACS ($58)
    Adapter retail name: none
    P/N: LK-13415
    Chipset: Jmicron JM20330
    Purchased from: eBay $6.98 including shipping sellerid: partsdomauction

    This is a great device, it even has 2 tiny LEDs one for drive power, and one for when the drive is being accessed. A nice feature!
     
  20. Apr 2, 2009 #20 of 233
    jsquare

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    Same adapter as CO HD purchased but didn't work.

    Has anyone tested the other adapter from eBay recommended by Mindflux and whitepelican on Series 1?

    Did it work?: No, Tivo re-boots on startup screen.
    TiVo Model: HDR212 Series 1
    Hard drive model: Western Digital WD50000AAKS 500GB
    Adapter retail name: SATA Hard Disk To 3.5" 40 pin MALE IDE PATA Adapter K03
    Purchased from / Price: eBay/$5.97
    Chipset on the adapter: N/A, PCB looks similar to Addonics.
     

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