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Old 01-21-2009, 04:53 AM   #1
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List of SATA to PATA (IDE) adapters, please add yours

This thread http://tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/sho...d.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.
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Did it work?:
TiVo Model:
Hard drive model:
Adapter retail name:
Purchased from / Price:
Chipset on the adapter:


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Old 01-21-2009, 05:03 AM   #2
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According to user tivoupgrade on post page - http://tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/sho...42#post6883242

Works?: Yes
TiVo Model: TCD240
Hard drive model: 1TB Hitachi Deskstar hard drive tuned to CinemaStar specifications
Adapter retail name: "Serial ATA Converter"
Purchased from / Price:
http://www.dvrupgrade.com/dvr/stores...Product_ID=377 for 16.99 plus shipping
Chipset on the adapter: Jmicron JM20330
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:34 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:13 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:22 AM   #5
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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

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Old 01-21-2009, 03:57 PM   #6
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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....php?p=5863947 for the full story.

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Old 01-28-2009, 04:35 PM   #7
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Updated my info with confirmed working adapter Not bad for under 8 dollars.
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Old 01-31-2009, 01:13 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:21 PM   #9
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This thread http://tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/sho...d.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.
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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.
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:41 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:40 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:27 PM   #12
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Did it work?: Yes
TiVo Model: Samsung SIR-S4120R Series 2 D*TV
Hard drive model: Seagate SV35.2 750GB
Wouldn’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.
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:03 PM   #13
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Updated my info with confirmed working adapter Not bad for under 8 dollars.
Purchased this one from the same guy on ebay. Works great with 500gb maxtor sata drive. $7 delivered! and it looks and fits perfect
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:00 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:06 PM   #15
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I want to replace my drive in my Philips DSR-704 unit with a 1TB SATA drive, will this adapter work for my receiver?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812270236
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:12 PM   #16
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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

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Old 03-20-2009, 07:40 PM   #17
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I bought the one on ebay that Mindflux mentioned up above. It was just under $7 shipped and works great with a Seagate 1TB drive in my HR10-250.

http://cgi.ebay.com/PATA-IDE-TO-Seri...713.m153.l1262
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:47 PM   #18
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I bought the one on ebay that Mindflux mentioned up above. It was just under $7 shipped and works great with a Seagate 1TB drive in my HR10-250.

http://cgi.ebay.com/PATA-IDE-TO-Seri...713.m153.l1262

I just ordered 2 of those adapters for my 2 DTivo receivers, thanks to you and Mindflux for the heads up
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:04 AM   #19
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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!

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Old 04-02-2009, 10:56 AM   #20
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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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Old 04-03-2009, 08:05 PM   #21
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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
I ordered two based on your recommendation. Now they're 6.98 including shipping. If they were priced the old way I would have saved $3.29 in shipping.

Couldda bought a beer with that $3. I contacted him to ask if he would lower the price on my 2.
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:52 AM   #22
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I recently ordered a WD 500GB drive, recommended in the upgrade sticky thread--but embarassingly, I did not check that it was PATA interface, while my Toshiba SD-H400 only had a SATA cable. I would have apprecitated if that list pointed out which drives worked in which Tivo series. Thanks to this thread I ordered the adapter from partsdomauction on Ebay and it worked great. (Caution when connecting: pretty unstable; connect the SATA cable first, then connect to drive, otherwise it could snap off.)


Did it work?: YES
TiVo Model: Toshiba SD-H400 (Series 2 with DVD player)
Hard drive model: Western Digital AV-GP 500 GB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive 3.5 Inch, 8 MB Cache, 5400RPM SATA II WD5000AVVS (Amazon, $60)
Adapter retail name: PATA/IDE TO Serial ATA SATA Adapter For 2.5/3.5 SATA HD
Purchased from / Price: partsdomauction on Ebay, $6.98 with free shipping.
Chipset on the adapter: Umm, never checked that. Sorry.
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Old 05-09-2009, 03:21 AM   #23
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Did it work?: Yes
TiVo Model: TiVo TCD540140
Hard drive model: Western Digital 1TB GreenPower AV 16MB Cache 25dBA Bulk/OEM Hard Drive WD10EVCS
Adapter retail name: 2.5/3.5 Drive SATA to ATA IDE Converter Adapter
Purchased from / Price: Seller buycables on ebay for $5.99 with free shipping. I probably could have gotten the SATA to ATA IDE Converter Adapter for a cheaper price if I got it from a seller from hong kong, but I didn't want to wait that long.
Chipset on the adapter: On the one I used I didn't check before installation. I had a second from Partsdom.com that appears to be the exact same product. I contacted Partsdom.com before buying the adapter. According to them it's SPIF223A HF022, but on the actual adapter it says JM20330.
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Old 05-10-2009, 06:21 PM   #24
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To think I was pumped about 120+60Gig once!

Did it work?: Yes
TiVo Model: S2 60hr (140060)
Hard drive model: 1TB Western Digital WD10EVCS
Adapter retail name: ??
Purchased from / Price: ebay - http://stores.ebay.com/partsdom
Chipset on the adapter: JM20330

For some reason my computer recognized it as a Slave the first time, the next time it recognized it as Primary. Other than that oddity, works great. Still not sure what the jumper on the adapter does though.

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Old 05-11-2009, 10:17 PM   #25
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I just purchased this adapter http://cgi.ebay.com/PATA-IDE-TO-Seri...713.m153.l1262.
It looks just like the one Weeknees sells. Weeknees recommends a special cable for this adapter. Is this necessary?
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Old 05-17-2009, 01:30 PM   #26
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I just purchased this adapter http://cgi.ebay.com/PATA-IDE-TO-Seri...713.m153.l1262.
It looks just like the one Weeknees sells. Weeknees recommends a special cable for this adapter. Is this necessary?
So, what is the big difference between these adapters (aside from chipset)? Some appear to have SATA ends for cables, and others appear to be for plugging directly into a drive. For TiVo use, I would think that an adapter plugging directly into a drive would be better, as long as there was enough clearance to support the dangling board. Not having an adapter yet, I don't know if it will fit in my 540 TiVo directly connected to the drive. (I have ordered the one from partsdomauction on eBay - I guess I'll see if it fits when I get it.)

Should posters also mention if they needed to use cables to go along with the adapters (and if the cables came with the adapter, or if they were a separate purchase)?
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Old 06-07-2009, 05:03 PM   #27
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TiVo Model: Philips DSR-704
Hard drive model: Seagate SATA 1TB- ST31000333AS
Adapter retail name: LK-13415
Purchased from / Price: E-Bay/$6.98 with free shipping
Chipset on the adapter: JM20330-couldn't see the name just the #


I went from 483 hours to 975 hours thanks to this thread for the SATA to PATA adapter along with the WinMFS program to make it happen, thank you so much
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:23 PM   #28
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Has anyone tried one of these?
It allows 2 Sata HD's to be connected to one IDE motherboard connector.
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0308541
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:00 PM   #29
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TiVo Model: Philips DSR-704
Hard drive model: Seagate SATA 1TB-ST31000333AS
Adapter retail name: LK-13415
Purchased from / Price: E-Bay/$6.98 with free shipping
Chipset on the adapter: JM20330-no name was printed


I upgraded my wife's receiver from 400GB to 1TB, went from 383 hours to 975 hours, thanks to this thread, thank you very much
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:31 PM   #30
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Did it work?: Worked on TCD240080; Worked OK ATT TCD130040; but, it was hard to get room to put drive back in on this model. The TCD240080 had more room on the connector end of drive.
TiVo Model: TCD240080 and ATT TCD130040
Hard drive model: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500Gbytes
Adapter retail name: Sabrent SBT-STDB
Purchased from / Price: Amazon.com $14.99 without shipping
Adapter Specs:
SATA provides transfer rates of 1.5 Gbps
Ultra ATA-100/133
Chipset on the adapter: Could not read the letters or even be sure that there is letters to read.
Will try again; after, I get a magnifying glass.


Shows 576 Basic Quality hours on TCD240080; the TCD130040 showed about 630 Basic Quality hours.

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