SSD/SATA to IDE converter

Discussion in 'hardware' started by luciddream, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. luciddream

    luciddream Registered Member

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    I'm looking for a way to get a SSD to work on an old PC I have (Dell Dimension 3000) that's IDE. I want to move everything over to SSD. I found a handy converter made by Icy Dock per a recommendation in here to convert my 2.5" SSD's to fit into 3.5" SATA HD slots in my Inspiron 530... where the HD's slide in vertically, on their sides instead of horizontally. They were nice. Here it is:

    http://www.amazon.com/Icy-Dock-EZCo...DNE/ref=cm_cr_dp_asin_lnk/185-1590691-2711654

    Now I'm looking for something I can use to accomplish the same thing in my Dimension 3000... fit an SSD into a 3.5" bay, only it's IDE, and the drive stands upright in it. Basically something just like that Icy Dock bay/converter only with IDE outlets at the top of it (40 pin connector + power). I thought that something like this would be easy to find, but apparently not. I can't find it anywhere.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. krustytheclown2

    krustytheclown2 Registered Member

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    The IDE interface is much slower than SATA3 so you won't get the full performance of the SSD with any adapter... Personally I think putting an SSD into a computer that 8+ years old seems like a waste
     
  3. luciddream

    luciddream Registered Member

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    It will be a bit faster as well as quieter. For 3.5" drives the sata-ide converters are cheap and easy to use. For laptops, try an ngff or msata to ide converter. Ngff SSD drives are cheap and so are the converters.
     
  5. luciddream

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    Thanks MisterB. That gives me an idea on how to utilize this spare mSATA card I have laying around and make an older laptop I have quieter.
     
  6. luciddream

    luciddream Registered Member

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    I also got Corsair power supplies and swapped out the ones the factory ones that came with my PC's. They're quieter, more energy efficient, and ventilate the air better. They have openings on the bottom of them and push the air down out of them, then the rear case fan sucks it out. I got the CX430M models. They fit in perfectly and that's plenty of power for me. I also took out the CPU coolers/fans, gave them a good cleaning, and applied a fresh layer of Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound to them. Replaced the one case fan that was a bit noisy.

    It started out as just wanting to replace my HD's with SSD's to make them quieter, and then I got carried away and it turned into a full blown mission.
     
  7. CrusherW9

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    I too was on that mission not to long ago. I now run my case fans on 5v and it's SUPER quiet. You just gotta make sure they'll turn on at that voltage.
     
  8. mirimir

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    I do that too, using recycled server fans :)

    And yes, sometimes I need to "kick start" with a pencil ;)
     
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