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SO!!!

I am frustrated.

I had been using the cheapo sata/pata converters (ordered several on reports that the odd one may fail), the first xbox i had worked fairly good for a number of months on one and seemed fine. Just recently a second Xbox found its way into my basement... the adapter didnt work well so i expressed this to the seller and i got new ones.

Now... This is where it hits the fan. The next one fried an HDD, it went together powered up and the drive started to SMOKE!!! The motor ic chip on the PCB of the drive MELTED, i had just taken it out of a functioning desktop!!!

OK, so on closer inspection of the other replacements are LOADED With corrosion!! The CAPS have let go aeons ago!!! the firsts sata connector crumbled when removed from the smoking drive (likely what caused the short) but looking at them they have corrosion all over the place

Firstly i need to open facepalm myself till the cows come home for not inspecting these with a fine tooth comb p[rior to install, but christ.. i am the end consumer!!!

Secondly.. WHAT THE HELL!!!>!>>!> Im out a drive and am probably entitled to a whole whack more of these bastards... id rather just go out and blast the rest of my HDD's with buckshot to celebrate new years!!

so now im going from a 7$ solution up to the 32$ startech solution??? Is there no in between?

 

HUGE DISCLAIMER HERE, THOSE GREEN PCB SATA PATA ADAPTERS.... FUCK IT, i got them from hottestdealsever on both amazon and ebay, they SUCK MEGA DONG and trust me, there is a real threat to losing a drive here, all you guys with big expensive drives heed my warning, these are really really bad. you would never think that the caps were blown out and the thing was this big of a mess. UNBELIEVABLE.
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Anyone got any thoughts on this? any way to fix these up or are they just poor by design?

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On 12/31/2017 at 5:10 PM, cOrPsE said:

can we see some pics? lmao

i mean, in hindsight i guess i deserve a zapped drive... but shucks... i thought we were gonna be just fine!!!

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One problem with these adapters is the exposed power connector pads on the back side.  They can easily touch the HDD case and short out.  Best to cover them with electrical tape or another insulating material like a conformal coating spray, etc. to prevent unwanted contact.

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5 hours ago, KaosEngineer said:

One problem with these adapters is the exposed power connector pads on the back side.  They can easily touch the HDD case and short out.  Best to cover them with electrical tape or another insulating material like a conformal coating spray, etc. to prevent unwanted contact.

also learned that the hard way.
have you use many of these with success? any ideas on other adapters?

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Startech IDE2SAT2, HDE IDE-to-SATA at Amazon, cheaper in 2 packs, looks like the one you've shown, and KingWin ADP-06. (master only operation) and, Sabrent  SBT-STDB to name a few.

Please login or register to see this link.   at xbmc4xbox.org.uk

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13 hours ago, KaosEngineer said:

Startech IDE2SAT2, HDE IDE-to-SATA at Amazon, cheaper in 2 packs, looks like the one you've shown, and KingWin ADP-06. (master only operation) and, Sabrent  SBT-STDB to name a few.

Please login or register to see this link.   at xbmc4xbox.org.uk

great stuff as always, thank you for an always well referenced CLEAR answer.

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Looks like the startechs are on sale. save 10 bucks. time to strike!!

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I use the Startech's and they are on sale in the US Amazon store now for $17.18 but I think I didn't pay much more when I bought one a while ago even though Amazon lists it for $24.99.

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