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I recently received another IDE to SATA adapter from Aliexpress. See pictures below.

It is ca. 2 mm broader than the recommended cheapo adapter, but much more flat. I think this one would fit better into the XBox's HDD-case when using a 3,5" HDD, because the IDE power cable of the xbox does this 90° turn upwards out of the adapter into the top of the case. I think the case is in the way for the recommended cheapo adapter. 
The black insulation had been attached out of the box, which is nice to see.
There is a jumper on the board. Apparently, removing it puts the HDD into slave mode. I just noticed there was a review of this item on Aliexpress by someone who used this adapter to clone their Xbox HDD. :D 

As for boot times: it is the same as the other adapters I tested. I only tried my config (on DVD drive + EvoX M8 BIOS), though. Since the boot time is identical to the recommended cheapo adapter, I assume it scales the same with all configurations (see my comparison above).

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On 6/22/2019 at 12:18 PM, Tosnic said:

I recently received another IDE to SATA adapter from Aliexpress. See pictures below.

Thank you, was looking for cheap working adapter suggestions, i ordered one from ebay and it did not work.

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I like the other posters have tried different SATA to PATA/IDE adaptors.

I got some from EvilBay, AliExprress and Wish dot com

I have found if you getting the cheap ones get 2 or 3 at a time as I have found that some will not work a 1 box but will work in the next and have some 80 way IDE leads on hand as well because some will not work with the 40 way.

The boot times between a 1tb Sata WD Blue and a 3 different brand 500 gig Pata drive's are on par with each other and using a Startech adaptor on the 1tb drive maybe 2 seconds quicker but a 2tb is around 5 seconds slower.

The 2tb drive is 75% full of games the 1tb about 25% full with the 500 gig there all around 50% with the testing Bios Evox M8Plus version 1.1 box booting to a Evox dash.

Is it worth the cost of the Startech probably not.

That's my 20 cents worth.

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I have a very cheap adapter I got from ebay and it seems to work fine. I didn''t even have any spare IDE cables since you need an 80 pin, so I just reversed the cable direction instead and it works that way. For some reason, reversing the cable with a Thomson drive results in garbled data and error 21, but it works with a Samsung. The Thomson ones are loud and unreliable anyway.

I have a 500GB HDD in mine and it never had any issues. This is the adapter I have, and I've even used it with chimp successfully many times.

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Good evening,

I use exactly the same adapter as STEO1024. I have no problem or lags.

But because I am a bit perfectionnist, I always change the two caps by panasonic caps, and had a solder bridge in order to remove the jumper.

bbye

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I have to complète, because i also bought startech clone, and depending on HDD Brand, i Always check my 3 kind if adapter. The chipset on red startech clone us bigger than on green adapter.

Bye

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1 hour ago, irlandez said:

guys, where can I buy the original STARTECH adapter? I'm worried about the fact that I can buy a fake. if you can, share the link.

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That's where i bought mine, came in pretty fast.

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