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Kevbarnes
07-06-2009, 02:53 PM
Hi

Is there an American who would kindly purchase a SATA adaptor for me and send it to the UK ?

I have a Sata Hard drive I wish to connect to my IDE cable as a Slave and Iíve found the ideal adaptor (see attached jpeg) from an American website www.cooldrives.com. But they only accept Orders from US citizens/address.

Iíve spent hours looking for a UK/European equivalent all I get are Mother Board adaptors, USB adaptors or PCI Boards.

This item is ideal, it costs approx $30. (Current sale price $23.98)

So, if I where able to send you the money to cover this (+ postage to UK) I would be eternally grateful and you would immediately go to the top of my Christmas card list.

The Item reference is:

Sata HDD to IDE Cable Converter (ASHj98)

Web site link is:

http://www.cooldrives.com/sahadrtoidec.html

Ernest
07-06-2009, 03:14 PM
Something like this: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4500018&CatId=468 ?

I think tigerdirect ships everywhere.

Lightwolf
07-06-2009, 04:08 PM
Something like this: http://www.alternate.eu/html/productDetails.html?artno=ATZ%2323 ?

Cheers
Mike

Kevbarnes
07-06-2009, 04:30 PM
Hi Ernest and Lightwolf

Thanks for sending the links - I've had a look at these items and they both have femail IDE connectors which would work if I only wanted to run a single SATA as a master HDD. I think these are meant to attach to the mother board then by cable to a SATA HDD.

I want to keep the original IDE master and simply attach a Slave HDD to the main HDD ribbon cable.

It needs to go SATA to IDE mail so as to connect to Cable

but many thanks for reply - I'll keep looking

regards

Kev

JMCarrigan
07-06-2009, 05:35 PM
I sent them an email asking if I can buy it and have them ship it to the UK. Waiting for response.

Silkrooster
07-06-2009, 10:52 PM
Did you check Amazon?

jtslim
07-07-2009, 04:28 AM
Hi Kevbarnes try this:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000ZLM9IA/netbo07-21/ref=asc_df_B000ZLM9IA375043

i think thats what your looking for, it will cost about £22 inc postage.

Regards Jim

JMCarrigan
07-07-2009, 10:22 AM
I hope the Amazon thing is right for you because I have not gotten a response from them. They don't have a good site in that I can't even figure how to order.

Too bad Newegg or ZipZoomFly doesn't have it (I assume).

Kevbarnes
07-07-2009, 11:44 AM
Hi Kevbarnes try this:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000ZLM9IA/netbo07-21/ref=asc_df_B000ZLM9IA375043

i think thats what your looking for, it will cost about £22 inc postage.

Regards Jim

Hi jtslim

This looks as if it would work, its not as elegant as the cooldrives Item but it looks like a good option - many thanks for that.

JMCsrrigan
Many thanks for trying, much appreciated. It looks as if the Amazon/StarTech item will do the job, so I'll order one of those

Thanks all for the help

Regards Kevin