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TRENDnet TU-IDES IDE Device to Serial ATA Converter

Item #: 9SIV0VB4EM1246  |  Mfr. Part #: TU-IDES
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    Top Favorable Review

    Worked Under Windows 7-64 Bit

    I got one of these to connect my BenQ DW1655 DVD-RW drive to my Asus Rampage III Formula motherboard (to an ICH10R port under Windows 7 64-Bit). So far, this seems to work great (except for a few issues below). So far the fastest burning ... Read more
    — Gregory B. 11/6/2010

    Top Critical Review

    Doesn't work

    Non functioning. Read more
    — Connie K. 5/27/2014

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    Changer Type
    IDE to SATA
    ATA 33/66/100/133, SATA 1.0

    Supported OS
    Any OS that supports ATA and SATA

    7-pin female SATA data connector
    4-pin power connector

    40-pin IDE female connector to IDE device

    Power Consumption 78 mA

    Temperature -20ºC to 60ºC (-4ºF to 140ºF)

    Humidity 0~90%, Non-Condensing

    Certification FCC, CE


    Connect any IDE CD, DVD or hard drive device to an available Serial ATA port
    Use your current IDE device on new SATA motherboards
    Utilizes Serial ATA 1.0 and hot-pluggable technology
    Master/slave hard drive emulation supported
    Supports PIO mode 0~4 and Ultra DMA mode 0~7
    Supports ATAPI Packet command set, and 48-bit LBA addressing
    Supports additional ATA commands for serial ATA SCR access
    Power save mode built-in
    Serial ATA Built In Self Test (BIST) ready

    Customer Reviews of the TRENDnet TU-IDES

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    4 out of 5 eggs Based on 8 Reviews

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    • Connie K.
    • Verified Owner

    1 out of 5 eggs Doesn't work

    Pros: None.

    Cons: Non functioning.

    Bottom Line: I tried everything to get my IDE CD drive to work with my SATA motherboard. I set the jumper to Master. My computer never even recognized it, other that getting a strange error message at boot.

    Manufacturer Responses:

    Hi CK, I apologize for the overall frustration this has caused you. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly at if you have any questions or need further assistance. Thank you for your feedback as it is very valuable to us and helps us gain more knowledge on how to improve. Please also include a link to this review in your email. Warm Regards, Adrian TRENDnet Support Team

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    • CRISTA J.
    • Verified Owner

    4 out of 5 eggs It works

    Pros: Saved me from buying a new hard drive for extra stuff. Works perfect after you figure it out. Nice product.

    Cons: Takes up extra space in smaller cases.

    Bottom Line: I put this on a 300Gb IDE Maxtor. I have a SSD as my boot drive with OS. This is just extra drive for media etc. It would not let computer boot until I put jumper as MASTER. Even though I'm using it as second drive it still had to be on master. Hope this helps someone save time.

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    • Michael T.
    • Verified Owner

    1 out of 5 eggs Not recommended

    Pros: Its a nice blue color.

    Cons: Doesn't work. Wasted several hours trying to get this thing to do anything. All I managed is to have the bios briefly see my HD. Never appeared in the OS and disappeared again after a restart. Tried all the suggested fixes and on multiple HDs, nothing. Either mine is defective or the product is now outdated. Either way it costs too must to return it, so its a complete waste of my money.

    Manufacturer Responses:

    Hello TRENDnet Customer, We truly apologize for your overall experience and frustration. Please email me directly at with "Newegg TU-IDES Review" in the subject line and I will be able to assist you immediately with the hassle free return. Thank you for taking the time to review our product and I hope to hear from you soon to restore your trust in TRENDnet. Warm Regards, Adrian TRENDnet Support Team

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    • Kristopher E.
    • Verified Owner

    3 out of 5 eggs Works most of the time

    Pros: Some of my old IDE drives will work with this.

    Cons: Some of my old drives will not. Make sure you have at least one SATA hard drive if your mobo does not support IDE, I wasn't able to make any of my IDE drives bootable using this adapter.

    Bottom Line: My tower is a Gigabyte Aurora, the HD mounts sideways and with this adapter the door will not fit, only practical to use it for disk drives unless I want to leave my side door off. Seems a bit overpriced for what you get.

    Manufacturer Responses:

    Valued Customer, We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Please help verify while connecting the SATA data cable to a different SATA receptacle on the motherboard, connecting the TU-IDES to a different IDE power connector on your computer, and/or connecting a different IDE device to the TU-IDES. If you still have issue please contact us at, reference "New Egg product review" and Sr. technical personnel will contact you immediately to help. We look forward to working with you directly and restoring your faith in TRENDnet products. Warmest regards, TRENDnet Sales Team

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    • Russell Z.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Good

    Pros: It works as advertised.
    Connection is firm.
    Comes with molex connector and adapter.

    Cons: none

    Bottom Line: Easy to use

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    • Jeffrey B.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Worked Great

    Pros: It did what it said it would do.

    Cons: none!

    Bottom Line: I bought two of these to run my IDE hard drives on a SATA motherboard.

    Rember to jumper your had drives as master!

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    • Gregory B.

    4 out of 5 eggs Worked Under Windows 7-64 Bit

    Pros: I got one of these to connect my BenQ DW1655 DVD-RW drive to my Asus Rampage III Formula motherboard (to an ICH10R port under Windows 7 64-Bit).

    So far, this seems to work great (except for a few issues below). So far the fastest burning speed I've tried is 8X, and that works o.k.

    Cons: The adapter comes with a SATA cable, but I wanted to use one that came with my motherboard. This has a metal retainer clip and wouldn't fit in to the adapter.

    Also, my motherboards BIOS has the SATA ports set to AHCI mode (instead of IDE emulation). With this setup, I can't boot from the drive connected by this adapter.

    I was able to boot the attached drive with the BIOS mode set to IDE though...

    Bottom Line: Overall, a nice package (with the mentioned limitations). It's relatively small and comes with a 'Y' power cable to power the adapter and the drive. It needs a 4-Pin Power connector though.

    If you only have SATA Power cables in your system you'll need a power adapter (which you would need anyway to power the drive by itself).

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    • John S.

    5 out of 5 eggs It Works!

    Pros: Worked first time, added CD/DVD IDE burner to SATA controller on Gigbyte Mobo. Small size, plugs right into back of drive and SATA cable length is more than adequate. Y-power connect is a plus, plugging into one standard 4 pin molex from power supply and providing power to the adapter and drive.

    Cons: Cost, didn't buy it a NewEgg!

    Bottom Line: Didn't work second time, but I had switched Master/Slave jumper on the drive to use temporarily as IDE Slave and didn't put it back to Master. My bad, switched the jumper to master and it worked again. It is so easy to overlook a detail like this and think something has gone wrong with a new device. Do not consider this a Con, but rather cockpit error.

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