The StarTech.com PATA2SATA2 IDE to SATA Converter Adapter takes a 40-pin IDC IDE and outputs to a 2x7-in male SATA port. This IDE to SATA adapter is a cost-effective method for upgrading your SATA storage using IDE drives. With the StarTech.com PATA2SATA2 IDE to SATA Converter Adapter, you can avoid the need to upgrade your IDE (Parallel ATA) motherboard in order to utilize SATA-compatible devices. A power connector and supplementary SATA data cables are included along with this IDE to SATA adapter. The dual channel bridge provided by this device lets you connect two high-speed SATA drives simultaneously, minimizing space required for IDE cable connections. The StarTech.com PATA2SATA2 IDE to SATA Converter Adapter prevents the need for expensive upgrading of system parts in order to improve compatibility with modern storage devices.