sATA HDD to IDE connector, can't find adapter with correct position!

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  1. johnye_pt

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    #1 johnye_pt, Mar 23, 2015
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    I'm trying to find an adapter to connect a sATA 2.5 HDD to a IDE 3.5" interface on the old Playstation 2 with IDE/Network adapter. The problem is that every adapter I find on ebay has the IDE interface on the top of the circuit board. The IDE interface should be on the bottom of the circuit board facing "upwards" to mimic the placement on an IDE HDD. I don't have access to the PS2 until next weekend, so here are a few notepad "drawings" of the problem at hand:

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    IDE HDD:
    40-pin connector's open "gap" and power connector are facing upwards.
    Both sit on the BOTTOM of the hard drive
     ____________________________________
    |                                    |
    |                                    | <- HDD body
    |____________________________________|
    |  ________  ________   ____   ____  |
    | |::::::::::::::::::| |::::| /oooo\ | <- HDD circuit board
    |____________________________________|
    
    
     ____________________________________________________________ 
    |____________________________________________________________|
    |____________________________________________________________|
    |____________________________________________________________|                                     __
    |____________________________________________________________|                                    |  |
    |____________________________________________________________|           PS2 LAN+IDE ADAPTER -->  |  |
              |                       ___________________________|   ___________________________      |  |
              |    PS2               |                           |  |                           |     |  |
              |      sideways        |   INTERNAL IDE HDD BAY    |  |       IDE HDD 3.5"      __|   __|  |
              |                      |___________________________|  |________________________|__|  |__|__|
              |__________________________________________________|
    
    
     ____________________________________________________________ 
    |____________________________________________________________|
    |____________________________________________________________|
    |____________________________________________________________|__
    |____________________________________________________________|  |
    |____________________________________________________________|  |
              |                       ___________________________|  |
              |    PS2               |                           |  |
              |      sideways        |       IDE HDD 3.5"      __|  |
              |                      |________________________|__|__|
              |__________________________________________________|
    
    
    
    
    
    
    sATA to IDE Adapters on ebay:
    40-pin connector's open "gap" and power connector are facing upwards.
    Both sit on the TOP section of the circuit board.
     ____________________________________
    |  ________  ________   ____   ____  |
    | |::::::::::::::::::| |::::| /oooo\ |
    |                                    |
    |                                    |
    | (sATA on the other side)           |
    |____________________________________|
    
    
     ____________________________________________________________ 
    |____________________________________________________________|
    |____________________________________________________________|
    |____________________________________________________________|                                           __
    |____________________________________________________________|                                          |  |
    |____________________________________________________________|                 PS2 LAN+IDE ADAPTER -->  |  |
              |                       ___________________________|                                          |  |
              |    PS2               |  INTERNAL IDE HDD BAY     |  sATA to IDE converter (doesn't fit)     |  |
              |      sideways        |                           |                                _ __    __|  |
              |                      |___________________________|   ______________________      |*|__|  |__|__|
              |__________________________________________________|  |    sATA HDD 2.5"   __|   __|*|
                                                                    |___________________|__|  |__|_|
    
    
    
    
    
    What I'm looking for:
    sATA to IDE Adapter with 40-pin connector's open "gap" and power connector facing upwards.
    Both sitting on the BOTTOM section of the circuit board.
     ____________________________________
    |                                    |
    |           (sATA on the other side) |
    |                                    |
    |  ________  ________   ____   ____  |
    | |::::::::::::::::::| |::::| /oooo\ |
    |____________________________________|
    
    
     ____________________________________________________________ 
    |____________________________________________________________|
    |____________________________________________________________|
    |____________________________________________________________|                                           __
    |____________________________________________________________|                                          |  |
    |____________________________________________________________|                 PS2 LAN+IDE ADAPTER -->  |  |
              |                       ___________________________|   ______________________    __ _         |  |
              |    PS2               |  INTERNAL IDE HDD BAY     |  |    sATA HDD 2.5"  |__|  |__|*|        |  |
              |      sideways        |                           |  |______________________|     |*|__    __|  |
              |                      |___________________________|                               |_|__|  |__|__|
              |__________________________________________________|
    
    
     ____________________________________________________________ 
    |____________________________________________________________|
    |____________________________________________________________|
    |____________________________________________________________|__
    |____________________________________________________________|  |
    |____________________________________________________________|  |
              |                       ___________________________|  |
              |    PS2               |  |    sATA HDD 2.5"  |__|*|  |
              |      sideways        |  |______________________|*|  |
              |                      |_________________________|_|__|
              |__________________________________________________|
    
    
    Has anyone seen/used such adapter? Can anyone help me find one where the 40-Pin IDE connector sits on the "bottom" of the circuit board, facing "upwards"?

    EDIT: added "fake" picture of the adapter I'm looking for:

    View attachment 34305
     
  2. EFA11

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  6. Flipp3r

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    Is there an IDE cable or does the IDE HDD plug directly to PCB?
    Since there's room now your going to 2.5" maybe you can use an IDE cable. If you need to make 1 end male you clip some paper clips to make pins...
    Cheap & nasty I know...
     
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    maybe gut the ps2 from its case and build around the internals with a new case lol
     
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    #16 Joe C, Apr 12, 2015
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    Old thread I know, but you can get a sata to pci/e or a sata to pci card,and bypass the whole connecting to ide/sata thing
    (can't do links to newegg because of low post count)
    Then use the 2.5 sata drive connected a sata port on the pci/e card

    Edit: Bad idea....no pic/e or pci ports on a PS2 board
     
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