• U2-IDE02 support one IDE (ATA/ATAPI) devices.
  • Direct Connect to IDE(ATA/ATAPI) Drive
  • Support both HDD and ODD

U2-IDE02 is an USB 2.0 to IDE(ATA/ATAPI) bridge board.

It implements a fixed-function bridge between one USB high-speed port and one IDE(ATA/ATAPI) based mass storage device port. The bridge adheres to the Mass Storage Class Bulk-Only Transport Specification (BOT) and is intended for self-powered device.

U2-IDE02 It is ideally suitable for tailgating removable-media devices such as CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, tape drive, and hard disk drive. It allows IDE drive (master or slave) to connect to USB 2.0 serial bus in a plug-and-play fashion.

Technical Specifications

USB 2.0 to IDE(ATA/ATAPI) Bridge Board:

  • USB 2.0 interface: one USB B-type connector
  • USB bus transfer rate: high speed (480 Mbit) or full speed (12 Mbit)
  • USB-IF Certified Compliant for USB 2.0 (Test ID Number: 40490119)
  • USB bus power: self-powered mode operation
  • Complies with T13's ATA/ATAPI-6 draft specification
    • PIO mode 0, 3, 4
    • Multiword DMA Mode 2 
    • Ultra DMA mode 2, 3, 4
    • Supports 48-bit addressing for large hard drives (>128GB).
  • IDE (ATA/ATAPI) Interface: Female IDC 2X20 Connector
  • Both ATA and ATAPI devices are supported using the same firmware.
  • Power indicator LED and IDE Activity LED
Physical Dimensions
  • 6.40cm x 3.70cm x 2.87cm
  • Direct Connect Vertical type
Hardware Requirements
  • Desktop PC: with either a built-in USB (1.0 or 2.0) controller or an USB (1.0 or 2.0) to PCI Host Adapter equipped with a external USB port.
  • Laptop PC: with either a built-in USB (1.0 or 2.0) controller or an USB (1.0 or 2.0) to CardBus PC Card equipped with a external USB port.
Operating System Requirements
  • Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/2003; MacOS 9.1 or higher; Linux
  • Driver Requirements
    • USB:
      • No driver installation for Windows ME, 2000, XP, 2003, Mac OS and Linux.
      • Driver available for Window 98 SE

To turn your ATA/ATAPI Device to USB 2.0 Device

This allows peripheral vendors a unique opportunity to continue the advantage of the ATA/ATAPI economies of scale while presenting U2-EIDE02 into the rapidly expanding USB 2.0 markets. End users using USB 2.0 interface now have an immediate and no-risk solution for adding ATA/ATAPI devices to their computer.

  • CE Test: Pass