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I've been searching for bout 3 days now and I have no clue to get help.
Well this topic might not fit this forum but is there any way I can get my PATA hdd to run SATA instead of using external kits.
I want to know if I can make SATA fit inside the laptop with the adapter.
Here are some of the adapters I found but not sure if it will fit. Please help THANKS

http://www.xpcgear.c...iveadapter.html
http://cgi.ebay.com/...t...3:1|294:200
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If the laptop has no SATA capabilities inside of it, you can't add it unless externally. PATA to SATA adaptors (or vice-versa) I generally would not recommend for use in any environment as they are more trouble than they are worth.
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If the laptop has no SATA capabilities inside of it, you can't add it unless externally. PATA to SATA adaptors (or vice-versa) I generally would not recommend for use in any environment as they are more trouble than they are worth.



okay so youre saying its not worth it doing external hard drive? i mean i know i would not want to do that but i need to upgrade my hard drive to a bigger one. i cant find any 250 to 500gb PATA hard drive at all. there is a lot for SATA but my laptop isnt SATA thats the only thing. well i'll see if i can figure something out instead of external way. thanks!!!
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What I'm saying is the only way you can use a SATA drive on that computer is externally. You can't add it internally to your laptop.
As for an internal laptop hard drive, they are available if you know where to look.

One UK based supplier does a 250Gb one: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/132386 and a 320Gb: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/158609

But that being said, laptops that use PATA drives are older ones that probably can't see anything beyond 120Gb anyway, and newer units with SATA drives can see much bigger drives.
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check for your Laptop support sata drive or not, you can check on BIOS.....if there is option for sata then u can easily go for it if not then only way to fit it, is externally.....I guess so.
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What I'm saying is the only way you can use a SATA drive on that computer is externally. You can't add it internally to your laptop.
As for an internal laptop hard drive, they are available if you know where to look.

One UK based supplier does a 250Gb one: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/132386 and a 320Gb: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/158609

But that being said, laptops that use PATA drives are older ones that probably can't see anything beyond 120Gb anyway, and newer units with SATA drives can see much bigger drives.



will it be worth buying 250gb for my laptop? i found some PATA hard drive at the store. 160gb and 250gb
Let me know before I purchase it. Thanks
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I can't answer that because you haven't said what you use the laptop for. For most uses you don't need more than 160Gb anyway.
As to whether it's worth it - only you can determine that based on your usage of the laptop.
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I can't answer that because you haven't said what you use the laptop for. For most uses you don't need more than 160Gb anyway.
As to whether it's worth it - only you can determine that based on your usage of the laptop.



Well I'm a gamer and plus I share my laptop with my gf so she is a picture freak. So there is going to be pictures, all sorts of programs and pc games.
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