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Need help with hard drive upgrade in laptop


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Ozzy13

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I have a pretty old laptop, maybe 5 to 6 years. it still runs well, but the hard drive went out recently. i haven't been able to find a replacement that is the same interface because it is an ATA-100. I have been looking for a ata/pata to a sata adapter, but have tried 3 different ones with no luck. can somebody point me in the right direction for an adapter, or help find an ata hard drive? thanks!
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kidnova

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Getting harder and harder to find PATA hard drives these days.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136345
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Thank you so much for the quick reply! If anybody can help me find an adapter, that would really be a better option for me i think, i don't have very much money to fix this right now.... but i can get a newer hard drive from a friend who repairs laptops.
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You will need to be a little more specific on what kind of adapter you are talking about.
Pata to Sata?
ATA100 to ATA133?
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well, from what i understand,the old drive was a ATA-100. so i guess then i would need an ata100 to sata adapter?
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I honestly don't believe there is an adapter that would suite your purposes. You can do it on a desktop, but I think for a laptop you're stuck with a native PATA drive. There simply isn't enough room to fit an adapter on a notebook.

You could choose one of these in mulitple sizes as well:

http://www.amazon.co...k/dp/B001SQH1DY

Edited by kidnova, 17 August 2012 - 09:32 AM.

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okay. thank you so much for your help, i will try and see if my mom will lend me some money for a hard drive :) you guys are always so helpful! thanks again!
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Kidnova did all the work and a great job at that. :thumbsup:
Let us know if there is any other questions you may have.
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