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SATA Drive in PATA laptop?????

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December 5, 2009 10:21:05 PM

Hi I have a DELL XT laptop, it contains a this harddrive.....

Samsung, Spinpoint N, HS082HB, 1.8", 80G, 4200, PATA(ZIF), 8MB


I want to upgrade to a bigger/faster 1.8" HD, all faster HD are usually SATA connections....


1. Is there a way to use a 1.8" SATA drive in my laptop (original HD is 1.8" PATA) (is there an adaptor?)

2. Does anyone know of a 1.8" PATA HD, >100GB and 5200 RPM, (i cant find one)


thanks for any help helping me upgrade my 1.8" PATA HD to a faster bigger model...(ps I don't want to break the bank either..preferaable under $200)


JON R.

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December 6, 2009 6:26:19 AM

Sorry, but there's really not any easy way to do this. The two connection types are completely different, and cannot be converted with a simple adapter.
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