SATA Drive in PATA laptop????? Tags: Hard Drives Laptops SATA HD Storage Last response: December 6, 2009 12:05 PM in Storage Share ilcaa 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. More about : sata drive pata laptop cjl a b G Storage 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. m 0 l amnotanoobie December 6, 2009 12:05:38 PM ZOMG, I thought only PATA <-> SATA bridges existed for desktop systems, but I did find this: For those with slow 1.8" PATA drives wanting SATA It does outline either buying a Dell ZIF to SATA converter, or it even provides a DIY method for a converter. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWant to Install PATA DVD Drive in SATA Motherboard. Need help. solution SolvedUsing PATA hard drive with SATA adapter Question solution SolvedSATA Hard drive to PATA to Hard drive Forum SolvedAdding second drive to SATA card vs. motherboard PATA ports Forum Do SATA and PATA play nice in the optical drive arena? Forum Cain i use a pata drive and a sata drive in my pc? Forum SolvedAccessing PATA drives from a system with only SATA Forum Pata drive removed sata failed to boot Forum I am using a pata hard drive can i use sata hard drive on same pc? Forum SATA to PATA laptop optical bridge? Forum Bios config for new sata dvd drive on pata system(dell) Forum Configure SATA AS: RAID causes PATA optical drive to not work Forum Raid 1 with PATA and SATA drive ??? Forum WinXP+Linux Multiboot with 2 PATA drives and 1 SATA drive Forum PATA Optical and SATA Hard drive connection Forum Specify SATA Drive as Boot when also using PATA? Forum Adding a PATA drive to a system with an existing SATA Forum Slaving a PATA drive with a SATA drive Forum Adding SATA Data Drive to PATA System - Help Needed. Forum Adding SATA Data Drive to PATA System - Help Needed Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !