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. 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSATA to PATA laptop optical bridge? ForumFastest 2.5" 7200rpm PATA Laptop Hard Drive ? ForumPATA SSD for older laptop , worth it? ForumPata or sata ForumPossible to swap 2.5" Pata HDD for Sata SSD? ForumConvert sata to pata ForumPATA to SATA converter, does it impact transfer speeds? ForumAre there any systems that support 4 PATA and 2 SATA ? ForumTranfer data from desktop PATA HD to desktop SATA HD ForumPATA or SATA Forum2,5" HDD for laptop ; PATA /IDE: Suggestion ? WD3200BEVE Scorpio Blue ? ForumPATA SSD drive questions Forum40gb pata hard drive ForumSATA Hard drive to PATA to Hard drive ForumBios detecting version of windows that are no longer there Forum[Solved] Source for cheap 2.5 IDE (PATA) drive ForumHard drive recovery ForumNeed Solid State Drive help ForumWhat are the big brands in external hard drive enclosure? Forum[Solved] Laptop keeps going black... More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !