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April 5, 2010 10:16:43 PM


My laptop is a Dell Latitude D510, which is over four years old and still performing remarkably well.
I have no wish to replace it right now.
The 60Gb HDD could be described as:
a) small
b) tired (SpeedFan stats)

The HD is a Hitachi HTS541060G9AT00, ATA-7 drive which - if I am to upgrade - I would like to replace with a faster, 7,200 rpm, drive ..... and therein lies my dilemma.

Research reveals that 2.5" 7200 drives are available only up to 120Gb. Nothing larger!
Barely worth the upgrade ?!?

As such, can anyone please advise me if I might be able to make use of a IDE-SATA adaptor, i.e.

..... and if so, what, if any, limitations I should be aware of.

Your advice is very greatly appreciated by this Tech-Numpty!

Thanks in advance,

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a b G Storage
April 5, 2010 11:36:44 PM

There isnt any room for a IDE-SATA adapter inside a laptop.

Unless you do SATA I would say its not worth upgrading, and while the drive might work, you really dont pick up the benefits of native SATA, and its a kludge...

Live with what you have and save your money for a shiny new one