Pata to sata Tags: Hard Drives SATA Connection Storage Last response: December 29, 2010 3:17 AM in Storage Share miky b December 28, 2010 4:29:37 PM Hello,i want to upgrade my system to a 1tb hard drive which is a sata connection when my system as only a pata connection? More about : pata sata wiinippongamer December 28, 2010 4:55:02 PM You'll have to buy a PATA drive that's it, even if you could buy and adapter there'd be no performance improvement as it'd be painfully bottlenecked by the PATA interface. miky b December 28, 2010 5:06:39 PM wiinippongamer said:You'll have to buy a PATA drive that's it, even if you could buy and adapter there'd be no performance improvement as it'd be painfully bottlenecked by the PATA interface. Cheers just saved my a few quid !! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer bryanl December 29, 2010 3:17:59 AM Buy either an adapter based on a Marvell chipset, or a PCI or PCI-e SATA controller card based on a Silicon Image chipset. The former is easier for Windows XP because no driver has to be installed. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumOptical Drives and SATA (and PATA ) Saturation ForumOptical Drives (CD/DVD/Blu-Ray) and SATA (and PATA ) Saturation ForumSATA Hard drive to PATA to Hard drive ForumPATA DVD-ROM to SATA conversion ? Forum[Solved] Adding second HDD to old machine with both PATA and SATA connections ForumPata to sata adapter ForumHelp with sata and pata connections ForumAdding SATA HDD, Removing SATA DVD, Removing PATA HDD ForumAdd SATA HDD, remove SATA DVD, remove PATA HDD ForumWhat makes SATA better than PATA ? ForumPata drive removed sata failed to boot ForumPATA to SATA ? ForumSite:tomshardware com best sata to pata bridge hardware ForumRefurbished SATA HDD vs. 2 PATA /IDE Drives ForumChange from PATA to SATA harddrive? ForumWhy sata is faster than pata ForumBios detecting version of windows that are no longer there ForumConfigure SATA AS: RAID causes PATA optical drive to not work ForumCan I add SATA Hard Disk as 2nd? My other is IDE(PATA) ForumSata to pata convertor More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !