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 SolvedIDE , ATA , PATA , SATA... can you please explain these? Forum SolvedWant to Install PATA DVD Drive in SATA Motherboard. Need help. Forum SolvedSATA to PATA, Master/Slave configuration? Forum SolvedPata and Sata integration Forum Solvedtwo pata ports and three sata ports, which to connect gpu Forum Solved1 PATA and 2 SATA HDDs. Only Detects 1 PATA and 1 SATA at a time Forum SolvedNew f2a85V-pro, PATA CD with IDE-to_SATA converter; system doesn't see CD Forum SolvedPATA to SATA change Forum Solvedmy hdd is a sata but it become pata in cmos i cant accest in to it Forum SolvedCloning PATA (IDE) to SATA Forum SolvedUsing PATA hard drive with SATA adapter Question Forum SolvedSATA Hard drive to PATA to Hard drive Forum SolvedPATA vs. SATA Forum SolvedAccessing PATA drives from a system with only SATA Forum SolvedPossible to swap 2.5" Pata HDD for Sata SSD? Forum SolvedAdding second drive to SATA card vs. motherboard PATA ports Forum SolvedIDE, SATA, PATA connections Forum SolvedSSD PCIe but I'm given the option between pata and sata? Forum SolvedAdding second HDD to old machine with both PATA and SATA connections Forum Do SATA and PATA play nice in the optical drive arena? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !