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Pata to sata

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  • Hard Drives
  • SATA
  • Connection
  • Storage
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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?

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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.
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 !! :bounce: 
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.
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