want to install a ssd in my pavillion 8000 Tags: SSD Sata Hewlett Packard Storage Last response: April 21, 2011 12:30 AM in Storage Share RCK9RYNLDS April 14, 2011 3:29:47 AM Hello, I want to add a OCZ SATA II Vertex 2 to my HP Pavillion 8000 which has PATA connector. Is there a sata to pata connector which can be add to the drive caddy? More about : install ssd pavillion 8000 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove tecmo34 April 14, 2011 3:57:53 AM A device like this will work... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... What you will run into is that by running it on a PATA device, you'll lose TRIM support and will be hampered by a speed decrease (though still be faster than a PATA drive). You would be better off going with a PCI card instead to run it off of. You'll need to verify your motherboard will boot from a PCI card but it is the better option. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... | Report abuse foscooter April 14, 2011 3:46:48 PM ^ +1 Absolutely! Do bother with an SSD unless you can boot from a PCI card, or get into SATA. | Report abuse RCK9RYNLDS April 21, 2011 12:30:24 AM RCK9RYNLDS said:Hello, I want to add a OCZ SATA II Vertex 2 to my HP Pavillion 8000 which has PATA connector. Is there a sata to pata connector which can be add to the drive caddy? Thanks for the suggestions; however, I should have mentioned this is a Pavillion dv8000 which is a notebook w/ 2.5" drives with a PATA connector. So neither suggestion will work in this case. Any other ideas?? | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage> want to install a ssd in my pavillion 8000> Related ressources: ForumCan i install an ssd drive in hp pavillion dv7? ForumCan I install an SSD drive in my HP Pavillion dv7 (1020 US) Laptop? ForumHP Pavillion DV2500 Nightmares over heating, GPU and CPU running hot ForumWant to move HP Pavillion p7 1210 into another case, can it be done? ForumInstall error on hp pavillion a1412n ForumI want to upgrade my Psu in dell XPS 8000 ForumHp pavillion dv1005 ssd ForumWant to upgrade processor for an HP Pavillion 6500n ForumASAP help with configuration workstation 8000 $ ForumHP Pavillion dv7 black screen. ForumWant to Upgrade processor, need HELP! ForumPavillion dv6 BSOD with 12.10, 12.11, 13.11 ForumFree download Wifi for HP pavillion g6-2220em for window 7 ForumSSD and HDD. Target Files and where I want stuff to install ForumNew laptop (which of these two configurations should I get?) ForumNewbie with SSD and want to know how to install for OS drive ForumIs a SSD good when you add/delete 30 gigs data a day? ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumBest way to upgrade to SSD- clean install or clone? ForumI format the hard disk and install a new os. can i able to recover the old files More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !