want to install a ssd in my pavillion 8000 Tags: SSD SATA Hewlett Packard Storage Product 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 tecmo34 a c 143 G Storage 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... m 0 l foscooter a c 99 G Storage 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 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?? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources can i install an ssd drive in my hp pavillion G7-1167dx Forum Can I install an SSD drive in my HP Pavillion dv7 (1020 US) Laptop? Forum Can i install an ssd drive in hp pavillion dv7? Forum SolvedI want to install this samsung pro ssd in my friends Dell xps 8300. Forum I have a hp pavillion g6 with win8 pre-installed but recently I wanted to put a clean install windows 7 but when I formatted t Forum SolvedNew computer with W8 on it, I want to install a new SSD on it. What can I do to swap and not buy more W8 Forum SolvedHP Pavillion m8000n powers up, no BIOS/display Forum SolvedGot new ssd, want to do clean install of OS, what is the best method to do that? Forum Solvedplease help new ssd, new hdd, clean install (want to save bf4) Forum SolvedHELP! New SSD - Want clean install of windows 7 - lost motherboard disk Forum SolvedJust got SSD. Want to do clean install, but already used W7 OEM on HDD? Forum Solvedi want to buy a graphic card under 8000 Forum SolvedNewbie with SSD and want to know how to install for OS drive Forum SolvedSSD and HDD. Target Files and where I want stuff to install Forum SolvedNew build, put OS on an SSD and want to use programs installed on old HDD. Forum In building my new pc I installed win 8.1 on a WD harddrive (not activated). Want to add an SSD & install 8.1 on it. How? Forum SolvedInstalling windows 8.1 on 128gb ssd but want my 1tb drive Forum MSI Warranty? want to install SSD but Warranty sticker on the back Forum SolvedI want dual gpu's in my hp500... I only have integrated amd 8000 graphics. I also only have 1 pci x16 but, I have 3 pci x1 slo Forum Upgraded from XP, to W7, then to W8 - want to install W8 on SSD Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !