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want to install a ssd in my pavillion 8000

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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?
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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...
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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.
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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??
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