Can you upgrade from ata to sata in a laptop Tags: Hard Drives Laptops SATA HD Storage Last response: August 3, 2011 9:47 PM in Storage Share skern73 August 3, 2011 8:43:12 PM Can I upgrade from a PATA hd to a SATA one without an adapter? More about : upgrade ata sata laptop pcl August 3, 2011 9:42:04 PM Hi, Not without an adapter- and it all depends on your laptop. The motherboard may not detect the drive even with the adapter due to power ect. skern73 August 3, 2011 9:47:07 PM [Thank you. I needed someone to basically confirm what I already suspected. Thanks again, pcl! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBrando Hooks Up ( S)ATA Drives To USB 2.0 ForumPlan to Upgrade to SSD. Need help finding SATA interface ForumWill Interface: DMA/ ATA -100 (Ultra), run on my system [I need IDE]? ForumSATA -3G ATA connecting with Laptop ForumHow to hook up seagate momentus 5400 2 hd using usb 2 0 to ide sata s-ata 2 5 3 ForumWhat is a "Hybrid 4G Serial ATA " hard disk drive? ForumGA-P55A-UD4P and Marvell 91xx Config ATA Device ForumSATA and ATA in slim dvd drives - any connector difference? ForumUpgrading to a S-ATA disk with Asus P4PE - Help? ForumConvert sata ahci to ata mode in bios win7 ForumChanging " SATA Mode" option from AHCI to ATA Forumconverting ata -6 to sata Forum2.5" ATA 100 or ATA -6??? ForumRaid0 + Nvraid + ATA + SATA 2 ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure ForumServer workstation - need SSD to replace HDD Raid 0 - Sata 2 ForumSATA Configuration and Intel Rapid Storage Technology ForumUnquantifiable amounts of frustration from a HDD. ForumHard drive full cant access my laptop it says dtlcdr is missing ForumCan't set up raid 0 on msi 870a-g54 More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !