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Can you upgrade from ata to sata in a laptop

Last response: in Storage
August 3, 2011 8:43:12 PM

Can I upgrade from a PATA hd to a SATA one without an adapter?
August 3, 2011 9:42:04 PM


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.
August 3, 2011 9:47:07 PM

[Thank you. I needed someone to basically confirm what I already suspected. Thanks again, pcl!