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 Brando Hooks Up ( S)ATA Drives To USB 2.0 Forum Plan to Upgrade to SSD. Need help finding SATA interface Forum Will Interface: DMA/ ATA -100 (Ultra), run on my system [I need IDE]? Forum SATA -3G ATA connecting with Laptop Forum How to hook up seagate momentus 5400 2 hd using usb 2 0 to ide sata s-ata 2 5 3 Forum What is a "Hybrid 4G Serial ATA " hard disk drive? Forum GA-P55A-UD4P and Marvell 91xx Config ATA Device Forum SATA and ATA in slim dvd drives - any connector difference? Forum Upgrading to a S-ATA disk with Asus P4PE - Help? Forum Convert sata ahci to ata mode in bios win7 Forum Changing " SATA Mode" option from AHCI to ATA Forum converting ata -6 to sata Forum 2.5" ATA 100 or ATA -6??? Forum Raid0 + Nvraid + ATA + SATA 2 Forum My computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure Forum Server workstation - need SSD to replace HDD Raid 0 - Sata 2 Forum SATA Configuration and Intel Rapid Storage Technology Forum Unquantifiable amounts of frustration from a HDD. Forum Hard drive full cant access my laptop it says dtlcdr is missing Forum Can't set up raid 0 on msi 870a-g54 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !