Can you upgrade from ata to sata in a laptop

Can I upgrade from a PATA hd to a SATA one without an adapter?
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  1. 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.
  2. [Thank you. I needed someone to basically confirm what I already suspected. Thanks again, pcl!
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