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. m 0 l skern73 August 3, 2011 9:47:07 PM [Thank you. I needed someone to basically confirm what I already suspected. Thanks again, pcl! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Hard drive in laptop optical bay, Hanging. Identifies as ATA instead of SATA Forum UpGrade my old Dell XPS Gen2 17" SSD SATA vs Ultra ATA? Forum SATA-3G ATA connecting with Laptop Forum SolvedUpgrade to SSD - old laptop with Sata1 - will it increase performance? Forum Upgrading to a S-ATA disk with Asus P4PE - Help? Forum SolvedIDE , ATA , PATA , SATA... can you please explain these? Forum SolvedATA vs SATA Samsung 840ssd Forum SolvedSSD S-ATA III special cable? Forum Can i upgrade 160gb of my laptop HDD 2.5inches sata in my super slim Ps3 12gb? Forum SolvedNeither Windows 7 sp1 install disc or Windows XP sp3 on SATA hdd recognize my old 80GB ATA Hdd. Forum SolvedLaptop SATA Hard Drive Upgrade Forum SolvedATA/IDE to SATA Forum SolvedUSB to S-ATA doesn't show up in Computer Forum Solveddrive 0 not found: serial ATA, SATA-0 Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility Forum error Driver 1 not found serial ata sata 1 Forum Solveds-ata and molex connectivity Forum SolvedConnect an ATA Laptop HDD to desktop Forum Solved[SLI] ASUS P6X58D Premium w/ 2xGb LAN USB 3 0 S-ATA 3 0 Forum SolvedATA vs SATA Forum SolvedGigabyte GA-P55A-UD3, ATA, SATA, and Windows 7 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !