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Connecting new laptop hard drive to old laptop

Last response: in Storage
October 15, 2011 8:05:57 PM

I have an old laptop that I want to keep running Win XP on so as to play my older 32-bit games on. I have a new laptop with Win 7 64-bit that won't install these games.
The old laptop has a very slow 4800 RPM hard drive and my new hard drive is 7200 RPM.
The old laptop hard drive has what appears to be a 44-pin ide connection while my new drive has a sata.
Is there an adapter available on the market that I could buy to connect the new drive to my old laptop?
Is there any way to do this?
a b D Laptop
a b G Storage
October 18, 2011 7:47:01 PM

No, you cannot get an adapter to install a SATA drive to an IDE connector. If you COULD I would have already done it to my old laptop! ;) 
October 19, 2011 12:33:35 AM

Thanks for the answer.
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