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How to change my ibm thinkpad ide for a sata

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  • IBM ThinkPad
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September 6, 2011 7:54:14 AM

how do i change the ide connection inside for a sata, where is the thing and what do i need to do to change it on the m'board?

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a b D Laptop
September 6, 2011 9:13:51 AM

you cant do it
September 6, 2011 9:15:03 AM

lol.... gotta love people who dont realise that laptops are barerly upgradeable, let alone changing the HDD interface.
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a b D Laptop
September 6, 2011 9:36:27 AM

prycuk said:
how do i change the ide connection inside for a sata, where is the thing and what do i need to do to change it on the m'board?

You can not change the EIDE connector to a SATA connector.
Even if you somehow could, an EIDIE controller would not be compatible with a SATA drive.
a c 466 D Laptop
September 6, 2011 2:09:49 PM

Sorry, but the hard drive interface is soldered onto the laptop's motherboard. You cannot simply use a laptop E-IDE to SATA adaptor since none exist.

If you want a SATA hard drive, then you need to purchase a new laptop.
a b D Laptop
September 6, 2011 2:27:00 PM

if you want a faster hard drive there are a few ide ssd drives but not sure how much faster they would be than the standard ide laptop drive

September 6, 2011 2:59:39 PM

You can't change the interface, it's build onto the motherboard. If you want a faster hard drive, get a 7200 rpm 2.5" ide hard drive, or find a 2.5" SSD. Hitachi makes several 2.5" 7200rpm drives, and SuperTalent makes 16 & 32gb IDE 2.5" SSD's.

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