How to change my ibm thinkpad ide for a sata Tags: SATA Connection IBM ThinkPad Laptops Last response: September 6, 2011 2:59 PM in Laptop General Discussion Share prycuk 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? More about : change ibm thinkpad ide sata mcnumpty23 a b D Laptop September 6, 2011 9:13:51 AM you cant do it ulysses35 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. Related resources How do i change the cpu in my ibm thinkpad r40 - Forum Can I upgrade my IBM THINKPAD R51 series thinkpad from 40 GB IDE HDD to 320 GB IDE HDD - Forum How to change ide hdd to sata - Forum How to change sata to ide in sony laptop - Forum how to reset admin password on IBM Thinkpad T43 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer outlw6669 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. jaguarskx 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. mcnumpty23 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 mavroxur 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHow do I turn on my IBM thinkpad iseries 1300 Forum How do I reset the motherboard on an IBM Type 2374 thinkpad Forum SolvedInstall of a used ide hdd with already installed sata hdd caused change of sata from disc (0) to disc (1) Forum How to reset password ibm thinkpad 240x Forum Ibm thinkpad 2626 390 how to hook up to internet Forum How to delete user account in IBM Thinkpad T41 Forum How to connect a IBM Thinkpad 600 wireless Forum How can i turn wireless switch on my ibm thinkpad model 2374593 Forum How to reset password ibm thinkpad 240x Forum How to overclock IBM thinkpad 600X Forum HOW DO I REINSTALL WINDOWS XP INTO A IBM THINKPAD 600E? Forum SolvedHow can I use a SATA and an IDE HDD together? Forum SolvedHow to change RAID level on configured IBM x225 with ServeRaid 6i... Forum SolvedHow to connect IDE DVD writer, SATA HD to motherboard Forum How best to complain to IBM re lemon Thinkpad??! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptop General Discussion categories Acer Alienware Asus Dell Lenovo Sony Toshiba !