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    Platinum+ Member bhxtyrant's Avatar
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    2.5" IDE to SATA conversion?

    Hey guys,
    Not sure if this is possible but i was wondering if there are any adapters out there to convert a 2.5" IDE HDD to SATA for use in a laptop that only supports SATA?Tryed to do a general search with no results so any info would be great.

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    By far the easiest solution would be to buy a drive enclosure and connect it to the notebook via usb.

    Other suggestions:

    http://www.satasite.com/sata-ide-converter.htm

    http://www.pcgears.com/default.aspx?oid=192685
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    hey EFC,
    Yes i thought about just getting a SATA but the reason i was asking was i just purchased a 250GB IDE 2.5" for a laptop but am thinking about getting another laptop i saw for sale.This one only uses SATA but supports Dual HDD's so i was thinking with the proper adapter i could add it in.I checked out the links you posted but will those work for Laptop?They look more suited to desktops.

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    Room is going to be the biggest problem when you are dealing with a notebook. There are a number of interface options but they all require additional space. Here other ideas -

    http://www.satasite.com/ide-to-sata-converter.htm

    http://www.satasite.com/ide-sata-har...ter-bridge.htm

    Sorry, after taking a closer look, I see that these options need a ide connection on the MB. You need to go the other way.
    Last edited by efc; April 1st, 2008 at 17:32 PM. Reason: To correct info
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