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Hey.

I have an old dell laptop that I've been using for 5-6 years now and the HDD just died. I checked and its an IDE drive. I have found a new 32GB SSD drive (I don't need much anyway) for the same price as a new 2.5" 80GB IDE and I was wondering if using a converter or something similar between the two make it work?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-5-IDE-Female-HDD-SSD-7-15P-SATA-Adapter-Converter-/110678059856?pt=AU_Laptop_Accessories&hash=item19c4ed2b50

And before say it, the answer is no! I will not get rid of my beybeh! tongue.gif
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Will the drive still be able to fit after the adapter has been put in place? What model of laptop is it?

From my own personal experience, using an adapter doesn't always yield the expected results. It should function, though.
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Will the drive still be able to fit after the adapter has been put in place? What model of laptop is it?
From my own personal experience, using an adapter doesn't always yield the expected results. It should function, though.

Yup, have some space to fit an adapter. It's a Dell Inspiron 1300. Would I see the speed benefits of SSD though? What is the max limit of the IDE interface?
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IIRC IDE transfer speed of data up to 100/133 MB per second so i would say an SSD would be bottlenecked with IDE thinking.gif
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IIRC IDE transfer speed of data up to 100/133 MB per second so i would say an SSD would be bottlenecked with IDE thinking.gif

Correct. Which is why I stated that an adapter doesn't always yield the expected results.
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Correct. Which is why I stated that an adapter doesn't always yield the expected results.

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