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post #1 of 9
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Hi everybody

can somebody tell me if there is a way to connect standard sata ssd to a laptop that has ide port ?

I found this converter:

http://dx.com/p/2-5-ide-male-to-sata-female-pcb-adapter-52231

would it work with that ?

tnx in advance
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post #2 of 9
Normally there is not enough space in the HDD bay of a laptop to use an adapter. Not only that but once you use the converter you lose the speed of the SSD(I think) IDE runs at a lower bandwith that SATA so buying a SSD with a converter to IDE would pretty much be a waste of money IMO.
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post #3 of 9
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I have HDD in my laptop wiith 18MB read speed ,and i want to put ssd in it.
No mater botleneck of IDE.
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post #4 of 9
http://www.sweclockers.com/galleri/10479-thinkpad-x40-msata-mod

In swedish but enough pics to show how it's done.
 
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post #5 of 9
I've never tried any of them, but there are IDE SSD's.They are going to probably be more expensive and based off older controllers, but here is an example:

http://hot-deals-4-less.store.buy.com/p/transcend-320-64-gb-2-5-internal-solid-state-drive-ide/229733997.html

Either way - using an adapter or an ide ssd, you are going to be limited to IDE speeds. Not to say that wont be a huge improvement over a harddrive, but just dont expect modern ssd speeds.
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post #6 of 9
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@Huzzbutt
Tnx i will see what i can do with that,i have biger space for hdd in my laptop so i think that normal size ssd wil fit in.
@BinaryDemon
I have said that i have 18MB/s speed HDD and that i do not care about ide bottlneck.
Edited by pic16f28 - 12/12/12 at 4:22am
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by pic16f28 View Post

@Huzzbutt
Tnx i will see what i can do with that,i have biger space for hdd in my laptop so i think that normal size ssd wil fit in.
@BinaryDemon
I have said that i have 18MB/s speed HDD and that i do not care about ide bottlneck.

If you use MSATA you have room for adapters.
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post #8 of 9
Buy a new laptop.

It's not worth it trying to jerry-rig an adapter in and buying an expensive SSD. Craigslist has used laptops going for $100 a piece, and most of them are dual-core with SATA hard drives. Just buy a new or used laptop.

Boxing week is coming up. There'll be tons in the $300 or less price range. We'll probably see some reasonable gaming laptops for just $500-600.
     
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post #9 of 9
Maybe just get a faster hard drive.
Eve some newer IDE drives could get faster the 18MB/s.
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