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Ultra ATA/100 to SATA Hard Drive Caddy

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Does such a thing exist?

I have an old Fujitsu T70H (specs) that is doing nothing currently. It has nostalgic value and I would like to revive it to at least limited use.

Planning to put one of my 1TB backup drives into the disc drive bay so I can use it as a little portable media center that holds a small portion of my collection. However, I have been searching for a while, and can't seem to find a 9.5mm caddy with SATA hard drive connection and Ultra ATA computer interface. Is this an impossible search?

Holding off on purchasing some microDIMM RAM upgrades for it until I know for sure. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Yeah, found lots like that, but all of those options look too big to fit inside the tiny laptop case. Or are those power cables that come with the small adapters not required? Will an Ultra ATA motherboard adapter fit into the 9.5mm drive bay? I could make my own caddy to hold the hard drive itself if I can get the correct SATA connection inside the bay.

For reference, here is a shot of the connection on the optical drive and the computer's drive bay.




The hard drive isn't old, so it has the common SATA interface found on most recent 2.5" drives.

I want to check something that might solve my problem. Was looking at the pictures I took of the connections and it is possible I may have figured this out.

As you can see in the pictures from the last post, the male connection on the optical disc drive appears to be screwed on, and when I look behind it, it appears the connection is the same as on this hard drive caddy I have:



I am currently in China, and the laptop and parts are at home in the U.S., and I won't be able to get my hands on it again for some time. Want to check what you guys think. Is the male connection simply a screw-on adapter that I can transfer to the hard drive caddy and have plug-and-play compatibility with the laptop?

If so, that should solve my issue.

Here is a side-by-side image of the different connections:



Is anyone familiar with this? The hard drive caddy lists the T70 as a compatible model, but I have been unable to find an adapter to match the connection on the optical drive/bay. Can the male connection on the optical drive be transferred to the hard drive caddy? (it will be several months before I am back home in the states to try myself)
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