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Whilst about to buy the SDD I had seen yesterday, I ran into this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-7-15-Pin-Female-SATA-TO-2-5-Male-IDE-Adapter-Converter-For-laptop-/120964510689

I think it makes more sense to simply buy a SATA SSD to begin with, what do you guys think? It'll be cheaper bang for buck and also a new sata SSD would be from a well known brand. (plus I could reuse it in the future...) thumb.gif
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Some laptops can be pesky with the layout and spacing in the HDD bay, If you are confident that the combination of this adapter and a SATA SSD will cause you no headache trying to fit it (it will most likely be OK), then by all means. However converting a serial signal to a parallel one - I'd be a be eerie on that one. These adapters are really made for "oh holy crap" moments where you need to recover some data or something, mainly for a temporary purpose.


It will work, but I wouldn't recommend it. Although being able to re-use the SSD later is a bonus I guess, but is there any guarantee of that?
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Some laptops can be pesky with the layout and spacing in the HDD bay, If you are confident that the combination of this adapter and a SATA SSD will cause you no headache trying to fit it (it will most likely be OK), then by all means. However converting a serial signal to a parallel one - I'd be a be eerie on that one. These adapters are really made for "oh holy crap" moments where you need to recover some data or something, mainly for a temporary purpose.


It will work, but I wouldn't recommend it. Although being able to re-use the SSD later is a bonus I guess, but is there any guarantee of that?

OK, well heres an idea: Buy the adapter and use my current SSD in my gaming rig (that I don't really use anymore) for a few weeks and if all goes well, I'll purchase a decent SSD like a Samsung Evo which are surprising cheaper then the IDE SSD I was looking at, so the worst outcome of buying the adapter would be a loss of $4, however if it works the flipside would be that I saved $10 between drives and bought one 5x as fast smile.gif

Oh, yeah, I checked and there's a good 2cm extra space in the HDD bay. I think its to allow the HDD to slide in and out but I managed to remove it without using much of that space so I think it might just work. smile.gif
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OK, well heres an idea: Buy the adapter and use my current SSD in my gaming rig (that I don't really use anymore) for a few weeks and if all goes well, I'll purchase a decent SSD like a Samsung Evo which are surprising cheaper then the IDE SSD I was looking at, so the worst outcome of buying the adapter would be a loss of $4, however if it works the flipside would be that I saved $10 between drives and bought one 5x as fast smile.gif

Oh, yeah, I checked and there's a good 2cm extra space in the HDD bay. I think its to allow the HDD to slide in and out but I managed to remove it without using much of that space so I think it might just work. smile.gif

Sounds like a plan - if price is a factor then definitely get the SATA one. However you better promise me you'll put it in a native SATA capable machine as soon as possible (i.e. ditch that laptop) so you can reap the full benefit of the faster SSD (OK you don't have to promise but... hey!).

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Haha, I know what you must think but I absolutely love this laptop. I've had it for 8 years and its still kicking. I just upgraded it a few months back from 1.6Ghz to the highest 2.13Ghz and the RAM went from 512 to 2GB. Those two upgrades cost me a measly $38 (<3 ebay!) I'm currently on it right now lol. I figure an extra $80 put into this and it should hold its speed with Core 2 Duo laptops smile.gif

In either case, to purchase a new half ass laptop that has half the build quality as these older sturdy dell laptops I would be looking at a good $500. Anyone who has owned an older Dell Insprion can vouch for its awesome sturdy keyboad and super awesome matte touchpad. thumb.gif

Hey, I'm still using the 6310i mobile phone I bought back in 2004 too. Haha!
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Haha, I know what you must think but I absolutely love this laptop. I've had it for 8 years and its still kicking. I just upgraded it a few months back from 1.6Ghz to the highest 2.13Ghz and the RAM went from 512 to 2GB. Those two upgrades cost me a measly $38 (<3 ebay!) I'm currently on it right now lol. I figure an extra $80 put into this and it should hold its speed with Core 2 Duo laptops smile.gif

In either case, to purchase a new half ass laptop that has half the build quality as these older sturdy dell laptops I would be looking at a good $500. Anyone who has owned an older Dell Insprion can vouch for its awesome sturdy keyboad and super awesome matte touchpad. thumb.gif

Hey, I'm still using the 6310i mobile phone I bought back in 2004 too. Haha!

I have owned many an Inspiron ... back in the day. I did like the touchpad too actually.

Dude the 6310i isn't even in the same league - I'll let that one slide tongue.gif
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