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Old 10-27-2006, 04:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Sorry, Mr 1 poster here, but please don't hold that against me!

Ive just had the misfortune of whilst bagging a great deal on a 60gb 2.5" hard drive off ebay i misread the connector and found out that it is a SATA.

Now my aging laptop has an ATA-6 connection, and fruitless searches on google have left me bewildered!

Does anyone know of a converter for SATA to ATA that is either cable, or 2.5" based?

Thanks
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Old 10-27-2006, 04:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to TF. You could try getting this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817362001
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Old 10-27-2006, 04:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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tis a good idea, and one that i will more than likely fall back on, but i think my lappy will need a flash of the bios to enable usb boot support (the current hard drive i have installed is starting to click and buzz... and WILL die soon... and TBH, id prefer an internal solution, but thanks!
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Old 10-27-2006, 04:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Sell that one and buy another?

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...6GAX-R&cat=HDD

the USB adaptor is about the only thing you might be able to use on an older laptop...
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yeah, i think that is probably gonna be one of the safest options...

i think i will try to part exchange the drive!
thanks!

also, $60... wonder what p&p is! thats a bargain!
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P&P = plug and play
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heh! postage and packing! lol
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same thing... just difference context.
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Might this help?

http://www.cooldrives.com/satoidecofor.html
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Old 10-29-2006, 11:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
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ive solved my problem...

heh! anyone want a 60gb SATA 2.5" HDD?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MESE%3AIT&rd=1

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