Windows 10: HHD question on replacing EIDE with a SATA.

Discus and support HHD question on replacing EIDE with a SATA. in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; At the moment this is a bit hypothetical. I have a 9.5yr old Acer laptop that has its original 120Gb drive fitted. The drive says on it 'Enhanced IDE'.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Mooly, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. Mooly Win User

    HHD question on replacing EIDE with a SATA.


    At the moment this is a bit hypothetical. I have a 9.5yr old Acer laptop that has its original 120Gb drive fitted. The drive says on it 'Enhanced IDE'.

    The Crucial website says that the original storage fitted has 'Serial ATA support' and suggests a standard SATA SSD as a replacement.

    My question is whether you can just fit a modern SATA drive as a straight swap here. Not necessarily the Crucial one as I've seen some good offers on Samsung SSD's, and in any case I wouldn't want to spend much on such an old PC.


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    Mooly, Apr 4, 2016
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    JasonCummings, Apr 4, 2016
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  4. zztemp Win User

    HHD question on replacing EIDE with a SATA.

    If i'm not mistaking this is possible but only with a eide to sata converter.
    But i'm not sure it would fit your laptop, most converters have a PCB plate that is pretty wide.
     
    zztemp, Apr 4, 2016
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  5. banger Win User
    You can get IDE SSDs on ebay. I myself have just ordered one for my 1998 Mitac 5033 but as your picture shows that drive's connector is IDE/PATA. As the other poster mentioned you would need a PATA to SATA convertor, and space may be a problem as you are fitting a PCB with two connectors on it to do the conversion.
     
    banger, Apr 4, 2016
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  6. Mooly Win User
    Mooly, Apr 4, 2016
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  7. It is guaranteed to fit because it is the same size, other than thickness, which it's adapter will take care of. You need to worry about the connection, which is not compatible. At some point, you reach the time where it is best to recycle the old equipment and move on. I personally wouldn't put any money into upgrading that old of a system...but would rather put the money towards a new laptop. Laptop prices are very good these days.
     
    DeaconFrost, Apr 4, 2016
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  8. zztemp Win User

    HHD question on replacing EIDE with a SATA.

    I have to agree on this with DeaconFrost. These days you'll have a laptop for 399 € (converted to british currency: £ 318.45)
     
    zztemp, Apr 4, 2016
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  9. Berton Win User
    I replaced a SATA HDD with a SATA SSD in an HP Pavilion g6 Notebook using a Crucial 120GB SSD. It fit perfectly using the included spacer to ensure the SSD didn't move around. It's running Linux Mint 17.3 on 8GB RAM just fine, only moving parts are the fan and the ODD when in use.

    As mentioned there's seldom, if ever, sufficient room in a Notebook to adapt a PATA drive to a SATA drive.
     
    Berton, Apr 4, 2016
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  10. Mooly Win User
    Well the laptop in question is coming up for 10 yrs old (but its happily running W10 32 bit). Can't really disagree with anything you all say... yes, its not worth spending much, although I would have splashed out £30 for a 120Gb SSD (which is what I can get a new Samsung drive for). Its only used as a 'second' PC these days, I have an up to date Dell laptop with SSD for daily use.

    So the general consensus is that an off the shelf SATA SSD isn't going to fit, but better to ask than to have got something unsuitable *Smile

    Thanks all. I shall mark this resolved.
     
    Mooly, Apr 5, 2018
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