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Can you upgrade from PATA to SATA?


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Hi, I'm trying to upgrade my 2007 PC desktop. I want to upgrade my current PATA 250mb ard drive to a faster SATA 1TB 10,000rps. No I keep getting conflicting information as to if it is possible to do this at all?

Some people say just plug in the SATA cable and off you go, others say there are conversation kits while some say it s impossible.

Can anybody help? Please go easy on me as this is my first build, which is why I have started on an older motherboard and upgrades etc, to see how it goes.

Tank you in advance for any replies.


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Sounds more like just wants to swap the harddrive to a SATA rather than build from scratch from old motherboard.

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this might help

converting pata to sata

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