How to change my ibm thinkpad ide for a sata


Sep 6, 2011
how do i change the ide connection inside for a sata, where is the thing and what do i need to do to change it on the m'board?


Dec 4, 2006

You can not change the EIDE connector to a SATA connector.
Even if you somehow could, an EIDIE controller would not be compatible with a SATA drive.


Sorry, but the hard drive interface is soldered onto the laptop's motherboard. You cannot simply use a laptop E-IDE to SATA adaptor since none exist.

If you want a SATA hard drive, then you need to purchase a new laptop.


Feb 8, 2009
You can't change the interface, it's build onto the motherboard. If you want a faster hard drive, get a 7200 rpm 2.5" ide hard drive, or find a 2.5" SSD. Hitachi makes several 2.5" 7200rpm drives, and SuperTalent makes 16 & 32gb IDE 2.5" SSD's.

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