Can i use a PATA hdd inside SATA laptop?

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computernoobnoob10 Posts 4 Registration date Monday January 12, 2009 Status Member Last seen January 15, 2009 - Jan 14, 2009 at 11:16 AM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Jan 15, 2009 at 07:44 PM
Hello,
Can i use a PATA hdd (with pins) inside a laptop with SATA connection with an adapter?

will this adapter work?

https://www.startech.com/en-us/hdd/ide2sat25

thanks

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Jan 14, 2009 at 07:15 PM
NO. this adapter is for a desktop computer
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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Jan 15, 2009 at 07:44 PM
There is no room inside the laptop case case for an adapter. Often the drive plugs directly into the motherboard. SATA is much faster anyway.
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computernoobnoob10 Posts 4 Registration date Monday January 12, 2009 Status Member Last seen January 15, 2009
Jan 15, 2009 at 07:28 PM
right good point lol
are there adaptors for laptops? would it be possible?
thanks
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