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Old December 27th 12, 11:52 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware
Dave[_39_]
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Default ? on SATA drives, IDE interfaces

Will a SATA HDD work in my IDE interface Thinkpad T43? Seems I read
somewhere that they are compatible, but can't remember... *Any* help is
appreciated.

Thanks,

Dave


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Old December 28th 12, 12:10 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware
John McGaw
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Default ? on SATA drives, IDE interfaces

On 12/27/2012 6:52 PM, Dave wrote:
Will a SATA HDD work in my IDE interface Thinkpad T43? Seems I read
somewhere that they are compatible, but can't remember... *Any* help is
appreciated.

Thanks,

Dave


I can't see any way that would be possible unless you can find an IDE-SATA
converter and your computer maker somehow allowed a little extra space (not
bloody likely). Such adapters exist for desktop-size drives but I've never
seen anything that would fit into a notebook. There _are_ adapters that fit
onto 2.5" drives but only for larger-than-notebook systems.
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Old December 28th 12, 12:21 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware
Dave[_39_]
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Default ? on SATA drives, IDE interfaces


"John McGaw" wrote in message
...
On 12/27/2012 6:52 PM, Dave wrote:
Will a SATA HDD work in my IDE interface Thinkpad T43? Seems I read
somewhere that they are compatible, but can't remember... *Any* help is
appreciated.

Thanks,

Dave


I can't see any way that would be possible unless you can find an
IDE-SATA converter and your computer maker somehow allowed a little extra
space (not bloody likely). Such adapters exist for desktop-size drives but
I've never seen anything that would fit into a notebook. There _are_
adapters that fit onto 2.5" drives but only for larger-than-notebook
systems.


Aaah. As I feared... Okay, well I'll just have to find an IDE hard drive
to upgrade to, or learn to live within the space I have. Thanks.

Dave


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Old December 28th 12, 04:02 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware
Anssi Saari
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Default ? on SATA drives, IDE interfaces

"Dave" writes:

Aaah. As I feared... Okay, well I'll just have to find an IDE hard drive
to upgrade to, or learn to live within the space I have. Thanks.


Apparently the T43 is also picky about the specific drive type. You'll
get an "Error 2010" warning during every boot if you put in some random
drive. Workarounds are getting an approved drive or using an unofficial
BIOS. http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Proble...Pad_hard_disks
has the details.
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Old December 28th 12, 06:01 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware
Dave[_39_]
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Default ? on SATA drives, IDE interfaces

*THANK YOU* Thank you so much for that link. I'm all over it.


"Anssi Saari" wrote in message
...
"Dave" writes:

Aaah. As I feared... Okay, well I'll just have to find an IDE hard
drive
to upgrade to, or learn to live within the space I have. Thanks.


Apparently the T43 is also picky about the specific drive type. You'll
get an "Error 2010" warning during every boot if you put in some random
drive. Workarounds are getting an approved drive or using an unofficial
BIOS. http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Proble...Pad_hard_disks
has the details.



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Old December 28th 12, 09:21 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware
philo[_4_]
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Default ? on SATA drives, IDE interfaces

On 12/27/2012 06:21 PM, Dave wrote:
"John McGaw" wrote in message
...
On 12/27/2012 6:52 PM, Dave wrote:
Will a SATA HDD work in my IDE interface Thinkpad T43? Seems I read
somewhere that they are compatible, but can't remember... *Any* help is
appreciated.

Thanks,

Dave


I can't see any way that would be possible unless you can find an
IDE-SATA converter and your computer maker somehow allowed a little extra
space (not bloody likely). Such adapters exist for desktop-size drives but
I've never seen anything that would fit into a notebook. There _are_
adapters that fit onto 2.5" drives but only for larger-than-notebook
systems.


Aaah. As I feared... Okay, well I'll just have to find an IDE hard drive
to upgrade to, or learn to live within the space I have. Thanks.

Dave




A PCI to SATA adapter board is about $15,
I'd get the adapter and an SATA drive

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Old December 29th 12, 01:04 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware
John McGaw
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Default ? on SATA drives, IDE interfaces

On 12/28/2012 4:21 PM, philo wrote:
On 12/27/2012 06:21 PM, Dave wrote:
"John McGaw" wrote in message
...
On 12/27/2012 6:52 PM, Dave wrote:
Will a SATA HDD work in my IDE interface Thinkpad T43? Seems I read
somewhere that they are compatible, but can't remember... *Any* help is
appreciated.

Thanks,

Dave


I can't see any way that would be possible unless you can find an
IDE-SATA converter and your computer maker somehow allowed a little extra
space (not bloody likely). Such adapters exist for desktop-size drives but
I've never seen anything that would fit into a notebook. There _are_
adapters that fit onto 2.5" drives but only for larger-than-notebook
systems.


Aaah. As I feared... Okay, well I'll just have to find an IDE hard drive
to upgrade to, or learn to live within the space I have. Thanks.

Dave




A PCI to SATA adapter board is about $15,
I'd get the adapter and an SATA drive

The problem is not finding an adapter. The problem is finding an adapter
that will fit inside of a notebook computer. Although there are adapters
made to fit on the back of 2.5" drives available for $10, the extra
thickness is not going to work in a super-tight space.
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Old December 29th 12, 11:19 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware
philo[_4_]
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Default ? on SATA drives, IDE interfaces

On 12/28/2012 07:04 PM, John McGaw wrote:
On 12/28/2012 4:21 PM, philo wrote:
On 12/27/2012 06:21 PM, Dave wrote:
"John McGaw" wrote in message
...
On 12/27/2012 6:52 PM, Dave wrote:
Will a SATA HDD work in my IDE interface Thinkpad T43? Seems I read
somewhere that they are compatible, but can't remember... *Any*
help is
appreciated.

Thanks,

Dave


I can't see any way that would be possible unless you can find an
IDE-SATA converter and your computer maker somehow allowed a little
extra
space (not bloody likely). Such adapters exist for desktop-size
drives but
I've never seen anything that would fit into a notebook. There _are_
adapters that fit onto 2.5" drives but only for larger-than-notebook
systems.

Aaah. As I feared... Okay, well I'll just have to find an IDE hard
drive
to upgrade to, or learn to live within the space I have. Thanks.

Dave




A PCI to SATA adapter board is about $15,
I'd get the adapter and an SATA drive

The problem is not finding an adapter. The problem is finding an adapter
that will fit inside of a notebook computer. Although there are adapters
made to fit on the back of 2.5" drives available for $10, the extra
thickness is not going to work in a super-tight space.




Yep, I missed that point.

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Old January 15th 13, 11:59 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware
~misfit~[_16_]
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Default ? on SATA drives, IDE interfaces

Somewhere on teh intarwebs Dave wrote:
Will a SATA HDD work in my IDE interface Thinkpad T43? Seems I read
somewhere that they are compatible, but can't remember... *Any* help
is appreciated.


Hi Dave. Are you handy with a soldering iron? Check out the page below:

http://mikejmoffitt.com/wp/?p=5

The T43 was natively SATA but IBM fitted a 'bridge-chip' so it would take
IDE drives. All you have to do is remove the chip, get a SATA socket and
solder the wires to the right place on the motherboard. Easy! g
--
/Shaun.

"Humans will have advanced a long, long, way when religious belief has a
cozy little classification in the DSM."
David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)


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Old January 23rd 13, 12:59 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware
Dave[_39_]
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Default ? on SATA drives, IDE interfaces


"~misfit~" wrote in message
...
Somewhere on teh intarwebs Dave wrote:
Will a SATA HDD work in my IDE interface Thinkpad T43? Seems I read
somewhere that they are compatible, but can't remember... *Any* help
is appreciated.


Hi Dave. Are you handy with a soldering iron? Check out the page below:

http://mikejmoffitt.com/wp/?p=5

The T43 was natively SATA but IBM fitted a 'bridge-chip' so it would take
IDE drives. All you have to do is remove the chip, get a SATA socket and
solder the wires to the right place on the motherboard. Easy! g
--
/Shaun.

"Humans will have advanced a long, long, way when religious belief has a
cozy little classification in the DSM."
David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)


OH GOD! This is incredible. Thank you. I may do this.

And I LOVE your sig line.

Dave


 




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