Old Laptop > new SATA HDD pls help

vbimport

#1

Hi Everyone,

this is my first post please be nice :slight_smile:

I have an old laptop which has a busted 40GB IDE HDD, i have recently upgraded my netbooks SATA HDD so i have a spare SATA HDD to put into my old laptop to fix it…

here lies the problem… old laptop IDE new HDD SATA…
i have seen an adaptor in cooldrives.com or something although not sure if this will work…

Options:
1: Man up and buy another 2.5" IDE HDD and use the SATA HDD as external with enclosure…
2: take a punt on this adaptor thingo
3: ???

the laptop boots BIOS but when loading anything it errors bad disk

Any ideas or pointers would be appreciated

Thanks

Pete


#2

1 is your only choice…