Strange (read: stupid) Question concerning SATA and ATA

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Thezez, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. Thezez macrumors newbie

    Thezez

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    #1
    I'm almost 100% sure I know the answer to this, but I thought I'd ask anyway. Is there any way I can swap the board and controller from a SATA drive onto an ATA drive?
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    #2
    Almost certainly no.

    There is a faint possibility if the 2 drives are exactly the same brand, model and version, that replacing both the drive's PC board and connectors with the other, may work, depending on how the drives were constructed.

    http://www.iswamp.com/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=21

    However, it would be better toknow what you are trying to accomplish -- there must be an easier way.
     

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