128gb SSD from MB into 12" Powerbook?

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  1. California macrumors 68040

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    Guys, can I put a 128gb ssd hard drive from a Mac Book Pro into a 12" Powerbook?

    Do they have an adapter from sata to ide ata that I can put in there?
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I'm not sure you can because of the whole SATA & PATA differences.
     
  3. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    I don't think you can, there won't be enough room for the adaptor.

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  4. California thread starter macrumors 68040

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  6. California thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Looks like i'll have to go the Optical drive route with a PATA to SATA adapter inside an opti bay.

    The upside is I'll have two hard drives in my computer, one SSD and one HDD

    downside is I'll have to put the superdrive into an external case.

    So with a 320gb pata hd plus a 128 ssd I'll be sitting pretty.
     
  7. Dreamail macrumors 6502

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    I have seen mini adapters that can be installed inside notebooks.

    Something like this.

    But unfortunately I cannot remember where I've last seen this and which companies sell adapters like this.
    Searching for 'pata sata laptop adapter' might find you something.


    [Update]
    How about that?
    http://www.cooldrives.com/2sahadrtoide.html

    Yet the 12" PB's HD space is very tight inside, this might not leave enough room.
    But perhaps a 1.8" SATA SSD plus such adapter might work?
     
  8. California thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I will check the exact dimensions of the ssd drive.

    There is some sort of bracket in the PB 12" for the hard drive and perhaps I can squeeze enough room with a normal sized SSD drive in there, with tape instead of screwing it down into the bracket. Who knows, maybe this will give me a slight edge in speed I've been looking for on the PB 12" since 2006 when I bought my first one new.

    Or I could probably beg Daystar to re do their PB 12" CPU upgrades if I felt like spending the money. With an SSD drive in there, the heat issue becomes less of an issue on the CPU upgrade.
     

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