No, there's no chance at all. If you could find a convert that gives both PATA interface and power to the SATA socket it will be to big to let the drive "snap in".zoran said:Is there a way instead of placing SATA drives on those magnificent SATA hard drive bays to place ATA drives? Perhaps with a use of a SATA 2 ATA device, if theres one out? Of course the speed loss is inevitable.
Apple designed it so that the 4 HDD bays were SATA connectors on a 'backplane'. This is getting pretty common for high-end equipment, as SATA connectors are better for this type of use than PATA, and there is definitely more demand for things like hot-swap drive bays.zoran said:In the superdrive slot? How? An ATA drive?
That is pretty much the limit... The SATA bays are designed with /just/ enough space so that when the drive+sled is pushed into place, the drive is pushed into the SATA connectors on the backplane. There isn't even a millimeter worth of space to adapt the drives you have into these bays.zoran said:Exactly i have 4 spare PATA drives, and i dont want to put them all on enclosures! So what are my options? Put one on the optical drive bay?