Thinkpad T42: I recently bought an IDE to SATA adapter to make my T42 a little bit faster
Hey everyone! I recently bought an IDE to SATA adapter to make my T42 a little bit faster and not wasting money on old IDE HDD, however when I try to install any OS using adapter it don't finish. Tried Windows XP and 7 and a lot of Ubuntu versions and all of them give me an I/O error. Does someone running on a similar setting without issue?!
all three of my T4xp are using ssd. Earlier on, I used only Pata ssd, but they are hard to find so I used ide to msata adapters. But it does seem they don't like some controllers. Later I'll look to see what I am using and update here.
But now I'M starting to have some real troubleshooting
if you can see your SATA drive and mount it; you should be able to install things on it. If not this is an incompatibility
yeah, that's what I was thinking too hahaha. I can mount, I can erase, I can browse files what the h3ll I can install an operational system on it?! Oh wait, I can install but I can't boot into it
yes! It is selected in bios and I tried with F12 boot list, same error.
He tries to load the OS, but as soon as the splash screen appears, it stuck until laptops reboot itself
it's working but something is wrong. It goes at full power but sometimes it just keeps HDD light on and simply stop, and go back after some minutes, didn't notice it with the sata hdd
Tested with a basic SATA HDD 500gb and worked perfectly. Tried with a different brand SSD and got the same error as before. It's good to have it working with a new HDD, but I don't know if it will bring so much performance improvement over an 20-years old HDD...