Thinkpad T42: I recently bought an IDE to SATA adapter to make my T42 a little bit faster

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Oct. 10, 2022, 4:02 p.m.

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?!

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Oct. 10, 2022, 4:02 p.m.

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, while trying to install Windows XP, the installation detects the main SSD as D: drive, while the installation media assumes as C:. Today I will try to install using an dvd media and see if something changes

i use these to good affect (normally 32gb msata though)

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Oct. 10, 2022, 4:02 p.m.

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 between the bios and it. Try installing it from another machine, it will do the rest; or if this is some really some stuff it may have bad sectors. Make partitions, check it or return it like 'I WANT A REFUND IS BROKEN! WAH! BAD REVIEW ME GIVE!'

oh for celestia's sake don't click on this link!

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

have you set it as the boot drive in bios?

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

so yeah faulty recycled ssd.

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

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Oct. 10, 2022, 4:02 p.m.

Update here
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...

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Oct. 10, 2022, 4:02 p.m.

After a SSD change I was able to boot into windows 7!
Let's see how it will work from now




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