sATA 2.5" to ZIF IDE 1.8" (not the other way around), does it exist?

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    There are ZIF ssd's compatible with the good old magalhães on ebay. Also, if you are only using it as a printer server, a small linux distribution on a SD card should be enough. But for the cost of it, it should be better to buy a raspberry or similar that has better energy savings and performance for that kind of application.
     
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    #3 johnye_pt, Dec 13, 2016
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    I bought a cheap Kingspec 1.8 SSD about a year ago just for the kick of it, but the improvement was minimal. My interest was in having a bigger, faster and easier to replace drive. I know I'll be limited to PATA speed which is probably UDMA5, and I'ill be using XP because I have a couple of old programs I still use. And yes, no antivirus! No updates! Security holes everywhere! Not worried about it :D

    EDIT: forgot to mention that it has crossed my mind that the BIOS might only recognize hdd sizes up to 127GB, but I'll worry about that later.
     
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    EZDrive or something drive overlay can make it work past limit
     
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    The improvement was minimal because the 1.8" SSD is slow and was the cheapest available at the time. I tested it with CrystalDiskMark in Windows 7 (because it has trim support), and it was a little faster than the 1.8" HDD but just a little. I have an EeePC with basically the same hardware which is much more responsive because it's using a 2.5" sATA HDD. I know the 1.8" is limited to UDMA5 but it doesn't come anywhere close to the speed it could be running at if it had a faster drive.

    The purpose of this topic is getting help in finding an adapter that allows me to connect a 2.5" sATA HDD to the 1.8 IDE ZIF connector of the netbook. Any speed issues that results from that or whatever OS I decide to use doesn't have any relevance. I'm not trying to be blunt, just trying to keep the discussion on topic. I'll gladly post the CrystalDiskMark results if I ever find an affordable connector (or connectors) that do the job.
     
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    #7 johnye_pt, Dec 15, 2016
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