can a sata seagate xbox hard disk drive work in a laptop to increase space and as the primary drive ? ?

can a sata seagate xbox hard disk drive work in a laptop to increase space and as the primary drive ?
Heres the catch though the laptop is not sata its Ide an old gateway solo multimedia pc for commercial use like presentations slideshows ect. ?
I gave the laptop to my mom and now she has ran out of space on the drive thats in it, its only a 1gb thats in it I had a xbox 360 that give up on me and got the rrod and would not even power on at all so I tore it apart and took the dvd rom and hard disk drive out I know 20gb aint much but its better than nothing Please help me I know that theres a way too But my feeble mind cant grasp the how to of doing it or even how sata works to start with sata only has 8 wires for everything data and power and thats messing with my mind email me speedjunky@windstream.net

andy707076 years ago
If it is a sata drive and an IDE laptop, it isn't going to work without an adaptor. I have never been able to get a sata-IDE adaptor working, and they are very expensive too for what they are. For that price, you could easilly buy a new IDE hard drive. I would highly recommend that you do not buy Seagate drives or use them, every single one I have owned has died within a year, no exceptions. I only ever buy Hitachi drives now.
Vyger6 years ago
The only way you can adapt a SATA drive to a notebook that does not have a SATA controller is either with a USB to serial adapter or with a plug in card. The USB would be the easier, cheaper and more versatile thing to use.

However you can now buy USB external Hard drives (notebook size drives) for as little as $40.00 or less. And that is for 100 to 300 gig capacities. So I would skip trying to salvage the 20 gig and buy a good one. If you need a link to some let me know.