I've come across some posts on this forum about modding certain models of ThinkPad to use SATA hard drives, and I was wondering if the same thing could be done with a Dell Latitude D610
. I've searched and found that the D610 uses the Intel 915GM chipset
and found a diagram on Intels website which mentions SATA: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ ... 915gm.html
And another for the 915PM which the ThinkPad T43 uses: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ ... 915pm.html
I understand that the reason why this modification works on ThinkPads is because there is a SATA controller with a SATA to PATA bridge attached. Does the D610 use a similar setup? The two notebooks are quite similar in terms of hardware when you compare them side by side.
Thanks for any info in advance.