My Samsung HM080HI (model taken from BIOS) 80GB that comes with Infill G4 just crashed (bad sectors). Samsumg online warranty checker shows to contact OEM so it's probably included by Infill and not by vendor. Specs pull out from Samsung website says it's a SATA hdd. However, BIOS IDE Configuration section only shows Parallel ATA IDE devices and Parallel ATA IDE Controller. Nothing that mentioned SATA. I also recalled opening up before to see what seems like a flat broad cable ide ribbon (I may be wrong or both SATA and PATA look the same).
My search threw up most references to Infill and SSD are SATA and only one user who claimed his G4 was an IDE version but did not post if he finally got one to try. Of those who had SATA, some were clear their BIOS could not detect the SSD while some wasn't clear if it's not detected in Windows or while installing Windows.
2 got it working by installing VIA CX700 SATA Drivers. Of the 2, 1 was specific it was VIA IDE Falcon Storage Device driver (above post).
I'm not sure if VIA V-RAID Driver from the same section is also needed.
I'm also wondering if it's as simple as extracting the drivers to a flash drive when booting up (though not as boot device) and when windows installation is loading the initial files press F6 when prompted to install additional driver from the stored drivers in the flash.
I'm deciding whether to replace the HDD with an SSD or replace the entire car pc with iPad.
But first I wondering if anyone can tell from the above description if mine's a SATA or PATA and which SSD works. However, don't tell me it's a PITA cos I already knew that having opened it up once before.