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Old 08-16-2006, 03:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Will PATA Hard Drive Work with a laptop that uses IDE/ATA? i bought A 60GIG hard drive for my compaq evo n610c and once i opened it i noticed it was a PATA Hard dirve.
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PATA is IDE
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Old 08-16-2006, 03:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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okay thanks i was worried
do you know if they charge in BEST BUY to put ina the hard drive? i bought from there today
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yeah they charge for everything, its not that hard tho you could figure it out
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okay thanks again
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Old 08-16-2006, 05:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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where can i get the screwdrivers that are neede for this? they are small. how do they cost?
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Old 08-16-2006, 06:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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IDE and ATA are interchangable, Intelligent Drive Electronic vs Advanced Technology Attachment.
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PATA was just coined to make differentiating ATA and SATA on paper a little easier. the P stands for Parallel as opposed to S for Serial so i guess it helps.
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i need help!! urgent!! i was putting in the hard drive and i broke the HARD DRIVE TRAY!!! how do i fix this?!! where can i get a new one? help!!!!
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