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Couple Questions...about to buy a new hard drive

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#1 wildcat2000


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Posted 19 April 2009 - 08:30 PM

I was given a link last time I was here but since this isnt my computer I dont have it, only using it til I can replace the drive on mine.

First question, My hard drive is parallel (ATA/IDE), I guess I should mention its for a gateway laptop, anyway the ones Iv browsed on amazon and newegg dont mention 'parallel' or 'IDE' so I dont know what to look for.

Second, whats a good brand to get? Like generally which is considered the to brand to get? This is the first time Im replacing a hard drive.

OH and what does 2.5" mean? I keep seeing that in the descriptions as the size of the drives, would anyone fit in my laptop?

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#2 fairjoeblue


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Posted 19 April 2009 - 09:07 PM

Here are the "IDE" laptop hard drives on Newegg.


As for brand that's mostly a matter of opinion.
I'm partial to Seagate .
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