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is the ATA-6 interface the same as ide for my notebook drive?

By heroine
May 22, 2006
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  1. hi all. quick question.

    i have a dell inspiron 8600. hard drive just died, and was looking around to get one. the interface for most of the drives i saw were either sata or ata-6. i'm pretty sure i don't have an sata drive, but i was wondering if ata-6 is synonymous with ide/pata?

    any help would be much appreciated.

    thanks.
    daniel.
     
  2. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 1,058

    You could get an adapter

    ATA-6-P/Ata

    We are you looking anyways??

    If you live in America newegg.com offeres the best deals around with outstanding shipping.

    Reply back
     
  3. heroine

    heroine TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hi! thanks so much for the reply.

    yeah. i was looking in newegg. all the drives i saw had a sata or ata-6 interface, none had ide stated as an interface.

    so i guess ata-6 and ide/pata is not synonymous?

    i can put an adapter in the notebook? i was looking at the hitachi travelstar 5K100 80gb. i'd have to get an adapter to put in the dell notebook?

    thanks for the response.
    daniel.
     
  4. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 1,058

    IDE (Parallel ATA) was the old standered for desktops. The currnet standered interface for harddrives is sata for destops.


    Now since you're looking into notebook/laptops harddrives it would be ATA-6.

    Give me a price budget and I will pick something out for you.

    That's the same hdd as I got I love it. Had it for 2-3months wich I love best bet.
     
  5. heroine

    heroine TS Rookie Topic Starter

    man, thanks for the help, crossfire.

    budget is under 110.00.

    i have a dell inspiron 8600.

    i'm hoping for a 60-80gb drive, 5400rpm.

    thanks again!

    daniel.
     
  6. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 1,058

  7. heroine

    heroine TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks so much for the advice, and the suggestion!
     
  8. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 1,058

  9. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 1,058

    Reply back and tell me wich one you got.

    I'm curious. :giddy:
     
  10. heroine

    heroine TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i got the HITACHI Travelstar 7K60 60GB 2.5" ATA-6.

    cannot wait!

    thanks again for the help.
     
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