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Need new HDD for Acer Aspire 1680

By TorturedChaos
Dec 12, 2009
  1. Well booted up my laptop yesterday and ubuntu came up saying that my hdd is dieing :(

    I believe I found the correct hdd but just want to double check - should any of these fit in it??

    Thanks!
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Well there's a few different brands on that sales site, but yours originally came with:
    One 30 GB and above E-IDE hard disk (2.5”, 9.5mm, UltraDMA-100)
    So search for that type of thing ;)
     
  3. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 835   +19

    Actually it came with a mk8025gas 80gig Toshiba hdd - which ways its a "ATA-6 Interface (ATA-100) for 100MB/sec" I am mainly wondering if it takes one of the ATA-6 HDD or the UltraATA-100 hdd. I am guess the ATA-6, and thats the link I posted for neweggs list of ATA-6 laptop hdd's. I have just never bought a hdd for a laptop before, and want to make sure it will fit.

    Thanks
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Wow it came with an 80Gig: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=StorageSolutions/2.5-inchHardDiskDrives/MK8025GAS

    OK so now you have:
    • 9.5mm High
    • ATA-6 Interface
    • 100 Mb/sec Transfer Rate
    To be absolutely certain on what it will take you can check your warranty on what originally came with here: http://secure3.tx.acer.com/FindSystem/FindSystem.aspx?title=Information
    Or you can read your manual here: ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/notebook/aspire_1680/manual/as1680-uk.pdf
    Which states: E-IDE hard disk (2.5”, 9.5mm, UltraDMA-100)
     
  5. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 835   +19

    so does it take an IDE Ultra ATA100 or the ATA-6??
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Both :)
     
  7. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 835   +19

    OK! Just wanted to make sure it would fit. THANKS!
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    No problems.
    It took me a little while to confirm that myself ;)
     
  9. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 835   +19

  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Looks good :) Keep saving ;)
     
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