Hard drive replacement for Travelstar 30GN (will this work?)

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The hard drive on my Portege 4010 just kicked (clicking / won't boot / media
failure messages) and I need a replacement fast.

The hard drive is an IBM Travelstar 30GN (30GB). http://tinyurl.com/6453e

From the hard drive documentation, it appears that the interface is ATA-5.
The drive I am looking at as a replacement(Hitachi 30GB / 5400RPM
http://tinyurl.com/5zuay )
has an ATA-6 interface.

Will I be able to use this as a replacement?
 
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On Thu, 15 Jul 2004 13:31:22 GMT, "ElGordo" <nada@nothanks.org> wrote:

>From the hard drive documentation, it appears that the interface is ATA-5.
>The drive I am looking at as a replacement(Hitachi 30GB / 5400RPM
>http://tinyurl.com/5zuay )
>has an ATA-6 interface.
>
>Will I be able to use this as a replacement?

Yes, but you could also take advantage of the situation and buy a
bigger drive. You would get more bang for your money (lower cost per
GB) with a higher-capacity drive.

-Dominique
 
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Gotcha- Thanks-


"Dominique Pivard" <domi@kenavo.NOSPAM.fi> wrote in message
news:f33df09lj5qiaf7o71fkipsm32l7cu0ao7@4ax.com...
> On Thu, 15 Jul 2004 13:31:22 GMT, "ElGordo" <nada@nothanks.org> wrote:
>
> >From the hard drive documentation, it appears that the interface is
ATA-5.
> >The drive I am looking at as a replacement(Hitachi 30GB / 5400RPM
> >http://tinyurl.com/5zuay )
> >has an ATA-6 interface.
> >
> >Will I be able to use this as a replacement?
>
> Yes, but you could also take advantage of the situation and buy a
> bigger drive. You would get more bang for your money (lower cost per
> GB) with a higher-capacity drive.
>
> -Dominique
 
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