SATA drive on IDE interface

uzee

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Hi everyone,

I have a Compaq nc6000 notebook whose drive went bad a few months ago. I was thinking of just replacing the drive but now when I finally got around to looking for one, I realized that most manufacturers either don't offer IDE drives anymore or they are used/refurbished ones which seem to cost more than the new SATA drives.
Since its just a secondary machine obviously I dont want to spend too much and even a 20-40gb drive would be ok too, but I generally avoid buying used hard disks because even the new ones seem to last 3-4 years due to their moving parts, so whats the point in buying it used ?
Anyways, keeping that in mind, could someone please suggest/advice if I'm thinking along the right direction. I also thought of buying a SATA drive, is it possible to use it on that notebook at all, with an adaptor or something? HP's documentation says that it only supports IDE.
Thanks
uzee
 

dwellman

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No.

You'll have to get an IDE drive.

Seagate Momentus 5400.3

ST9120822A , which is the 120GB version should be around $47 (US), the 160GB version costs about $10 more. The 100GB version cost the same and the 80GB version costs about $5 less. I didn't look at the 40GB version, as I'm pretty sure its not much cheaper than the 80. Otherwise, you go for the 80 or the 160 because of the optimal disk/head ratio.
 
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