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Windows 7: Where to buy 2.5" IDE laptop Hard Drives?

30 Apr 2011   #1
DianaD 74

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Where to buy 2.5" IDE laptop Hard Drives?

Hi everybody, I cant believe the prices of a new IDE laptop HDD at Best Buy.
Can anybody please point me to a source that sells 2.5" IDE drives (60GB to 80 GB) larger is fine if the price isn't too crazy.

I have four IDE laptops that are still great machines and I would like to purchase a few IDE drives (I actually need two drives to replace dead drives) and I would like to get a few spares as well.

Thanks all
Diana.


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30 Apr 2011   #2
Sardonicus

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30 Apr 2011   #3
DianaD 74

Windows 7 Ultimate -32 bit
 
 

Thank you for the link but all I see are ATA or PATA
Can someone please explain to me what PATA means?

Thanks again
Diana.
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30 Apr 2011   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I have also found brand new ones on eBay in the past
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30 Apr 2011   #5
DocBrown

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ATA & PATA is IDE
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30 Apr 2011   #6
DianaD 74

Windows 7 Ultimate -32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
ATA & PATA is IDE
So an ATA & PATA will plug right in to an IDE laptop Doc?????

I'm sorry but I don't want to buy the wrong thing

Sorry to be a bother.
Diana.
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30 Apr 2011   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Yes, they are the same, just different way of describing them

NEW * 160GB Laptop Hard Drive PATA / IDE 2.5" 160 GB | eBay
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30 Apr 2011   #8
Sardonicus

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30 Apr 2011   #9
DianaD 74

Windows 7 Ultimate -32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Yes, they are the same, just different way of describing them

NEW * 160GB Laptop Hard Drive PATA / IDE 2.5" 160 GB | eBay
Thank You very much Doc and p5bdkw

I'm a happy gal tonight!
You all are the best!
Diana.
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30 Apr 2011   #10
Sardonicus

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You're welcome!
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 Where to buy 2.5" IDE laptop Hard Drives?




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