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    im hoping to spend less than 100 because i wanna buy an external as well. but it wont be plugged in all the time.

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    Start / Run: diskmgmt.msc

    Right click/properties on the Disk volumes in question (C is usually Disk 0 barring any weird partition scheme):

    Google whatever comes before the device, in my case "ST3250310AS ATA Device". Googling ST3250310AS determines that it's a "Seagate Technology - Barracuda 7200.10 SATA 3.0Gb/s 250-GB Hard Drive".
    *based upon tedious fact checking.

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    ATA-6? What the fuck are you babbling about? There's ATA (which is IDE--nobody says ATA) and there's SATA. You buy a 3.5 inch IDE hard drive, there is no difference in compatibility.
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    If the prices are killing you that much you can get a SATA to IDE converter for about 10 bucks. Bad practice to use it full time but would probably work for a while.
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    What are you babbling about? laptops don't even take 3.5 inch ATA is not a single standard, I was trying to help him narrow down what he's looking for if he's just going to google or search electronics sites for hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorkfish View Post
    buy a laptop SATA drive and turn it into a mini external drive. Duct tape it to the top of your laptop. problem solved.
    Ding ding ding. This is what I did, minus duct tape because I'm not retarded.
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    thank you all for helping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miscorrections View Post
    Ding ding ding. This is what I did, minus duct tape because I'm not retarded.
    but its what you did?

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    They're suggesting sata because it's going to be cheaper and faster (though not necessarily so much so via usb). ATA is an obsolete technology. But you can still easily find larger drives for under $100.

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    Yeah. I am completely technologically handicapped but was still able to convert from internal to external and format the drive. If I can do it, anyone can. Except maybe my mom.
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    i dont have a problem hooking up the drives. i am just trying to figure the best way for me, to download, access and backup my stuff.

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    Oh. Well it works beautifully, if that's what you want to know.
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    was it tough to assemble?

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    Not at all.
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    if not duct tape, then what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiapet View Post
    What are you babbling about? laptops don't even take 3.5 inch ATA is not a single standard, I was trying to help him narrow down what he's looking for if he's just going to google or search electronics sites for hardware.
    Is he talking about a laptop internal drive he wants to replace? I didn't really pay much attention. With laptop drives it's only a matter of size in inches. There are no incompatible standards of IDE (or ATA if you wanna be a douchebag about it) that I've ever encountered. All you need to know, Rooko, is the type of connector (in this case IDE or ATA) and the width.
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    But what the fuck are we talking about anyway? Rooko, you're looking for a replacement secondary drive, right? Odds are about 100 to 1 that your laptop has a second internal HDD connection. Just get an external and stop being a fucking twat.
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    Dude, he'd already said he needed an ATA laptop drive. I was just trying to give examples of how the drives will be labeled as he'd said he didn't see any at a reasonable price. (They're there, they're just all labeled ATA-6 rather than just saying IDE/EIDE or ATA).

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    whats the diff. between ATA6 and Ultra ATA100, SATA and eSATA.

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    How is it we all missed the part where this is retarded because he can't put a second hard drive into his laptop? That probably would have been more helpful than helping him narrow down the selections for an item he can't use.
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    There is no difference between ATA-6 and Ultra ATA 100. Your laptop will either take PATA (which will mostly be called ATA -- ATA-6 is an example) or SATA. The connectors are different. If you go with an external and an enclosure, go with SATA.

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    There's a difference between SATA, eSATA, and ATA. Both those kinds of ATA are essentially the same, UltraATA just has some bullshit about the speed with which it pages. Get an eSATA external and shut up.
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    I'd thought he'd said that he already has 2 drives (100 and 160?).

    I use two internal drives (2nd with an adapter) because it is MUCH faster than usb, but that's a whole other story.

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    my HDD's *WANG*, show up as ATA. I havent gotten into any other specifics about it. there are two (2) of them. one 100GB and one 120GB.

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    It'd say SATA or Serial ATA if that's what it is... otherwise it's (P)ATA.

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    wang, if you're gonna help, do it like you do in PM's. politely. thank you.

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    so then why, when shopping, some are SATA and some ATA?

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    Rooko, are you sure you have two drives? Sure you don't just have one drive partitioned? They don't really make 100 gb drives. You have a 250 gb partitioned.
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    Because ATA and SATA are completely different things. And fuck you, I'll help however I want.
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    correct me if im wrong, but this tells me i have two (2), internal drives on my laptop.


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