Hey bro, what'd up?
My bubble is officially burst. When I had a desktop, I NEVER had a problem with getting a new hd, and I never had to look to see if it would fit/work -- it just did...
But now with laptops, or new technology that they are coming out with, this is when the problems hit the fan.
Man its hot in here -- I just turned on the fan.
I don't know when they switched the IDE is now called ATA terminology, but don't you think that is confusing -- why not just stick to the plain 'ol "IDE"? And then there is PATA -- what is that -- the same thing as IDE?
Man, I don't know how you found that A+ certification page, but that's a good one. Wonder how hard the test is?
So basically all hard drives are the same except that some have a higher speed performance.
Okay, just to claify, what I meant by there are only being two types of hd's:
1> pin, as IDE 40-44
2> card, as SATA
I was talking about the "physical" part of it, such as what it looks like and what kind of connector that it can fit into. As SATA cannot fit into a IDE computer slot: it is PHYSICALLY not the same type of connector piece.
Wow, these are really some awesome links you found!!!!!!!!
How very thoughtful of you. How VERY kind!
And as for whether there is a plastic peice around the IDE pins that you can't take off, is this called a certain type of name? Or if the IDE pins are recessed, the 7 pin adapter might not fit/be able to put "into" the laptop.
So SATA is the only one that you can't physically plug into an IDE 7 pin adapter?