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Is the primary drive for N6000 a IDE / SATA / PATA ?

I have so many different answers online, I thought I'd aske the experts here!


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  • projector4sa Feb 19, 2009

    nice!, simple and straight to the point answer!



    the other response was real informative too, tho i think answering another post



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TAKE OUT THE HARD DRIVE OF THE COMPUTER OR LAPTOP, YOU MAY HAVE TO REMOVE SOME SCREWS FROM THE OUTER PARTION OF THE DRIVE AND LIFT IT UP AND ON THE OTHER SIDE OF DRIVE YOU FIND OUT HOW MANY CYCLINDERS,HEADS AND HOW MANY SERCTORS THE DRIVE HAS AND TURN THE COMPUTER BACK IN GO TO CMOS TO HARD DRIVE SETTTINGS, TAB DOWN TO DRIVE TYPE, SELF SETTING WHEN YOU FIND THAT SETTTINGS THE CYCL HDS SEC WILL TURN TO ZERO 000 FOR EACH ONE AND JUST PUT THOSE NUMBERS IN THE SLOTS ANSWER YEW TO ALL QUESTION F10 SAVE AND EXIT AND REBOOT AND SEE IF THE INFORMATION WILL TAKE, IF IT WORKS THAN TRY TI REBBOT INTO WINDOWS IF IT GOES INTO WINDOWS THAN THE SYSTEM HAD A GLITCH AND EVERYTHING GOS ON NOW IF IT DOES STAY THAN THE CMOS BATTERY NEEDS TO REPLACED WITH A NEW ONE, IT A LITTLE ROUND SILVER TAB LIKE OR A BATTERY PACK YOU CAN BUY AT ANY COMPUTER STORE EVEN RADIO SHACK, BATTERY PACK 3-6VDC, LOOK ON THE MOTHER BOARD LOOK FOR A SPELLING BATT. OR SYMBOLS LITTLE DASH AND BIG DASH, LITTLE HASH AND BIG DASH AND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DASES ON EACH DASH END ONE BIG ONE AND ONE LITTLE ONE WILL HAVE A MINUS SIGN FACING OUTWARDS THAT IS THE BATTERY SIGN.
THE RED WIRE OR YELLOW, WHITE GOES ON PIN #1
PIN#2 GROUND BLACK, MAYBE BROWN , GREEN.
REBOOT SYSTEM
CMOS, SET CMOS
REBOOT
EVERYTHING SHOULD SETUP AUTOMATIC
AFTER THE SYSTEM RE-INSTALLS ON BOOT UP

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The NC6000 has an IDE controller, therefore an IDE hard drive. The laptop was configured with 60Gb or 80 Gb hard drive.

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