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Hard drive specifications for Toshiba A10 laptop

I need the exact specifications for a hard drive for this model. It is 5 1/2 yrs. old and model nr. is PSA10E-012SY-NO. It has a 30GG hard drive which I want to replace.
Storage size I can determine myself.
Are IDE and ATA the same thing?

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IDE is the flat 40 pin cable about 2" wide.  Other than that it could be SATA, which is a small, plug.  About 3/4" inch by 1.8".  Take it apart and see what cable it has.  Pretty much any hard drive will fit providing it has the same cable attachments.

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