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Ilooked up the spec on my computer from dell (that

I looked up the spec on my computer from dell (that isn't working anymore) and it said I had an IDE drive. I purchased an IDE 2.5 rosewill enclosure from newegg and the connections are not compatible. I looked up my hard drive (Hitachi Travelstar DK23FB-40) and it says it is an ATA drive or and IDE-ATA drive. What enclosure will work?

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U need a SATA (serial ATA) drive, buy a SATA drive and its compatible with most of the computers today.
u can read about SATA drive by clicking this link i am giving:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA

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