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WHICH HARD DRIVE INTERFACE IS INSTALLED IN THE 2170US?

Looked up my old hard drive a Toshiba mk4021gas thought it was a ide 2.5 ata-6 ,so I ordered a Seagate ide 2.5 ata-6 drive only to get it and find out they do not hook up the same and it won't work. Was told that if my old drive was a Sata interface it would say so on it. It doesn't. The new drive has two rows of pins, the old one has two exposed pins and a t shaped plastic hook up, the pins are inside the computer, so please what type interface do I really need? Really confused.

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Probably just need to pull the Interface block off the old hard drive and install it to the new.. Look close...IDE is IDE but they dont come with the connectors preinstalled.. Good luck!...

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

  • Ken LaDere Feb 15, 2008

    (Or the connector stayed in the Laptop when you pulled the old drive).. ;)

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