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My notebook hard drive just died. Please Help.

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Last response: in Storage
August 22, 2008 3:02:46 AM

I have an compaq presario 2100. s/n: cnf4291jmm p/n: pf180ua#aba and it also says presario 2104US...not sure. Anyway, in it I have a 30gb hard drive that has a number MK3025GAS, which i searched for on the internet and found this:

And this, I believe, is the same as the one I have. Now... I found other ones as well. Such as this one:

Now, I like this one because it has more hard drive space. My question is; what am I looking for when Im searching for a new notebook hard drive. Is it just the interface; such as interface ATA/100? I am a little new to notebooks so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

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August 22, 2008 3:19:40 AM

Get the same interface, but get the fastest biggest one you can afford.
August 22, 2008 4:19:25 AM

The thing that is confusing me is the connector on many of the hard drives that I see on the internet have a male pin connectors on them. My dead hard drive does not. It has a female connector.
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August 22, 2008 4:49:16 AM

Go to this website and you will see that your drive has pins once you remove the connector bar. There is a frame around your harddrive and the connector bar that you will need to take off your old drive and put on your new one.
August 22, 2008 5:05:35 PM

Thanks, that was what I was wondering about. Thanks again.