I have a Toshiba Tecra A1 laptop with a dead hard drive.
MK3021GAS Toshiba 30GB Universal Laptop Hard Disk Drive
* Form Factor: Internal
* Interface Type: DMA/ATA-100 (Ultra)
* Storage Capacity: 30GB
* Data Transfer Rate: 100MB
* Spindle Speed: 4200
* Average Seek Time: 12ms
* Buffer: 2MB
I looked at Toshiba's web site and their replacement drives were quite expensive (120GB@$180, 250GB$291). So, am I correct in thinking that an ATA6 drive will fit the same interface? If so, I am aware that it will function with ATA5 limitations. I've picked out a couple possible replacements. Which would you choose? Suggestions welcomed.
Those should work fine, and I'd probably go for the WD 250 - I'm always amazed at how fast I burn through storage, and it's only a little more expensive than the 120's. Also, if you really want to save money, consider this: