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Laptop sata drive

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October 3, 2010 11:24:39 AM

Hi I need Lots of Help
I went to buy a new sata drive for a toshiba satellite a200 but i the one i have bought has different connections the new one has what looks like pins to make the drive master or slave like in a desktop drive the old drive only has the sata connection wh.y is there the connection that looks like master and slave and what do i do.Thanks for any help
Alibole

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October 4, 2010 6:26:30 PM

The HDD with the pins on it is parallel ATA, also known as IDE. A SATA HDD only has 2 connections, one for data and one for power. Return the drive you bought and get the proper one for your system. There is no way to connect the SATA and PATA devices together.
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