Pata or sata

i have a laptop toshiba approx. 8 years old. hard drive was fried. i bought sata hdd but its connection isn't even close.the old hdd has 2 rows of pins.the new or sata hdd has 3 inline rows of flat hdd is a toshiba hdd2189 mk6025gas. can anyone tell me what i need, and how can you tell a sata from a pata? thanks
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  1. Your old HDD description sounds like a pata. Your new drive is most likely to be sata, but your description of 3 inline rows of flat contact does not sound like any connection I know of.

    Check the pictures

    Pictures of sata and sas: official&biw=1366&bih=635&tbm=isch&tbnid=SLogAV9R_lvIsM:&imgrefurl=,r:8,s:0

    Pata: official&biw=1366&bih=635&tbm=isch&tbnid=mNm58Ekh77SGvM:&imgrefurl=,r:17,s:0&tx=69&ty=30

    Get rid of the space to view the photo. I need to put a space there or else the o and : combination turns into a smiley.

    You need a converter for sata drive on a pata port, but I doubt it will fit in the confined space of a laptop. So you will need to buy a new pata hdd.
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