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Help - Hard drive compatibility problem

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  • Hard Drives
  • Compatibility
  • Laptops
Last response: in Laptop General Discussion
July 16, 2008 8:06:15 AM

Having convinced myself that all was ok, I purchased a Western Digital WD2500BEVE internal hard drive for my HP G5010EM Notebook Laptop, it arrived, only to find that it has a different connection interface. Original drive has a pcb card type connection whilst the new drive has a pin type connector.

Is there any way by which these can be married up.

Excuse my lack of technical term, I'm on a learning curve here.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated

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July 16, 2008 3:59:45 PM

The drive you purchased is IDE, while it sounds like your laptop is SATA. There isn't any real way to make it work either. You need a SATA drive.