So I have a Dell Inspiron 8100 laptop, that has ONLY a 10GB hard drive. So I've been looking around the web and saw a few that interest me, the only problem are will they fit and work in the laptop and will they meet the laptops specifications or on the contrary will the laptop meet the hard drives specifications.
PS. I found a hard drive I think will fit but please, correct me if I am wrong. If anyone else has a better hard drive than the one below please give links.
Find out your motherboard model and make and check up on the net to see if it has SATA support. Otherwise buying the drive you mentioned would be a waste. Of course you could still use it as an external hard disk, but that would be a waste of SATA's superior speed.
My laptop will not support a SATA hard drive and if your really stupid and don't know by now, ATA is SATA because before the letters ATA is the word Serial, Serial ATA=SATA. So I need a cheap PATA or EIDE if you want to call it that hard drive. Thanks.
Edit: after reading a bit of the article, which is pretty cool, I found that PATA is actually a term only created after SATA was - so ATAPI is really the correct term. Not like it matters any, but whatever.