I've decided to try to resurrect my 5 year old laptop (Dell Inspiron 6000), which finally died when the hard drive gave out.
Upon searching through various forums I found most people saying to look for basically any 2.5" PATA/IDE drive. Just to be sure I removed my old hard drive from my laptop and it is labeled with the following specifications:
5V 1.1A DC
I'm posting here just be sure I'm clear as to what all this means.
1.) From what I can find PATA = parallel ATA, which is a synonym for IDE? Is that correct? Is there a difference then between ATA and PATA/IDE?
2.) What is ATA-6? I saw some people posting on forums that ATA-6 hard drives would be ideal for using in Dell Inspiron 6000s.
3.) Will SATA hard drives be incompatible with my laptop (which contained an ATA/IDE drive from the manufacturer)?