I have an old Dell Inspiron 6000. It has a 40Gb Toshiba MK4025GAS which specs say is ATA. But Dell compatibility says IDE. Will a Scorpio Blue SATA 3.0 320Gb work in this laptop. I know I need to partition but electrically is it compatible?
Hi no ATA means ide it takes a wide cable or in the case of a laptop the same wide plug in spot. No sata drive will work you need a ide drive.
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Do a search for PATA SSD. I am amazed to see that there are such things, and not terribly expensive, either. You can still find PATA 2.5" HDDs, too.