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Help: I might have purchased wrong HD


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sarahloggin

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Hi, I've posted before and got some good feedbacks. In short, my laptop's hard drive died so I was looking for a replacement. I was supposed to get one with ata-6. I recently purchased one on ebay but noticed that it says ultra ata/100 and now I'm wondering if I purchased the wrong one. But the same item on newegg, it clearly says ata-6. So my question is if these two terms (ultra ata/100 and ata-6) are used interchangeably and thus the same. Or did I mess up by buying the wrong item?

These items have the same model number.
This one here on Ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/...item=6879594771
has ultra ata/100 but
this one on newegg http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148088
says ata 6.

Doesn't that mean they are the same thing?
Or did I screw this up?
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Can you check the links

They are page does not exist at the moment
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Hmm that's odd.
Let me try again.
Here's the ebay link:
http://cgi.ebay.com/.....AMEWA:IT&rd=1

Here's the newegg link:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148088

I hope you can see them now.
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The difference between ATA5 and ATA6 are theoretical only, and are nothing to write home about. In fact they are so insignicant they may as well not exist.

Your Ultra ATA 100 drive will function perfectly fine in your laptop.
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Thanks for that.
I have another concern. Comparing my dead hard drive and what I purchased on Ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/...ewI...71+&fvi=1
my dead one has this black plastic thing covering the pins (I think they're called pins but they are the little metal parts that stick out on either top or bottom of hard drive), but the picture on Ebay does not have the pins covered by this plastic thing.
Do hard drives usually come with this black platic thing covering the pins?
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Possibly the cover was removed to show the type of pins
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Got it!!!
I was able to slide this off!!! What a fool I was. It's not my field, but should have used common sense.
Well, I want to thank everyone who contributed. Really appreciate your help. Chances are I'll be back for more questions.
Thanks again!!!
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Hope it goes well
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