Hard Drive Replacement for MHT2080AH

IceBoy109

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I just inherited an old Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop. The hard drive is cooked and I'm looking to replace it and see if I can get some use out of it. I'm just not familiar with anything other than IDE and SATA for my desktop and I don't really know how to make sure I'm getting a compatible hard drive.

I was hoping I could get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152110 (SAMSUNG Spinpoint M5 HM160HC) while it's on sale, but I want to make sure it will work. I don't know what Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 is or if I have to worry about it. Thanks for the help!
 

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Found a couple open threads where people had suggested WD1200BEVE as a replacement for the same model computer but with no follow ups as to whether it worked or not. Again, any advice is appreciated. Thanks. =)
 

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Thanks for the reply fzabkar. You bring up a good point with the hard drive capacity and I think it is capped at the 128 mark. I don't think I understand the different HD interfaces quite yet (Ultra ATA100, ATA-6, etc...) If the WD one WD12000BEVE will work I"ll just get that one. Thanks again.
 

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