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|Zach|
09-13-2006, 12:49 PM
Because I am an idiot my computer went bonkers on me. Luckially it is just a hard drive problem. I didn't have the time or money to get it taken care of so I started using an older computer with much less memory and less power. This is driving me bat shit crazy so it is time to replace the HD new one. My big plan at first was to just take the HD on the old computer and put it in the new so I could at least get better speed but the cables were not the same so I couldn't make the transfer...

So, on the gateway the specs on the HD that I need to replace are as follows...

"120 GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive"

Would the product below from NewEgg be the right type to replace it?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148149

Thanks for any help you can throw at me folks.

JBucc
09-13-2006, 12:53 PM
Go for this one, it'll be worth it I promise. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822111151

Fish
09-13-2006, 12:54 PM
Yup... that's the right kind of drive to put in it... decent price too...

Fish
09-13-2006, 12:55 PM
Go for this one, it'll be worth it I promise. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822111151

That's a SCSI drive.... he needs an SATA drive......

JBucc
09-13-2006, 01:00 PM
That's a SCSI drive.... he needs an SATA drive......really?

Fish
09-13-2006, 01:03 PM
really?

OK.... I totally missed the scent of sarcasm on that one.... my bad.....

Otter
09-13-2006, 04:18 PM
As far as hardware compatibility that would replace your previous drive.

If you're not running XP or 2000 there may be an issue because of the size of the drive.

Worst case scenario your OS or mobo won't recognize the full size of the drive because of compatibility from when they were manufactured. I honestly forget if it's the MOBO or OS that don't see "big" hard drives.

What OS are you running? Mobo would help too.

Fish
09-13-2006, 04:32 PM
As far as hardware compatibility that would replace your previous drive.

If you're not running XP or 2000 there may be an issue because of the size of the drive.

Worst case scenario your OS or mobo won't recognize the full size of the drive because of compatibility from when they were manufactured. I honestly forget if it's the MOBO or OS that don't see "big" hard drives.

What OS are you running? Mobo would help too.

He's replacing a 120GB drive, so size shouldn't be an issue....

DaFace
09-13-2006, 04:58 PM
The only issue in terms of compatibility might be if the motherboard is designed for SATA 1.5 instead of 3.0. If your PC doesn't recognize the new drive immediately, there will probably be a jumper on the drive that will slow its speed down to the 1.5 standard.

In case you need it:
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/2193/jumperpv6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Otter
09-13-2006, 05:47 PM
He's replacing a 120GB drive, so size shouldn't be an issue....

Fish is correct, I again skipped over the reading material.

Your golden.

Otter
09-13-2006, 07:03 PM
Fish is correct, I again skimmed over the reading material.

Your golden.