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johnny bravo

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hello guys - ive got a toshiba m35x laptop, but has no hard drive...the caddy is still there..but dont know what type of hard drive i should be looking for ?...i understand its a 2.5"....but which type....ie, SATA, ATA or IDE...it looks like it just slots into the side of my lappy as i can see inside it...
 

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hello guys - ive got a toshiba m35x laptop, but has no hard drive...the caddy is still there..but dont know what type of hard drive i should be looking for ?...i understand its a 2.5"....but which type....ie, SATA, ATA or IDE...it looks like it just slots into the side of my lappy as i can see inside it...

not 100% but quick look on google says ide, google exact model and make sure though 1st
 

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not 100% but quick look on google says ide, google exact model and make sure though 1st
hmm..model is m30x-129....see pic below showing side of my laptop..caddy is still in there..

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taken off web, see blue highlights, hope this helps

Toshiba Satellite M30X-129 - Pentium M 735 1.7 GHz - 15.4" TFTGeneral

MPN: PSA72E-00Y0038K
Platform Technology: Intel Centrino
System Type: Notebook
Built-in Devices: Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial
Width: 36.5 cm
Depth: 27.5 cm
Height: 3.8 cm
Weight: 3.1 kg
Processor

Processor: Intel Pentium M 735 / 1.7 GHz
Data Bus Speed: 400 MHz
Features: Enhanced SpeedStep technology
Chipset Type: Intel 855GME
Cache memory

Type: L2 Cache
Installed Size: 2 MB
Ram

Installed Size: 512 MB / 2 GB (max)
Technology: DDR SDRAM
Storage controller

Type: IDE
Storage

Hard Drive: 60 GB
Optical storage

Type: DVD±RW / DVD-RAM
Read Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Write Speed: 16x (CD) / 4x (DVD-R) / 2.4x (DVD+R)
CD / DVD Rewrite Speed: 8x (CD) / 2x (DVD-RW) / 2.4x (DVD+RW) / 2x (DVD-RAM)
Card reader

Type: 6 in 1 card reader
Supported Flash Memory Cards: SD Memory Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, SmartMedia Card, xD-Picture Card
Display

Display Type: 15.4" TFT
Max Resolution: 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
Widescreen Display: Yes
 

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thanks, but looking at the these ide laptop hard drives they have 44 pins sticking out at the back...22 on the top row and 22 on the bottom.......how does this then connect to the bit in my picture....which has 44 contacts..22 at the top and 22 at the bottom...and seems like some kind of male connector which should fit into some kind of female socket....or...do the two rows of pins (ie 22 pins on each row) of the hard drive just sit on the top and botom of the connection in my laptop....hope im not confusing cos i dont want to end up with wrong one..lol
 
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