2.5" IDE drives expensive...

Gigabyte / P35-ds3p
September 20, 2009 at 07:00:52
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 3 GHz / 3581 MB
I have been trying to source one for an old laptop I want to donate with a linux OS install.

They're almost as expensive as the PC I want it for. SATA is much cheaper.

I was told production on these has ceased... is this true?

I would hate to think a perfectly good computer is obsolete because of one component... is it the nature of the beast?

BTW, I have a not so old ZD800 pavilion laptop with an IDE drive which a RAM upgrade would be cheaper for. Doesn't seem right.

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September 20, 2009 at 07:22:36

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September 20, 2009 at 07:33:07
The geeks.com website is very reasonable.

I have been searching eBay and the local tech supply search engine staticice and they have not been forthcoming.

I think I might have to ask the folks on freecycle here, because to be honest... I'd rather not spend much on this antiquated equipment.

I think I might be wanting too much.

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September 20, 2009 at 15:50:55
Try goodwill.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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