Fujitsu Siemens 320GB HDD SATA

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July 18, 2010 at 07:47:18
Specs: Windows Vista Home Premium, 2 gb
I have a Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo L computer and a Dell Dimension 3100. I am curious to know if a standard HDD would fit into the Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo L as the connection cables appears somewhat different i.e. it doesn't appear to have a Ribbon Cable with a something a 32pin 5centimetre connecting cable. Is this because the Fujitsu Siemens is a dual core? or is it something else as obviously it is a more modern computer than the Dell Dimension. The reason I ask is because I am thinking of buying a bigger HDD for the Fujitsu Siemens and am not sure what "SATA" means.
Look forward to your reply(ies)
Many thanks

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July 18, 2010 at 08:29:35
There are two different interfaces. The older is PATA/IDE (parallel), the newer is SATA (serial).

PATA drives generally use a flat ribbon cable such as THIS. SATA drives use a much smaller cable such as THIS.

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July 18, 2010 at 08:47:39
hi Jam
Thanks for the information and pictures.
The Fujitsu Siemens case is sealed due to warranty. How many leads (in total) should go into the SATA drive? 2 or 3 (i.e. White Plastic Power Supply and the SATA cable. Would there be a third cable or not?
Thanks and look forward to hearing from you.

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July 18, 2010 at 15:21:06
Post the complete model number of the Fujitsu for better help.

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