|The tablet was made around 2007 so it SHOULD be 48 bit LBA compliant. That said, the unit shipped with an 80GB 2.5" IDE hard drive. So, it is possible that you may not be able to use anything larger than 137GB. |
When dealing with laptops it is best to get direction from the manufacturer. I would suggest you contact Gateway and ask.
How do you know the original hard drive is the problem? Did you run a drive fitness on it while it was still working. It is possible that the IDE controller or something else is the problem.
Did you buy a 2.5" IDE ATA type hard drive?
You shouldn't need to use the same brand. There usually are adapters on the drive to fit it to the laptop.
Below is a link to the gateway specs for that unit.