Buy Hard Drive for Dell Inspiron  600M ATA100 or is ATA 133 OK to use?

Posted on 2008-11-07
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
I have a working Dell Inspiron 600M laptop with no Hard Drive.
I want to buy one & wonder if I have to stay with the original type drive:
ATA-100 IDE 44pin
or can I buy a Faster ATA-133 IDE drive (not sure what pins that has)?

Question by:jamesg1940
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    You can plug in a 133, but if your motherboard only recognizes up to ATA-100, that's where the drive will run. You won't notice any difference in speed, but you can get more space with the newer drives.

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