Ultra ATA-100 vs ATA-6

SKy042

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I have a laptop that currently is using a 120GB Seagate Ultra ATA-100 drive.
I want to replace it with a 7200RPM drive. Newegg lists most of the drives with ATA-6 and only a 80GB as Ultra ATA-100.

Can I buy the ATA-6 drive will it work?

FWIW the laptop is a Acer Ferrari 4006Wlmi Turion ML-40.
 
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Can I buy the ATA-6 drive will it work?
Sure will. ATA-6 just means the interface has a higher theoretical speed rating which no drive can physically match anyways. It'll run just as fast at ATA-5 speeds that your laptop supports.
 

SKy042

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BillLeeLee said:
ATA6 = Ultra ATA-100, different names, same standard.
sweet just wanted to make sure I won't have problems.
Can't wait till the new drive gets here should be a nice speed boost.
everything else in teh sytem is fast but the drive.
Turion ML:-40 2GB DDR400 etc etc etc but only a 5400RPM drive
So this will be a nice speed boost.

Plus I'm putting the old drive in a nextstar drive ecnlsoreu and hooking it to my alpine KCA_m which will let me have as much as 120GB MP3's at my touch screen.
 
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