hard drive replacement questions

Tony Baechler tony at baechler.net
Fri Sep 21 10:26:51 UTC 2012

It sounds like a Western Digital 60 GB drive, in which case no wonder why it 
developed bad sectors.  That's probably a fairly old drive.  About four 
years is when they develop problems.  Yes, I'm sure it's IDE.  I might be 
able to give you an old IDE drive, but you can probably still find them on 
EBay and possibly Amazon.com.  Any IDE drives around here aren't for 
notebooks and run at 7200 RPM instead of the usual 5400 RPM that most 
notebooks use, but if you're in the US and can't find any other IDE drives 
elsewhere, write me off list and we can work out something.  I can't 
guarantee how long my IDE drives will last, but something is better than 
nothing.  I would want you to pay the postage, but I won't charge for the 
drive.  I think I might have seen an IDE drive on Amazon, but I wasn't 
looking.  You can also try the various surplus sites around.

On 9/20/2012 11:47 AM, aerospace1028 at hotmail.com wrote:
> I copied the model number (WDC WD600UE-22KVT0) into an internet search. It
> looks like the WD600UE hard drive is IDE.
> I'll have to reconsider my options.

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