I have discovered some bad sectors on my Seagate 80gb hard drive. I ran a diagnostic test using Seagate's tool. I've put the result here: click here for info. I've decided to buy a new drive on eBuyer but am not quite sure if i'm buying the right cables to go with it. Apparently, as the drive is a serial ATA, the cables are different from the standard ones. I've ordered another Seagate (120gb). I'm told they are not too bad, despite my current one having faults. The cables i've ordered are a Serial ATA Hard Drive Power Cable and a Belkin Serial ATA 2.0 7-pin Cable - Blue 18". If I haven't bored you enough yet, the quickfind codes on ebuyer are 052160, 049064 and 057657. I would be very grateful if any of you wizards out there could verify I have the right cables. Please feel free to comment on my choice of drive also. Any advice would be most graciously accepted.
Check your motherboard to find out. If it doesn't support SATA then there won't be a SATA connection on the mobo to plug into - although I believe one can get adapter cards or somesuch[though I'm a little hazy about that].
If the old HDD is not SATA it'll be far simpler to replace it with a "normal" IDE ATA HDD.