The old drive looks like an IDE and the new SATA.
Try an IDE drive next time. Yes, ATA is AKA IDE. No need to dig in too deep here. Just hit newegg.com or geeks.com and look for laptop IDE drives.
I'm just trying to get my old T41 working again after the hard drive crashed. I've tried to return to factory contents but to no avail, the hard drive just makes a horrible sound at 32% of the install every time.
My friend gave me a new hard drive, but the pins to connect it to the laptop are completely different...can I do anything about this like buy an adapter? Or will I have to get a new one?
Model: IBM T41 type 2373
OS: None yet
Old hard drive: Hitachi HTS548040M9AT00 (40 gb)
New hard drive: Hitachi HTS54250K9SA00 (200gb)
If you need any more info, feel free to ask. Any advice would be much appreciated as I'm not too hot when it comes to computers.
Thanks in advance!