I'm so depressed right now. My 2 year old dell i6000s's hard drive(60gb Fujitsu @4200 rpm) recently stopped working. I came back from school only to see the hard drive light solid and a black screen. When i rebooted, I could hear the platters try to spin up but then decrease in rpm. This went on untill the screen changed from the dell logo to an error saying that it can not detect a hard drive...I've been using the laptop as a ubuntu server, gaming, and school essays... I can't really afford to wait and look for deals on laptop hard drives so i'm wondering if you guys could help me out in finding a new one asap.
My question is what hard drives can fit in my i6000d. Does it have to be ATA-100 or can it be ATA-6. If you guys could recommend me some good reliable 100gb drives, that would be great.
I don't mind too much if it's a bit expensive, but it must be a reliable drive that can handle running pretty much 24/7 for 3+ years.