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I am running Ubuntu Linux on my laptop, and I need to get new hard drive for it. This is the output from lspci showing my connector:

00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)

I need to know what hard drive to get that will match that. Does anyone know how to figure that out?>

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A laptop SATA hard drive. The speed doesn't matter terribly; either the drive or the controller will slow itself down to match the other.

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I think you should mention SSD's here as well. – Zabba Aug 21 '10 at 8:58
@Zabba: As long as it's in laptop form and it has a SATA interface, it doesn't matter whether it's a SSD or a platter drive. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Aug 21 '10 at 9:01
Are there any other kinds of specs that we should consider (as in type 1, 2, or 3)? If we get a type 3 drive, will the extra cost benefit me any? – Sir Emeth Aug 22 '10 at 8:36
ICH8 only supports up to SATA 2.0. 3.0 hard drives will be reduced to 2.0 speeds. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Aug 22 '10 at 9:23
Thanks muchly. Sorry I can't vote your answer up, I don't have the rep yet. – Sir Emeth Aug 23 '10 at 8:32

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