CoolColors- Well Im fairly sure that the connection is firm... although it doesn't seem to fit as tight as the old drive it is in the slot as far as it will go... and due to the light flashing I was just assuming it was getting connection. There are no visible jumpers on the drive and I am reluctant to take it apart to see if there are any inside the device. Ill try to restart it here and get back to you on the beeps if any and the flickers.
agomes- Well unfortunatly Im not completely sure that it is comptable with my Laptop... the spec information I can seem to retrieve from toshiba and the site with the most spec information on the drive really dont seem to tell me much or perhaps it is because I don't know what I am supposed to be looking for. I have read a little on the slave master system but I don't really know which my computer needs, or how to tell which a drive is when I am purchasing it for that matter. There is supposed to be some indication on the spec information for the device but I can't seem to find it anywhere.