Thanks a lot, guys
The SATA / ATA is a good point. I didn't even think of that. I just figured that because it came out of a laptop maybe there were a few extra pins that were laptop essential, but not portable hard drive essential. You know, certain power pins and LED pins. I'll have to check that out. I'm really familiar with desktops, but all these laptops confuse the shit out of me, LOL.
I'll try those and if they don't work I'll take it back or talk to some gurus over there at Best Buy (boo!)