Toshiba Satellite M55-S1001 (Celeron M 1.6 GHz, 256 MB RAM, 60 GB HDD)

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Why are these HDD connectors not the same?

Here is the computer connector and the hard drive. Why are they different?

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Your Toshiba unit uses a PATA interface for it's hard drive. Sadly, the drive you have here is a SATA based hard drive which is a newer standard.

These drives are not interchangeable as you have discovered these use very different connectors.

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