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HDD messed up, help.

  1. #11

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    windows 8.1 pro

    thanks, strollin.

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  2. #12

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by itsmechevy View Post
    cheers, strollin, one more thing, but if go with ssd? what kind of ssd i need?
    SSD drives are SATA drives and are physically identical to standard SATA drives. Same connectors and mounting holes. They are just lighter and have no moving parts. And a hell of a lot faster than a standard spinner drive. Especially 5400 RPM laptop drives.
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  3. #13

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    The first one you listed will work for sure since it's thickness is listed as 7mm. The 2nd is listed as 9mm thick so I can't say whether it will fit or not and the 3rd doesn't list the thickness. I would pass on the 3rd just because of the lack of details in the Product Description. Check the dimensions given in the Product Details section.

    BTW, I actually gave the wrong dimensions in my previous post, should have been 9.5mm and 7mm but what I said is accurate, currently manufactured drives are the thinner drives and will work in new and old laptops while the thicker drives will only physically fit in older laptops. As long as you stick with the 7mm drives, it will fit.
    Most current drives are the thin 7 mm drives. Large capacity drives may be 9.5 mm just because they have to be to get two platters inside. All the 7 mm SSD's I've ordered lately have come with the spacers to fit them in 9.5 mm bays. If you laptop is a slim design it more than likely has the 7 mm bay in it. I mentioned it because it would suck to buy a new drive and then find out it won't fit.
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