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JohnH66
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HP ENVY DV7 7332 SSD Caddy

Hi everyone

 

I am very pleased with my HP ENVY DV7 7332Ea and have bought a 256 Gb Samsung 840 Pro SSD to enhance it.

 

I didn't realise I needed an SSD caddy and cable until I got the back off!

 

I've seen this on newmodeus: http://www.newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_5&products_id=498

 

but can anyone give me an HP part number that I could purchase in the UK?

 

Thanks

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pepe999
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JohnH66 wrote:

Hi everyone

 

I am very pleased with my HP ENVY DV7 7332Ea and have bought a 256 Gb Samsung 840 Pro SSD to enhance it.

 

I didn't realise I needed an SSD caddy and cable until I got the back off!

 

I've seen this on newmodeus: http://www.newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_5&products_id=498

 

but can anyone give me an HP part number that I could purchase in the UK?

 

Thanks


Hi,

I would rather use the SSD as a primary drive and move the original hard drive to the secondary hard drive compartment. The part number for the hard drive hardware kit is:  681976-001

I have found some of them on ebay or amazon but it's quite expensive (approx £50-60). The bracket (caddy) could be from almost any laptop as I have used a bracket from a Dv6 laptop on a Mini 210 netbook and it works as the size of the hard drive for both laptops is the same. However, the sata cable is a different story (can't be short). 

I would try the secondary sata cable and caddy for Dv7-6000 (Dv7 or Envy 7 use the same manuals) series laptops from ebay. 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw=dv7-6000+caddy&_osacat=0&_from=R40&LH_PrefLoc=2&_trksid=p2045...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-Pavilion-DV7-Hdd-Hard-Drive-Caddy-Screws-AM01Q000400-/151015547075?pt=U...

In case that you will use the ssd as the primary drive you will probably have to perform a fresh install using the product key on the bottom of the laptop. I have done that myself number of times and the only thing is to not active it online but wait until an activation message comes up and activate it by phone. Use the same version of the original operating system installation disk. Borrow one from a friend, download from the internet (partly illegal but not if used with the legal product key) etc. 

http://www.pcworld.com/article/248995/how_to_install_windows_7_without_the_disc.html

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Perfect, thanks.

 

I'll let you know how I get on.

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Hi

 

Everything went smoothly, but now when booting from the SSD I can't see the HDD in devices/management etc - I can see it in BIOS.

 

Strangely, if I boot off the HDD I can see the SSD.

 

I'll raise a separate query!

 

thanks for your help.

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JohnH66 wrote:

Hi

 

Everything went smoothly, but now when booting from the SSD I can't see the HDD in devices/management etc - I can see it in BIOS.

 

Strangely, if I boot off the HDD I can see the SSD.

 

I'll raise a separate query!

 

thanks for your help.


I have seen this issue before and somewhere on this forum is how to. The thing is that the secondary hard drive has no letters assigned to the partitions and the OS can't see it. You have to go to Disk Management in Administration Tools and assign letters to the partitions on the hard drive. I would do a data backup first because it may end in losing data and formatting the hard drive. I see that you have another thread for this issue and erico helps already..

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