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Pavilion dv7 - Can I add a second hard drive?

I have an HP Pavilion dv7 2173cl laptop. I've read that I can add a second internal hard drive. Is that correct? If so, what is the max size that it will take? Any special type that I should buy?

 

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Hi,

This model allows to use 2 HDD's. Max capacity is 500 GB.

To install second drive you will need Hard Drive Caddy and Cable Connector. You may buy them here.

Here is service documentation for your model. On page 46 you may check where you may install secondary hard drive.

 

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Daniel_Potyrala wrote:

Hi,

This model allows to use 2 HDD's. Max capacity is 500 GB.

To install second drive you will need Hard Drive Caddy and Cable Connector. You may buy them here.

Here is service documentation for your model. On page 46 you may check where you may install secondary hard drive.


I appreciate the information.

 

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You're welcome. :smileyhappy:

 

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Max drive capacity is actually 1 TB.
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Thank you. Does that mean that I can add a 2nd drive whose capacity is 1T, or does it mean that the total capacity of the 2 drives together cannot total more than 1T?

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Re: Pavilion dv7 - Can I add a second hard drive?

The size you mention. Does that include the C: drive ?  I want to install a second drive. My C:drive size is 678 gig. The drive i want to install is 298 gig? Possible ?

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