07-21-2012 05:04 PM
First off, is it possible to add a second internal HDD (and keep the current internal one as well) to the laptop. If it is, will it be able to handle a SSD? If so, which one and where can I get one from?
Also, is it possible to upgrade the current DVD drive to a blu-ray player? Again, if so which one and where can I get it from?
Finally, I want to upgrade the RAM. Does it require any specific (i.e. HP only) RAM sticks or is it a standard one which any good electronics retailer can provide?
07-21-2012 11:29 PM
You can add a secondary Non-SSD Hard drive to your notebook. Your notebook would not support SSD Hard Drive.
List of Secondary HDD compatible with your notebook. Will support SATA I and II not sure of SATA III.
Hard Drive Kits (include left and right bracket rails, connector cable, Mylar cover with tab, 4 screws, and 4 rubber isolators)
1-TB. 5200-rpm Part Number: 603788-001
750-GB, 7200-rpm Part Number: 633252-001
750-GB, 5200-rpm Part Number: 603787-001
500-GB, 7200-rpm Part Number: 603784-001
250-GB, 7200-rpm Part Number: 605606-001
You can replace your current LightScribe DVD Drive with a Bluray one.
Blu-ray ROM with LightScribe DVD±R/RW SuperMulti DL Drive
Blu-ray ROM DVD±R/RW SuperMulti Double-Layer Combo Drive (via software) Part Number: 605417-001.
Part Number seem to be common for the Optical Drives.
You can upgrade the memory upto 8GB max.
1-GB memory module Part Number: 598859-001
2-GB memory module Part Number: 598856-001
4-GB memory module Part Number: 599092-001
You can get all the parts from any retailer of your choice.
07-23-2012 08:40 AM
Optimus_Prime99 seams to be on the right track for upgrade parts. I have not researched SSD for DV7, so could not say that it is not compatible. Were I think you might run into problems with SSD will be with BIOS support. If a BIOS update will not support the drive, Windows will never see the drive.
I am working a similar problem with adding a 2nd HDD to my DV7-3165DX. I believe it to be a BIOS problem. When I get some results good or bad will try to post them on this tread.
No additional information for WZ025EA found in PartSurfer. No help for dv7-4035sa.
605415-001 SPS-HDD HARDWARE KIT