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11-13-2011 08:30 PM
I bought this less than 6 months ago direct from HP, so I'm sure I still have warranty. I'll call them soon.
I read that post, and it looks like it goes into the empty port, great!
I will buy that part from your first post. and buy a SSD that doesn't come with any of that fancy stuff, since all I need is the caddy and the SSD. PROBLEMO SOLVEDO! Thank you for your time Paul, I appreciate it.
11-14-2011 05:05 AM
You're very welcome, Jeremy.
You may want to consider getting a SATA III SSD, if they don't cost a whole lot more.
I would imagine it is backward compatible to SATA II, and if your controller can handle the 6.0 GBP/S transfer speed (whether you can confirm beforehand or not), you have nothing to lose.
You can always move that drive to a newer PC that definitely has a SATA III controller.
Please post back and let us know how the installation went.
11-23-2011 05:43 AM
OK, so I've just about scraped up all the money I need from inside my couch and under my carpets, so I'm trying to decide which SSD to get.
I would like:
SATA III and 2.5" with about 120GB of space.
I found the OCZ Vertex 3 120GB, and it looked good to me.
I'm looking for something as top-of-the-line I can get for under 300. Speed and reliability are more important than cost.
So, what are your recommendations? Do you think this SSD is good?
PS. Is this your job, or are you just a nice guy? (or both?)
11-23-2011 07:35 AM
I am just an end user like yourself that enjoys helping folks out with PC issues where I can (volunteer).
I really can't advise much on what SSD you should get because I don't have one myself.
Maybe you would want to post your question regarding what SSD you should get as a new post and I'm sure someone who knows a lot about those things can help you.
Pepe999 is someone who knows a lot about SSD's.
Post your qustion in the Notebook Hardware Upgrades section, and I am pretty sure he will see it there.
Please do post back when you get everything installed and let us know how it went.
12-07-2011 05:06 PM
As mentioned in one of the other replies the hard drive cable that comes with the HP Kit is not long enough to reach the SATA port for the second drive. Here is a link to a kit with the proper length cable: Kit with longer cable
I used this kit to install a second drive in my dv7-4272us and it worked great! It was also $20 cheaper than the HP part.
12-07-2011 06:26 PM
Thread is sort of continued here: