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KentonDJ
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Upgrade 2T Seagate SATA with SSD?

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HP Envy Phoenix 810-445QE
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

My hard drive (Seagate)was the victim of a power failure in our neighborhood and I need to replace it and re-install Windows and recover everything from a backup.

Can I replace it with a 2T SSD?  If so:

1. what brand would you recommend?

2. What issues will I face in doing this (correct cables, power supply issues, etc) or do I just plug one in?

Thanks!

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@KentonDJ 

 

Its specs

 

        https://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c04553449

 

A1. You can replace its current SATA HDD with 2TB 2.5" HDD using many standard 2.5" SSD drives around such as Crucial MX500, Samsung 860/870 EVO ...... for example

 

             https://cplonline.com.au/samsung-mz-77q2t0bw-870-qvo-2tb-2-5-7mm-sata-ssd.html

 

A2. Because 2.5" drive is smaller, you need a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter to keep smaller drive in place. Some adapters already have hardware you need (more expensive) but some don't. For example

    

                   https://computers.mwave.com.au/electronics/2.5-To-3.5-Adapter

                   https://www.amazon.com.au/Version-Adapter-Converter-Mounting-Interface/dp/B01LZWX6PD

                   https://www.mwave.com.au/product/startech-25-to-35-sata-hard-drive-adapter-enclosure-with-ssd-hdd-ab...

 

That's all you need.

 

Regards.

BH
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Thanks for the rapid and very useful reply.  I have a new SSD on the way and should get it Wednesday!

Again, Thanks!!

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