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TonyH100
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Upgrading Hardrive to SSD

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Pavilion 500 -242ea
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hi, I want to upgrade my existing 3.5" HDD to a 2.5" SSD drive.

The existing harddrive is mounted vertically in the Pavilion.

I realise that I am going to need some type of bracket to mount the SSD- but everything I see , seems to be for a horizontal or drawer type  mount.  Would anyone have any ideas as to what I need accomplish this?

Thanks

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

I can't find a service manual to see how the drive goes in, but wouldn't something simple like this work?

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Packs-GLOTRENDS-Mounting-internal-supports/dp/B0856TLMTD/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=...

 

You position the drive so the SATA power and data ports are closest to the indent in the caddy.

 

You secure the SSD from from the bottom using the 4 screw holes on the bottom of the caddy.

 

You secure the caddy to the drive bay, just as the hard drive would go.

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hi

Removing and Replacing the Side Panel in HP Pavilion 500 Desktop PCs

Replacing a Hard Drive in HP Pavilion 500 Desktop PCs

 

it seems to me that it doesn't matter if it's vertical or horizontal!
you just need an adapter.

 

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