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Need to upgrade my Hard drive, Which hard drive is compatible for my computer

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MY COMPUTERS HARD DRIVE CRASHED AND IT WAS OLDER DISC STYLE, I WANT TO UPGRADE TO SSD 8TB HARD DRIVE , I NEED TO KNOW IF MY COMPUTER CAN HANDLE IT, MY COMPUTER IS A HP ENVY 700 SERIES, MODEL 700-214, SERIEL NUMBER [Personal Information Removed], I5-4440CPU, @3.10GHZ, WINDOWS 8.1

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@sfbonbero 

We need to get our terms right -- as an SSD and HDD are totally different devices -- there is no such thing as an SSD Hard Drive.

 

Your PC came with a standard 3.5 inch HDD -- and any SATA SSD will have the same power and data connectors, so can be used to replace that.

 

But I have not heard of any SSDs larger than 2TB.

 

Also, 2TB drives can be formatted MBR, but an 8TB drive would have to be formatted GPT -- and that would prevent you cloning the old drive to the new one.

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