Hello. I am a happy Firebird 802 owner who has previously upgraded my RAM and now I am thinking about updating the hard drives. Am I correct in thinking that there are 2 2.5 inch drives? What compatibility issues do I need to look for?
They are 2.5 inch 5400 rpm SATA laptop hard drives, probably SATA 3.0 Gb/s, but the newer SATA 6.0 Gb/s drives should work at the lower speed. 7200 rpm SATA drives also work. Physically, there is a lot of room in the Firebird's hard drive cages for thicker than normal 2.5 inch hard drives that might not fit in many laptops.
2 x HP Firebird 802 + 2 x HP 2159m monitor + Windows 7 Home Premium + Windows 8.1 Pro GeForce Driver Version 266.58 WHQL installs correctly without modification. GeForce Driver Version 296.10 WHQL requires modified NV_DISP.INF file to install correctly but Nvidia Control Panel is broken. GeForce Driver Version 341.44 WHQL requires modified NV_DISP.INF file to install correctly but 2-way SLI is broken.
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