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08-25-2015 10:16 AM
OK, you have this model...
Everyone has their opinion regarding hard drives.
Since you need a new hard drive, I recommend you upgrade to a 7,200 RPM drive which will lower the seek times a bit.
It is also a SATA III drive, and HP may have installed a SATA II drive in your model. I can't say for sure.
It has a 5 year warranty too.
If you want to replace it with pretty much what it came with, then this drive would be OK...
When I click on the manuals link for your notebook, I get nothing.
With some of those newer models, you have to pretty much take the whole notebook apart to get to the doggone hard drive.
Hopefully, that is not the case with your model.
08-25-2015 10:28 AM
You're very welcome.
Notebook hard drives come in 9.5mm and 7.0mm heights.
The 7.0mm drive will fit in a hard drive bay of either height so it is more versatile.
Since I can't get to the manual to see if they listed what thickness hard drive your notebook came with, I figured you can't go wrong with a 7.0mm.
The thin and light notebooks are pretty much using the 7.0 mm drives.
08-25-2015 12:15 PM
I figured as much.
You may get the same issue installing from scratch even on an internal hard drive which is why you may want to order recovery disks from HP for that model.
The chipset in that model is hard to load Windows from scratch on.
08-25-2015 12:33 PM
Order? You'd think they have them for download.
Well I'll take my chances first. I'm doing this for free, there paying for the drive if they want it fixed.