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05-13-2017 09:45 AM
My 4 year old laptop died last week so I got a new HP Pavilion. It is great, but I found out the hard drive was a bit small.
So my question is this: I have taken out the hard drive from the old lap top and it looks like a "normal" hard drive to me, not an ssd. Is it possible to put that inside the Hp Pavilion and use as an addional hard drive? If so, how? 🙂 Or can I only use it as an external hard drive through usb?
Thanks in advance!
05-13-2017 10:21 AM
You can install the drive if it is a 2.5" drive and use it. However since you say that it comes from an older computer I would not use it internally. A mechanical sata drive is cheap and you can get new one online. The old hard drive might also be sata II which would not be good. So the best idea would be to buy a mechanical SSD 2.5" SATA III drive.
You will need to purchase bracket and cable to attach the hard drive internally part number 856352-001
Look in the service manual on page 32-33 to get an idea of how it is done:
Hope it helps,
05-13-2017 10:44 AM
Thanks for a quick reply!
Ok, I get it. I guess I could get that from Ebay and a new sata drive. I will need another drive. Since I need to get another drive anyway, would it be maybe better and easier to get another ssd drive if possible? Otherwise I will go with your already offered sollution. I dont need a whole lot of extra space, maybe around 500gb (which is the size of the old hard drive).
05-13-2017 10:51 AM
The SSD will be quicker, mor silent and stealthier (no moving parts). It will cost more. Since you already have SSD for OS and applications. If you are only saving files (music, video etc..) you could opt for a larger mechanical drive.
Let me know if you need further help with installation,
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05-30-2017 08:16 AM
05-30-2017 10:11 AM
This PC will not support 2 drives together. Either a SATA or a M.2.
As there is no dedicated slot for the M.2 SSD.
In order to have the SSD the SATA HD has to be removed , Viceversa !!
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