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just got the laptop, it's got an i7 2670qm, and coming from ssd use, the 5400 rpm drive is almost unbearable lol. anyone know if I can make this upgrade?
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yea, if there is a normal 2.5" HDD in there a SSD will fit in its place. You just need to see if it is 9.5mm or 7mm spacing.
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yea, if there is a normal 2.5" HDD in there a SSD will fit in its place. You just need to see if it is 9.5mm or 7mm spacing.

thanks for the reply Sean, and what's this about spacing size?
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yea, if there is a normal 2.5" HDD in there a SSD will fit in its place. You just need to see if it is 9.5mm or 7mm spacing.

thanks for the reply Sean, and what's this about spacing size?
Thickness of the HDD. Is the HDD you have now 7mm or 9.5mm? That is what you need to check.
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Thickness of the HDD. Is the HDD you have now 7mm or 9.5mm? That is what you need to check.
I'm assuming i can just find the thickness by searching the model number?
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yea, use crystal disk info and you can get what HDD is in it.
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yea, use crystal disk info and you can get what HDD is in it.
the 5400 rpm drive is 9.5mm, so I should be careful not to pick up a 7mm drive?

btw...do you continuously add more little cartoons to your profile gif? i remember there being fewer characters....maybe i just didn't take the time to watch it fully, but hey its pretty clever
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yea, use crystal disk info and you can get what HDD is in it.
the 5400 rpm drive is 9.5mm, so I should be careful not to pick up a 7mm drive?
Shouldn't matter on what drive you get then. If you get a 7mmm thick one then just stuff some paper with it to fill the gap.
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btw...do you continuously add more little cartoons to your profile gif? i remember there being fewer characters....maybe i just didn't take the time to watch it fully, but hey its pretty clever
Nah lol. I just found this one day on another forum and jacked it. XD
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Shouldn't matter on what drive you get then. If you get a 7mmm thick one then just stuff some paper with it to fill the gap.
Nah lol. I just found this one day on another forum and jacked it. XD

haha alright, thanks for the advice, gonna go grab an m4, don't feel like dropping as much for a fourth sammy for a laptop that I only use for visual studio tongue.gif
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