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Can I put any hard drive in my laptop as long as it's 2.5"?

By terry5880
Jul 3, 2012
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  1. I got a advent 7204 with no hard drive but loads of laptops in work so wondering if I can take hard drive from one and put it in ? thanks in advance
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,723   +406

    Most likely yes. But there are 2 potential hangups.

    I googled it and that only had a 100GB hd in it stock, so there is a fair chance it isn't a sata drive. So you won't be able to replace it with a sata drive. The other one is if its a real compact laptop, some laptop drives are taller (thicker) than others, most of the time this isn't a problem, and most drives aren't the thick ones unless they were the biggest drives available in that size at their release time.
     

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