Upgrading to SSD

By bDrive
Sep 9, 2012
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  1. I am looking to upgrade my current laptop's HDD (Lenovo L420) to a SSD.

    How do I determine the specifications of my HDD? Do I need a 9mm or 7mm?

    Side question: I am getting an Acer Aspire One 756 netbook. What type of RAM should I buy (I am looking for 4GB more)?
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,823   +1,435

  3. bDrive

    bDrive Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    @ Cliffordcooley:
    To clarify a few things, I was looking for the hard drive specs for my Lenovo L420. However, I believe the Acer Aspire One 756 has a 7mm SDD (based on other forum discussions).

    Can you please point me to a resource or teach me how to determine the HDD size of my Lenovo L420?

    Thank you very much for your help with the RAM issue!
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,823   +1,435

    The 7mm, 9mm, or 9.5mm specifications would be the thickness of the drive. I can understand your worries because if you are confined to only using 7mm then a 9mm would not work. However the link I provided above shows a HDD upgrade that is 9.5mm in size. If you do have clearance for 9.5mm, you will not have any issues with a drive that is 7mm or 9mm as they are thinner drives.
    B00kWyrm likes this.


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