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  • New HDD for HP DV7-4031TX notebook

    The notebook has 2x 750GB HDDs and the second drive has failed with the dredded click of death.

    What's the largest size drive I could put in this notebook?

    Running Windows7 x64 with 8GB RAM.
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    Re: New HDD for HP DV7-4031TX notebook

    Moved to Hardware forum

    Check the physical dimensions of the drive as some "laptop" drives are thicker than others, but I have not had any issues with drives up to 1TB in HP laptops
    Will you be RAIDing?
    Last edited by Ossian; 28th July 2013, 14:44.
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      Re: New HDD for HP DV7-4031TX notebook

      Originally posted by JDMils View Post
      The notebook has 2x 750GB HDDs and the second drive has failed with the dredded click of death.

      What's the largest size drive I could put in this notebook?

      Running Windows7 x64 with 8GB RAM.
      Seriously.

      You want us to tell you what drive will fit in a laptop that is unknown to us??

      Typical laptop drives are 9.5mm in height so any drive should fit.

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        Re: New HDD for HP DV7-4031TX notebook

        Unfortunately some are 12.5mm (e.g. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Toshiba-MK10.../dp/B00433AM8K)
        I've been caught out with this before (with an HP laptop, curiously enough)
        Tom Jones
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          Re: New HDD for HP DV7-4031TX notebook

          Originally posted by Ossian View Post
          Unfortunately some are 12.5mm (e.g. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Toshiba-MK10.../dp/B00433AM8K)
          I've been caught out with this before (with an HP laptop, curiously enough)
          Usually only on the larger drives with more platters hence the size increase.

          Been close to being caught out as well LOL

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