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Is this HDD good for my laptop?


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#1 robita233

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 02:41 PM

Hello, my laptop HDD died on me, so I am looking to buy a new one, and I provided you with a link to the one I found, can you tell me if it is good for my laptop ( DELL Inspiron 15 3000series ~around 3000 idk for sure~ ).

https://m.emag.ro/hard-disk-laptop-seagate-thin-500gb-7200rpm-32mb-sata-3-st500lm021/pd/DC9QCBBBM/


P.S: The old one I had was this :

https://ibb.co/iYTdJS


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 02:54 PM

yes its fine



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Posted 06 March 2018 - 03:07 PM

It's not bad idea to buy SSD for laptop if you tend to carry that laptop and/or it get knocks.

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 03:15 PM

Thank you for the quick reply, what about this one?

https://m.emag.ro/hard-disk-laptop-wd-black-1tb-7200rpm-32mb-sata-3-wd10jplx/pd/D0YTJ2BBM/

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 03:17 PM

I am not looking for an SSD, i am a teenager so I do not own that much money to invest.

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 03:44 PM

I've had very good luck using WD Black HD as replacements drives when the original drives have failed. It's the one I recommend to our customers.



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Posted 06 March 2018 - 03:45 PM

Okay,I was worried that it will not be compatible or something, thank you!

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 03:57 PM

WD in my opinion is better then the seagate.....

 

the HD you have now is a THIN drive, so it depends if your computer really REQUIRES a thin drive or not\

 

sometimes those thin drives are installed in computers that dont really require a thin drive



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Posted 06 March 2018 - 04:04 PM

So if I get that one, it may not work for my laptop? I really don't want to get something that won't work, would it help if I show a picture of how my HDD port looks like? I am new into these things, sorry.

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 04:13 PM

How old is your laptop?



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Posted 06 March 2018 - 04:18 PM

So if I get that one, it may not work for my laptop? I really don't want to get something that won't work, would it help if I show a picture of how my HDD port looks like? I am new into these things, sorry.

 

 

it may not physically FIT inside your laptop....that would be the only problem....the ports on them would be the same



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Posted 06 March 2018 - 04:32 PM

So how do I know if it will fit? I really don't want to mess this up.

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 04:36 PM

If on the old one I had and on the laptop compatibily finder for HDD it said the HDD is 2,5 inches or something like that, and in this one it says it is 2,5 inches, it means it will work?

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 04:45 PM

I just found multiple threads on "Is this HDD compatible with my laptop?" That say the majority of the laptop HDD will fit in any laptop, and that they have similar size, SO I think I should buy that one, thank you foe your help!

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 05:02 PM

Typically, standard HD sizes for laptops are 2.5". I've never come across a laptop using anything else. As long as you get a HD that says it is 2.5" or "mobile", it should fit.






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