2.5 SATA HDD Too thick for my dell???

Hello, The HDD on my Dell Inspiron N7010 died because the laptop kept overheating and shutting down. I went onto ebay and bought a 500 GB Hitachi 2.5 SATA HDD, to replace my fried WD Scorpio Blue 500GB 2.5 SATA HDD.

The hitachi is too thick and won't fit my Dell. How in the world could I have known that, and what HDD do I need to buy? Is there a certain specification that I need to look for? Thank you.
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    yes they will spesify hight or z hight which is hte thickness which is either 7 or 9.5mm sounds like yours is 7mm only
  2. I found out the hdd I bought off ebay was 12mm. The one that fits my laptop is the standard size. It would seem with that odd of a size that he would have listed it on the auction. Odd.
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