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Shall i place 1tb hard disk in place of 500 gb hard in laptop

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December 23, 2011 2:00:37 PM

shall i place 1 tb hard disk in place of 500 gb hard disk in laptop
a b D Laptop
a c 120 G Storage
December 23, 2011 2:38:10 PM

Yes you can as long as the motherboard is capable of handling 1 TB drives. You can verify this in the specs. found in the manual.
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December 23, 2011 2:39:09 PM

Sure if you have a 1 tb HDD. Otherwise you could consider a smaller SSD, if you want speed.
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December 25, 2011 12:03:28 AM

Ubrales said:
Yes you can as long as the motherboard is capable of handling 1 TB drives. You can verify this in the specs. found in the manual.


Thanks for your information... But I mean to say that the Physical Size of the 1tb Hard Disk can sit into the 500 GB hard Disk Slot...
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a b G Storage
December 25, 2011 1:51:08 AM

If they are both the same size (2.5 inch), thickness (9.5mm or 7mm) and same connector (SATA), then yes.
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December 25, 2011 11:30:45 AM

beeyarbr said:
Thanks for your information... But I mean to say that the Physical Size of the 1tb Hard Disk can sit into the 500 GB hard Disk Slot...

Normally yes!

However, verify the thickness (height) and other dimensions of the 1 TB drive. You can do this by downloading and running SPECCY - http://www.piriform.com/speccy

From this you can obtain the hard disk details and model and serial number. Then go to the manufacturer's website and read the specifications which will list the physical dimensions.

Another way to do this is to take the disk out and take it to a computer store like MicroCenter and verify the physical dimensions. In most instances, a thicker hard disk such as the 1 TB hard disk will fit.

When changing from a 500 GB to a 1 TB hard disk, the thermal profile will be altered. If the heat produced is equal or less than the old 500 GB then it will be ok. If not, there may be new heat related problems created in a laptop.
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