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Installing a Hard Drive with static sleeve?

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December 19, 2012 10:18:23 PM

I have an HP Laptop DM4-1265dx that has a hard drive that needs replacing. The hard drive installed in the laptop has this anti static sleeve that it sits in while inside the laptop. I am wondering if I need this sleeve for the new HDD I'm installing?

Here's a link showing the sleeve I am talking about. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLQlQXTPJNQ

I don't want to cause any overheating of this new HDD due to this sleeve. Is it necessary to use?
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December 19, 2012 10:23:57 PM

you should install an SSD, and not a HDD - you'll easily get a 40% boost in performance overall
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December 19, 2012 10:26:26 PM

I agree but I'm on a budget with this laptop, the SSD is going on my gaming PC. I just need to know if this static sleeve is necessary.
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December 20, 2012 12:57:09 AM

Does anyone know if I need the sleeve
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December 20, 2012 2:51:46 AM

probably not... Unless it's implementation is because of poor design of grounding
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December 20, 2012 3:58:49 AM

You know what, I think its just a cheap stock caddy and has nothing to do with grounding it lol. Took me a whie to figure it out. Thanks for the help on my noob question.
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