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SSD drive for a HP DV1000

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January 26, 2013 1:17:37 AM

does anyone know if i can use an SSD drive in an hp dv1000 laptop ? if so can you send a link or what i should search for? thanks my hard drive died

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January 26, 2013 2:28:24 AM

According to the manual the drive installed has an ATA-5 (PATA) interface and not SATA. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00444244.pdf (See Specifications 6-4). Considering the age of the computer you might consider replacing the drive with a 7200 RPM drive IDE drive http://www.google.com/search?tbm=shop&q=7200+2.5%22+IDE...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Adding an SSD, if it is possible, would involve finding an adapter that would work and may require a BIOS update and drivers to be preinstalled. From what have read in other posts here on tom's hardware it isn't possible or would be a waste of money since you won't be able to enjoy the speed of an SSD.
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