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Need a quick simple answer on HDD

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  • Laptops
  • Asus
  • Hard Drives
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November 28, 2011 11:47:01 AM

Please excuse my ignorance. This may be a stupid question but would this HDD:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

fit into a laptop? In particular an Asus G53.

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November 28, 2011 12:03:30 PM

Nope. That's a 3.5" hard disk, suited for desktops.

You need a 2.5" hard disk for laptops. Since you're looking at 1 TB capacity, you need to also ensure that the drive is of 9.5 mm height. This is important because some models of 1 TB laptop HDDs come with a 12.5 mm height, which will not fit.

Consider this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have the same, and am happy with it.

Bear in mind, however, that HDD prices have increased dramatically, and will not normalize for another 1-2 quarters, due to flooding in Thailand. If you can wait that long, you can save a significant amount.

Edit: Consider this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is a Samsung 1 TB 2.5" HDD, with 9.5 mm height, and is much cheaper than the Western Digital.
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November 28, 2011 12:12:53 PM

Thanks. Great answer. Just what I needed to know.
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November 28, 2011 12:13:03 PM

Best answer selected by jaften.
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