Need a quick simple answer on HDD

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

fit into a laptop? In particular an Asus G53.

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    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:

    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:
    This is a Samsung 1 TB 2.5" HDD, with 9.5 mm height, and is much cheaper than the Western Digital.
  2. Thanks. Great answer. Just what I needed to know.
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