I bought a WD 2.5" HDD to replace the Seagate HDD currently in my laptop
The old unit was removed,and the retaining brackets fitted to the new HDD
With or without the brackets,the new HDD will not slide into/onto the SATA connections without using force.
The original just slides in easy,no force required
I have fitted the WD HDD into my SATA dock,everything is initialised & formatted,and fits easily .
I know if things require force,there's an issue,but could the laptop header be designed for one make of HDD ?
You do get different thicknesses for these 2.5" drives. 9.5mm is standard I think and the 'thin' 7mm. Older ones could be up to 12mm.
and the retaining brackets fitted to the new HDD
is this also an adaptor? to get a standard drive to fit you laptop as is usually the case.
Brackets correct way round?
Make and model of laptop? and model number of drives?
Thanks for the help.
The new WD HDD did you thicker then then the Seagate
There was no adaptor fitted . I have seen these on other HDD ,it's a standard SATA header . The brackets were not adapters
The brackets were fitted correctly
HDD WD WDBH2D5000ENC mainstream 500 GB .I obtained this info from the PC World website . I have taken the HDD back,but still require a replacement .
Tried without brackets ,still does not fit . It seems like the space allotted for the HDD is to small . It will not even push onto the date & power connections .
Sorry ,bloody iPad keyboard. Lol
WD HDD did seem thicker then the Seagate
iqs, you're as bad as I am with these infernally 'small' tech comps :)
Measure the physical size of the original drive.
Small is nice ,but so annoying to fix lol
I'm out at the moment,I will measure the drive in the morning,and post the specs
The dimensions of the original HDD are......
8mm x 70mm x 100mm
If this is your machine it shows a 7mm SSD replacement. So it looks like you need a 7mm drive?
Yes,that's my laptop. Didn't think that there was a difference in height on 2.5 HDD
I've learnt something new lol
Thanks for the reply & link. Now to look for a cheap SSD or a 7mm HDD
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