hard drive help needed

  gayelston 20:35 13 Dec 2014

I have an Acer5250 with a Samsung HN-M750MBB inside. I would like an SSD hard drive and am looking at a Seagate 500 GB Laptop 2.5" Internal SSHD. This hard drive is said to be made with the new, slimmer, laptops in mind. Does this mean it will be the wrong size for my laptop, or does the extra slimness not affect how it will sit in my laptop? Would it be suitable for my older laptop and safe for me to purchase? Thank you in advance for any help you can give Regards Gay Elston

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:10 13 Dec 2014

new slim laptops have a tinner drive

however the drive should still fit in the adapter for your machine.

  rdave13 21:11 13 Dec 2014

Post the links for us and would give better info. 2.5" drives come as 12.5 mm and 9 mm and 7 mm slim drives. 12.5 mm I think are largely redundant but you never know. Remove the drive and measure the thickness.

Note an SSHD is a hybrid drive. Neither an SSD nor an ordinary Sata drive but a botch-up.

  gayelston 21:24 13 Dec 2014

When you say botch up do you mean not worth bothering with? Money is a difficulty at the moment and this drive came at a very good price. If it isnt worth buying though then it will become expensive! Thanks for both replies.

  lotvic 21:49 13 Dec 2014

Read pcadvisors article on SSHD ClickHere It's down to personal choice (I wouldn't bother with one, but that's just my choice)

  wee eddie 22:18 13 Dec 2014

Might one ask why you have decided to replace the Hard Drive? And what benefits do you expect to gain from replacing with an SSD or an SSHD?

  rdave13 22:44 13 Dec 2014

Acer5250, which model? What OS? If WIN 7 go for the neither here nor there hybrid drive. The ssd part of the drive will only be used as a cache and you will be able to boot slightly faster and some apps will load slightly quicker. But that is all.

Do you have problems with the OS as is? Is that why you are thinking along the lines of a new hard drive/SSD?

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