Home Forums Tech Helproom Unable to fit 2.5" HDD Forum Rules | Contact Forum Editor | Report a Post Unable to fit 2.5" HDD iqs 14:38 30 May 2014 Locked Answered Hi, 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 ? Thank you Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:59 30 May 2014 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? iqs 18:09 30 May 2014 Hi all Thanks for the help. Answers ... 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 ASUS S200e 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 . Thanks iqs 18:10 30 May 2014 Sorry ,bloody iPad keyboard. Lol WD HDD did seem thicker then the Seagate iqs 19:17 30 May 2014 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 Thanks iqs 14:50 31 May 2014 Hi The dimensions of the original HDD are...... 8mm x 70mm x 100mm iqs 13:38 01 Jun 2014 Hi rdave13, 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 cheers iqs 13:39 01 Jun 2014 Hi, I forget to click send after typing my reply yesterday,never mind I have just bought a 7mm SSD Will fit this afternoon, fingers crossed This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.