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Maximum 2.5 inch hard drive size for my laptop?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by keatit71, Aug 8, 2018.

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  1. keatit71

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    What is the maximum hard drive size for my laptop model since i cant find any information about it. It fits a 7mm hard drive. But i want to get a bigger hard drive for it and want to check if 15mm would fit or if i would only be able to get a 2TB hard drive. It has a hard drive cage but was wondering if i needed to have that as it might let me have a bigger hard drive without it. But with the cage it looks like it'll allow a bigger size so maybe max 9.5mm?
     
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    Have a look inside and measure the height of the hard drive. It's quite easy to do :- https://rog.asus.com/articles/g-series-gaming-laptops/upgrade-guide-rog-gl552/

    I would guess it's 9.5mm and if so I doubt you could fit a 12.5mm drive but they are old tech now and I've never seen a 15mm one.

    The SSD is an M.2 Sata type which could also be upgraded with the same type ie Sata not NVME.
     
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    I did find some 15mm thick laptop drives after some research online. I think the extra thickness is to allow more platters to fit inside and give higher capacity. It looks like the highest capacity available with 9.5mm is 2TB though.

    You might be able to do without the drive cage (caddie) and fit a thicker drive but it would depend on if it could connect properly and if the bottom cover could still fit over it.

    It might be a good idea to ask in a forum that specialises in Alienware laptops.
     
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