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SSD - Laptop compatibility

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by vlad7, Sep 16, 2014.

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  1. vlad7

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    Hi, my laptop (HP Pavilion g6 1005ST) just broke and I was thinking about replacing the existing hard drive with an SSD (SSD Samsung 2,5" 256GB 830 Series or Flash SSD Kingston V300 2.5" 240GB SATA 3). Can I do that and will it be used to its full potential? I've read that even if the ssd has sata 3, it depends on the motherboard, however I can't find the motherboard model for my laptop.
     
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    The specs i found for your laptop says it came with a SATA hard drive so the new hard drive should work without a problem. Just so you know when you replace the hard drive you'll have to reinstall your windows operating system so make sure you have a reinstall cd for your computer. Most newer computers don't come with any cd's because they put a recovery partition on the hard drive that comes with it so you may have to contact hp & have them mail you one.
     
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    Hi vlad7, and welcome to TSG.

    Some computers that have a separate recovery partition on the HDD allow the owner to burn one set of recovery discs from that partition. You might want to check if that is the case for your computer, before ordering any discs from HP.
     
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