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Swapping out hard drive from HP to Dell
I'm almost positive it's okay, but I wanted to make sure, as I'm not too familiar with hard drives.
The hard drive in my friends Dell Inspiron 15R (M501R/M5010) needs to be replaced. I have access to an older HP pavillion hard drive with identical specs (SATA, 5400 rpm, 9.4mm/70mm, etc.). Before I spend a few hours taking apart the inspiron to get to the hard drive which is not easily accessible, I want to make sure the two hard drives are interchangeable, and that there won't be any HP vs. Dell compatibility issues.
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