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Windows 7: Swapping out hard drive from HP to Dell


31 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
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.

Thanks!

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31 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Looks like it should be OK.

You'll need to move the mounting adapter from the drive in the Dell to the replacement drive.
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