About adding an HDD (need some hard advice)

nassimmegzari

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Hey everyone,
So I bought an Acer Nitro 5 for work as well as for gaming. The thing is, it only has a 256GB SSD. And as all you guys know, SSDs are not for gaming (just GTA 5 and the Witcher 3 took almost all of it). So i opened up one of the back "doors", and I noticed a free HDD slot. The thing is, I don't know what type it is (ATA, SATA, or IDE), what size it has to be, if it is compatible or not, so I need you guys to tell me what to do to get the information and what to do to fill up that juicy slot. Here is an HDD I found on amazon that I hope is good:
https://www.amazon.ca/Seagate-Barracuda-2-5-Inch-Internal-ST1000LM048/dp/B01LYNQXCP/ref=sr_1_2_m?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1507510186&sr=1-2&keywords=laptop
Here are some pictures of the slot:
https://i.imgur.com/rxWvMDl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/PO1KV9b.jpg
P.S.: I'm new here so I may have posted this in the wrong category, so anyone feel free to move it, I'm sure all of you understand.
 

USAFRet

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Yes one will work. Some of the 7mm drives even come with a spacer for use in a 9.5mm space.
 

USAFRet

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That should accept any standard 2.5" SATA drive.
The only thing you have to take note of is the thickness.
Laptop drives come in 2 thicknesses. 7mm and 9.5mm.

A 7mm drive will work in a slot designed for a 7mm OR a 9.5mm.
A 9.5mm drive will not fit into a space meant for a 7mm drive.

It may tell you this in your user manual.
 

nassimmegzari

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I just the read the whole user manual but there's nothing about the compartment details. it just says I can add some storage. I'll check the thickness of my compartment. Btw is the amazon HDD compatible with my laptop ? (Other than the thickness)

EDIT: I don't have a ruler on me (yes weird i know) but I'm pretty sure it's a 9mm deep compartment. So since the one I linked on amazon is 7mm thick it should slide in perfectly. But what about the speed of the HDD, is it good enough for game load times ?

 

USAFRet

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Yes one will work. Some of the 7mm drives even come with a spacer for use in a 9.5mm space.
 
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