Internal hdd that is 4tb but slim like normal laptop hdds are...???

dycegamez

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Hello ok so I just got a msi gt72vr 7re dominator pro laptop. What I am trying to do is change the backup hdd from a 1tb to a 4 tb but all the hdds I find that are 4tb are way to fat. is this normal ? and is there any that are regular size ? thank you
 

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That is normal, there aren't any 9.5mm Z height 4TB drives, they only come in 15mm Z height
If you want 4TB in a standard laptop height (9.5mm or 7mm Z height than currently you need to look at SSD's)
 

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Easy to miss the 15mm Z height is really meant for servers, desktops, external USB HDD's, or the very uncommon really large/thick notebooks
 

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ohh damn, that sucks not sure if where ever the other ssd is at in the laptop if I can fit a bigger one there. whats the highest I can go for normal drives till the height gets bigger?
 

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2TB as there are no 3TB drives
 

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oh ok thanks , I think I can add another drive into the pc it has a slot , but not sure where the wire would go?Is anyone familiar with my pc?
heres a pic of the inside part, whats that to the right of the hdd ? looks like I can add another hdd there. but I don't see a connection for any type of wire.
http://imgur.com/a/Yh6TC

 


I dunno. Life sometimes is, LOL. Perhaps versions that don't come with SSDs from the factory (if there are any) come with a second connector for a second 2.5" drive (my older GT70 is set up that way). All I know is that the guy in the video said that the guys at notebook check (or was it notebook review?) came up with the procedure.

 
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