laptop hard drive replacement

ashnan

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I need to replace my laptop hard drive I have an acer travelmate 5742 and the current hard drive I have is a western digital serial ata 500GB.
Is it possible to use a seagate portable hard drive as an internal hard drive? I do have one that is out of the casing.

If not please provide me with some examples of what I could use.

Thank you in advance.
 

geofelt

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Yes, you can.

But, I might take this as an opportune time to install a ssd. It will absolutely transform the performance of your laptop. I have done this on every one of my laptops.
 

ashnan

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No it is an advanced format momentus drive.
 

ashnan

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The drive I have in mind is a seagate 500GB SSHD. It says "laptop thin serial ATA 6 SATA3 6Gbps with 64mb cache MLC based 8GB NAND flash"

I'm not sure if it will be compatible. Like will the motherboard support it etc.
 
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