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  Reply # 1221115 23-Jan-2015 20:51
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For the HP Elite/Probooks depending on the model you can get the M.2/NGFF MiniCard SSDs if you don't want to discard the HDD bay drive.



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  Reply # 1221139 23-Jan-2015 21:30
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Hey Yitz, how do I know if the model I have selected will support those SSDs?

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  Reply # 1221174 23-Jan-2015 22:20
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Sideface:
joker97: to install RAM and SSD takes a screwdriver

To install RAM takes a screwdriver.
To install an SSD in some laptops (eg a Vaio) requires major surgery, and you really, really need to know what you are doing.


Yeah I agree that, hdd/ssds are much harder to replace these days, guy at work just did something similar, he had to take the whole thing apart, it's not as easy as whipping off the separate panel hdd panel and swapping them out. Can be done, but would more than likely void the warranty especially if they have a sticker in there.



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  Reply # 1221177 23-Jan-2015 22:23
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Ok - I am getting a little worried about this now...

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  Reply # 1221179 23-Jan-2015 22:33
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It's honestly a 5 min job to do a probook HDD swap. Put the old drive from the ProBook in an external case. 



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  Reply # 1221181 23-Jan-2015 22:39
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Do I need to be concerned about 7mm or 9mm SSDs? Is the one I listed above ok for this job?

Cheers for your help with this!

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  Reply # 1221349 24-Jan-2015 13:14
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A 7mm will be fine the SATA connector lines up in the same place anyway. Pretty sure they will fit a 9mm also. 

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  Reply # 1221364 24-Jan-2015 14:01
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Do you need to pack it with something for the 2mm?

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  Reply # 1221369 24-Jan-2015 14:33
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If you get the retail drives they usually come with something if you need it. Usually only needed on things where the drive slides into something else rather than screw in.




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  Reply # 1222285 26-Jan-2015 11:06
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Should I stick to HP branded memory modules or would something like this be ok with the ProBook?

http://www.extremepc.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=636_117_179&products_id=6794

Half the price...but is it ok to mix and match memory modules like this?

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  Reply # 1222299 26-Jan-2015 11:22
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Ideally you match the sticks to the exact model. To get dual channel. But any Odd stick that is within spec will work




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  Reply # 1222301 26-Jan-2015 11:26
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Thanks Joker - so it sounds like it is probably worth paying the extra $100 and getting the HP branded stuff then. I presume that is what you would do if you were purchasing?

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  Reply # 1222306 26-Jan-2015 11:38
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I would compare that $100 with buying a whole new set of RAM. Look up the price. So your options are

1) get x gb Hp ran for y dollars
2) get extra other ram for z dollars and risk very very very slightly slower if it doesn't want to do dual channel
3) get rid of hp ram, get new set of high speed ram for s dollars

Ram has specs, Hp ram is a cheap low spec usually.
You also need to know what ram your device will take.

Id do number 2 and try and match the specs and if I don't get dual channel so be it




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  Reply # 1222308 26-Jan-2015 11:40
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Note fast ram Running dual triple channel etc is of course faster. But I am tailoring my comments to your set up. Won't make a big difference in your case. I think .....




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  Reply # 1222309 26-Jan-2015 11:40
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Post your system specs I'll tell you




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