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Topic # 205412 12-Nov-2016 09:09
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I have an HP Pavilion all in one PC model 20-f201A that has a 1Tb hard disk. I would like to change it to an SSD but the disk is a 3.5 with a special HP tray. How does one fit a 2.5 into a 3.5 tray. 





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  Reply # 1668408 12-Nov-2016 09:38
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One of these is what you'll need.

 

I'm not sure if any one local sells them as with all Aliexpress orders expect it may take up to a month to arrive.




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  Reply # 1668412 12-Nov-2016 09:42
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Thanks I guessed there would be something like that but will it fit the HP Tray so that it fits the space in the computer and that the connectors line up. May have to talk to HP




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Samsung TAB A 8"
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  Reply # 1668428 12-Nov-2016 10:11
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As it has no moving parts, Securing it isn't as important, you could tape it to the tray if you wanted to


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  Reply # 1668429 12-Nov-2016 10:16
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ronw: Thanks I guessed there would be something like that but will it fit the HP Tray so that it fits the space in the computer and that the connectors line up. May have to talk to HP


My HP laptop had a 1tb he'd and I swapped in a standard ssd into the padded tray they used to protect the 1tb disk. I'd expect it would "just work" for you like it did for me, 8-10 screws on the case and 4 o the drive tray (you'll of course also need an OS downloaded to DVD/USB to install on it)

If this still worries you, perhaps buy it at a place like PBTrch and pay the extra $50ish to get their techies to do it for you?

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  Reply # 1668434 12-Nov-2016 10:26
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ronw: Thanks I guessed there would be something like that but will it fit the HP Tray so that it fits the space in the computer and that the connectors line up. May have to talk to HP

 

 

 

While I can't be 100% it will fit, All that adapter does is make the 2.5" drive the same size as a 3.5" drive. This should fit into your HP tray (where it already has a 3.5" drive) 




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  Reply # 1669853 13-Nov-2016 01:16
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Thanks everyone visited PBTech and they had a 2.5 Tray that fits inside the 3.5 Tray. It caused a problem with the connectors which were fastened to the computer housing so I pulled them loose and that gave me enough free play to plug into SSD.
Put everything back together turned it on and booted of a system disk used Aomei to restore from backup and it's all go.




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  Reply # 1669931 13-Nov-2016 09:50
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You'll lose any warranty if you do this, just FYI.





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