Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




996 posts

Ultimate Geek


# 205412 12-Nov-2016 09:09
Send private message

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. 





Nokia 7 Plus
Nexus 6P 32Gb
Nexus 6 Phone
Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung TAB A 8"
Samsung TAB A 10"

 

& many Windows laptops, Desktops etc

 

 

 


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic
1013 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1668408 12-Nov-2016 09:38
Send private message

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.




996 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1668412 12-Nov-2016 09:42
Send private message

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




Nokia 7 Plus
Nexus 6P 32Gb
Nexus 6 Phone
Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung TAB A 8"
Samsung TAB A 10"

 

& many Windows laptops, Desktops etc

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


2157 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1668428 12-Nov-2016 10:11
Send private message

As it has no moving parts, Securing it isn't as important, you could tape it to the tray if you wanted to


2566 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1668429 12-Nov-2016 10:16
Send private message

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?

1013 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1668434 12-Nov-2016 10:26
One person supports this post
Send private message

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) 




996 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1669853 13-Nov-2016 01:16
Send private message

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.




Nokia 7 Plus
Nexus 6P 32Gb
Nexus 6 Phone
Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung TAB A 8"
Samsung TAB A 10"

 

& many Windows laptops, Desktops etc

 

 

 


15217 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1669931 13-Nov-2016 09:50
Send private message

You'll lose any warranty if you do this, just FYI.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36


MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28


Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15


D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51


Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.