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NTB Compaq Presario V6314EA - new HDD

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#1 trodas


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 14:42

I would like to find someone, who got a experience with NTB Compaq Presario V6314EA. This NTB has got Intel 945GM graphic chipset and Core Duo T2350 processor at 1,86GHz under load, otherwise at 800MHz (x6 or x14) and the question is, if the old, dying HDD, could be replaced for any other 2.5' HDD.
Or if one have to buy some special, "supported" by HP only.

Ideal would be a SSD drive, to make things faster and less baterry demanding, however the question is, if anybody tried that yet and if this Compaq V6314EA will "know" the new HDD/SSD drive.

Current situation is, that the HDD is dying as we speak, data has been backuped (some of them aren't even possible to read anymore) and it is necessary to exchange the HDD for a new one.

Anybody got some experience with it?

#2 Fahim S.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 14:59

It seems to be SATA so you can put whatever you want in it. No laptop requires a certified by manufacturer drive.

The port is likely to be slower than any SSD and you need Windows 7 or above to make sure the system is optimised for the drive.

#3 tsupersonic


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 15:04

You should be able to replace it with any old 2.5" SATA drive. I personally wouldn't invest in an SSD in that laptop. It will improve performance, but you won't be able to take full advantage of what an SSD can offer.