Will regular SSD fit in laptop or are there separate SSD models made for laptop use?

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  1. yacoub

    yacoub Golden Member

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    Just wondering. Thanks. =)
     
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    stargazr Platinum Member

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    Laptops use 2.5" drives, which is what most SSD's are. But make sure you check, there are also 3.5" and 1.8" models that I am aware of.
     
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    Soulkeeper Diamond Member

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    check the connector, micro sata is used on the 1.8" C300 and regular sata for the 2.5" c300 for example
     
  5. yacoub

    yacoub Golden Member

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    ah thanks, good to know about the potential connector difference. so in a laptop, the typical connector for a SATA 2.5" laptop HDD won't be the right one for a typical SDD unless you buy the 1.8" models intended for laptop use?
     
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    corkyg Elite Member<br>Super Moderator <br>Peripherals
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    The SATA connectors are the same for 2.5 and 3.5. A 2.5-in SSD is laptop ready.
     
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    AFAIK, pretty much all 2.5" SATA SSDs are designed the normal 9.5mm height, & as others have already mentioned, use the same connectors.

    There are some 2.5" HDDs that are slightly taller, 12.5mm, which can be incompatible with many notebooks, but i do not believe this is the case for any SSDs of that size.
    It's mainly just for the larger 2.5" HDDs, like WD's mobile 2.5" 1 TB, which for example, is 12.5mm instead of the normal 9.5mm