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How to install SSD to laptops with HDD+SSD hybrid preinstall

by pobinghun / January 23, 2013 11:01 AM PST

I bought an HP laptop with 500GB HDD+32GB SSD hybrid drive. Now I want to install a 256GB SSD. How do I do it? DO I need to remove the caching SSD to make it work? Expecting explanations. Thank you.

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Yes...
by Nate650 / January 28, 2013 7:44 AM PST

As far as I know, laptops only have room for one drive, so yes you would need to remove the hybrid drive that came with the computer, then use restore discs to reinstall the OS and drivers. You may need to contact HP for the restore discs or flash drive.

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There is a way in some laptops to cram in another.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 28, 2013 7:46 AM PST
In reply to: Yes...

Just last month a buddy found a conversion tray for the CD/DVD/BD drive that lets you pop a drive in there.

Pretty spiffy.
Bob

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Example. Under 10.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 28, 2013 7:57 AM PST
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