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Sony VAIO TX 770P HDD to SSD Conversion

by KyleWickstrom / October 23, 2011 5:37 AM PDT

System: Sony VAIO TX 770P
Model: PCG-4G1L
OS: Win7 or Urbuntu 11.10
Current HDD: Toshiba HDD1584 (MK8007GAH) - 50pin
I am looking to leverage some lessons learned for converting my Sony VAIO TX770P from the TOSHIBA Disk Drive (MK8007GAH) to a KingSpec SSD.

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What's the issue?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 23, 2011 6:10 AM PDT

An SSDD is supposed to and does swap into the old HDD without anyone being the wiser. HOWEVER you mention a 50 pin connection which means you'll have to find the 1.8 inch form factor for your laptop.

After that, you install your OS of choice.

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Selecting the right drive
by KyleWickstrom / October 23, 2011 9:05 AM PDT
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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 23, 2011 9:08 AM PDT

If the suppliers will not discuss this with you, do not do this. I know of some issues in this area where the buggy drive select line causes troubles. I've worked around it by pulling the CD/DVD drive but imagine folk that can't do that.

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