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Convert HDD to SSD

I have an older laptop, Dell Studio 1749, 1TB, with 2 Toshiba HD’s.
Can these be replaced with 2 Solid State drives. My old Drives connector pins have 1 large set followed by 1 smaller set followed
By 1 set of 4 pins. I purchased a new SATA SSD from BBuy but this has only 1 large set and 1 small set (doesn’t have the extra 4 pin setup). Is my laptop too old for SSD conversion, and can I still obtain HDD replacements: the model no’s are :
Toshiba MK5061GSYN ATA Device 465.7 go
Toshiba MK5056GSY ATA Device 465.7 go
Thanks in advance.

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Sounds like you lost the adapter. Anyhow here it is.

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Well looking at the drives

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you specified here are the specs

7200 RPM
16MB Cache
SATA 3.0Gb/s
For Power Computing

So the connector for the SSD should be the same if it's really SATA.

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It looks like there's a caddy and adapter.

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So if they lose that or didn't have it they can replace it. Sometimes folk remove the drive and don't notice the adapter can be used on the next drive.

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