X140e Hard Drive Replacement Thickness?

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X140e Hard Drive Replacement Thickness?

#1 Post by mikey pizano » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:24 am

I am going to be getting an x140e from a friend, which needs a hard drive. Online it says 7MM but the laptop is so thick I was wondering if anyone has used a 9.5MM drive instead.
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Re: X140e Hard Drive Replacement Thickness?

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:32 am

I have the X131e from the same 'family'.
And I just tried it but 9.5mm drives do NOT fit.
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#3 Post by mikey pizano » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:37 am

So I am guessing there is no way to modify it to fit?
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#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:00 pm

Correct.
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#5 Post by mikey pizano » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:05 pm

Figures that be my luck! Maybe I will just use an SSD then...
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Re: X140e Hard Drive Replacement Thickness?

#6 Post by dmdsoftware » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:35 am

Make sure the SSD is a "low profile" or a 7mm.

I wanted to use an older (but still in 3 year warranty, so not "that" old) SSD. It was the thicker kind. I ended up taking the chance, voiding the warranty, and removing the casing. Constructed a casing for it that was under 7mm. The insides on most of these SSD drives will fit the lower profile. They sell the identical model of SSD that I have in a "low profile" model as well -- go figure.
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