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Elite 8300 All-in-One PC - Ho wto change the Hard drive ? Voids the warranty?

Posted on 2013-11-26
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Id like to clone to a bigger hdd?
Difficult to remove the hdd?
Voids the warranty?



HP Compaq Elite 8300 All-in-One PC


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HP Compaq Elite 8300 All-in-One PC  

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•HP Compaq Elite 8300 All-in-One PC
•All-in-one
•1 x Core i5 3470 / 3.2 GHz
•RAM 4 GB
•HDD 1 x 500 GB
•DVD SuperMulti
•HD Graphics 2500
•Gigabit LAN
•Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
•vPro
•Monitor : LED 23" wide
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it will I think invalidate the warrany you may be better using a nas to store some files on your network to avoid this
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It won't void your warranty; and it's actually fairly easy to replace the drive.

See the detailed instructions on how to replace the drive on Page 29 in the Hardware Reference Manual:   http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/action.process/public/psi/manualsDisplay/?sp4ts.oid=5272027&javax.portlet.action=true&spf_p.tpst=psiContentDisplay&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&spf_p.prp_psiContentDisplay=wsrp-interactionState%3DdocId%253Demr_na-c03565546%257CdocLocale%253Den_US&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken

Note that it uses a 3.5" drive, so you can easily install a much larger drive (up to 4TB with currently available drives) ... or you can install a pair of 2.5" drives, which would let you use an SSD for speed plus a larger drive for storage.
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> Note that it uses a 3.5" drive, so you can easily install a much larger drive (up to 4TB with currently available drives) ... or you can install a pair of 2.5" drives, which would let you use an SSD for speed plus a larger drive for storage.

That's cool.
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Just back from hospital.  Will update / closing cases soon
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