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HP Notebook - 15-ay196nr core i7- 7th generation 7500u cpu - Is the laptop compatible with 2 tb 7200 rpm Seagate Firecuda SSHD

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Hi,

I have bought a HP Notebook - 15-ay196nr core i7- 7th generation 7500u cpu.

Is the laptop compatible with 2 tb 7200 rpm Seagate Firecuda SSHD.

Will there be a good improvement in performance if I buy  2 tb 7200 rpm Seagate Firecuda SSHD compared to my existing Seagate 2 tb SATA 6 gb/s laptop HDD.

Please revert for any questions.

Thanks for your support.

Warm Regards,
Sriram. K
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that is an internal drive - do you want to replace the existing o,ne? that is a 5400 rpm drive
it will be a lot faster, but SSD's are still MUCH faster, and consume less power
if you want to get it faster - choose an SSD - if the budget allows; 500 Gb drives are coming down in price
here under 180$   https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-75E500B-AM/dp/B00OBRE5UE
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I will suggest you to buy SSD. it will be much faster than your existing one
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If you want the highest overall performance, buy an SSD. If you want the biggest amount of storage, buy a SSHD.

and always be careful to buy a drive which will fit inside your laptop. Check the height of the exisiting drive before ordering a new one, as they do vary. Some ultra-portable laptops won't accept a 2.5in drive at all, and require an even smaller 1.8in microSATA drive.

to answer your question I must refer to HP 15 Notebook PC SPECS,  and my answer is NO.

HP 15 Notebook PC SPECS:

Supports 6.35 cm (2.5 in) hard drives in 9.5 mm (.37 in) and 7.0 mm (.28 in) thicknesses (all hard drives use the same bracket)
Serial ATA
Accelerometer/hard drive protection support
Supports the following hard drives:
750 GB, 5400 rpm, 9.5 mm
500 GB, 5400 rpm, 9.5 mm and 7.0 mm
320 GB, 5400 rpm, 9.5 mm and 7.0 mm
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The file attached is HP 15 Notebook PC Maintenance and Service Guide and was my reference. page 2
c04763947.pdf
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Go ahead and guy your 2TB sshd drive, SATA n UEFI  x64 took care of the limitations ages ago

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