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


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
Tahir QureshiSystem AnalystCommented:
I will suggest you to buy SSD. it will be much faster than your existing one
RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
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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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
r.e. your question:  "Is the laptop compatible with 2 tb 7200 rpm Seagate Firecuda SSHD." ==> YES, it will absolutely work.

As you can see from the specifications for the drive [ https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822179110 ], it's only 7mm high ... your laptop supports drives up to 9.5mm high.

And with it's flash-accelerated hybrid design, it will be a good bit faster than a standard rotating platter drive => so Yes, there will "... be a good improvement in performance ... compared to my existing Seagate 2 tb SATA 6 gb/s laptop HDD."

As already noted, a pure SSD would be even better -- but if you want 2TB of storage, that would cost 5 times (or more) as much as the hybrid Firecuda SSHD.   [ https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820156149 ]

For most purposes, the Firecuda SSHD would be an excellent choice for a laptop drive with the capacity you're looking for.
RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
The file attached is HP 15 Notebook PC Maintenance and Service Guide and was my reference. page 2
Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
The HP manual lists the HP replacement parts based on what drives HP shipped with the system when it was new.   It is by no means a detailed specification of what will or won't work with the system.

ANY controller that supports 48-bit LBA (drives > 128GB) will support drives up to 2TB with no problem.    In fact, sriramk7 noted in his original post that he is already using a 2TB drive :-)

As I noted above, the answer to his question r.e. whether the 2 tb 7200 rpm Seagate Firecuda SSHD will work with his system is YES, it will absolutely work.   In fact, it would be a VERY nice upgrade for a very nominal cost.

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Natty GregIn Theory (IT)Commented:
Go ahead and guy your 2TB sshd drive, SATA n UEFI  x64 took care of the limitations ages ago
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