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needing an Amazon online purchase link for a 2TB internal hard drive for an  Acer Aspire V3-  731-4473 laptop

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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

          My hard drive on my Acer Aspire laptop is about full with only 82GB of 500GB free.  That said, I am needing an Amazon online link to a 2 Terabyte (2TB) internal hard drive for this laptop. Just in case this information is needed in locating a compatible internal 2TB hard drive, my laptop is an Acer Aspire V3-  731-4473 laptop.

           If any additional information is needed, please feel free to let me know and it will be supplied.  

           Thanks in advance for any feedback given to this question.

           George
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Hi George,

I don't have that model, but I'm partial to Crucial and Samsung SSDs, and found it at the Crucial site:
https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Acer/aspire-v3-731-4473

Clicking the SSD button takes you here:
https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Acer/aspire-v3-731-4473#SSDFilters

You'll see the 2TB there, but I prefer to buy them at Amazon. Here's the link:
https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-MX500-NAND-SATA-Internal/dp/B078C515QL/

I have numerous Crucial MX500 SSDs and can attest to their quality. I also have numerous Samsung EVO series SSDs and they are also very good. Here's the Amazon link for that one:
https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Inch-Internal-MZ-76E2T0B-AM/dp/B0786QNSBD/

Samsung also makes both less expensive (QVO) and more expensive (PRO) series:
https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Inch-Internal-MZ-76Q2T0B-AM/dp/B07L31K2MK/
https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Inch-SATA-Internal-MZ-76P2T0BW/dp/B07879KC15/

But I can't speak to either of those, as all I've ever used is the EVO series.

You can't go wrong with either the Crucial MX500 or the Samsung EVO, imo. Regards, Joe
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https://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Acer/aspire-v3-731-4473 gives the size as 2.5inch 9.5mm and there are CT2000MX500SSD1 on Amazon, although any other make would also meet that spec.

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Hi Joe and Andy,

      Thank you for your suggestions.  With respect to the large size of the internal drive, will I need to do anything special to get the laptop to fully recognize the 2TB storage capacity?  Several years ago I remember having the BIOS flashed or updated on a desktop receiving a much larger drive.  Hopefully, this will not be required in this situation with my laptop.

        George
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You may need a BIOS update to go past 2.2TB but it's very unlikely there will be a problem as the one you want is less than that.
Joe WinogradDeveloper
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Hi George,

> Thank you for your suggestions.

You're very welcome.

> will I need to do anything special to get the laptop to fully recognize the 2TB storage capacity?

I'm nearly certain that the answer is NO, but I suppose it's safer to say...I doubt it very much. :) Regards, Joe

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Joe and Andy,

         Thank you very much for being so quick and thorough with my question in addition to being helpful with my followup concern.  I think I am ready to go ahead and make the leap of upgrading the laptop's hard drive.  

          Thanks again :-)

          George
Joe WinogradDeveloper
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Hi George,
I'm confident that your upgrade will be successful, but if you have any problems, don't hesitate to post back here...will be happy to try to help you. Regards, Joe

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Thank you, Joe :-)
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Btw, George, sorry to see that your Tennessee Titans lost.

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Thanks, Joe.  There is always next season :-)
Joe WinogradDeveloper
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There is always next season
I was born and bred in Philadelphia...a die-hard Philly sports fan...that's been the slogan for much of my life. :)