WD Green 2TB 2.5

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by FredFlint_, Aug 1, 2013.

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  1. UltraGSM

    UltraGSM ...so many Alienwares...

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    just take your time and you wont kill it ;)

    try avoid hammering or smashing case up, dont shake case while working at opening it, it will open pretty easy Im sure, they put it together and it has to come apart easy enough, as for warranty purposes etc :)

    You will enjoy
     
  2. FredFlint_

    FredFlint_ Notebook Consultant

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    Hopefully I can use the case for my 1TB Samsung that’s coming out. If it’s like the 500GB one then it should be ok as I have some of the plastic prongs for getting it apart.
     
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    Good luck. Let us know how you go :thumbsup:
     
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  5. UltraGSM

    UltraGSM ...so many Alienwares...

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    totally weird...

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    there it looks like it should fit just fine as there is huge gap between two normal (9mm) drives when installed

    Please explain this too fat in 5mm by means:

    It does not fit in the cage and screw holes dont align?


    or

    It does not leave space for secondary drive to be installed?

    or

    You was trying to fit it in while another drive was fastened in the cage so the cage wouldnt open wide enough to take the Drive in?

    I was so positive it will fit as the R1 HDD cage had more space vs R2 HDD cage..
     
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    The drive was too deep, think it 15mm or might be more so screw holes don’t align. Also the bit that slots on the drives for power and SATA connection would only go on if the big drive was in the bottom slot as the gap is too big if it’s in the top slot. I thought about modding the cage but I could not see a way of getting it to work. Even if the power and SATA connection would have fit the bottom laptop cover would not go on as the drive was in the way.
    From the picture it’s hard to see as the bottom of the drive is silver but the gap is only about 2-3mm.

    It’s not a big deal as it’s a nice external drive for a good price, I copied 710GB to it in 2 hours 24 minutes.
     
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    That's a real shame it couldn't fit. I assumed it was for the ODD...
    Have you thought about that out?
     
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    Do you mean remove the optical drive and use a thing to put the drive in? If so, I use the blue ray drive so cannot get rid of it.
    It was a fun experiment and I can now move the blue ray films out to the external drive which will get me some time to wait until a thin 2TB drive is available.
     
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