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ghostroboBH
11-17-2013, 03:24 PM
I'm looking at this 2TB Hard drive and was wondering if it would fit into my Asus G75VW, here's the HDD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236348&nm_mc=BAC-Criteo&cm_mmc=BAC-Criteo-_-Hard+Drives+-+Notebooks+/+Laptops-_-Western+Digital-_-22236348

SHADO
11-17-2013, 05:42 PM
It will be too thick to fit in the HDD cage in the G75. Probably too thick to fit even without it. A 12mm drive MIGHT fit, but this is a 15mm drive. You can always take the bottom panel off your G75 and measure the space available. Without even looking, I'm about 90% sure it won't fit.

EDIT: Upon further reading of the item description, I noticed this:

*Cannot be used in laptop or notebook computers. Designed for PCs and custom external enclosures. Consult system specifications for maximum allowable drive height before attempting to install.

Here's a 1.5TB drive that will fit: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EDIU5IW/ref=s9_hps_ft_g147_ir17?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=13NM1E3M5BBFR82R56WH&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_p=1635155902&pf_rd_i=1000953331

What capacity drives do you have in your G75 now?

ghostroboBH
11-18-2013, 02:36 PM
I only have a 750GB drive that came with the laptop lol

ghostroboBH
11-18-2013, 02:42 PM
Will I be able to fit this into my laptop? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147249

Clintlgm
11-18-2013, 04:02 PM
Yes but so will this one http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-Series-2-5-Inch-MZ-7PD256BW/dp/B009NB8WRU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384790673&sr=8-1&keywords=samsung+840+pro+256gb, more than enough for your OS and program files, Store you data files on your 750 GB HD!

Excess Data can always be stored on external drives I use this one http://www.amazon.com/Passport-Ultra-Portable-External-Backup/dp/B00E055H5O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384791136&sr=8-1&keywords=WD+uSB+3.0+2.5%22+external with USB 3.0 its nearly as fast as an internal drive especially a 5400 rpm drive. I use this for my Movie files, back ups any large files I need to store.

ghostroboBH
11-18-2013, 04:24 PM
I have a lot of games lol so the SSD will help with load times and stuff like that, but I also need the 1.5TB because I need more capacity