{SOLVED] hp probook 670B HD upgrade

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{SOLVED] hp probook 670B HD upgrade

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Hello all,

It's around 96 degrees F (that's around 34 C or so). On to the question. I recently purchased an HP Probook 670B laptop with Mint pre-installed. It works very well and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a laptop that has Mint pre-installed.

The only problem is that I am running out of disk space. Now I know I could just purchase an external high camacity USB drive, but I would like to upgrade the internal HD instead. does anyone know if this drive is compatible with the laptop?

Samsung 860 QVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76Q1T0B/AM)

Here is the ouptut of inxi -F

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System:    Host: HP-ProBook-6570b Kernel: 5.0.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9  Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP ProBook 6570b v: A1029D1102 serial: <filter>
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 17AB v: KBC Version 42.32 serial: <filter>
           BIOS: Hewlett-Packard v: 68ICE Ver. F.40 date: 01/31/2013
Battery    BAT0: charge: 52.6 Wh 99.2% condition: 53.0/53.0 Wh (100%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-3210M (-MT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3100 MHz 1: 1281 MHz 2: 1297 MHz 3: 1318 MHz
           4: 1476 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.6
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.07hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile
           version: 4.2 Mesa 19.0.2
Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k5.0.0-20-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
           IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 567.7GB (14.5% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 256.1GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdc model: FreeAgent_Go size: 250.1GB
           ID-3: USB /dev/sdb model: Cruzer size: 61.6GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 117G used: 71G (64%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 233 Uptime: 30 min Memory: 1051.2/3821.4MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56 
           
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Re: hp probook 670B HD upgrade

Post by athi »

Should work, biggest problem on these 2.5" HDD replacement is the thickness of the HDD and HP spec 9.5mm and both the Samsung 850 and the Samsung 860 QVO are 6.8mm so it will fit. Link to service manual.

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03565466

Another option is to see if this laptop have a DVD 2.5" HDD adapter, so you can replace the DVD with a HDD/SSD.
Mint Mate 19.1. Main rig is HP 800G2 I5 6500 16GB ram, 120GB boot drive, 2x3TB, 1x4TB data drives. Oldest rig is Mate 18.3 on Dell D620 with 32bits core duo.

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Re: [SOLVED] hp probook 670B HD upgrade

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Thank you very much for both the answer to my question and the link for the tech service manual.

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Re: hp probook 670B HD upgrade

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You are welcome. Always need a service manual for any PC you own, kind of like having owner manual for cars.
Mint Mate 19.1. Main rig is HP 800G2 I5 6500 16GB ram, 120GB boot drive, 2x3TB, 1x4TB data drives. Oldest rig is Mate 18.3 on Dell D620 with 32bits core duo.

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