|I am purchasing an HP quad laptop for my daughter (specs below) for Photoshop, Autocad 3D, & similar for design work. It has one drive bay (1TB HD) plus a micro SATA 32GB drive. If it turns out that she would like even more performance, I was wondering if I changed out the micro SATA drive for a 120GB version, would anyone know if the BIOS would support the larger microSATA drive, and would it support booting to it? This is not for an immediate upgrade, but in case it is needed, and certainly it would be a nice option. This would not be needed, but the particular model only has the room for a single drive bay (17" model would be too bulky and heavy) and the larger HD would still be needed and I have seen 120GB Micro SATA SSD drives in a reasonable price range.|
DV6TQE Quad series
GT650M 2GB GDDR5
8GB DDR3 (16GB 2x8 set 1600MGz 1.35V from New Egg to change out memory)
1TB 5400RPM HD
32GB mSSD HD acceleration cache
Windows 7 Home Premium
15.6" model (some specs left out for clarity)
added: I have searched HP's site and Googled, but nothing appears so far. I have download the service manual and the physical swap will not be very difficult, It would be nice to know now, rather than waiting and checking if the BIOS setting appear to support this.
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