Solved Will a Asus X553m hard fit

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May 10, 2020 at 12:31:59
Specs: Windows 10, AMD Turion 64
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I need to retrieve data from my dead x553m, I have a dell D620, will the hard drive from the Asus fit. My understanding is the hard drive in the D620 just slides out once you remove the 2 screws.

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May 10, 2020 at 13:57:30
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Laptop hard drives are interchangeable; they're the same format - 2.5ins...; and comply (usually) to the same specs for any screw holes required or mounting...

The only caveat is if one is installing an SSD where there was an HDD.. SSD are thinner than the usual HDD; although I think the current HDD are about the same thickness as an SSD? Some SSD arrive with a spacer should it be required - to make up the difference in thickness where applicable.

If you're simply wishing to access the contents of the HDD from the defunct/dead ASUS - use a usb adapter to connect it to "any" computer. Or buy a housing for the drive and connect it again via usb to any computer. Inatek have a very nice housing which accepts any 2.5ins format drive - HDD or SSD.

I have several of them and they're perfect for the job. Also provide a means of safeguarding the drive physically of course!

Inateck 2.5 Hard Drive Enclosure, USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Case, UASP Supported, FE2002

as posted on Amazon UK. I'm not sure they're available in the US/Canada - no idea re' the rest of the know/unknown world. But there are various other makes on Amazon US as well.

The Inatek (as are many others too) is tool less. Simply slide off the cover, insert the drive; replace cover and you're set to go.

Cheaper than a usb adapter in many cases?

(I have no connections with Inatek; just found their cases perfect for job. I had one that was duff/intermittent on arrival(replaced immediately by vendor); but otherwise the half dozen or so I have are working fine - and some are two or more years old.)

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