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marknmt

trying to choose ss hard drive for desktop

marknmt
2 years ago

I recently switched to Linux (Cinnamon Mint) and now my wife wants me to set her up with it. She has an HP 450-a24, which is a very basic machine. She uses it for browsing and social media almost exclusively, stores a lot of photographs, no videos.


I want her to have a 500 gb solid state drive like the one I have, but I had trouble trying to buy it fro BigBox computer/appliance store (they increased the price 50% before I completed the order and I'm mad at them for it) and so I'm looking for a similar drive on Amazon. Amazon says that they cannot confirm that it will fit my machine, but I am assuming that the cables will work, and the drive can be mounted very informally - I used a zip tie to hold the one in my computer in place.


I was looking at this: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-NAND-500GB-SSD-WDS500G2B0A/dp/B073SBZ8YH/ref=sr_1_3?crid=JJ48FWU3R55S&dchild=1&keywords=western+digital+blue+500+gb+m.2-2280+solid+state+drive&qid=1587573103&sprefix=western+digital+%2Caps%2C362&sr=8-3


I appreciate any help. Thank you.



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