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I have a portege R830 - X3310. Unfortunately my HDD gave up and I am thinking of switching to a SSD. Does any one have any idea if a Corsair Force GS will fit? The SSD is a 2.5" disk. I tried searching but was not able to find any information on the dimensions of the HDD used in the laptop. The model no for SSD is CSSD-F240GBGS-BK. edit: The confusion is about some claims on a proprietary connector. I have a standard spinning 500GB hdd.

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If you can provide the model of the hard drive, it will be easier to ascertain for certain, but yes - it should fit. The Corsair drive is 9.5mm high, which is a standard height for a hard drive (although there are a few which are smaller) - for example the Samsung 840 series are 7.5mm high. –  davidgo Apr 4 '13 at 5:13
    
For shorter drives, the retail kits (as opposed to OEM) usually come with risers that make them the standard size. –  Louis Apr 4 '13 at 5:15
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There's two standard sizes for 2.5 inch hard drives these days. Smaller/Thinner notebooks like ultrabooks systems use 7mm drives and the 'standard' for quite a while has been 9 inch. You should be able to fit a 7 mm drive in a 'larger' bay with no problem but not vice versa.

Looking up the drive model indicates that crucial's upgrade advisor suggests that the m4 works, and thats a 9.5mm drive and the drive on the Toshiba service video looks standard as well. The cosair force is also 9.5mm, so there should be no issues here

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Any 2.5" ssd or hdd should work in your portege.

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