I have a Toshiba 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 the Corsair SSD is CSSD-F240GBGS-BK.

The confusion is about some claims on a proprietary connector. I currently have a standard spinning 500GB HDD.

  • 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
    Commented Apr 4, 2013 at 5:13
  • For shorter drives, the retail kits (as opposed to OEM) usually come with risers that make them the standard size. Commented Apr 4, 2013 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


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

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