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xseriesuser
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x270 installing 9.5mm 2.5" HDD instead of 7mm

Hello,

 

I just got an x270 and want to upgrade the HDD to a large spinning disc. The specifications sheet says the computer takes 7mm thick 2.5" drives. 

https://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X270/ThinkPad_X270_Platform_Specificati...

 

I opened the computer and put a 9.5mm drive in the plastic drive holder and it fits perfectly. 

 

Is there any reason I can't use a 9.5mm drive in this computer?

 

x270 hdd pic.JPG

 

 

 

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Re: x270 installing 9.5mm 2.5" HDD instead of 7mm

I was not involved in the engineering of this model so I don't really know, but often the thinner drive is needed to allow airflow for cooling and to avoid shock damage.


Rich


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