HP 2710p 128GB Runcore SSD modification instructions

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  1. danegreat

    danegreat Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Just wanted to share my experience with the RunCore Pro IV SATA on my newly aqquired HP 2730P 1.4Ghz.

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  2. lovelaptops

    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    Do you have any idea whether the 2740p will have the same limitations? Do you know why HP doesn't use a standard eSata or at least SATA II for their storage?


    Yikes! I don't know about most people, but I do not think I could attempt this complex a process. Wondering if you know:

    1) Are the standard HD's in the new line of 2740p is as agonizingly slow as the Toshibas in the 2710?

    2) Are the 2740p's as complicated to install an sdd into?

    thanks.
     
  3. danegreat

    danegreat Pen Pal - Newbie

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    The process is easy on the 2730P in my opinion. All I did was to take off cover from the bottom, remove the old harddrive that was attached with 2 screws, plug the new one in and install Windows 7 from USB.

    Very nice!

    I do not even know the speed of the hardisk controller of the 2740p - is it faster than SATA?
     
  4. SimsHsia

    SimsHsia "I will do science to it" Senior Member

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    Looking at the tech specs...the 2710p uses a PATA interface for its 1.8" hard drives, while starting with the 2730p it uses a SATA II interface. So, I don't think the 2730/2740p will have similar limitations that the 2710p has.

    So, as danegreat describes, upgrading to an SSD is a much easier process for the 2730/40p compared to the 2710p.

    As for eSATA, starting with the 2740p, there's an eSATA port available but only when you purchase the HP 2740p Ultra Slim Expansion Base.
     
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  5. SirClaude

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    @cappac

    Did you have also en Instruktion in German?
     
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  8. jazzpirate

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    Man, all the image links are dead.. :( If anyone has them archived, I would be so grateful!
     
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