I want to upgrade my drive to a hybrid TB drive but I can only find those in 9.5mm width. Will that fit my laptop?
I can't find a straight answer in the support docs.
It's a drop in replacement for a 2.5" SSD - that said, you're going to lose an order of magnitude in performance by downgrading from a native SSD to a hybrid spinning drive.
I know, but our workflow requires a bigger hard drive and we don't have the bigger bucks to get an SSD that big.
To compensate, we are going to upgrade to 16 gigs of RAM.
You may want to consider an external drive for whatever files you need to store. The added RAM won't make up for the huge hit in read/write throughput to the drive -- I've recently been using a system with an OS on both an SSD and a hard drive -- when booted from the hard drive, the performance of the system is turned back 10 years.
I just tried to install a WD10JFCX 1 TB drive that's 9.5mm thick. It's too thick. Base cover won't close correctly. The Samsung 850 Pro that was in there (7mm thick) fit fine.