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SteveC200
Copper

Can a 9.5mm high drive be used in a Latitude e6430?

I recently bought a refurbished e6430 as a laptop upgrade. The laptop has a 320gb drive installed and I would like to put a larger drive in the computer. The standard shock mounting rails in this particular machine are designed for a 7mm drive. There are several 1TB drives available, but they are all 9.5 mm high. Does anyone know if one of these taller 9.5 mm drives will fit in the e6430 and if so does Dell have a set of 9.5mm shock mounting rails that can be used to mount the drive?

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Re: Can a 9.5mm high drive be used in a Latitude e6430?

Hi SteveC200,

Latitude e6430 supports 9.5mm and 7mm hard drive in the 2.5" bay. You can connect a 9.5mm hard drive to the same mounting rails.

Please let me know if you need further information.

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SteveC200
Copper

Re: Can a 9.5mm high drive be used in a Latitude e6430?

Do I need additional parts to mount a 9.5 mm drive? The existing setup has a 7 mm drive with rubber rails that increase the thickness of the drive from 7mm to about 12-13 mm thick. A larger 9.5 mm drive would not fit in the 7mm grooves in the set of rubber rails that I have. For the new thicker driver do I just discard the rubber rails or are there rubber rails with a 9.5mm groove that I would need to purchase in order to mount a thicker drive?

 

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ejn63
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Re: Can a 9.5mm high drive be used in a Latitude e6430?

You should be able to fit a 9.5 mm drive with replacement bumpers.  That said, WD has released a 7 mm 1 T drive.

www.storagereview.com/wd_blue_slim_1tb_hdd_review

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mbbush
Copper

Re: Can a 9.5mm high drive be used in a Latitude e6430?

I'm running into the same problem. I've got a dell tech support rep looking into it for me, but she initially told me that they only ship the e6430 with 7mm hard drives.  It sure seems to me that there should be a part number for 9mm bumpers, since the 9mm drive fits in the bay. The rep told me she was contacting other departments to see if they knew of such a part.  I'll post again when I hear back from her.

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SteveC200
Copper

Re: Can a 9.5mm high drive be used in a Latitude e6430?

Dell customer support was absolutely no help in finding the parts I needed. I made several calls but could never get the part number. I finally lucked out and ran across a set that someone had pulled during a drive upgrade. I have no clue what the part number is for these. I installed a 9mm thick 750GB SSHD in my 6430 - the drive slides right in if you have the correct bumpers. Perhaps with a photo one of the Dell guys trolling the site might be able to find the part number.I have attached a photo of the bumpers here:

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mbbush
Copper

Re: Can a 9.5mm high drive be used in a Latitude e6430?

Those are the 9.5mm bumpers, right?

Is the black plastic bezel at the top of the photo exactly the same between the 9.5mm and 7mm versions? What about the 2-d barcode? On my 7mm bezel, the number under the barcode is:

CN-0FXCRD-72852-31H-0475-A00

As far as help identifying the part number, my 7mm bumpers have the following markings on them. 

On the outside of the bumper when it's attached to the drive, it says "HDD Isolation 7.0 mm - L" on the left one, and -R on the right one.

On the face of the bumpers covered by the bezel (the left side of the computer, when the drive is installed), the left bumper says EAR-02 and the right bumper says EAR-11

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SteveC200
Copper

Re: Can a 9.5mm high drive be used in a Latitude e6430?

The bumpers I bought say 9mm on them. There isn't a part number on them. 

The bezel is exactly the same as the one that came with the 7mm bumpers. This can be reused from your 7 mm setup. Hopefully someone at Dell will be able to figure out the part number with the photo.

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speedstep
Diamond

Re: Can a 9.5mm high drive be used in a Latitude e6430?

No Idea what the part number is for the rubber hard drive isolation parts

It may be that with a 9.5mm drive these parts do not apply as the drive would be too thick to fit.

"0FXCRD" is the part number for the DOOR.

the CN means made in china probably by Foxconn.

Part Number FXCRD/ 0FXCRD DOOR is compatible with the following Dell Models:

Latitude E6430, Latitude E6530

There is also an Optical Drive Caddy.


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mbbush
Copper

Re: Can a 9.5mm high drive be used in a Latitude e6430?

One more thing: On the inside of the rubber bumpers is the 3M logo, so I'm pretty sure they're the ones who make the bumpers.

The dell rep who's been handling my case called me today and said that the people she spoke with said that a 9.5mm drive can just be slid into the case, without any bumper at all.  However, since it seems pretty clear from the photos above that the part exists, I'd be more comfortable with the extra vibration/shock protection.

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