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Fitting a second drive to a laptop - avoiding pitfalls?

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Just had the mother of all nightmares after I foolishly disclosed I had fitted a second drive to a small 32GB laptop I bought from John Lewis ("Never knowingly good customer service" it seems) that ne… Read More
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7m, 2w agoPosted 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Just had the mother of all nightmares after I foolishly disclosed I had fitted a second drive to a small 32GB laptop I bought from John Lewis ("Never knowingly good customer service" it seems) that needed escalating to and past the Operations Director to arrange a return when it was faulty out of the box. Oo

The laptop fits the needs very well of the friend I was helping with this except for the capacity (and the reliability of this one!), so wanting to try again from somewhere else, or find one very similar....so:

- Any manufacturer who explicitly support customer access of their laptop drive expansion bays?

- Any shops who understand this feature and recognise it does not cause a fault nor should it invalidate right to return either under warranty or, as in this case, actually the Consumer Rights Act.

The one I bought was an Asus E402SA(/MA) and it fits well. I know about the Medion equivalent, but slower, not exactly a stellar brand for reliability or warranty support anecdotally. sub 1080p screen not a deal breaker.
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7m, 2w agoPosted 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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I am not familiar with this machine or machines which utilise with eMMC ( embedded MultiMedia Card ). Do they really have the ability to fit a traditional HD or SSD inside them?
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Any modifications to the hardware will void the warranty of any laptop as far as I'm aware.

If you don't break any of the warranty seals or make a dogs dinner of the job as long as you remove it drive before sending it back you should be fine.
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I am not familiar with this machine or machines which utilise with eMMC ( embedded MultiMedia Card ). Do they really have the ability to fit a traditional HD or SSD inside them?
Not all but the 2 I've mentioned do.

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