I like to replace my Lite-On laptop internal drive model SOSW-852S on my Averatec model 6220.
I contacted Lite-On and they told me that the drives-even if I get a another Lite-On-differ in size. If the laptop is compatible regardless if the dimensions differ, I can use it.
Do they really differ that much in size? I heard some people on this board replaced their SOSW-852S with Optiarc AD-7530A, but I don’t know if that will work on my laptop.
Any suggestions on what I should get? Anyone here own an Averatec 6220 who can give me any advice?
Thanks in advance.
Here is the email that was written to me from Lite-On:
"Here are the dimentions for the SOSW-852S.
138.0 ( W ) x 24.0 ( H ) x 155.0 ( D ) mm
The DS-8A1P has the dimensions as follows:
128.0 (W)mm x 13 (H)mm x 126 (D)mm
The drives have a different size when comapred to one another. If these differences are tolerable by the laptop, you can swap these models out. If the differences in size are not tolerable, you will have to find a replacement drive with more similar dimensions. "