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The Asus K55A can be identified by its model number SI50301P. The laptop was released in February of 2012 and is powered by a 3rd generation Intel Processor. This laptop fits into the mid tier of value computing for its release year

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Can I use thermal pads as spacer for a 7mm SSD in a 9.5mm HDD caddy?

Hi, I installed an SSD in my laptop two days ago, however the old HDD of my laptop was 9.5mm in height and the new SSD is 7mm in height.

I couldn’t seem to find a spacer in any of my local electronics shops but I did see thermal pads. I was thinking I could paste a 1mm and 1.5mm thermal pads one on top of the other and make a spacer of my own. However I don’t want anything to burn or cause disturbances of any kind and I was wondering if thermal pads are a safe material to paste to my SSD.

Could anyone please share their thought on this? Thanks in advance for your help!!

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You don’t need the spacer with how Asus mounts the hard drive in these laptops. The connector is soldered upside down so even if you use a SSD that’s sold as a 7mm drive (which is pretty much all of them today), you do not need an adapter to make it work like some other brands which do it the opposite way and aren’t designed with thinner drives in mind.

I know this about the system because I have an X53E that’s totaled economically I used through high school for ~3 years before it started to wear out, so I keep it around for parts. The X53E is the K53E without the GPU (2nd gen Core i series). Yours is very similar other then the chassis colors and inclusion of a PCH not found on the 2nd gen version of the machine I own. The other major difference is the USB3 controller is ASMEDIA instead of the native Intel controller found on the Ivy systems.

Try installing it WITHOUT the adapter and see - more then likely it’ll work since the K55a bay looks very similar to the K/X53E. I would be very surprised if you need it with how the drive mount is configured. It won’t hurt to have it, but you *do not* need it. If the SATA connector was soldered on the bottom (Ex: Toshiba), you would have had to have it.

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Right! I already installed the SSD. It looks like the photo you sent, it didn't seem to fit lose to me but since I'm a newbie I wasn't sure. Thanks everyone for your answers!

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Hola! Lograste solucionarlo? Yo quise cambiar el disco de mí laptop, una Dell inspiron 1545 y si no le pongo ese adaptador no lo reconoce, según leí por todos lados en internet y YouTube, y acá en Argentina no se consigue por ningún lado, y quería saber si lo terminaste fábricando vos o compraste uno.

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@Gnomo Gnomus

English translation:

Hi! Did you manage to fix it? I wanted to change the disk of my laptop, a Dell inspiron 1545 and if I do not put that adapter it does not recognize it, as I read everywhere on the internet and YouTube, and here in Argentina it is not available anywhere, and I wanted to know if it You ended up making yourself or bought one.

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English: Post this as a separate question as the Inspiron 1545 and Asus machines are different animals. I know why, but since it's not relavent here I'd rather provide the information on a dedicated question.

Spanish: Publique esto como una pregunta separada ya que las máquinas Inspiron 1545 y Asus son animales diferentes. Sé por qué, pero como no es relevante aquí, prefiero proporcionar la información sobre una pregunta específica.

English: This is a machine translation, so there may be errors.

Spanish: Esta es una traducción automática, por lo que puede haber errores.

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The Crucial MX500 SSD drives actually ship with a full sized rectangular spacer. Since I don’t need it for the MacBook Pro installation, I have a couple that I have not used. Click on my icon and get my email address, email me your shipping address and I’ll be happy to send one to you.

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Thanks for being so kind. But I live in Mexico and I think shipping would be difficult.

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Thats the ticket @mayer !! +1 virtually

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Visit a local repair shop or just call and ask (especially if they do Macs (since we don't need them and ask id they would sell you a spare from the Crucial drives.

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Is this what you are looking for? 7mm to 9.5mm SSD Spacer Adapter for 2.5" Drives

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I can't see the link you are using I don't want to order it online because I live in Mexico and it will take months to get to me or simply wont arrive.

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Eva Try a different browser to get to the link. That spacer is sitting on top of the drive.

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The only other option I can think off that you might find in Mexico is foam tape Scotch Foam Mounting Tape. I would use a thin strip and leave the backing on one side.

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@danj Is that tape safe to paste to the SSD?? I have some of it, use it for posters and stuff.

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It's only a spacer! Apply the foam tape to the SSD case in the four corners its just to prevent the drive from moving about a 1" by 1/4" strip is what I would use.

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