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That's all.

For those who don't know, they get larger capacity by adding more platters to the drive. That makes it physically taller than normal, and most laptops won't accommodate such a drive.

I don't care at all about graphics. I prefer 16gB RAM, but can add that myself. I don't particalarly care abour processor, although Core i5 (or above) or AMD equavalent would be nice.

Just screen size & the cance to whack in a big, in both senses, harddrive.

UK based, or cheap postage thereto a bonus. Lower price is, of course, welcome.

  • I'm pretty sure most laptops ship with a 2.5" Hard drive (usually 1 tB) pre-installed into the system. If you're willing to remove it and replace it with your own 4tB drive, I think pretty much any system would meet your requirements. – Bennett Yeo Sep 17 '18 at 18:24
  • And you would be 100% wrong. The vast majority of laptops take 7.5mm, 9mm or 11mm drives. I have been checking specs for over a week now, and cannot find one capable of taking a 15.5mm 4tB drive (e.g seagate.com/gb/en/internal-hard-drives/hdd/barracuda/#specs-2-5). – Mawg says reinstate Monica Sep 18 '18 at 6:18
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    Yeah sorry, I had a brain fart there. In general you're not going to find a laptop that is going to take a hard drive that massive, or at least it would be one fat laptop. You're best bet is probably going to be to go for an external enclosure. Here's one that supports 15 mm 2.5 hard drives. – Bennett Yeo Sep 18 '18 at 13:38
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    Seems they only go up to 9.5 mm height. I found a few laptops supporting a 4 TB hard drive, but they weren't 15 mm in stature. I'm pretty sure your hard disk was intended for server racks, etc. – Bennett Yeo Sep 18 '18 at 14:08
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    You can get 4TB in a 17" laptop if you don't mind the fact that there will be more than one drive, e.g. 2 x 2 GB 7 mm 2.5 drives. I have seen even 15" laptops with up to four drive bays from Dell, Lenovo, etc. – Michael Sep 22 '18 at 13:34

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