yes. Just make sure it's a slim drive, they're specifically for laptops. As for the front plate, those just snap on, so you can swap the plate on yours onto the new one.
edit: Also, the drives are only held in by one screw, so once you open up your laptop, they're easy to remove. Most laptops allow easy access to the hard and disc drives, so it shouldn't be more than a few screws to remove. --- PSN - Srikar || Steam - SilentHawk29 My car: http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/8583/86coupe.jpg
Yeah I know thanks. I actually only use them as UDF data discs. :) --- i7 920 @ 3.6GHz, 3.8GHz (single-thread mode), MSI X58 Platinum, 6GB DDR3 PC10700, HIS IceQ 7950 (1100/1450), 240GB Agility 3 SSD, Arctic Power 950W PSU