There is no big difference between the SSD and HDD so usually the notebook should be able to handle SSD SATA drive properly.
In some cases a firmware update for SSD drive is needed but usually this is provided by SSD drive manufacturer…
thanks folks, i know the drive would physically fit and the interface was the same but i wasnt sure if certain brands had known issues and certain capacities was all. i've heard some issues with drvie sizes over 120GB
one further question, is the R700 SATAII or SATAIII?