Changing updating hard drive

The power and data connections are built into the mount itself, so you don’t have to worry about tracking down the cables.

Please note that not all laptops are intended to be user serviceable in this way, so please read your laptop’s manual for information about hard drive replacement before proceeding.

Removing the cover will reveal the drive, which is itself typically attached with a few screws.

Installing a replacement drive is simply a matter of taking the existing drive out and putting the new drive in its place.

This rule isn’t absolute, however, because some all-in-one computers use 2.5″ drives.

The process of installing a new hard drive is one of the least difficult hardware installation procedures around in terms of the physical effort required.

Speaking of size, you’ll also need to make sure you buy a drive with the correct physical dimensions.

There are two popular hard drive sizes – 3.5″ and 2.5″.


Everything from your operating system to your emails to your favorite songs are stored on your hard drive.

The picture below provides a comparison – the SATA drive is on the left and the IDE drive is on the right.

Laptop drives will obviously be smaller, but have the connections have the same appearance.

The larger is built for desktop systems, while the smaller is generally for laptops and compact desktops.

However, solid state hard drives often come in the 2.5″ size regardless of the type of machine they’re meant to be installed in.

All you need to do is install the second hard drive in your system and then clone an image of your existing drive using one of the many freeware tools available for this task.


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