Hard Disc Upgrade

Hard Disc Upgrade, Bigger the Better

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Hard Disc Upgrade

Well know that when you upgrade something you make it better, more advanced, more space, more of everything. In our past few articles we talked about the hard drive and what it is and what it does so just imagine if you were to upgrade one, more space more everything right.

How to replace your computer hard drive


Replacing a hard drive is usually a simple and straightforward procedure; and if things get tricky, our walkthrough will help you do the job safely and efficiently.

On some laptops, switching drives is as easy as undoing a latch, sliding the drive caddy out, removing a couple of screws, swapping drives, and then repeating the previous steps in reverse. But on other machines, the hard drive is buried under the keyboard or motherboard, without an access panel. Dealing with this type of design entails removing dozens of screws, the keyboard deck, the keyboard, the motherboard, and many parts and connectors. Fortunately, the latter scenario has become significantly rarer in recent years.

The best place to start when you want to upgrade or replace your hard drive is with the user’s guide for your laptop. If the disk-swapping procedure is simple, the guide will tell you how to do it. In that case, you won’t need any further help, though some of the tips offered here may make the operation easier and safer for you and the equipment.


How to upgrade a hard disk

  • Click the “Start” menu at the bottom of your laptop’s screen and click “Shut Down.” Close the laptop’s lid after the operating system shuts down and remove the power cable from the port on the side of the laptop’s case.
  • Turn over the laptop and locate the battery release bar, which is frequently positioned above the battery at the top-right or top-left corner. Push the bar over so the battery pops up. Pull the battery out of your laptop to ensure no power is going to the hard drive.
  • Remove the two Phillips screws located near the bottom right corner of the laptop, which secure the hard drive to the laptop. Grip the edge of the hard drive and pull it directly out of the laptop. Set the hard drive aside.
  • Set the new hard drive at the edge of the open hard drive bay. Check that the connector tab on the edge of the hard drive is facing in towards the laptop. Push the hard drive in and replace the two Phillips screws.
  • Set the battery over the battery bay and press down until the release bar snaps back into the locked position. Turn the laptop over and lift open the lid. Tap the power button and open the disk drive.
  • Place the operating system recovery disc that came with the laptop into the disk drive. Close the drive and wait for the operating system installation prompt to appear. Click “Next” at each option and use the prompts on the screen to set your new operating system’s network settings, date and time.



Sometimes it might happen that your hard drive gets too old and causes your computer to slow up either that or your hard drive space is full and it can’t hold any more information and you’ll need another one. If it ever comes to this and you can’t do it all by yourself we would be more than happy to assist you with your hard disc upgrade.