Whether you need to increase your personal computer’s storage space or just need to replace malfunctioning hard drive from your computer, changing a hard disk can be a breeze with the following simple how to instructions.
We will divide the tutorial into 2 different sections; the first section is how to remove a hard drive or disk and the second is to install a new hard drive.
Removing a hard drive
Disconnect all power connections for not only to make your work easier but also for safety reasons.
Open up your PC or computer tower carefully by unscrewing all the screws at the back.
Locate the hard drive which should be at the front of the computer or pc tower.
If you have more than 1 hard drives already, look for the primary one. Disconnect all the connection cables that are connected with your hard drive. The primary hard drive normally has blue ribbon connector.
Take off the hard drive after removing all the screws that are keeping it attached to the pc box.
Installing a new hard drive
Determine if you are going to install a new hard drive as main hard disk or you want a secondary or back-up hard drive.
Based on your decision on step 1, you will need to change the jumper settings on your hard drive. Jumper setting is basically a physical setting that tells your computer that you want the hard drive to be used as primary(Master) or secondary(Slave). Look for these setting instructions on the hard drive.
Connect all the connection cords and place the hard disk in its slot.
Screw the hard drive with tower.
Screw back the back of the tower.
Connect back all the power cables and start your computer. You will need to format the hard drive if it is a brand new disk; otherwise (if you just added a secondary/backup hard drive) you just have to change the settings.
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