The most common reason to upgrade or replace laptop hard disk drive is capacity. Operating systems and other applications occupies a little bit more disk space nowadays compared 5 years ago. An 80GB hard drive you bought few years back which seem impossible to fill is now running out of hard disk space. The computer hardware and software technology is fast developing and this is the reason why there is a need for constant upgrade to accommodate this changes.
This article will show you how to upgrade or replace laptop hard disk drive.
Step 1: When you get your replacement hard drive for your laptop, the first thing to ensure is compatibility. Not all hard drive available in store is compatible to every laptop out there. It all depends on your laptop if it can accommodate the speed (RPM) and capacity (GB) of the replacement disk. So before you buy, ask if it can be used on the model of your laptop. You can also check online which hard disk is compatible with your laptop model.
TIP: There is a technique of backing up the whole hard disk drive called imaging using third party software. It's like taking a photo of your hard drive's current state and restoring it to the new hard disk which means you will not see any difference except your disk capacity problem is solved. Unfortunately, it is not covered in this article.
Now you can go ahead and install the operating system and other applications.
Upgrading your laptop hard disk drive is not that difficult although you need to be careful. Restoring and installing operating system and other applications could take more time than replacing laptop hard disk drive.
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