How To Change (Remove) A Hard Drive On A Laptop

How To Change (Remove) A Hard Drive On A Laptop

How to change (remove) a hard drive on a laptop

Today we will talk about how to change (remove) the hard drive on a laptop. Since laptops are transported much more often than desktop computers, this negatively affects the longevity of “laptop” hard drives. Before changing the hard drive on a laptop, you need to make sure that it is really malfunctioning.

Checking a laptop hard drive

You can use the HD Tune Pro program to check your laptop’s hard drive. If the disk is faulty, then during the scan, damaged blocks (Damaget blocks) will be detected.

A large number of damaged blocks were found on the laptop’s hard drive

When replacing a hard drive, it makes sense to install a larger capacity drive. In a specific case, a 320 GB WD (Western Digital) drive, it was decided to replace the 500 GB Hitachi drive.

Attention! Before installing a new disk on a laptop, check it for errors. Be sure to check the hard drives if they are packed only in an antistatic bag.

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Hitachi Hard Drive Packed in Antistatic Bag Only

Only install a hard drive if there is not a single damaged unit.

There are no damaged blocks on the hard disk

Checking the Hitachi hard drive using the HD Tune Pro program showed that there were no damaged blocks on it. Now, with a clear conscience, we can begin to replace the hard drive.

How to remove a hard drive from a laptop

We describe the process of removing a hard drive from a Lenovo B550 laptop. All we need is a curly screwdriver (“under the cross”).

Step 1. Disconnect the laptop from the power supply and remove the battery.

Step 2 We unscrew the lid covering the compartment with the hard drive on the bottom of the laptop.

Unscrew the lid covering the compartment with the hard drive on the bottom of the laptop

Step 3 We move the hard drive in the direction of the arrow (from the connector).

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Slide the hard drive in the direction of the arrow (from the connector)

After the hard drive is disconnected from the connector, you can remove it from the bay.

After the hard drive is disconnected from the connector, you can remove it from the bay

Installing a new HDD on a laptop

Actually, the installation of a new hard drive is performed in the reverse order. The main thing is not to forget to unscrew the metal frame from the old HDD and fasten it to a new one.