Hard Drive Upgrade

An Install Guide On How To Upgrade Your Own PC Hard Drive

Hard Drive Upgrade Install Guide

Install The Second Hard Drive

To install the new hard drive as a second hard drive in My Super PC, the drive cage must first be removed. The drive cage contains both the floppy drive and hard drive. In order to remove the cage, both the floppy drive and old hard drive had to be completely disconnected by unplugging the power connector for each and the drive cable for each. I could then open the release lever and physically remove the card cage as shown. Click on the picture to enlarge it.
Drive cage removed from My Super PC with drives still inside


Now it's easy to slide the new hard drive in on top of the old hard drive and insert the mounting screws to hold it in place. Like most things that need multiple screws to install, it's a good idea to not fully tighten any of the six screws until they are all partially inserted. This picture shows one side of the case so you can see that's what I'm doing. Click on the picture to enlarge it. After all the screws are partially in, it's ok to fully tighten each one.
New hard drive installed with the old hard drive



Skip Ahead

  What You Need For A Hard Drive Upgrade - Home
  Screws, Antistatic Wrist Strap, Hard Drive Fitness Test
  Norton Ghost
  Norton Ghost Boot Disk Select Type
  Norton Ghost Boot Disk Create
  Norton Ghost Finish
  Old Hard Drive Partitions
  General Considerations About Upgrading The Hard Drive
  BIOS Changes
  Add The New Hard Drive - Jumper Pins
  Mounting Holes, Drive Cage
  Hard Drive Connectors
  Mounted In Drive Cage
  Installed Inside Computer
  Recognized In BIOS
  Hard Drive Fitness Test
  Copy Old Hard Drive To New Hard Drive
  Norton Ghost Source And Destination
  Norton Ghost Destination Drive Details
  Norton Ghost Progress And Finish
  Final Steps
  Site Map


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