Hard Drive Upgrade

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

Hard Drive Upgrade Install Guide

Install The New Hard Drive (continued)

The IDE cable that was disconnected from the old hard drive is shown here. The black connector on the end plugs into the master hard drive. The gray connector plugs into the slave hard drive. The way I am doing the upgrade, the old hard drive is still jumpered as the master and the new hard drive has been jumpered as the slave.
Black and gray connectors on the IDE cable.


Now the drive cage can be reinstalled, the old hard drive and floppy drive connected to cables and power connectors as before, and the new hard drive connected to the gray IDE cable connector and the free 4-pin power connector. Click on the picture to see it enlarged.
Drive cage with both old and new hard drives installed in My Super PC



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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