Changing HDD in laptop Tags: Hard Drives Laptops Storage Product Last response: November 13, 2012 9:05 PM in Storage Share blablacentral November 13, 2012 8:30:07 PM im going to be buying a new hard drive on black friday for my lap top. but i have a question about doing it. best buy has a service where they will transfer all data from one HDD to another so i was going to have them do that for me. if i just take my old one out and plug the new one in will it all just work or do i have to tell the laptop theres a new hard drive installed. (asus g73jh) More about : changing hdd laptop ss202sl a b D Laptop a c 81 G Storage November 13, 2012 8:43:45 PM It should just work by swapping them out. m 0 l ss202sl a b D Laptop a c 81 G Storage November 13, 2012 8:44:24 PM I'm assuming you'll take out the old drive, take them both to Best Buy, have them copy the data, and then put the new one in the laptop. This should work. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer cin19 a b D Laptop a c 144 G Storage November 13, 2012 9:05:54 PM I will recommend to DIY. 1) You need one like this USB 2.0/3.0 to SATA Adapter http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... This adapter is for 2.5" SATA hard driver only, if you want to get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... then you can use for all HDD. 2) And watch video to see how to replace the laptop's HDD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U23F8JuKKE 3) If you buy WD HDD get the Acronis True Image WD Edition Software for free http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=... 4) If you buy the Seagate get the DiscWizard (also Acronis ) for free too http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/ 5) Get the new HDD on BF sale. Plug in new HDD with the adapter into the laptop, install the Acronis ( you install now), follow the step by step to cloning the whole HD into the new one, and you are done. One thing is you can learn something too, right? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Changing laptop HDD, looking to move HD contents to the new one Forum Changing HDD in Laptop without removing battery Forum SolvedChanging parts, issues with OS move from HDD to SDD Forum Laptop hdd change from master to slave Forum Change the OS and HDD of a laptop Forum Slow hdd in laptop , change to faster hdd or ssd? Forum SolvedChanging permissions of a folder on a different HDD Forum Solvedchanging defualt hdd file paths to another hdd Forum SolvedChanging from HDD to SSD Forum SolvedChanging out HDD to SSD Forum SolvedPartitioning & changing file system format of a Portable HDD Forum SolvedChanging HDD & SSD sata ports Forum SolvedIf i used the same HDD and RAM after changing motherboard. My saved documents and programs will be there or not? Forum SolvedIs it better to reinstall Win 7 on my laptop before or after changing its battery? Forum SolvedChanging HDD would nee new WIn. 7? Forum SolvedChanging regular keyboard back light to colored*laptop* Forum SolvedSims 3 changing to low settings on my new laptop? Forum SolvedIs a format of HDD required if changing motherboard and CPU? Forum SolvedChanging Laptop Video Card Forum SolvedChanging Internet Speed on other laptop Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !