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Changing HDD in laptop

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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)

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November 13, 2012 8:43:45 PM

It should just work by swapping them out.
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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.
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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?

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