Changing HDD in laptop Tags: Hard Drives Laptops Storage 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove ss202sl Laptop Expert November 13, 2012 8:43:45 PM It should just work by swapping them out. | Report abuse ss202sl Laptop Expert 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. | Report abuse cin19 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? | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Changing HDD in laptop> Related ressources: ForumChanging laptop HDD , looking to move HD contents to the new one ForumChanging HDD in Laptop without removing battery ForumChange the OS and HDD of a laptop ForumSlow hdd in laptop , change to faster hdd or ssd? ForumChanging CPU/Motherboard, what to do w/ HDD ? ForumLaptop HDD to pc HDD ForumLoading windows 8 on to a new HDD new laptop . ForumExternal HDD says signature collision and I can't change it ForumCan't boot up without inserting usb drive after changing partitions on laptop ForumFree programs to unlock a HDD 2 built in password on a toshiba laptop ForumSwapping HDD 's - Laptop won't boot ForumCan i use one of my old laptop HDD on a new pc? ForumAdvice for changing Windows OS on dual-boot laptop ForumCan I change my HDD ? ForumChanging OS's on Laptops ForumSsd upgrade from hdd for asus laptop k61ic-x2 ForumAcer laptop wont startup via hdd ForumFirst SSD advice? Forum[Solved] Possible HDD problem? ForumI want to use 2go on my laptop More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !