New Hard Drive

How To : Install a new hard drive

This edition of NCIX Tech Tips will show you the steps to install a new hard drive for your PC. He'll also talk about other alternative large capacity storage solutions that don't require opening up your PC.

How To : Upgrade the hard drive on your laptop computer

Not enough space on your laptop? No problem! Grab a new hard drive from your local office supply store and follow this tutorial to learn how to install it. You Will Need • New hard drive • External hard drive enclosure • USB cable • Hard-drive cloning program • Small Phil ...more

How To : Change a PS3 hard drive

In this video you will learn how to change out the hard drive to get even more storage capacity from your Sony Playstation 3. The PS3 takes any 2.5 serial ATA hard drive, which is your basic laptop computer hard drive. To switch this out begin by looking at the base of your PS ...more

How To : Install a hard drive in a 13" MacBook Pro.

In order to install a new hard drive in your MacBook Pro, you will need to save everything on Time Machine. You will need to be in a static free environment, a hard drive, and small screwdriver. After you have backup everything on Time Machine, turn your laptop over and unscr ...more

How To : Swap the hard drive on a second-generation iMac G3

bghoo8313 describes how to swap an imac G3 hard drive. Unscrew knob on the hatch on the back of the computer unit. Remove the RAM and the card. Take out 4 screws, 2 on the top and the other 2 under the guard. Pry it open with a screwdriver. Take out the outer screws under the ...more

How To : Remove the hard drive from a 15" MacBook Pro

Interested in installing a new hard drive (or, less happily, the victim of drive failure)? This brief how-to will guide you through the process of removing the hard drive from your 15" MacBook Pro without damaging your computer. This tutorial will also be of use to those who w ...more

How To : Add a hard drive to a Dell Dimension

This video demonstrates how to add a new hard drive to a Dell Dimension without damaging the computer. The video walks your through opening the computer and installing the hard drive to the computer correctly.

How To : Replace a hard drive in a 15" macbook Pro

The video starts by informing about the basic safety precautions, tools needed and backing up data prior to hard drive replacement. There are a series of screws which need to be removed in the following order.1. Removing the battery from the back and then remove three screws t ...more

How To : Partition an external hard drive on Windows Vista

To format an external hard drive on Windows Vista, plug the hard drive in, then click on start menu, right click on "computer", and select "manage". Go to "storage" on the left hand menu and select "disk management". Right click on the letter of your external hard drive, and s ...more

How To : Migrate your hard drive data to Intel SSD

Learn all about your Intel Solid State Drive. In this video you'll learn how to migrate your old data from your hard drive to your new Intel SSD. Watch the video and it'll walk you through each step of the way. Then you can go and enjoy your new Solid State Drive!

How To : Install a hard drive in a 17" MacBook Pro

In this how-to video, you will learn how to install a hard drive into a 17" Macbook Pro. Make sure you use the proper anti-static precautions before going on with this procedure. You will need a pry tool, a Phillips screwdriver, and a T6 screwdriver. Make sure you transfer you ...more

How To : Upgrade the hard drive on your Sony PlayStation 3

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to upgrade the hard drive on a PlayStation 3. Begin by removing the plastic side panel on the PlayStation console and remove the blue screw on the tray. Then open the metal latch on the tray, move it to the right and remove the drive. ...more

How To : Fix or Retrieve Data From A Bad Hard Drive

This is an intermediate guide on how to easily fix or retrieve data from a bad hard drive. What we're trying to do: 1. Fix a hard drive with a corruption problem (i.e., blue screen) or that is full of viruses to the point of being inoperable. 2. Retrieve data from a hard dr ...more

How To : Install a hard drive in a 2009 Mac Pro

First of all the tutor suggests that this tutorial is easy and you can complete it only fifteen minutes. However you need to use proper anti-static precautions when you are performing this upgrade. You have to ensure to discharge static electricity before beginning. You must a ...more

How To : Replace a hard drive in a late 2008 MacBook Pro

In this how-to video, you will learn how to replace a hard drive in a 2008 Macbook Pro. Make sure you use the proper anti-static precautions before replacing the device. You will need a T6 screwdriver and a Phillips screwdriver. Make sure you transfer your data from the old dr ...more

How To : Partition and Format a New Hard Disk Using Linux

Just installed a new hard disk on your PC, but Windows was unable to detect it? Download Ubuntu A new hard disk requires that you create a partition table before you can do a format. Download the Ubuntu Desktop CD 10.04LTS 32bit x86 for Intel users. Tips The Live CD won't ...more

How To : Re-partition your hard drive in Windows

In this video, we learn how to re-partition your hard drive in Windows. In the event you have a hard drive that you want to allocate differently, this will do it. First, go to the start menu and then right click over "my computer". When the new window opens, go to storage, dis ...more

How To : Format a Windows XP hard drive

First, insert a bootable XP cd in your hard drive. Then the setup will start. Press "enter" to setup XP and then press F8 to accept the agreement. After that, press "enter" to setup Windows XP on unpartitioned space. After this press "Format using the NTFS file system". Then a ...more

How To : Tell if your hard drive is failing in Ubuntu Linux

With this video, we learn how to tell if your hard drive is failing in Ubuntu Linux. If you have a failing hard drive, it will start making noises like clicking or grinding. If you hear these noises coming from your hard drive, you will need to get a new one before it fails co ...more

How To : Remove or replace a PS3 hard drive

If you download a lot of content onto your Playstation 3, you're eventually going to have to upgrade your hard-drive for more memory to be able to keep all of your content. This video tutorial will show you step-by-step how to do this once you have the appropriate hard-drive. ...more

How To : Upgrade a MacBook hard drive

This how-to video will walk you, step by step, through the process of upgrading the hard drive on your MacBook. More specifically, this tutorial addresses saving your old data by creating a copy, or cloning, your MacBook hard drive with SuperDuper, removing it, and installing ...more

How To : Install a hard drive in a 15" MacBook Pro (2009)

In this video from MacOSG we learn how to install a hard drive in a 15" Macbook Pro from around 2009. For this you need a #00 Phillips head screwdriver and a T6 Torx screwdriver. Make sure you use proper anti-static precautions with this. Transfer your data to the new drive be ...more

How To : Install a hard drive in a 13" MacBook Pro (2009)

To install a hard drive in a 13" (13 inch) Macbook Pro laptop computer released in 2009 you will make sure to first transfer all data off the drive then discharge any static electricity from your hands making sure your are in a static free work environment. Next you will remov ...more

How To : Partition & resize your hard drive with EASEUS

This is a step by step tutorial how to Partition & resize your hard drive with EASEUS. To resize hard drive Open EASEUS Partition Manager. Click on the drive you want to resize. Then click Resize/Move. Go to the end and left-click with your mouse dragging in the direction you ...more

How To : Build a USB hard drive

If you are looking for a data storage solution that's portable, but also durable, you should watch this video to learn how to build a USB hard drive. Take apart your external hard drive to find out what kind it is and then build a new one.

How To : Make a hard drive partition on a Mac

By partitioning the hard drive on your Mac computer, you can install multiple versions of Mac OS or install Windows or Linux on the other other partition, increasing your computer's compatibility. This video will show you how to create a new partition quickly and easily on any ...more

How To : Install a hard drive in a Mac Mini server

Other World Computing provides a guide for advanced users demonstrating the upgrade or replacement of a hard drive in a Mac Mini Server computer. This comprehensive video takes you through all steps from tool selection to re-assembling the Mac Mini Server and it is recommended ...more

How To : Defragment the hard drive in Windows 7

De-fragmenting a hard drive improves the performance of a hard drive and it is recommended to de-fragment your hard drive from time to time as shown in this video. In Windows 7 you can use the Disk De-fragmentation tool. To do this go to the start menu and open the Control Pan ...more

How To : Backup your computer to an external hard drive

In this tutorial, we learn how to backup your computer to an external hard drive. All you need to do this is an external hard drive. After you connect your external hard drive to your computer, go to "my computer", then double click "external hard drive", then "setup file". On ...more

How To : Reconnect the hard drive in a 3rd generation iPod

Check out this electronics tutorial video to learn how to reconnect the hard drive for a third generation iPod. Getting the hard drive re-connected to the logic board inside a 3rd generation ipod can be a little tricky to do, but watch as a technician shows you how to do it. T ...more

How To : Connect a USB hard drive to an Xbox 360

In this how-to video, you will learn how to connect a USB hard drive to your Xbox 360. This will be useful if you want storage for additional media and do not have enough space for it. First, turn on your system and then go to disk management and delete the partition. Back up ...more

How To : Partition a hard drive in Windows Vista

In this video, we learn how to partition a hard drive in Windows Vista. First, go to your desktop and run computer management. From here, go to disk management underneath the storage section. After this, right click on the D drive and then choose "shrink volume". Now you will ...more

How To : Easily defrag your computer's hard drive

In this video, we learn how to easily defrag your computer's hard drive. First, go to the start menu on your desktop. Then, click on the control panel and then click on "system and maintenance". On the new page, click on administrative tools and then open up computer managemen ...more

How To : Backup your computer with an external hard drive

In this video, we learn how to backup your computer with an external hard drive. First, go online and download and install Cobian Backup. After this, start a new task on the program and then name it your computer backup. Change it to a differential and change the time frame to ...more

How To : Format a hard drive using Windows Vista

Formatting the hard drive on Windows Vista is easy. First click Start, then Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management. When that opens up, click Storage Disk Management. This will open a window showing all the computer's partitions. It isn't possible to format C ...more

How To : Clear your Xbox 360's hard drive cache

In this tutorial, we learn how to clear your Xbox 360's hard drive cache. First, go to the system settings on your "my xbox" tab. Next, go to memory, then hit "y" for device options. Now, enter these buttons "x,x,lb,rb,x,x" with your remote to clear the cache. Now, hit yes whe ...more

How To : Partition a hard drive in Windows 7

Partitioning simply refers to the process of logically dividing the space on your Hard-disk into different drives. The methods shown in this video only apply to users of Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. The first step involves using an inbuilt Windows Program ca ...more

How To : Completely format a hard drive

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to completely format a hard drive. Begin by downloading the Knoppix Live Boot CD. Then burn the newly download ISO onto a CD as a bootable disc. Use your BIOS to tell your computer to boot from the CD-ROM instead of the hard drive. Wit ...more

How To : Install & boot Mac OSX on an external hard drive

Install & boot Mac OSX on an external hard drive Need MAC OS to install the external storage device. Create a disk image on the desktop. Use Disk utility, utility application, disk utility, MAC OS install DVD new image. Choose Image format, DVD/CD master. Leave encryption at ...more

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