Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: HDD upgrade

  1. #1
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Toronto, CANADA.
    Posts
    292
    Thanks
    21
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

    Smile HDD upgrade

    Hello everyone;

    my desktop is a HP dx5150 with a 40 GB HDD [pls see attachment].
    runs OK, and I am happy with it; fulfills my modest needs.
    I have a chance to get a 250 Gb at a reasonable price [ pls see attachment].
    I never have done this type of replacement, [speeds and size seem compatible], and although it might seem sort of stupid question [better sure than err!!], I would like to ask the forum:
    a) is it there any impediment [not evident to me], to replace the 40Gb with the 250Gb?
    b) if answer to above affirmative, could someone please give me a link to a site from which I could get some guidance in terms of sequence of actions to follow?
    btw, I am running W7 Home Premium, and I kind of recall that they have an utility "File transfer", if that might help.
    thanks in advance for your help, advice and guidance.

    daniel rozenberg.
    Attached Files Attached Files

  2. #2
    WS Lounge VIP Calimanco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    723
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 146 Times in 132 Posts
    Your PC had an option of a 250GB hard drive. Fitting instructions are here.

    http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/p...r_na-c01387568

    Obtain a USB to SATA connector so you can clone the old drive to the new one. Use the free version of Drive Clone. You can then install the new drive and it will work exactly as the original did. The old drive can be used for back ups.

    http://www.farstone.com/software/drive-clone.php

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Calimanco For This Useful Post:

    danielr2 (2015-06-02)

  4. #3
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Toronto, CANADA.
    Posts
    292
    Thanks
    21
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Thank you VERRRRRRRY MUCH!

    this is more than what i could have possible expected!

    thanks AGAIN !!

    DR

  5. #4
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Toronto, CANADA.
    Posts
    292
    Thanks
    21
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Hello Calimanco;

    I believe I owed you a report. I installed new HDD, it went smoothly without any problem at all.

    Instead of the cable, I used a cradle where I lodge another old EIDE HDD (80Gb) used to backup. Fortunately, found the adapter cables to Sata .

    AGAIN, thanks 10^6.

    Best regards,

    daniel rozenberg

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •