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Hard Drive Upgrades

Before we can look at replacing or upgrading your hard drive in your computer, it is necessary to know whether your laptop can take the newer Solid State hard drives, or if they run an older type of hard drive called IDE HDD which are not compatible.

Laptop computers can only accept one type or the other, though some desktop computers have motherboard controllers available for both. Determine what type of hard drive you have by looking at the drive itself or, as an easier alternative, by using the System Properties Information Screen. Please follow the steps below, this will enable us to confirm whether we can go ahead with an upgrade.


Step 1

Press the Windows logo and "R" keys simultaneously to display the "Run" dialog box. Type "devmgmt.msc" in the box and press "Enter." The device manager is displayed.

Step 2

Double-click the "Disk Drives" category to expand it. Your hard drive is shown here.

Step 3

Record the model number displayed for the hard drive, e.g. "Hitachi HTS721010G9SA00."

Step 4

Enter your contact details along with the Disk Drive model number into the form below, we will analyse your drive and contact you shortly.


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