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The Hard Knocks of Hard Drive Installation
Installing a new hard drive can seem like a daunting task, but with the right guidance it can be done by just about anyone.
You dont have to be an IT guru to install your own hard drive, but popping open the PC and doing your own work definitely carries some risks. Here are some basic steps to make installation easier, safer and more effective.
One thing to note: These are steps for adding a SATA drive, which will improve system performance and storage capacity. If you're using a PATA drive (also known as an IDE hard drive), which is an older style of hard drive, the process is slightly different.
Like any task involving PC hardware, installing a drive takes focus and precision, so give yourself ample time. Also, be sure to have tech support numbers ready and back up your data before you start. Who knows? You could be on your way to being an IT guru after all.
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