Hard Drive Installation Service Gallery
You've had that trusty desktop PC for a few years now, but recently you noticed something wasn't quite right. No, not performance--space! You're running out. Probably because of all those vacation photos. Whatever the case may be, you've identified a new hard drive installation is the solution. Here's a peak at how we're going to help you do just that.
- This shiny piece of black plastic and metal is representative of the new hard drive that we will be installing in your desktop as part of our hard drive installation service. The appropriate screws and cables are also pictured.
- Tech expert Mark uses a flathead screwdriver to remove the screw that holds the PC's protective cover in place. The off-color tip means the tool is magnetized. This helps Mark keep track of screws when they are removed from the PC because they stick to the end of the screwdriver.
- The protective cover drops away to reveal the inside of the PC. At the center of this image, underneath the yellow information label, is the old hard drive. We can replace this drive completely, if desired, and transfer the data to a new drive using our Data Transfer service. Or we can simply remove it for you and install the new drive.
- Mark lays the PC on its side so that he can access the old drive and install a new one more easily. In this image you can see that the old drive has already been removed. It used to sit in the open space to the far left of the case.
- Mark lowers the new drive into the PC. The four holes, two per side, will be what he uses to secure the hard drive to the metal support structure on the left side of the image.
- Using the same flathead screwdriver as he did with the case, Mark secures the new drive in place using four small screws and the metal support structure.
- Connecting cables to the drive is only half of the story. Mark must also connect the SATA and power supply cables to the PC motherboard. (Hint: It's the big green thing with all that technology poking out of it.)
- This is the second-to-last step. Mark's finger is gently connecting the power supply to the new hard drive.
- All set! The cables have been successfully connected to both the drive and the PC. Power plus SATA plus a new drive equals another year or two for that older PC. Plus, the great thing about hard drives and storage is that they both drop in price year after year, even as their sizes go up.