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#1 LikeAboss

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 03:12 AM

Curruntly I am using a notebook HP Pavilion dv6. 1 year ago My original 750B hard drive ''broke'' as a person that fixed my notebook said. And I bought a new one for 350B or so. Today I wanted to connect my old hard drive and see if it still works etc. what I am asking is what if I will dissconect my 350B drive and connect my old one, lets say it didnt work my notebook didnt work. And I place my 350B back agian. Will this proccec brake/change anything in my pc information I mean my notebook wont go crazy and delete/change some of it information/settings? Is it safe?



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Posted 01 May 2016 - 03:30 AM

Yes it is safe to do so , but what is your reason to do it ?

 

You could also connect it up via an adapter as shown here if you have one  

I use the first version shown.

 

Start your PC up and then connect the old drive via the adapter setup.

If it spins up ok you may be able to access it on some files , but others might be locked.



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Posted 01 May 2016 - 04:00 AM

btw is it okay that the hard drive looksl ike this? 
http://imgur.com/a/COiWN



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Posted 01 May 2016 - 04:22 AM

Thats fine , its a 2.5 Laptop Drive and Sata Connector , so no issues.

 

If you have an Adapter then use it or get one.

 

Or try the old drive in the laptop and see if it boots , if not - reinstall current Drive that works.



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Posted 01 May 2016 - 04:32 AM

Ok please stay in contact in case something goes worng



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Posted 01 May 2016 - 04:45 AM

http://i.imgur.com/LYyq8yr.jpg How do I change the hard drives?



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Posted 01 May 2016 - 08:05 AM

1/ Remove the Side Screws on the Backing Plate.

2/ Then detach the drive from cable connection Block.

3/ Do not damage or tug on the cable.

 

Or watch the Video.

 


Edited by Havachat, 01 May 2016 - 08:07 AM.


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Posted 01 May 2016 - 11:59 AM

Ok so after doing I discovered 2 things. 
First my 750GB HDD is working FINE. Cool wich means I have more space now I guess.
second: The guy who was fixing my pc made me pay for unneeded second hard drive.
thank you for helping

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 12:56 PM

Put the "unneeded" drive to good use as an external drive.

Good to have so you can make regular backups of your computer, which will come in handy if the 750 drive does crash.

You can get an adapter as suggested by Havachat OR buy an enclosure for it.

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 01:16 PM

If you are going to use the old hdd as storage I would suggest wiping the drive so that Windows is no longer on it and then format it to NTFS and you will be ready to go.

 

You can use a program like Darik's Boot and Nuke to overwrite (wipe) the hdd.


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Posted 01 May 2016 - 08:31 PM

Adding to the last 2 comments , are you intending to leave the 750GB in the Lappy ?

 

If so then see how it goes for a week or two , before wiping the other  ...just in case.

 

I personally would leave the drive that your mate put in and then use the 750GB as an external drive / backups etc.

 

Either way its up to you as per choice which way you go and your requirements.

Also save any req personal files if needed from the drive you intend to use externally prior to formatting.

 

Hope all goes well.



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 07:31 PM

 think nobody has  noticed that theres a secondary hard drive bay in there wich means you can put both hard drives at the same time and have both aalways in your laptop, just open it again and on the other side of the hdd there is another hole where your hard drive goes in, just insert it the same way as the other one and boot up


Don't even think about it if your not sure





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