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How to remove a hard drive


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You can remove the hard drive only after completely turning it off from the power and data system.

You will need

  • Phillips screwdriver for computer equipment



Shut down the operating system, shut down the computer.


Turn off the power supplied to the system unit. To do this, turn the toggle switch on the back of the system unit to the Off position. Unplug the power supply from the system unit or disconnect the voltage regulator.


Arrange the system unit so that it is convenientPerform work inside it, if necessary, disconnect the wires from the rear wall of the system unit. Using a screwdriver, unscrew the self-tapping screws that hold the wall of the system unit, or open the computer system latch. You need to remove the wall opposite the one near which the motherboard is fixed. Carefully remove the unscrewed wall of the system unit, removing it from the grooves.


Find the hard drive. Remove the data feed line and the power wire from the back panel. If then you plan to return it to the same place, then remember to which loop and to which connector it was attached to the disk. This will avoid errors in determining the order of hard disks in the system.

For SATA hard drives, just pull outSATA wire. If you plan to return the disk to the site without changes, remember which output of the SATA motherboard it was attached to (the first, second, third, fourth). It is also the prevention of connection errors.


Sometimes in system units, the hard disk is attached to theA special mini-box that is removed and inserted sliding on the guides, then you can not twist it, but just take it in this block. More often the hard disk, as well as other components of the system unit, is fixed directly to the case of the unit with screws. If the hard disk is fixed with screws from both sides, you still have to pull out the rear wall of the system unit. Remove the screws securing the hard drive with a screwdriver. Usually there are four of them.


Now you can remove the hard drive by pulling it towards the back of the system unit.

How to remove a hard drive Was last modified: May 23rd, 2017 By Meodeagn
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