Do you want to replace an HDD / SSD? Let’s learn precautions and procedures
What should you do if your HDD or SSD of your computer deteriorates? Maybe some buy a new computer. However, if there are no major problems other than the internal HDD or SSD, do you feel that it is a waste to let go of your favorite computer? One of the countermeasures is to replace the internal HDD or SSD in your personal computer with a new one.
In addition, by replacing an HDD with an SSD, it is possible to improve the performance of your personal computer (HDD / SSD) and lead a more comfortable personal computer life. However, if you have never exchanged it yourself, you will of course be worried. This content introduces what steps should be taken to replace an HDD or SSD.
1. Benefits of replacing an HDD / SSD
1-1. Replace an HDD with an SSD [Improvement of performance]
1-2. Replace an HDD with an SSD and one HDD with the other HDD [Improvement of performance]
1-3. Replace an HDD with the other HDD [Improvement of capacity]
2. Clean installation and data migration
2-1. Clean installation
2-2. Data migration
3. How to replace an HDD / SSD
3-1. Check if your computer can be replaced
3-2. Prepare a new HDD / SSD
3-3. Remove an internal HDD / SSD of the personal computer and replace it with a new HDD / SSD.
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You can replace an HDD or SSD by yourself if you learn the procedure. However, there is a risk of failure, so if you want to avoid it, make sure that the computer can be replaced and that the newly prepared product comes with dedicated software before replacement. Also, it is safe to back up important data to another device.
Protect important data! Don’t forget to clone and backup an HDD and SSD
When an HDD or SSD is damaged for some reason, the most terrible thing is that you may not be able to retrieve your data saved on the HDD or SSD. In addition, data will be lost not only due to failure but also due to an initialization of HDD and SSD. In case of data loss, one of the countermeasures is to make a copy or clone of the hard disk, and back it up if necessary.
1. What is HDD / SSD cloning?
2. What is HDD / SSD backup?
In order not to lose your important data, in case of unexpected troubles, it is necessary to prepare backup equipment such as an external HDD or SSD on a daily basis, and to prepare a regular cloning and backup system.
How to migrate OS and data from an HDD to an SSD or one SSD to the other SSD
If you want to speed up the processing speed of a PC that has slowed down due to deterioration over time, or if you want to save more data, one method is “replacement” of an HDD or an SSD. For example, by replacing the drive built into your personal computer with the one with a larger capacity, more data can be saved and work efficiency can be improved.
However, an “OS”, which can be said to be the brain of a personal computer, is always installed on HDDs and SSDs. Therefore, when replacing (such as replacing an HDD with an SSD or replacing one SSD with the new SSD), you need to migrate an OS or newly install an OS on the replaced new HDD or SSD. This content explains how to migrate an OS.
1. How to migrate an OS to new HDD and SSD
1-1. Prepare a new HDD and SSD
1-2. Delete unnecessary data on the original HDD and SSD to reduce the weight of the data
1-3. Create a clone from the original HDD and SSD built into your personal computer to the newly prepared HDD and SSD
1-4. Completely format the original HDD and SSD data
2. Clean installation of an OS
HDDs and SSDs are consumables, so it is unavoidable that these deteriorate depending on the intended use, environment, and years of use. As a result, it naturally leads to a decrease in the performance of the personal computer. However, it is possible to improve them by replacing the HDD or SSD. At first glance, it may seem difficult to migrate an OS, however if you use a dedicated device or software, you can easily do it, so please give it a try.