Upgrading Laptop Hard Drive Using Data Transfer Kit

Uploaded by cmsproducts on 31.08.2007

Today we are going to be upgrading the hard drive on this Gateway laptop. It’s got too
much information on there and I’ve run out of room. And I need to go up to a larger hard
drive so I got this Data Transfer Kit from CMS Products. It’s a great little product,
it allows you to basically take a new 2.5 inch laptop hard drive and insert into this
transfer enclosure. It includes some software that will allow
you to transfer all your files, your Operating System, and applications, onto a new hard
drive. Then it’s just a matter of installing the disc drive in the laptop.
The kit comes with all of the cabling, uh, even includes a carrying case for the enclosure,
you can even use it as a backup solution after you have done the transfer.
The software supports Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
For laptop computers there are currently two kinds of hard drive.
For machines manufactured say more than two years ago around 2005 or earlier, most of
the machines came with what they call a PATA or IDE hard drive. You can tell what kind
of hard drive it is by the pin outs. You can see on the end here, that’s a standard PATA
drive. And then the new SATA Drive come with more
of a clip type interface on the end. So, before you do a hard drive upgrade, make sure you
know what type of hard drive your computer takes.
The CMS transfer kit will accept both kinds of drive. So you’ve got a connector here
at the bottom, you would just affix your hard drive depending on the type, into the enclosure.
See here, there’s PATA, if you have a SATA drive, you’re just connecting on that. It
accepts both kinds, very unique interface we have there.
OK, we’re going to go ahead and load the, we’ve loaded the BounceBack software, our
transfer software that um, comes with the transfer kit. Go ahead and put that on this
machine and begin our transfer. And the software program is now sizing the
data, to see how much room this requires, and then it will begin transferring the files.
And now the data is transferring from the host computer onto the CMS transfer hard drive.
We will wait for that to complete, then when it’s done we’ll go ahead and swap the
drive. When the transfer of data is finished you
will see a message to reboot the machine, and this is to pickup any system files that
may not have been backed up during the initial pass.
Ok the next step is to, we’re going to swap the drive. We’ll take the hard drive out
of the laptop. This is the old drive that I am unplugging here.
A couple of screws, usually four screws. I’m going to set that to the side.
And then I undock the drive that we just upgraded, and I’m going to fit that into the, this
is the caddy that the drive mounts to. We’re just using two screws right now just
to anchor the drive. If you were doing this upgrade you would make sure that all four
screws were done up. Ok, then I just insert the drive into the
laptop then go ahead and start it up. And the system boots up with the new hard