11. Upgrading the Hard Drive
In This Chapter
• Looking under the hood at what drives a hard drive
• Getting a handle on how hard drives connect to your PC
• Learning the essentials for buying a hard drive
• Getting an old hard drive out of your PC
• Getting a new hard drive into your PC
The hard drive is one of your PC’s most vital components. Without it, Windows would have nowhere to store itself, and you would have nowhere to store your documents, photos, music, and other data. This chapter gives you a bit of background about how a hard drive works, gives you some pointers for buying a hard drive, and then gets down to the details as I show you how to install a new hard drive.
How a Hard Drive Works
Hard drives are an amazing combination ...