How To Remove A Hard Drive
Need to know how to remove a hard drive? It is much simpler then you think it is. This article assumes you are using a desktop and not a laptop computer. Knowing how to remove a hard drive is a useful skill, especially if you have very personal information on it (as everyone with a computer does). Removing a hard drive on an old computer before throwing it out is a must-do for so many reasons, most importantly, to make sure all your sensitive info is safe.
You will need the following tool(s) to remove the hard drive:
- Screw driver. This will allow you to remove the screws mounting the hard drive inside the casing
- Turn off computer. Before you remove a hard drive, turn off and unplug the desktop computer and everything that is connected to it.
- Open computer. Next, open up the case. On some cases you just press buttons and it will open up, and other cases you will need your screw driver to open.
- Locate hard drive. Once you have the desktop case open, you will need to locate the hard drive. It is usually near the CD/DVD ROM.
- Disconnect the hard drive. Now you are ready to remove a hard drive. Next you will want to disconnect all the cables that are connected to the hard drive.
Unscrew Sometimes it is easier to unscrew the hard drive from the metal brackets so you can reach both sides of the cable that you are trying to remove. Once you have disconnected the cables and unscrewed the hard drive from the metal bracket, you have succeeded in your quest to remove the hard drive from the computer. Wasn't that easy?