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Chapter 4. Bigger Is Better: Upgrading S... > Upgrade #3: Replacing Your Existing ...

Upgrade #3: Replacing Your Existing Hard Drive

It's one thing to add a second hard drive to your system. It's quite another to replace your existing hard drive—you know, the one that holds all your existing data and software programs, as well as your operating system.

Physically, replacing the drive is as simple as taking the old one out of your system unit and plugging the new one into the same spot. The big challenge in replacing a hard drive is how to transfer your existing stuff from the old drive to the new one.


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