newmodeUS: Yes, you can still clone. Just make sure that you test the new cloned drive extensively after cloning. Sorry, we don't have any cloning videos at the present. If your laptop is a dv9000 series, the hard drive in there should be SATA.
newmodeUS: Yes, the correct hard drive to use is a SATA 2.5"
newmodeUS: What you would do first is install the new HDD in the 2nd drive bay with a 2nd HDD kit. Then run the cloning software. Once done, swap the original drive out with the new one. Thanks!
Men Munroe: This computer is the worst.. don't waste your time or money
newmodeUS: If it is a new drive, you will have to "format and partition" the drive.
GUITARWANNEBEE EVH (Craig): Sorry for the typo .. I meant 350GB
GUITARWANNEBEE EVH (Craig): I got a HP dv9715nr and i have a WD 6350gb HD that works perfectly as my primary >> I installed another of the same HD and I don't see it when I go to MY COMPUTER , I see it when i go to devise manager I see it and it says its working properly .. I also don't see it when i go to DISKPART ... any help would be great ...TY
newmodeUS: No idea why access is that slow. The controller should be able to support much faster than that.
ShiversandCo: Thanks I've followed your instructions. The drive I have installed is a Hitachi 250GB Travelstar. Unfortunately the write speed is in the region of kb/s not mb/s. How do I speed it up -- any ideas?
Nome Byface: question ?? In order to upgrade the main HD ( C drive ) is their any formating that needs to be done or does the main OS stay on the computer and all i need to do is switch HD.. plug and play ??
zenith828: How do i boot from the second harddrive bay?
Andromeda: Very helpful thanks!
thehandoftheking: Is that a special size SATA HDD, like in inches? I have an HDD that came from an old laptop. It says ATA/IDE, I guess that will not work, huh?
Meteorix 69: how many GB this hard drive has?
geodescent: I'm curious, if you move your single primary HD to the 2nd bay and install a new, bigger HD in the primary bay, would you need to ghost/image the data of your original drive into the new HD or can a dv9000 boot from the second HD bay?
ChaosStep: I'm having to replace my primary drive. I bought a new one and system recovery dvds specific to my model of laptop; DV9820ea. is it just a case of replacing hard drives and booting up with recovery discs to have it up and running again?
bchwlkr: What about grounding before opening your computer? Is that not important anymore? Guy never mentioned it.
newmodeUS: Thanks Efi4ltis!
For most of the dv9000 series, you will have to slow a 3.0Gb/s SATA drive down to 1.5Gb/s.
Spyros Maniatopoulos: Can I also add SATA2 HDDs or are they different ?
Is there a limit to the HHD's speed - can I use both 5400 and 7200 RPM ?
awesome video, thnx! :D
newmodeUS: you will see it in the "specifications" of the drive when shopping for one.
Right now, all 2.5" SATA drives are 9.5mm. It's only the new 1TB and 750GB drives that are taller than 9.5mm and won't fit in your laptop