How can I connect an external hard drive to my laptop?
Connect the USB cable to the hard drive if not already connected and the other end to a USB port on the computer.
Plug the other end of the USB cable into a USB port on the computer.
After connecting the external hard drive to the computer, it should be recognized automatically by your computer’s operating system.
How do you connect a hard drive to a computer?
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How do I add a hard drive to my laptop?
How to Install a Hard Drive on Your Laptop
- Turn off the laptop.
- Unplug the AC adapter.
- Prepare your work area.
- Remove the battery.
- Ground yourself before touching the old drive, and again before opening the bag or box that holds the new drive.
- Locate the hard disk drive compartment or bay.
How do I connect my IDE hard drive to my laptop?
When you connect a laptop IDE adapter, a desktop IDE cable and a laptop hard drive to each other, make sure to connect pin 1 on the hard drive, pin 1 on the desktop IDE cable to pin 1 on the adapter. On a desktop IDE cable the side painted in red goes to pin 1. On a laptop hard drive there are 2 groups of pins.