In this tutorial we learn how to install a primary hard drive. The primary drive is your main drive, not a secondary drive. Installing a secondary drive is similar but you will have to configure your drive differently. Be sure to have your documentation handy at all times.
Learning how to install computer components like a hard drive is not hard, but proper preparation is the key to making it a smooth experience.
Before beginning you should completely shut down your computer. Also be sure to switch the power supply switch into the off position and pull the AC cord from the wall outlet.
1. Remove the Case and Set Your Drive Jumper
The first order of business is to open your computer case so that you can install the hard drive. The method of doing this varies, but most modern cases use a mini-tower design and have side panels that are screwed onto the chassis.
You will need to find the panel that sits above the motherboard and remove the screws in the back to slide the panel