Information about Replace or Upgrade Laptop Hard Drive

November 6, 2019

This article is going to give an overview about replace or upgrade laptop hard drive. Generally speaking, it contains what is laptop hard drive replace/upgrade, why to upgrade hard drive for laptop and what assistant do we need.

Description of Replace or Upgrade Laptop Hard Drive

To replace or upgrade laptop hard drive means substituting the old hard drive of one laptop for a new hard disc drive (HDD) or a solid dtate drive (SSD). Different from desktop computer, there is one and one only hard drive in every laptop. If the original hard drive could not meet your needs one day, you can upgrade it by replacing it with a new hard drive.

Before you pull out the old hard drive, you are advised to make a duplicate of its files. There are two methods that can do this task, namely, Disk Backup and Disk Clone. However, under this circumstance, the best way is using Disk Clone to clone your old hard drive in order to transfer those data and files from your old hard drive to your new one. By doing so, all the documents, applications, operating system, data and settings would be moved to your new hard disk. This will save a lot of your energy and time, because it requires no reinstallation and reconfiguration.

Tips: For those who insist on replacing/updating laptop hard drive with Disk Backup, please refer to this article: How to Backup Disk for Windows PC and Server.

Why Should Replace or Upgrade Laptop Hard Drive?

People might ask why should we upgrade or replace hard drive for laptop. Admittedly, that is a good question, and we certainly need a tenable excuse or whatnot. According to incomplete statistics, at present, people replace/upgrade their laptop hard drive mainly because the original hard drive they are using is too small and consequently it could not satisfy the growing demands of users. So, it’s fine and even necessary to increase the use of fun by doing laptop hard drive upgrade.

Is there Any Software You Need to Replace or Upgrade Laptop Hard Drive

In the previous paragraphs, we made an introduction of laptop hard drive upgrade and explained the importance of this operation. We also emphasized the most significant link is to prepare a Disk Clone beforehand, however, which program should we use to meet our expectation? Fortunately, AOMEI Backupper emerges as times require.


AOMEI Backupper is a free backup software that with a powerful clone function. As you can see from the above screenshot, AOMEI Backupper provides two major clone type: Partition Clone and Disk Clone. You use Partition Clone when you only want to backup a specific partition, say, system partition. By doing so, the all the data and programs in system partition will be cloned. To replace or upgrade laptop hard drive, we suggest you to use Disk Clone, that is because this function will clone all the documents, applications, operating system, data and settings without reinstalling and reconfiguring.

Actually, replace or upgrade laptop hard drive would require the same steps as copy hard drive to new hard drive, link to this article for more detailed informations: How to do Disk Clone.