This document pertains to HP desktop computers with the following case:
Before you begin
Turn off the computer, disconnect all cables, and transfer the computer to a clear, flat, stable work surface over a non-carpeted floor.
HP strongly recommends the use of an anti-static wrist strap and a conductive foam pad when working on the computer.
WARNING: The edges of metal panels can cut skin. Be careful not to slide skin along any interior metal edge of the computer.
CAUTION: This product contains components that can be damaged by electrostatic discharge (ESD). To reduce the chance of ESD damage, work over a noncarpeted floor, use a static dissipative work surface (such as a conductive foam pad), and wear an ESD wrist strap connected to a grounded surface.
Use the steps in this section to install a new hard drive into an empty drive bay.
Turn the hard drive upside down and slide it into the hard drive tray.
Align the screw holes on the hard drive with the screw holes on the hard drive tray and then attach the four screws.
Pull any cables out of the way and then slide the hard drive tray back into the computer.
Reattach the screw to secure the hard drive tray to the computer drive tray.
Connect the power and data cables to the drive. The connectors are keyed and can be attached in only one way.
If you are installing an Parallel ATA drive (IDE flat ribbon cable) check the jumpers on the new drive to make sure they are correct. Normally, the drive should have the jumper set to Cable Select (CS).
Jumper positions can vary from drive to drive. Look for etchings or diagrams printed on the drive for instructions.
Replace the fan assembly by aligning the three tabs on the top of the fan assembly with the corresponding slots on the computer and ...
... swing the fan assembly down until the fan assembly tabs connect with the computer slots, ...
... and then push the posts on the other side of the assembly into position on the computer drive tray.
Replace the right side panel, and then reconnect the cables.
CAUTION: MBR or NTFS partitions are limited to 2 TB (without using dynamic disks and volume sets). If you are installing a hard drive that is 2 TB or greater, HP recommends formatting the drive using GPT partitions.
For more information about replacing the right side panel, refer to the HP support documents
Opening the PC Case