Replacing the Hard Drive in HP Pavilion v100 Series Desktop PCs
This document pertains to HP desktop computers with the following computer 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.
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Removing the primary disk drive
Use the steps in this section to remove a hard drive so that an empty bay can be used to install a new drive.
WARNING: Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
With all cables disconnected from the computer, remove the right side panel and the front cover.
Remove the two screws that secure the hard drive cage to the computer.
Lift the hard drive cage handle. Slide the cage backward and then pull the hard drive cage partially out of the computer.
Remove the power and data cables and then remove the hard drive cage from the computer.
CAUTION: If you are disconnecting a serial ATA SATA drive, make sure to press in on the latch when removing the data cable. Failure to do so, can damage the cable.
Remove the four screws (2 on each side) that secure the hard drive cage to the hard drive.
Slide the hard drive out of the rear of the hard drive cage.
Installing a primary disk drive
Use the steps in this section to install a new hard drive into an empty drive bay.
Slide the hard drive into the top slot of the hard drive cage.
Align the 4 screw holes on the hard drive with the screw holes on each side of the hard drive cage, and then attach the screws.
NOTE: If installing a second hard drive, repeat this procedure in the lower drive slot in hard drive cage.
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 very from drive to drive. Look for etchings or diagrams printed on the drive for instructions.
Connect the power and data cables to the drive. The connectors are keyed and can be attached in only one way.
NOTE: If you are installing a second SATA hard drive, attach a SATA data cable to an available SATA connector on the motherboard before attaching it to the rear of the drive.
Align the four hooks on the bottom of the hard drive cage ...
... into the four slots on the computer.
Slide the cage forward until the screw holes on the hard drive cage align with the screw holes on the computer.
Push the hard drive cage lever down.
Replace the two screws that secure the hard drive cage to the computer.
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.