Hard Drive Installation Guide for HP dv9000 notebooks
For purposes of this discussion, we will refer to all HP Pavilion dv9000, dv9000t, dv9100, dv9200, dv9300, dv9400, dv9500, dv9600, dv9700, dv9800, dv9900 notebooks as the "dv9000" since adding a hard disk drive (HDD) to all above mentioned notebooks are similar. Click here to see a complete listing of dv9000 HDD compatible notebooks. This is definitely an-easy-to-do DIY project.
close up view of drive being inserted into dv9000 second hard drive bay
dv9000 hard drive installation complete!
Note 1: If you are installing a NEW hard drive (drive that has not been formatted/partitioned), you may have to format/partition your new drive after you install it as a second drive in the notebook (or else you may not see the second hard drive when you boot up the notebook)
To format and partition your newly installed 2nd hard drive
- Click on the Windows Icon at the bottom left corner
- Click the "Administrative e tools" Icon
- Select "Computer Management"
- Click on "Storage"
- Click on "Disk Management"
- You will see the "new drive" show up
- "Right click" on the new drive box and select "Format", select "Yes", then select "OK"
Note 2: If you have installed the 2nd hard drive and your laptop is hanging/not booting, check if your new drive is a 3GB/s drive. If it is a 3GB/s drive, you may have to set a jumper on the new hard drive to bring it down to 1.5GB/s.