An Easy Notebook Upgrade

Last Updated May 23, 2007 2:54 PM EDT

hitachi-notebook-pc-upgrade-kit2.jpgIf your trusty notebook's more than a year or two old, the hard drive is probably bursting at the seams. Hitachi's Notebook PC Upgrade Kit lets you swap in a new drive with up to 160GB of storage. But wait, there's more: The kit includes an external enclosure designed to simplify migration to the new drive--and give the old one an afterlife.

Here's how it works: After installing the new drive in the enclosure, you connect it to your notebook and run included software to clone the old drive. Then you move the new drive inside the notebook and load the old one into the enclosure, where it lives on as a backup drive, extra storage, or whatever. How sweet is that?

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