How to Remove/Upgrade the Hard Drive in Your Asus Eee PC Netbook Computer

by Michael on March 16, 2011 · 1 comment

Here’s some more diy computer goodness for you… I just showed you how to upgrade the RAM in your Asus Eee PC. What about replacing or upgrading your hard drive? As it turns out, this is just as easy as adding RAM to your computer.


Once again, these instructions are based on an Asus 1000HE, though they’ll be similar several other Asus models. For starters, remove the upgrade door on the back of your netbook just as you would for a RAM upgrade (click here for pictures). Next, remove the single screw (marked in red below) that’s holding the hard drive bracket in place (marked with a red dot, below).

asus hard drive upgrade

Now it’s just a matter of sliding the drive to the left to disconnect it, and then lifting it out. To replace or upgrade your hard drive, you’ll need to remove the four screws (two on each of the long sides) to get the old drive out of the mounting sled.

From there, simply mount the new drive in the bracket, drop it back into your computer, slide it to the right to connect it, secure it with that single mounting screw, and then put the access door back on. That’s it, couldn’t be easier.

As far as replacements go, you’re looking for a 2.5 inch SATA hard drive. The stock drive is a 160GB, 5400 RPM drive. Feel free to go bigger and/or faster if you wish. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, you might even consider going with a solid-state drive (SSD). Have fun!


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Brad December 8, 2013 at 12:10 pm

After I replace the hard drive in my Asus 1000HE do I just run the system disk that that came with the machine to reload the software. Do I need to format the drive first. If so how do I do that.

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