Repair information on hard drives or hard disks. Hard drives are magnetic data storage devices. They are used in most desktop, laptop, and server due to their low cost and high data density.

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Can I replace the hard drive on a Mercury Elite-AL Pro?

I have a 160GB Mercury Elite-AL Pro storage solution box and wanted to replace the hard drive with something larger. Is it possible? If so, how hard is it on a scale from 1 to 10. With 1 being easy.

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OWC actually makes four versions of this case, all sharing the same Mercury Elite-AL Pro name. The difference is in the internal and external interfaces. Two models have the older IDE internal hard drive interface, and two models have the newer SATA internal hard drive connections.

Here is a teardown of the devices and how to update them.

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As to difficulty, I have torx screwdrivers, for me this is a 1 or at most a 2. Without a torx screwdriver this would push a 7.


Looks that way to me also--you do need the tools. + Ralph


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