In most cases, MSI preinstalls a 1TB HDD or small SSD on its laptops, which is too small for gaming. It is common for people to upgrade their MSI hard drives after a while. MSI hard drives can be replaced with SSDs, which provide faster running speeds to enjoy fast gaming, browsing and more. In this article, we will show how to replace a laptop hard disk in an MSI laptop.
How to replace Laptop Hard Drive MSI GP62MVR. Fix, Install, and Repair HDD GE72 GE62 GT72 GS73
First, you have to place your MSI laptop upside down.
You must remove the sixteen 5.5 mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
You should use the Jimmy tool to pry loose the bottom cover evenly. When performing the task, you need to be very careful. When removing the bottom cover, ensure all sides are detached from the plastic hinge before you begin.
Disconnect the hard drive and remove the hard drive from the device. Gently pry out the hard drive.
Install a new HDD or SSD in place of the old one.
Tips: It is possible to clone HDD to SSD without reinstalling everything if you want to keep your data. While replacing your HDD, you will need a new SSD and USB enclosure for the SATA port or a USB enclosure for the M.2 port to transfer data. Back up the hard drive to a USB/external drive, then restore it to the SSD drive. You will still need an external hard drive to temporarily store backup images and a bootable USB or CD/DVD for disk restoration.
Hopefully, this article can help you replace your MSI hard drive. And the same method applies to different MSI computers like GT70, GT72, GT75, and other hard drive replacements. If unsure what type of SSD suits your MSI computer, you should consult the manufacturer.
The information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice or service. If you are experiencing problems with your laptop hard drive, please consult a qualified technician.