Adding Hard Drive Space to Your Laptop





Introduction: Adding Hard Drive Space to Your Laptop

I'm sure that many of your laptops are full or nearly full and would like an easy way to add more hard drive space to your computer. I used to keep a USB drive at home for backups until recently, when I was forced to transfer over all of my music because my laptop's hard drive was full. This is when I decided to velcro my USB drive to the top of my laptop so I could travel without having to worry about a dangling hard drive.

Step 1: Materials


+USB drive
+Velcro tape with adhesive backing

Step 2: Cut and Affix the Adhesive Strips

1. Cut 2 strips of equal length from both the rough and soft velcro strips.

2. Stick 2 of the strips on the USB drive and the other 2 on the top of the laptop where you want the drive to be located.

(I found that it was best to have the USB drive on the bottom middle of the laptop so that the weight of the drive would not shake the screen. I also chose to affix the rough velcro to the USB drive but this is just personal preference.)

Step 3: Tidy Up the Cord

Once the drive is in place, cut a small section of velcro and stick it near the edge of the laptop in order to clear up the extra cord.

Step 4: Final Product

Now you can travel with your laptop without fiddling around with USB drives.



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    made mine last year and it is much commented on (positively!) and admired...thank you - a great idea indeed.

    that isnt really an instructable, anyone with common sense could think of it.

    Not me, I have an IQ equivalent to that of the 3M Velcro pads featured. Great idea!

    You have an IQ equivalent to Velcro? That's not something I'd admit to...

    You would if you had an IQ equivalent to Velcro.

    ehh, Velcro is not the dumbest thing I've come in contact with.... then again I do work in retail; so I come in contact with all sorts of dumb, all day long. I will give you that most people are basically smart and nice, but every day I deal with at least one or two who prolly' wish they were as smart as Velcro. ... So, I give Much respect to all the people as smart as Velcro.

    It is. Some of the stuff on here features nearly impossible things and explains them, while others simply provide cool ideas. This is one of those ideas.

    Call it what you want, I'm just trying to get the idea out there.

    I had to comment that I appreciated the UCB sticker.