Package Contents: NexStar External 3.5” HDD Enclosure: (NST-350U2, NST-350UF): • Driver CD • User Manual • NexStar External 3.5“ HDD Enclosure • Power Adaptor • Power Cable • USB Cable • FireWire Cable (NST-350UF Only) • Vertical Stand • Screws TRADEMARKS MS-DOS, Microsoft, Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
1. Introduction: With the NexStar 3.5" External Hard Drive Enclosure, you can back up your valuable data, transfer your collection of videos and songs, or even carry that important presentation with you quickly and easily. The NexStar is an ideal way to add an extra hard drive to your system without having to open your system and deal with jumpers and cables.
3. System Requirements: • Intel Pentium II 350MHz-compatible or Apple G3 processor and greater • Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP or Mac OS 8.6 and greater • USB-equipped system • For USB 2.0 speeds, the system must support USB 2.0 specifications • For FireWire, the system must support FireWire (IEEE 1394) specifications •...
5. Installation: NexStar External 3.5” HDD Enclosure: 5.1. Hardware Installation: Installing the hard drive: 1) Set the hard drive jumpers to MASTER or SINGLE DRIVE ONLY. Please refer to the documentation included with your hard drive for information on how to accomplish this.
4) Hook the bottom cover in place to cover the bottom of the unit (see image below). Repeat for top cover. 5) Using the included screws (smaller ones), secure the covers onto the case. (see image below) Note: When removing the hard drive from the NexStar, be careful not to yank on the IDE cable or the power cable.
Connecting the NexStar to your computer: 1) Connect the appropriate interface cable between the NexStar and your computer a. USB: Connect the type B connector to the NexStar and the type A connector to an available USB 1.1/2.0 port on your system. b.
Windows 98SE USB (NST-350UF – Combo Drive): 1) If this is the first time you are using the NexStar, unplug the NexStar if you currently have it connected. If the [Add New Hardware Wizard] dialog box is open, close it. 2) Insert the included Driver's CD into your CD-Rom drive and click on the Win 98 USBDriver option.
Mac OS 9.0 or later - (NST-350U2, NST-350UF): 1) No drivers are necessary when using Mac OS 9.0 or later. If the hard drive does not appear on the desktop, be sure to partition your hard drive. Note: If you are using Toaster as your CD recorder software in Mac OS 9.0 or 9.2, you must install the USB 2.0 extension driver for Toaster.
6. Disconnecting the NexStar: NexStar External 3.5” HDD Enclosure: Warning: NEVER remove the NexStar while the hard drive is in use. Doing so may corrupt the data on the hard drive or damage the hard drive, NexStar, or computer. Windows 98SE/ME/XP/2000: 1) Make sure all operations using the hard drive within the NexStar has ceased.
7. Creating A New Partition: Note: Most hard drives should come with a CD that includes its installation program. If not, a download should be available on the manufacturers website. The best way to partition a new hard drive is by using the manufacturers program. However,if that is not possible,please try the following instead (if using Mac OS 9 or below, please refer to your hard drive documentation for information on formatting/partitioning the hard drive): Warning: Doing the following will erase any existing data on the drive.
Mac OS X 10.x.x: Initializing a Hard Drive: If you are using a new hard drive, you may need to initialize it first. You can initialize your internal hard drive using a program called Drive Setup, which is on the Mac OS CD that came with your computer. 1.
Mac OS X 10.x.x: Formatting a Hard Drive: 1. Start the Disk Utility tool (under Applications) 2. Select the new hard drive you are trying to install 3. Click on the “Erase” tab 4. Choose a volume format and assign a name to the new drive. 5.
8. Troubleshooting/FAQ: NexStar External 3.5” HDD Enclosure: Q. What should the jumper settings on my hard drive be set to? A. We recommend the hard drive be set to MASTER. Q. My computer recognizes the NexStar, but it does not assign a drive letter to it. A.
Q. Why can’t Windows 98SE read my hard drive? It works with Windows XP/2000. A. Windows 98SE cannot recognize the NTFS file system. If you wish to use the device with Windows XP/2000 and Windows 98SE, you need to format the drive as FAT32. Q.
Also, check for any cosmetic flaws. If any parts are missing or if there are cosmetic defects, please contact the retailer from which you purchased the unit immediately and ask for a replacement. 10. Contact: Vantec Thermal Technologies 43951 Boscell Rd. Fremont, CA 94538 tel: 510-668-0368 fax: 510-668-0367 website: www.vantecusa.com...