Installing in the forward drive bay
To install a second (slave) hard disk drive in the forward drive bay:
Turn off the computer and unplug all power cords.
If there is a diskette in the diskette drive, remove it.
Take suitable anti-static precautions and remove all the system
panels. For more information see "Anti-static precautions" in
the Safety & Regulatory Notices at the start of this manual.
Carefully remove the plastic bezel blanking insert from the
lowest front drive slot by pushing it out from the rear with a
blunt instrument (for example, the end of a rubber-tipped
pencil). A hole for this is provided inside the system unit,
alongside the drive bay.
Pull out the metal blanking plate from the front of the internal
drive bay metalwork.
Remove the 3.5-inch drive mounting plate (it is secured by
two screws on each side).
If you are fitting a 3.25-inch hard disk drive, attach it to the
3.5-inch drive mounting plate using the special screws provided
with the drive. Carefully slide the mounting tray (with drive)
back into the drive bay from the front, then secure it on both
sides using the screws you removed at Step 6.
Attach a spare power cable to the new drive (it does not matter
greatly which of the available power cables you choose).
If you are fitting an E-IDE drive, attach the spare connector on
the HDD ribbon (signal) cable to the slave drive. (The HDD
ribbon cable has two connectors on it; one for the master drive
and one for the slave drive.)
◊ If you are fitting a SCSI drive, attach a spare connector on
the SCSI ribbon (signal) cable to the slave drive.
10. Check to ensure that no other cables or connections have
become dislodged or trapped during the work, then refit the
internal metal blanking plate, the plastic front bezel and the
system unit panels.
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