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Partitioning And Formatting The Drive - Mitsubishi Electric apricot ft series Owner's Handbook Manual

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Installing in the rear drive bay

Partitioning and formatting the drive

The rear drive bay is intended for 3.5-inch SCSI hard disk drives.
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 the system
side panel. For more information see "Anti-static precautions"
in the Safety & Regulatory Notices at the start of this manual.
If the rear drive bay already contains a SCSI drive, unplug the
SCSI ribbon (signal) cable and power cable from that drive.
Remove the two screws that secure the rear drive bay to the
chassis and take the bay out of the system unit.
Mount the new drive within the bay using the special screws
provided with the drive. The first drive in the bay must be
secured by its base, the second drive must be secured by its
Return the rear drive bay to the system unit and secure it in
place using the screws you removed at Step 5.
Attach SCSI ribbon cables and spare power cables to the drives
(it does not matter greatly which of the available power cables
you choose).
Check to ensure that no other cables or connections have
become dislodged or trapped during the work, then refit the
system unit panel.
If the computer does not automatically detect the new hard disk
drive the first time you turn it on, start the BIOS Setup utility, go
to the Advanced menu and change the Reset Configuration Data
item to "Yes", then restart the computer.
The new drive will initially be blank. Before you can use the drive,
you must partition and format it.


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