NOTE: The drive can be
easily inserted and
removed from the bay
without turning off the
PC. This feature is
sometimes referred to as
Getting Started Guide
Connecting the Drive
As an external drive, the HP Personal Media Drive connects and disconnects
easily from a USB 2.0 connector on the front or the back of most PCs. The drive
comes with software, an external USB cable, and an external power cord and
power adapter. For information about connecting and using the HP Personal
Media Drive as an external drive, refer to the documentation that came with the
HP Personal Media Drive.
For some HP and Compaq PCs (select models only), the HP Personal Media Drive
is designed to fit inside a horizontal or vertical drive bay.
This special drive bay includes an internal USB port and power cable that connect
to the drive when it is inserted.
The drive turns on when it is plugged into an active USB port. If the PC is turned
on with the drive connected, the drive automatically turns on. When the USB cable
for the drive is not plugged in or when the USB power from the PC is turned off,
the drive automatically turns off. When the PC is in standby mode (a reduced
power state), the drive remains turned on.
WARNING: Do not move the PC with the HP Personal Media Drive
inserted in the bay or connected to a USB port on the PC. This can
cause damage to the drive and cause data loss.