Warnings and cautions WARNING! Any surface or area of the equipment marked with this symbol indicates the presence of a hot surface or hot component. If this surface is contacted, the potential for injury exists. To reduce the risk of injury from a hot component, enable the surface to cool before touching. WARNING! Any surface or area of the equipment marked with this symbol indicates the presence of an electrical shock hazard.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the workstation, observe the following Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) precautions while performing the system parts removal and replacement procedures: — Work on a static-free mat. — Wear a static strap to ensure that any accumulated electrostatic charge is discharged from your body to the ground.
Step 1—Preparing the workstation Your workstation documentation includes instructions for preparing the workstation for component installation. To prepare the workstation for component installation: Power down the workstation. Disconnect power from the workstation. Remove the chassis access panel. For product-specific information, refer to the Service and Technical Reference Guide for your HP workstation at http://www.hp.com/support/workstation_manuals.
Insert the eSATA adapter into the PCI slot, with the two SATA connector cables protruding inside the workstation chassis (1), and close the PCI retainer (2) to its locked position (as shown in the following two figures). Figure 2 Installing the eSATA adapter (HP xw8600 Workstation) Connect the two eSATA adapter cables to SATA ports SATA4 and SATA5 (the two red colored SATA connectors) on the workstation system board (as shown in the previous and the following figure).
Step 3—Reassembling the workstation After installation, reassemble the workstation using the instructions in the workstation documentation. The reassembly process involves reinstalling the side access panel. Step 4—Connecting eSATA devices to the workstation Follow the manufacturer's instructions when connecting eSATA devices to the HP eSATA adapter. Step 5—Setting the BIOS for eSATA operation Power up the workstation.