Chapter 2. Using the drive
This chapter provides information on setting up the drive for use.
Connecting the drive
This topic provides instructions on connecting the drive to your computer with the provided USB Y cable.
To connect the drive to your computer, do the following:
1. Turn on your computer.
2. Depending on the USB connector on your computer, do one of the following:
• For USB 3.0 connector
to the USB 3.0 connector on your computer. If the cable is not long enough, you can use
the USB Y cable by connecting
• For USB 2.0 connector
Figure 2. Connecting the drive
• It is recommended that you complete all tasks or save current tasks related to the drive, such as
reading or writing the disc, before the system restarts or enters sleep or hibernation mode.
• If the computer needs to boot from the drive, it is recommended to connect the drive to the
notebook directly instead of connecting it to the ultrabase, dock, or port replicator.
Installing the software
After you have connected the drive to your computer, you can install the software on the Software and User
Guide Disc. For the detailed software description, see "Software description" on page 2.
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to your computer and then connecting
to your computer in order to get sufficient electricity. Then connect