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
If there is a diskette in the diskette drive, remove
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).
7a. 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.
7b. If you are fitting a 5.25-inch hard disk drive,
carefully slide the drive into the drive bay from
the front, and secure it on both sides using the
special screws provided with the drive.
Attach a spare power cable to the new drive (it
does not matter greatly which of the available
power cables you choose).
9a. 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.)
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