Connect the device to the computer.
If you are connecting a powered device, plug the device power cord into a grounded AC outlet.
Turn on the device.
To disconnect an unpowered external device, turn off the device, and then disconnect it from the computer.
To disconnect a powered external device, turn off the device, disconnect it from the computer, and then
unplug the AC power cord.
Using optional external drives
Removable external drives expand your options for storing and accessing information. A USB drive can be
added by connecting the drive to a USB port to the computer.
HP external USB optical drives should be connected to the powered USB port to the computer.
USB drives include the following types:
1.44-megabyte diskette drive
Hard drive module
External optical drive (CD, DVD, and Blu-ray)
Using the expansion port (select models only)
The expansion port connects the computer to an optional docking or expansion device, so that additional
ports and connectors can be used with the computer.
Using optional external devices