Friday, February 1, 2008

Install Hard Drive

Before you install the hard drive, you need to check its connection type. There are two types of connection: IDE and SATA. SATA has a faster transfer speed than IDE. For more detail, refer to the hard drive guide. This guide will only be dealing with SATA installation. For hard drive with IDE connection, refer to the CD Drive installation guide.

Install Hard Drive

The first step to install a hard drive is to put it into the hard drive cageFirstly, you have to put the hard drive to the 3.5" bay and screw it tight.

Secondly, attach the SATA interface cable to the interface connector on the hard drive. The connector is keyed and will fit in only one way. Attach the other end of the SATA interface cable to the SATA slot on the motherboard. Make sure that the slot is labeled SATA1.

Thirdly, attach the power cable to the power receptor on the hard drive. The connector is keyed and will fit in only one way. Connect the other end to a power connector.

Finished.

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