Internal drive removal and installation - NetVista 2289, 6824

Internal drives are devices that your computer uses to read and store data. You can add drives to your computer to increase storage capacity and to enable your computer to read other types of media. Some of the different drives that are available for your computer are:

  • Hard disk drives
  • CD-ROM drives or DVD-ROM drives
  • Removable media drives


Internal drives are installed in bays. The bays are referred to as bay 1, bay 2, and so on. When you install an internal drive, it is important to note what type and size of drive that you can install in each bay. Also, it is important to correctly connect the internal drive cables to the installed drive.

Drive specifications

  • A CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive in bay 1
  • A 3.5-inch diskette disk drive in bay 3
  • A 3.5-inch hard drive in bay 4


Any bay that does not have a drive installed has a static shield and bay panel
installed.
The following illustration shows the locations of the drive bays.

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The following table describes some of the drives you can install in each bay and
their height requirements.

Bay number
Maximum height
Description
143.0 mm (1.7 in.)
  • CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive
    (preinstalled in some models)
  • 5.25-inch hard disk drive
243.0 mm (1.7 in.)
  • 5.25-inch hard disk drive
  • 3.5-inch hard disk drive (requires a mounting bracket)
  • CD-ROM drive
  • DVD-ROM drive
325.8 mm (1.0 in.)
  • 3.5-inch diskette drive (preinstalled)
425.8 mm (1.0 in.)
  • 3.5-inch hard disk drive

Notes:

  1. Drives that are greater than 43.0 mm (1.7 in.) high cannot be installed.
  2. Install removable media (tape or CD) drives in the accessible bays (bay 1 or 2).

Installing a drive

To install an internal drive, follow these steps:

  1. Remove the cover. See Cover removal.
  2. If your computer has a CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive, you might need to
    remove the signal and power cables from the drive.
  3. Remove the bay panel from the drive bay by inserting a flat-blade screwdriver
    at the end and gently prying it loose.
  4. Remove the metal shield from the drive bay by inserting a flat-blade
    screwdriver into one of the slots and gently prying it loose.

    removing metal shield

  5. Make sure the drive that you are installing is set correctly as either a master or a slave device.

    • If it is the first CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive, set it as a master device.
    • If it is an additional CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive, set it as a slave
      device.
    • If it is an additional hard disk drive, set it as a slave device.

    Refer to the documentation that comes with your drive for master/slave
    jumper information.

  6. Install the drive into the bay. Align the screw holes and install two screws to
    secure the drive.

    installing a drive

  7. Each integrated drive electronics (IDE) drive requires two cables; a four-wire
    power cable that connects to the power supply and a signal cable that connects to the system board. For a CD-ROM drive, you might also have an audio cable.

    drive connections

    The steps to connect an IDE drive are different depending on the type of drive you are connecting. Use one of the following procedures for your drive connection.

 

Connecting the first IDE CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive

  1. Locate the three-connector signal cable that comes with your computer or with the new drive.
  2. Locate the secondary IDE connector on the system board. See Identifying parts on the system board.
  3. Connect one end of the signal cable to the drive and the other to the secondary IDE connector on the system board. To reduce electronic noise, use the connectors at the end of the cable only.
  4. Your computer has extra power connectors for additional drives. Connect a
    power connector to the drive.
  5. If you have a CD-ROM audio cable, connect it to the drive and to the system
    board. See Identifying parts on the system board.

 

Connecting an additional IDE CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive

  1. Locate the secondary IDE connector on the system board and the
    three-connector signal cable. See Identifying parts on the system board.
  2. Connect the extra connector in the signal cable to the new CD-ROM drive or
    DVD-ROM drive.
  3. Your computer has extra power connectors for additional drives. Connect a
    power connector to the drive.

 

Connecting an additional IDE hard disk drive

  1. Locate the primary IDE connector on the system board. One end of the
    three-connector cable connects to the hard disk drive, and the other connects to the system board. See Identifying parts on the system board.
  2. Connect the extra connector in the signal cable to the new hard disk drive.
  3. Your computer has extra power connectors for additional drives. Connect a
    power connector to the drive.
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