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Internal drive removal and installation - NetVista 6029

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

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


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


Drive specifications
The 6029 computers come with the following IBM-installed drives:

  • A CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or CD-RW drive in bay 1 (some models)
  • 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.

drive bay layout


The following table describes some of the drives that can be installed in each bay and their height requirements.

Bay Maximum heightDescription
143.0mm (1.7in)CD-ROM drive (preinstalled in some models)
5.25-inch hard disk drive
243.0mm (1.7in)5.25-inch hard disk drive
3.5-inch hard disk drive (requires a mounting bracket)
CD-ROM drive
DVD-ROM drive
CD-RW drive
325.8mm (1.0in)3.5-inch diskette drive (preinstalled)
425.8mm (1.0in)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 the computer has a CD drive or DVD 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 drive or DVD drive, set it as a master device.
    • If it is an additional CD drive or DVD drive, set it as a slave device.
    • If it is a hard disk drive, set it as a slave device

    Refer to the documentation that comes with the drive for master/slave jumper
    information.
  6. Install the drive into the bay. Close and latch the drive securing lock to secure
    the 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, there might also be an audio cable.


    inserting drive

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

To connect the first IDE CD drive or DVD drive

  1. Locate the three-connector signal cable that came with the 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 there is a CD-ROM audio cable, connect it to the drive and to the system board. See Identifying parts on the system board.


To connect an additional IDE CD drive or DVD 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 drive or DVD drive.
  3. The computer has extra power connectors for additional drives. Connect a power connector to the drive.

To connect 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. The computer has extra power connectors for additional drives. Connect a
    power connector to the drive.
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