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Removable Hard Drive Carriers

This machine comes with the capability to change drives without opening the case. I am having a problem finding a replacement hard drive carrier.

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You might want to start by looking at this web link. some pretty cheap ones. at the very least it will give you the model numbers for some hdcases. I would also suggest the second link. Newegg is a great site with quality products.


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The 13 Easy Steps to Installing a Primary Hard Drive Compiled By Our Editors Believe it or not, all it takes is less than a half-an-hour and a Phillips screwdriver to install your primary IDE hard drive into your desktop PC. Simply follow this illustrated 13-step guide and it’s mission accomplished! Please make sure you consult your user manual and other manufacturer-provided documentation while you complete the installation - you will need to refer to instructions at certain points in the operation.
image1.jpg 1. The first step is obvious! Power down your PC! And for safety measures make sure you have unplugged all your power cords.
image2.jpg 2. Next locate all the screws and/or clamps that hold the computer case and/or panels together.. image3.jpg 3. Now it's time to gain access to the interior of the computer case. Simply remove the case or the panels that hold it together.
image4.jpg 4. If your PC happens to have a removable hard drive bracket, now is the time to remove it! It’s specially designed to be removed without hassles, and its absence will make this simple installation project even easier.
image5.jpg 5. Now it's time to leaf through the documentation that came with your hard drive, along with any included diagrams, for instructions on how to set the jumpers on the drive. If you're the type of person who hates to read the instructions, bury your impulse to neglect this crucial step. If your system has but a single drive connected to the cable, use the “Cable Select” option; this will suffice in most cases when there is only one drive. If another drive exists it will be connected to the same IDE cable, using the “Master” setting.
image6.jpg 6. You're almost halfway done! Wasn't that easy. Now the fun begins! Slide your hard drive into the drive bay, then fasten it down. Some cases employ a system in which slide rails mount onto the drive for easy insertion and removal from the drive bay.
image7.jpg 7. Remember that removable drive bay bracket that you removed in Step 4? Now it's time to return it to the inside of the case.
image8.jpg 8. You will find that most ATA/66 and ATA/100 IDE cables have either a blue connector or a connector labeled “System Board.” In the likely case that this applies to your PC, plug this blue connector into either the IDE0 (Primary) or IDE1 (Secondary) connector on the motherboard. The primary connector is color-coded blue, in most circumstances, to indicate that it should be used for a hard drive. Usually, you can insert the cables in but one way. However, if the cable is not keyed for one-way insertion, make sure that the red stripe on the IDE cable matches up to “Pin 1” on the motherboard.
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image12.jpg 12. Tighten any screws or clamps to fasten down the case or panel.
image13.jpg 13. Finally, reattach your computer’s power supplies.
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