|The first thing you need to do is look at the back of your Hard Drive. You will see on the left is where your 40 pin IDE cable will go. The cable will have a red stripe to show you which wire is #1. If you look closely at your hard drive you will see a notch where the IDE cable goes. Just match it up with the cable.
I like to attach the cable first so I won't have to fiddle with it when it's in the case.
|Their are two different kinds of 40-Pin ribbon cables.
The older ones on the Left have 40-Pins with 40 wires in the ribbon cable.
The newer ones on the Right for the newer and Faster Hard Drives have 40-Pins with 80 wires in the Ribbon Cable.
So if you are installing a Brand New Hard Drive go with the cable on the right.
|Next to the IDE port is the Jumper pins. Make sure the jumper is set to Master.
This is where the Plastic tweezers come in handy.
Just check your Manual that came with the Hard Drive.
And it is also on the Hard Drive.
Always set the Jumper pin before you install it into the case. Other wise you can't get to it.
|The last plug is the Power Plug.
Don't worry it will only go on one way. Well As long as you don't bring out the pocket knife. hehehehe
You can connect the power cord when it's attached in the case.
|Now before you install the Hard Drive into the case what I like to do is write down the information from the Hard Drive on the Manual. See the picture on the right.
Like the Serial Number,,,Model Number,,,Drive Parameters,,,Jumper settings.
It's good to have them just in case the Bios on the Motherboard doesn't recognize the Hard Drive.
But we'll get to that later.
|Once you get the Jumper Settings correct then you can install the Hard Drive.
This case all I have to do is unclip the Drive Rail and it justs slides out.
On most cases you have to go in through the inside of the case.
It will fit on the bottom of the 3 1/2" drive bay below the Floppy Drive.
Their are (3) Slots where the hard drive goes. The top one is where the FLOPPY Drive goes. Their is also another Bay where another FLOPPY can go and then the Hard Drive on the bottom.
You can install another FLOPPY Drive but just one is enough.
That way you can add another Hard Drive if you want to.
This is a picture of my drive installed into the Drive Rail Bracket.
I won't be putting it in right now until I install the FLOPPY Drive.
|After you get your Hard Drive in the case and screw it down. (2) screws on each side. The Manual will show you where.
Then you can attach the IDE Cable to the Motherboard to the Socket marked IDE1.
Then you can connect the power plug on the Hard Drive.
Their are several plugs that comes from the Power Supply.
If you look at the Plugs you will see one that has a little plug attached to it. Use the bigger plug before the little plug.
The little plug is for the FLOPPY Drive.
|Now that's all done installing the Hard Drive let's Move on to Installing the FLOPPY Drive on