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Hard drive side rails

Postby Chippychap » Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:42 pm

Hi Guys, I have a Seagate Barracuda H/D which I wish to fit into a Fujitsu PC as a second drive.
Are the side rails a universal thing or do different makers use different rails?
Also, if SATA 2 are there no jumpers to mess with?
Thank you.
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Re: Hard drive side rails

Postby augie » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:15 pm

Hi Ken, everything is standard on a HDD so screwholes etc. are too. Yup, SATA does do away with jumpers(thank gawd) but you may have issues if your other drive is IDE. It ashould be adjustable in the BIOS as to which drive is main.
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Re: Hard drive side rails

Postby Chippychap » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:46 am

No, it's another SATA, phew.
Another thing that is brand new to me is that the H/D's are vertical.
Then again I have lead a sheltered life.
Wanted to replace a rom drive with a burner but I could only get one side panel off.
Wondered how you got at the screws at the other side, turns out it is just fastened at this side. :notworthy
I REALLY don't get out much.
Thanks for your help augie. ^*^
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Re: Hard drive side rails

Postby augie » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:51 am

Every case has it's own ways of fastening a HDD or optical. These days it's basically screwless installation which makes it that much easier.
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Re: Hard drive side rails

Postby jounkarry » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:23 am

Things you may need to install the drive
Adequate power from your computer power supply This drive requires
7.5 watts during typical operation, and 6.0 watts when at idle (not
reading, writing or seeking). If this drive is an "add-on" make
sure the computer power supply can supply enough extra power for
this drive's needs.
An antistatic wrist strap You will need this to reduce the
possibility of damaging your drive by static discharge.


- A #2Phillips screwdriver You will need this screwdriver to open
your computer and to insert the drive mounting screws.


- A Torx Size TX-08 driver tool If your drive has a front panel and
you need to install the drive in a conversion frame kit, this tool
will be needed.


- A bootable DOS system diskette for the PC
You will need this diskette, which should contain the DOS system
files and the programs FDISK.EXE and FORMAT.EXE to partition and
format your new hard drive.


- A SCSI host adapter card for the PC You may need this if your
computer does not already have a hard drive, if your present drive
does not connect to a SCSI host adapter, or if your present SCSI
adapter card cannot address a drive having the capacity the Hawk
2XL has.


The host adapter card should have instructions with it for
installing the card and assist in the installation of hard disc
drives that it supports.


- A 50-pin SCSI interface cable You will need an interface cable if
your computer does not presently contain a SCSI hard drive. If you
are adding a second hard drive you must use an interface cable that
has two drive connectors, one on the end and one in the middle.


- A Y-shaped drive power cable You may need this if your computer
does not have enough power cables to supply power to your new hard
drive.


- Mounting screws You will need four 6-32 x 1/4 inch (6.4 mm)
nonmetric screws if you mount your drive directly into the drive
bay.


- Drive mounting rails You may need drive rails if your computer's
drive bay is not designed for direct mounting.
- A frame kit You will need a frame kit if you wish to mount a
3.5-inch disc drive in a 5.25-inch drive bay.


- Extra configuration jumpers A small plastic bag of two types of
configuration jumpers is included in drive package.


Mounting the drive
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Important Precautions:
- Make sure your computer is turned off before beginning
installation.


- Although switched off, your computer must remain plugged into an
electrical outlet with an earth ground. This minimizes the
possibility of damage from static discharge.


- Static electrical charges can accumulate quickly on people,
clothing and synthetic materials. The electrostatic fields due to
these charges when brought in close proximity to susceptible
circuit assemblies and components, can result in degraded
reliability or immediate failure of the affected component or
assembly.


- Always wear a grounded wrist strap. Attach the wrist strap to the
metal chassis of your computer. Use the antistatic pad as your work
surface, and avoid installation in areas with static-inducing
carpets.
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