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How do I install my Iomega® REV™ 35GB/90GB ATAPI drive?
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These instructions help you set up your drive as the Master device on the Secondary IDE channel using Cable Select.

  1. Unpack and verify the contents of your new Iomega® REV™ 35GB/90GB drive.

    Note: Mounting brackets may or may not be attached to the drive from the factory. If the brackets are not attached, the package will include the Universal Installation Kit, which contains brackets and screws for installation in a 5.25" drive bay. If the mounting brackets are attached, the package will contain the packet of mounting screws.

    Caution! Buildup of personal static electricity may damage the REV ATAPI drive when installed. Before handling the drive, touch a grounded metal object (like an unpainted metal screw on the back of your computer), to discharge any buildup of personal static electricity.

  2. Install the REV System software first. Shut down your computer when prompted

    Note: Installing the REV System Software installs drivers needed to support the REV drive. If the necessary drivers are not installed, the REV drive will not be recognized or will not work correctly. You should also ensure that your computer system is using the latest version of your operating system, which will include up-to-date ATAPI drivers.

  3. Write down the serial number of your REV drive in the space provided in the Quick Install guide. The serial number is located on the label on top of the drive. You need this number to register the drive, or in case you need technical support.

  4. Disconnect the computer's power cord and then remove the cover. Refer to the documentation that came with your computer if the removal procedure is unclear

    REV Remove Cover

    CAUTION! Always disconnect computer electrical power at the power source before beginning a computer hardware change.

  5. Verify that the jumper setting on the REV drive is set to Cable Select.

    REV ATAPI Jumper Block

    (1) Jumper
    (2) Jumper Block set to "Cable Select"


  6. Locate a vacant 5.25" or 3.5" drive bay and remove the panel cover.

    NOTE: Before selecting a drive bay verify that the connectors on the IDE cable included with your REV drive will reach the appropriate drive bay slots.

    • Make sure the top (black) connector reaches the REV drive.

    • Make sure the middle (grey) connector reaches the drive you want to use as the Slave device, for example this might be the CD-ROM or Zip« drive.

    • Make sure the bottom (blue) connector reaches the secondary IDE channel on the motherboard.

    Vacant drive bay

    (1) 5.25" Drive Bay
    (2) 3.5" Drive Bay


    Note: The REV ATAPI drive can be mounted either horizontally or vertically. A horizontal orientation is recommended.

    REV ATAPI drive orientation

  7. Attach any rails or mount kit if needed.

    REV ATAPI attach rails

    (1) 5.25" Drive BayŚmounting brackets attached; you might also need rails
    (2) 3.5" Drive BayŚmounting brackets removed; you might also need rails


    If you are installing the drive in a 5.25" bay, use the following instructions for attaching the brackets provided.

    • Attach the left rail to the faceplate. Insert the bottom tab first and then repeat the process for the right rail.

    • Slide the drive into position, aligning the bottom holes of the drive with the posts of the bracket assembly. Verify that no gaps are present on the faceplate

    • Use the screws provided in the Universal Installation Kit to secure the left and right rails to the REV ATAPI drive.

    Caution! Over-tightening the mounting screws, or using screws that are too long can damage your REV ATAPI drive. Use the screws included with the kit.

    REV ATAPI attach sled

    (1) 3.5" Universal Installation Kit
    (2) Attach Brackets to the REV ATAPI Drive
    (3) Brackets shown attached to the REV ATAPI Drive


  8. Slide the drive into the computer and secure the mounting screws.

    Slide the drive into the empty drive bay

    Secure with screws

  9. Locate the secondary IDE data cable that is currently connected to your CD-ROM or CD-RW drive.

    Locate the secondary IDE cable

    (1) Hard Drive
    (2) Primary IDE Data Cable from Hard Drive to Primary IDE Channel
    (3) Primary IDE Channel
    (4) CD-ROM Drive
    (5) Secondary IDE Data Cable from CD-ROM Drive to Secondary IDE Channel
    (6) Secondary IDE Channel


  10. Disconnect the secondary IDE data cable from the secondary IDE channel and from any other drives (such as CD-ROM, CD-RW, or Zip drives).

  11. Verify that the jumper on any device that was connected to the secondary IDE data cable (such as a CD-ROM or Internal Zip drive) is set to Cable Select.

  12. Connect the REV drive to the secondary IDE channel.

    Attach the IDE cable

  13. Connect an internal computer power supply connection to the REV drive.

    Attach the power cable

  14. Check all cables to make sure that the connections are tight.

  15. Carefully arrange cabling, replace the cover, and reconnect the power cord.

  16. Restart the computer.

  17. Confirm if your drive appears in the list by selecting Yes or No. The REV drive will be listed as Iomega RRD (for "REV Removable Device")

    REV Confirmation Screen

  18. The Iomega Information Center includes information on using the drive and contains links to downloads, software updates, registration, buying disks, and troubleshooting information for your drive.

    REV Info Center

  19. When you are finished using the Iomega Information Center, close your internet browser.

  20. Insert a REV disk. The REV drive is now ready to use.



The REV drive icon displays in My Computer or Windows Explorer. Double-click the REV drive icon to access your REV disk. Refer to troubleshooting if you cannot find the REV drive icon.

Note: Because REV uses a special UDF file system, Windows and some applications might see the REV drive as a DVD/CD drive. To verify that the REV drive is correctly installed on your system, insert a REV disk, right-click the REV drive icon in My Computer or Windows Explorer, select Properties, and check that the file system is listed as REV UDF.

UDF Disk Format Properties

If the file system does not appear as REV UDF, make sure you have installed the REV System Software and that your computer was rebooted.



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