Connect the Iomega® HDD External Hard Drive to USB

Follow the steps below to connect the Iomega HDD External Hard Drive to your computer.

  1. Start your computer, wait for the operating system to load completely, then insert the installation CD to install the driver. If the installation does not start automatically, double click on the CD icon. The necessary drivers will automatically be installed. Install the other software after you have connected the drive to your computer.

  2. Connect the USB adapter cable to the drive.

  3. Connect the other end of the USB adapter cable to the USB port on your computer.

  4. NOTE: The Iomega HDD External Hard Drive for USB 2.0 is capable of running at speeds up to 40 times faster than the standard USB 1.1 technology. Connect the Iomega HDD External Hard Drive to a USB 2.0 port to achieve the USB 2.0 speed. Connected to a standard USB 1.1 port, the drive runs at the standard USB 1.1 speed.

    Look for "USB" or the USB symbol which usually identifies the USB connection. Some USB 2.0 cards do not have USB notations. If you cannot locate the USB connection on your computer, refer to the documentation for the USB 2.0 card you have installed.

    CAUTION! Use only the USB adapter cable provided or data loss may result.

    NOTE: Always connect the adapter cable to the computer after connecting to the drive. To disconnect,always remove the adapter cable from the computer first.

  5. Connect the power supply to the power cord, then connect the power supply to the drive.

  6. NOTE: Plug the power cord into a power strip or outlet last.

    The Iomega HDD External Hard Drive icon should appear in My Computer.

    Mac Users:® The icon should appear on the desktop.

    Windows® 98 SE users: If the drive icon does not appear, restart your computer.

    If the icon does not appear, refer to the section Troubleshooting for USB Drives or see the Iomega Web Support Site at

  7. On the installation CD, click on each of the software icons to install the software.

The Iomega HDD External Hard Drive is now ready to use. Save to and drag and drop files to the Iomega HDD External Hard Drive as you would to any other drive attached to your computer.

  • For information on operating your new drive, refer to Using Your Drive.

  • For general information and tips about USB devices, refer to the USB Guidelines section.

  • If you encounter problems installing or using the drive, refer to the Troubleshooting section.

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