How do I install my Iomega® Hard Drive?
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Please use the following steps to install the Iomega® Hard Drive.

Select your interface:

    USB
    FireWire
    ATAPI

USB

  1. Turn on the computer.

  2. If you are using Windows® 98, please use the numbered steps below. For all other operating systems, proceed to step C.

    1. Insert the Iomega Hard Drive's software CD into the CD-ROM drive.

    2. A message should appear stating that a Windows 98 Mass Storage driver is installing. Click Continue to install the driver.

    3. Restart the computer.

    4. Continue with the next step, C.

  3. Connect the interface module or adapter to the drive. If you are installing the Portable Hard Drive, connect the USB cable provided with the drive to the back of the interface module. Please refer to the illustrations below.

    External Hard Drive Portable Hard Drive
    USB Adapter
    USB Interface Module

  4. Connect the other end of the USB cable to the USB 2.0 card or the USB port on the computer. Ensure that you connect the cable directly to the USB 2.0 card or the computer's USB port, not to a hub or a keyboard. Please refer to the illustration below.

    Important: Iomega External and Portable Hard Drives are designed to work with USB 2.0 and are backward compatible with USB 1.1. The drives will run considerably slower when connected to a USB 1.1 port. For information on how to determine if the computer's USB port is USB 2.0 or USB 1.1, please go to document http://www.iomega.com/support/documents/11321.html

    USB Port
    USB Port

  5. Connect the power supply to the drive and then into an electrical outlet. Please refer to the illustrations below.

    External Hard Drive
    External Connect Power
    Portable Hard Drive
    Portable Connect Power

  6. The blue power light should now come on. If the blue power light does not come on, check the connections and try another electrical outlet. If it still does not come on, please go to the Iomega Returns and Warranty page at http://www.iomega.com/support/nav_warranty_access.html

    1. If you are using Windows 98, reboot the computer and then go to My Computer. The Iomega Hard Drive should now be assigned a drive letter. Insert the software CD into the CD-ROM drive and follow the screen prompts to install any of the additional software that came with the drive.

    2. If you are using any other Windows operating system besides 98, go to My Computer. The Iomega Hard Drive should now be assigned a drive letter. Insert the software CD into the CD-ROM drive and follow the screen prompts to install any of the additional software that came with the drive.

    3. If you are using a Macintosh® computer, the Iomega Hard Drive icon should now be on the computer desktop. Insert the software CD into the CD-ROM drive and follow the screen prompts to install any of the additional software that came with the drive.

If the drive is not being detected, please go to the drive not detected document for the Iomega Hard Drive at http://www.iomega.com/support/documents/11310.html

FireWire®

  1. Turn on the computer.

  2. If you are using Windows® 98 and you receive a message prompting you to insert the Windows 98 Second Edition CD-ROM, please use the numbered steps below. For all other operating systems or if you are not prompted for the Windows 98SE CD, proceed to the next step, C.

    1. Insert the Windows 98SE CD into the CD-ROM drive and follow the screen prompts. If you receive the message "File being copied is older than the file on your system. Do you want to keep the current file?" click Yes to keep the current file.

    2. Once you are finished following the screen prompts, you should be prompted to restart the computer. Restart the computer at this time whether you are prompted or not.

    3. Continue with the next step, C.

  3. Connect the interface module to the drive. If installing the portable drive, connect the FireWire cable provided with the drive to the back of the interface module. Please refer to the illustrations below.

    External Hard Drive Portable Hard Drive
    FireWire Adapter
    FireWire Interface Module

  4. There are two types of FireWire connections. The computer will either have a 6-pin or a 4-pin connection. Please refer to the illustrations below.

    6-pin FireWire Port
    6-pin FireWire Port

    This is a 6-pin FireWire port. When using a 6-pin port, a power supply must be used when using the External Hard Drive. A power supply is usually not needed when using the Portable drive because the FireWire port should supply enough power to the drive. The Iomega Hard drive ships with a 6-pin FireWire cable.

    4-pin FireWire Port
    4-pin FireWire Port

    This is a 4-pin FireWire port. When using a 4-pin port, a power supply must be used with both the External and Portable Hard Drive. The Iomega Hard drive does not ship with a 4-pin FireWire cable, but they can be purchased at most computer stores.

  5. Connect the other end of the FireWire cable to the FireWire card or the FireWire port on the computer. Ensure that you connect the cable directly to the FireWire card or the computer's FireWire port, not to a keyboard.

  6. If you are using a 6-pin connection and the blue power light does not come on or if you are using a 4-pin FireWire connection, connect the power supply to the drive and then into an electrical outlet. Please refer to the illustration below.

    External Hard Drive
    External Connect Power
    Portable Hard Drive
    Portable Connect Power

  7. The blue power light should now come on. If the blue power light does not come on, check the connections and try another electrical outlet. If it still does not come on, please go to the Iomega Returns and Warranty page at http://www.iomega.com/support/nav_warranty_access.html

    1. If you are using a Windows system, go to My Computer. The Iomega Hard Drive should now be assigned a drive letter. Insert the software CD into the CD-ROM drive and follow the screen prompts to install any of the additional software that came with the drive.

    2. If you are using a Macintosh system, the Iomega Hard Drive icon should now be on the computer desktop. Insert the software CD into the CD-ROM drive and follow the screen prompts to install any of the additional software that came with the drive.

If the drive is not being detected, please go to the drive not detected document for the Iomega Hard Drive at http://www.iomega.com/support/documents/11310.html

ATAPI

  1. If the computer is on, turn off power to the computer and disconnect the power cord.
     
  2. Remove the computer cover.
     

    Note: If the computer's ATA controller does not support 48-bit LBA, an ATA adapter card will need to be installed in order to use the full capacity of the Iomega Internal ATAPI Hard Drive. The motherboard or ATA controller documentation (or manufacturer) should be able to provide more information.

  3. Ensure the jumper is set correctly as either Master or Slave. (Depending on where the drive will be installed on the Primary or Secondary IDE channel. The “16 heads” jumper settings should be used.)
     

    Note: The default jumper setting for the drive is Master. A jumper diagram is located on the drive.

  4. Install the drive in an available drive bay.
     

    Note: If a 3.5” drive bay is not available, mounting brackets must be used to install the drive in a 5.25” bay. Mounting brackets are not included with the drive.

  5. Locate the appropriate IDE cable.
     

    Note: The drive does not ship with an IDE cable, so an existing cable must be used or a new one purchased.

      (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

  6. Connect the drive.
     

    Note: Ensure that the pin one connection on the IDE cable (indicated by the red stripe) is lined up with pin one on the drive.

  7. Connect the internal power supply cable.
     

    Note: The drive does not ship with an internal power cable, so a spare one from within the computer should be used. If a spare power cable is not available, power Y-cables can be purchased from a local computer store.

  8. Ensure that all of the cable connections are tight.
     
  9. Replace the cover, reconnect the power cord and start the computer.
     
07 July 2003