Installing the Zip Drive as a Slave Drive on the Secondary IDE Channel
Installing the Zip Drive as the only Device on the Secondary IDE Channel

 

Installing Your Zip® ATAPI Drive in a
Windows® PC

The Zip® ATAPI drive uses the computer's onboard IDE interface. You can connect your Zip ATAPI drive as the slave device with your CD-ROM drive on the secondary IDE channel or as the only device on the secondary IDE channel. If you are not familiar with the terms "slave drive" and "master drive" or with how devices connect to the IDE interface, please see Understanding IDE/ATAPI Connections.

CAUTION! Iomega recommends that you connect your Zip® drive to the secondary IDE channel. Do not connect it to the same IDE channel as your hard drive.

Installing the Zip® Drive as a Slave Drive on the Secondary IDE Channel

The instructions below explain how to connect your Zip® drive to the same IDE channel (secondary) as your CD-ROM drive. The Zip drive will function as a slave drive, while the CD-ROM functions as the master drive.

  1. Watch the instructional video.

    To view the video, insert the Application & User's Manual CD and select "Zip ATAPI Drive Installation Video," then click on "Click to Open." The video will give you an overview of the installation process.

    CAUTION! Do not attempt to actually perform the installation steps as they are presented in the video until you have followed steps 1 thru 4.

  2. Print these instructions before you begin to take your computer apart.

  3. If you have not installed your IomegaWare software, do so now. See Installing IomegaWare Software.

  4. Write down the serial number of your Zip® drive for future reference.

    There is a space provided in the Quick Install booklet to write down the serial number of your Zip drive. You will need it for registration purposes or if you need to call technical support. The serial number is located on the label on the top of your Zip drive. Write it down and keep it with your documentation.

  5. Disconnect the computer power cord and remove the cover.

    Refer to your computer manual if the removal procedure is unclear. Some computers require removing the computer's face plate as well as the cover in order to access the drive bays.

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

    NOTE: Be aware that computers are arranged differently and that your computer may not look like the illustrations shown.


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  6. Check the jumper setting on the Zip® drive.

    The Zip® drive is set as the factory default to the "Slave" configuration indicating that another drive connected to the same IDE data cable will be the "Master." This is the way the Zip drive should be set to connect it to the secondary IDE channel with your CD-ROM drive. Verify that there is no jumper on the back of the Zip drive as shown in the illustration below. The jumper is a small plastic piece that surrounds two of the pins.

    1. Jumper Block (the slave factory setting has no jumper on pins)

    2. Jumper (shipped with the Zip® drive)

  7. Locate a vacant drive bay and remove the panel cover.

    The Zip® drive is ready to install in a 5.25" drive bay. The mounting bracket must be removed for installation in a 3.5" drive bay.

        1. 5.25" Bay: (Go to step 8.)
        2. 3.5" Bay: To install your Zip® drive in a 3.5" drive bay, remove the mounting screws as illustrated and slide the drive out of the sled.

  8. Check mounting requirements. Your drive bay may require side rails.

    NOTE: Check other drives in the system (such as a CD-ROM drive) to see if they use mounting rails. If so, you may need similar mounting rails for the Zip® drive. If the computer does not include extra mounting rails, contact your computer dealer to obtain them.

    1. 5.25" Bay
    2. 3.5" Bay

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  9. Slide the Zip® drive into the drive bay and align the front of the Zip drive with other drives installed in the computer.

  10. Secure drive in drive bay.

    Most computers only allow you to secure your drive with screws on one side.

    If there is no clear access to the drive bay mounting holes, refer to your computer manual for additional instructions. If the drive is held in place securely by rails, you will not need to use the mounting screws.

    CAUTION! Mounting screws must not extend into the Zip® drive farther than 4.0 mm (about 0.16 inch). Mounting screws that are too long could damage the drive.

  11. Locate the IDE data cable that is currently connected to your CD-ROM drive.

        1. Hard Drive
        2. IDE data cable from Secondary IDE channel to CD-ROM drive
        3. CD-ROM drive
        4. Primary IDE channel
        5. Secondary IDE channel
        6. IDE data cable from Primary IDE channel to Hard Drive

  12. Verify that your CD-ROM drive is the only device on the secondary IDE channel.

    NOTE: If the CD-ROM drive and the hard drive are both connected to the primary IDE channel, do not continue with this set of instructions. Instead, use the instructions for Installing the Zip Drive as the Only Device on the Secondary IDE Channel. If you cannot tell which IDE channel your CD-ROM drive is on, see Identifying the Computer's IDE Configuration.


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  13. Verify that the jumper on your CD-ROM drive is set to "Master."

    NOTE: In order for the CD-ROM drive and Zip® drive to work together properly, ensure that the jumper on the CD-ROM drive is set to the "Master" setting. A chart indicating the jumper setting should be located on the CD-ROM drive. If you are unsure of the setting or how to change it, refer to the documentation that came with your CD-ROM drive or computer.

     

  14. Connect the middle connector of the CD-ROM drive's IDE data cable to the Zip® drive.

    Note: For clarity, not all connections and cables are shown in the graphic.

    1. Connect the middle connector of the IDE data cable to the Zip® drive.


    1. PIN 1


    Locate the PIN 1 connection on the IDE cable connector. Ensure PIN 1 of the connector lines up with the PIN 1 on the the Zip ATAPI drive.

    If the existing IDE data cable does not have a middle connector, note which side of the cable has the red stripe or PIN 1 indicator, disconnect the cable from the motherboard and the CD-ROM drive, and set it aside.

      Note: For clarity, not all connections and cables are shown in the graphic.

      1. Secondary IDE channel

      2. IDE data cable

    Using the 40-pin IDE data cable that came with your Zip® drive, connect the long end to the secondary IDE channel on the motherboard. Connect the other end to the CD-ROM drive and the middle connector to the Zip drive.

    Note: For clarity, not all connections and cables are shown in the graphic.

    1. IDE data cable to the CD-ROM drive

    2. Middle IDE connector to the Zip drive

    3. Secondary IDE Channel

    CAUTION! Make sure PIN 1 on the cable connects to PIN 1 on the Zip® drive, the CD-ROM drive, and the motherboard. All IDE data cable connections must maintain correct PIN 1 orientation in order for the Zip drive to be recognized by the system. It is okay to twist the IDE data cable as necessary to align the red line appropriately.


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  15. Connect an internal computer power supply cable to the Zip® drive.

    NOTE: If the computer does not have a spare power supply cable, use the power Y-cable that shipped with your drive:

    1. Disconnect the power supply cable from the CD-ROM drive or another device (do not disconnect the power supply cable to the hard drive).
    2. Connect the power Y-cable to the power supply.
    3. Connect the two extensions of the power Y-cable to both the CD-ROM drive or other device and to the Zip® drive.


    Note: For clarity, not all connections and cables are shown in the graphic.



    1. Power Y-cable to the power supply

    2. Power Y-cable to the CD-ROM drive

    3. Power Y-cable to the Zip drive



    CAUTION!
    Make sure the power supply cable is securely connected to the Zip® drive.


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  16. Check the following items before replacing the computer cover:
    • PIN 1 on the IDE data cable matches the PIN 1 connector on your Zip® drive.

    • The IDE data cable is securely connected to all pins on your Zip® drive.

    • An internal power supply cable from the computer has been connected to your Zip® drive.

    • Your Zip® drive has been securely mounted to your computer.

    • The IDE interface cable is still connected properly to the hard drive or CD-ROM drive and the motherboard connections.

  17. Check all connections, arrange the cables to fit under the cover, and replace the computer cover.

  18. Reconnect power cord, turn on power switch, and wait for the operating system to load.

    You have now finished installing your Zip® drive and can proceed to Using Your Zip Drive. You do not need the instructions listed below. The instructions below are only for computers which have the CD-ROM drive and the hard drive connected to the primary IDE channel.

Installing the Zip® Drive as the Only Device on the Secondary IDE Channel

The instructions below explain how to connect your Zip® drive to the secondary IDE channel as the only drive on that channel. The Zip drive will function as a "Master" drive on that channel.

  1. Watch the instructional video.


  2. To view the video, insert the Application & User's Manual CD and select "Zip ATAPI Drive Installation Video," then click on "Click to Open." The video will give you an overview of the installation process.


    CAUTION!
    Do not attempt to actually perform the installation steps as they are presented in the video until you have followed steps 1 thru 4.


  3. Print these instructions before you begin to take your computer apart.

  4. If you have not installed your IomegaWare software, do so now. See Installing IomegaWare Software.

  5. Write down the serial number of your Zip® drive for future reference.

    There is a space provided in the Quick Install booklet to write down the serial number of your Zip drive. You will need it for registration purposes or if you need to call technical support. The serial number is located on the label on the top of your Zip drive. Write it down and keep it with your documentation.

  6. Disconnect the computer power cord and remove the cover.

    Refer to your computer manual if the removal procedure is unclear. Some computers require removing the computer's face plate as well as the cover in order to access the drive bays.

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

    NOTE: Be aware that computers are arranged differently and that your computer may not look like the illustrations shown.


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    NOTE: The Zip® drive uses the computer's onboard IDE interface. If you are not familiar with how devices connect to the IDE interface, please see Understanding IDE/ATAPI Connections.

  7. Change the jumper setting to "Master."

    The Zip® drive is set to the "Slave" configuration as the factory default at shipping. In order to connect the Zip drive as the only device on the secondary IDE channel, you will need to change the jumper setting on the drive. The jumper is a small plastic piece that surrounds two pins. Use the jumper provided to change the jumper setting on the back of the Zip drive as shown in the illustration below.

    1. Jumper Block set at "Master"
    2. Jumper


  8. Locate a vacant 3.5" or 5.25" drive bay.





    5.25" Bay: (Go to step 8.)
    3.5" Bay: To install your Zip® drive in a 3.5" drive bay, remove the mounting screws as illustrated and slide the drive out of the sled.


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  9. Check mounting requirements. Your drive bay may require side rails.

    NOTE:
    Check other drives in the system (such as a CD-ROM drive) to see if they use mounting rails. If so, you may need similar mounting rails for the Zip® drive. If the computer does not include extra mounting rails, contact your computer dealer to obtain them.


    1. 5.25" Bay in sled with rails
    2. 3.5" Bay with rails

  10. Slide the Zip® drive into the drive bay and align the front of the Zip drive with other drives installed in the computer.

  11. Secure drive in drive bay.
    Most computers only allow you to secure your drive with screws on one side.

    If there is no clear access to the drive bay mounting holes, refer to your computer manual for additional instructions. If the drive is held in place securely by rails, you will not need to use the mounting screws.

    CAUTION!
    Mounting screws must not extend into the Zip® drive farther than 4.0 mm (about 0.16 inch). Mounting screws that are too long could damage the drive.

  12. Locate the data cable that comes packaged with the Zip® drive. Find the colored stripe or print on one side of the data cable showing PIN 1.


    1. PIN 1


    Locate the PIN 1 connection on the IDE channel and on the Zip ATAPI drive. PIN 1 on your computer's IDE channels can be indicated by any of the following marks. If you have a keyed receptacle, you should only be able to connect the cable one way.

    1. Keyed Connector


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  13. Connect the data cable to the secondary IDE channel on the motherboard. If you do not have a second IDE data cable, use the one that shipped with the Zip ATAPI drive.

    Make sure PIN 1 on the cable is connected to PIN 1 on the motherboard.
  14. Note: For clarity, not all connections and cables are shown in the graphic. 1. IDE data connector to the Zip drive. 2. Secondary IDE Channel

    CAUTION! Make sure PIN 1 on the cable connects to PIN 1 on the Zip® drive and the motherboard. All IDE data cable connections must maintain correct PIN 1 orientation in order for the Zip drive to be recognized by the system. (It is okay to twist the IDE data cable as necessary to align the red line appropriately.)

  15. Connect the other end of the data cable to the Zip® drive.

  16. Note: For clarity, not all connections and cables are shown in the graphic.

  17. Make sure PIN 1 on the cable is connected to PIN 1 on the motherboard.

  18. Connect an internal computer power supply cable to your Zip® drive.

    NOTE: If the computer does not have a spare power supply cable, use the power Y-cable that shipped with your drive:

  19. Disconnect the power supply cable from the CD-ROM drive or another device (do not disconnect the power supply cable to the hard drive).

    Connect the power Y-cable to the power supply.

    Connect the two extensions of the power Y-cable to both the CD-ROM drive or other device and to the Zip® drive.

  20. Note: For clarity, not all connections and cables are shown in the graphic.

    CAUTION!
    Make sure the power supply cable is securely connected to the Zip® drive.

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  21. Check the following items before replacing the computer cover.

    • PIN 1 on the IDE interface cable matches the PIN 1 connector on your Zip® drive and the motherboard.

    • The IDE interface cable is securely connected to all pins on your Zip® drive.

    • An internal power supply cable from the computer has been connected to your Zip® drive.

    • Your Zip® drive has been securely mounted to your computer.

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  23. Check all connections, arrange the cables to fit under the cover, and replace the computer cover.
  24. Reconnect the power cord, turn on the power switch, and wait for the operating system to load.
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