Items in Cart:0Review Your Cart
HomeInfo About UsAbout Hard DrivesData RecoveryOur Upgrade CenterGovernment and SchoolsSupport and ServiceContact Us
 Hard Drives
  2.5" Laptop Drives - SATA
  2.5" Laptop Drives - PATA
  2.5" Laptop Drives - SFF8784
  2.5" Laptop Hybrid SSHD Drives
  2.5" Enterprise SAS Drives
  2.5" Enterprise SATA Drives
  3.5" Desktop Drives - SATA
  3.5" Desktop Drives - PATA
  3.5" Enterprise SAS Drives
  3.5" Enterprise SATA Drives
  1.8" Hard Drives

 Solid State Drives
  2.5" Solid State Drives
  2.5" U.2 Solid State Drives
  1.8" Solid State Drives
  M.2 Solid State Drives
  mSATA Solid State Drives
  PCI Express Solid State Drives

 Other Products
Data Transfer Kits
Laptop Memory
Desktop Memory
Hard Drive Enclosures
Laptop Hard Drive Caddies
Windows Software
Accessories

 Upgrade By Model
Acer
Apple
Asus
Compaq
Dell
eMachines
Epson
Fujitsu
Gateway
Hitachi
HP
IBM
Lenovo
NEC
Panasonic
Samsung
Sony
Toshiba
Winbook

 Services
Data Recovery
Hard Drive Installation
Trade In Buy Back Program

EZ-Upgrade Center
Acer Apple Asus Compaq Dell eMachine Epson Fujitsu Gateway
Hitachi HP IBM NEC Panasonic Samsung Sony Toshiba WinBook

About Drives

Hard Disk Drive Installation Procedures:

Mac OS

Please take note that HDD are electronics device that are sensitive to ESD (Electro Static Discharge), also known as static electricity. Therefore, take precautions during the HDD installation process so as not to cause ESD damages to the HDD.

When installing the new HDD, you should be careful not to loosen any connection to other devices, as this may cause unnecessary failures which are not genuine.

SCSI Drives

If you are installing a SCSI drive, you must make sure to set the jumpers to the proper address. If you are installing the new HDD as a "single HDD drive" configuration, the address can be set to "0". If you are installing the new HDD as a "second drive" configuration, the address can be anything except "0" (the primary drive) or "3" (SCSI address "3" is reserved for the internal CD-Rom Drive.) Connect the drive to the SCSI ribbon cable and power cable. You are now ready to Initialize the drive. See "Initializing your New Drive".

IDE/ATA Drives

If you are installing the new HDD as a "single HDD drive" configuration, connect your new drive to the IDE ribbon cable and power cable. You are now ready to Initialize the drive. See "Initializing your New Drive".

If you are installing the new HDD as the "slave HDD drive" or as the "second HDD drive" configuration, configure the drive as a "Slave" with the jumpers using the chart on the drive label as a guide. It is important to note that the "Master Drive" MUST be at the END connection of the ribbon cable and the "Slave Drive" MUST be connected to the MIDDLE connection on the IDE ribbon cable. Properly connecte the drives to the IDE ribbon cable and power cables. You are now ready to Initialize the drive. See "Initializing your New Drive".

Please perform a backup of your important data before proceeding with the installation. We will not be held responsible should there be any data loss, during or after the installation procedure.

Initializing your New Drive.

-Mac OS 9.2 and earlier.

Stand Alone Drive
You will need to start up your computer from a Startup CD (Use the Mac OS CD of the current OS you are using.)
Upon startup, you should see a Dialog Box telling you that the drive is not initialized and asking if you would like to initialize it now. Click on "OK." The computer will complete the startup process and the drive should be mounted on the Desktop.

If if you do not get the dialog box at startup, open the "Utilities" folder on the CD and launch "Drive Setup" ("HDSetup" for pre OS 7.5 systems). This will list all available drives and tell you if they can be initialized or not. Select the new drive from the list and click on "Initialize." (See Picture Below.) Once the new drive is initialized, it should appear on the desktop.


Drive Setup Utility

Your new drive is now ready for use and you may install the system software using the installer on the Startup CD.

Additional or Second Drive
Start up your computer as you normally would. Upon startup, you should see a Dialog Box telling you that the drive is not initialized and asking if you would like to initialize it now. Click on "OK." The computer will complete the startup process and the drive should be mounted on the Desktop.

If if you do not get the dialog box at startup, open your "Utilities" folder and launch "Drive Setup" ("HDSetup" for pre OS 7.5 systems). This will list all available drives and tell you if they can be initialized or not. Select the new drive from the list and click on "Initialize." (See Picture Below.) Once the new drive is initialized, it should appear on the desktop.


Drive Setup Utility

Your new drive is now ready for use.

-Mac OS X

Initializing your New Drive.

Stand Alone Drive
You will need to start up your computer from a Startup CD (Use the Mac OS 9.1 or higher.)
Upon startup, you should see a Dialog Box telling you that the drive is not initialized and asking if you would like to initialize it now. Click on "OK." The computer will complete the startup process and the drive should be mounted on the Desktop.

If if you do not get the dialog box at startup, open the "Utilities" folder on the CD and launch "Drive Setup." This will list all available drives and tell you if they can be initialized or not. Select the new drive from the list and click on "Initialize." (See Picture Above.) Once the new drive is initialized, it should appear on the desktop.

Your new drive is now ready for use and you may install the system software using the installer on the Startup CD. After installing OS 9.1 or higher, restart and insert the OS X cd, Click on the OS X Installer and the system will resart and install OS X.

Additional or Second Drive
Start up your computer as you normally would. Upon startup, you should see a Dialog Box telling you that the drive is not initialized and asking if you would like to initialize it now. Click on "OK." The computer will complete the startup process and the drive should be mounted on the Desktop.

If if you do not get the dialog box at startup, open your "Utilities" and launch "Drive Utility." This will list all available drives and tell you if they can be initialized or not. Select the new drive from the list and click on "Initialize." Once the new drive is initialized, it should appear on the desktop.

Your new drive is now ready for use.

 


 
©2016 DriveSolutions.com All Rights Reserved. Contact Us
Drive Solutions 31113 Via Colinas Westlake Village, CA 91362