Before you can copy drives,
you must have the hardware configured correctly.
To prepare to copy drives
Do all of the
Prepare the computer.
Get the manufacturer's directions for installing the
Shut down the computer, and then disconnect the
Discharge electricity by touching a grounded metal
Remove the computer cover.
Change the jumper settings
on the hard drive to make the new hard drive the slave drive, or
connect it as the slave drive if you are using cable select instead
of jumper settings to determine the master and slave drives.
Do the following to attach
the new hard drive:
Connect the cable so that the colored stripe on the
edge lines up with the I/O pins on the motherboard.
The motherboard is marked
Pin1 or 1 where the colored stripe should go.
Connect the other end of the cable to the back of
the hard drive, and match the striped edge with the I/O pin
position on the drive itself.
The I/O pin is usually on
the side closest to the power supply.
Attach the power connector
to the new hard drive.
Make sure that the angled
edge of the plastic connector lines up with the angled edge of the
Anchor the drive in the bay
area according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Do the following to change
the BIOS settings to recognize the new hard drive:
Open the BIOS setup. As the computer starts, watch
the computer screen for instructions on how to open the BIOS
Select Auto Detect for both the master and slave