Welcome and congratulations on the purchase
of your new USB Slim-Line Hard Drive Enclosure.

The following is a list of tools and components that you will need to successfully complete the install:
       1 - Medium Phillips Screwdriver
       1 - Hard Drive (customer supplied)
       1 - Original Windows 98, or Windows ME CD-ROM (The CD-ROM probably will not be required, but is a good idea to have just in case the system prompts for it.)

Please note that these installation instructions are for Windows 98 and Windows ME PCs only,
NOT Macs.

Warning: It is of utmost importance that the installation process be conducted in a non-static environment. ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) precautions are absolutely necessary whenever handling sensitive electronic devices. Always ground yourself by touching any part of the metal case before touching other components. Remember: Carpet and clothing can contain electrostatic energy, do not allow clothing to come in contact with components. If you have access to an electrostatic wrist-strap it would be advisable to use it. An electrostatic wrist-strap can usually be purchased from a local electronics shop, such as Radio Shack.

Installation Guide for Slim-Line FireWire Enclosure:
1. Read installation instructions completely before starting installation process.
2. Remove the contents of the Slim-Line Hard Drive Enclosure shipping box. It will contain:
                                                
             1 - Hard Drive Enclosure (1 - bag of screws inside enclosure)
             1 - 6 ft. FireWire 6 pin to 6 pin cable
             1 - Power Cable
             1 - Floppy Diskette.

3. Examine the FireWire Slim-Line Enclosure. You will notice a bezel on the front. You will also notice upon further examination that there are two plastic halves that make up the majority of the enclosure casing. Examine the back of the FireWire Slim-Line Enclosure. Notice the power switch. It will be located closer to one of the halves than the other. Remove the two screws that are in the upper corners closest to the side of the power switch. At this point, slightly raise the unscrewed half of the enclosure located at the rear of the assembly. When it clears the back panel (the panel that includes the power switch), slide the half towards yourself, removing it from the enclosure assembly.

4. Examine the interior of the enclosure. Locate the bag of screws inside. Remove the enclosed bag. Also notice the cradle that is screwed into the assembly (usually held in place by two screws). Take note of the direction and way the cradle is attached. Remove the cradle from the assembly. Take note of the direction the cradle is attached.

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5. Remove your Hard Drive from its anti-static wrapper, being sure not to touch the exposed circuitry on the back of the hard drive. The remaining contents of the Hard Drive box will not be used in the installation of the Hard Drive.

6. Have the screws, that were found within the enclosure, close at hand. Hold the Hard Drive, with the IDE (ribbon cable) socket and power socket toward your body and circuitry side up. Flip the cradle over and place it onto the hard drive. You will notice four holes located on the cradle. Line these holes up with the 4 screw holes located on the hard drive. Notice the different threads on the screws. Make sure the threads match the same threads of those on the hard drive (i.e. fine threads to fine threads, coarse threads to coarse threads). Attach the Hard Drive to the cradle using the screws.

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7. Examine the rear of the Hard Drive. Make sure that the Hard Drive is set as master, NOT slave. Take notice of the shape of the IDE (ribbon cable) socket and the 4-pin power socket. Note that the cables may only be inserted in one direction. Holding the hard drive with circuitry face-down, insert the ribbon cable (IDE cable) into the hard drive.
8. Insert the 4-pin power cable into the hard drive. Examine the back of the hard drive. If installation has been done correctly, you will notice on the Ribbon Cable that one of the wires is red. It should be closest to the side of the power socket on the hard drive.

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9. Place the Cradle/Hard Drive assembly back into the enclosure and secure it with 4 screws.
 

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10. Replace the upper half back into the lower half of the enclosure. Reversing the process that was originally used to remove the upper half. Take care not to pinch any of the wiring while reassembling the enclosure.
11. Secure the upper half to the enclosure with the two screws.
12. You have now completed the mechanical portion of the installation.
13. Plug the Power Cord into the Hard Drive Enclosure and an electrical socket. Connect the FireWire cable to the back of the Hard Drive Enclosure via the FireWire 6 pin connector and to the Computer via the FireWire 6 pin connector.

14. Assuming the computer is powered up, it should recognize the FireWire Hard Drive within a few moments.
15. After this occurs, Click on "My Computer" on the desktop. A list of devices should appear within a window. (i.e. 3 1/2 Floppy (A:), Drive (C:), Compact Disk (D:), Control Panel,... ). One of the devices should be a Remote Drive (probably "Remote Drive (E:)"). If this does not appear, DO NOT PANIC, go to step 16. If it does appear, double-click on "Remote Drive". You will be prompted to "Format the Drive." Click "Yes" and do a Full Format. After the formatting process is done, the installation process is now complete. ENJOY YOUR NEW HARD DRIVE!
16. Because the hard drive was not detected, you will need to "fdisk" the new drive. To do this, go to the "Start Menu" and select the "Run" option. Type "fdisk" within the window and select "OK."
17. You will be prompted with a MS-DOS Screen and a question asking, "Do you wish to enable large disk support?" Enter "Y".
18. On the next screen, there will be 5 options. Enter the option that states, "Change current fixed disk drive." This option is usually #5.
19. The next screen, entitled "Change Current Fixed Disk Drive" will ask for which disk to be changed to. The number to be entered will be the Disk number that does not have a percentage listed next to it.
20. On the next screen, you will notice “Current Fixed Disk Drive:” will contain the same number you entered for the previous screen. You will be prompted to input a selection. Enter the number that corresponds to “Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive.”
21. On the next screen, entitled “Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive,” you will notice that “Current Fixed Disk Drive:” will contain the same number as the previous screen. You will be prompted to enter a selection. Choose the number that correlates to “Create Primary DOS Partition.”
22. The next screen will be entitled "Create Primary DOS Partition." When the "Verifying drive integrity" reads as 100% complete, the next screen will appear. It, too, will be entitled "Create Primary DOS Partition." It will ask, "Do you wish to use the maximum available size for a Primary DOS Partition (Y/N)? Select "Y". The "fdisk"-ing process will continue until it reads 100% complete.
23. Press "Esc" to exit FDISK. Continue to do so until the MS-DOS screen closes. At this point, re-boot the computer. After completely rebooting, Click "My Computer" on the desktop. A list of devices should be displayed. One of which should be entitled "Remote Drive." Double-click it. You will be prompted to "Format" the disk. Click "Yes" and do a Full Format. After the formatting process is done, the installation process is now complete. ENJOY YOUR NEW HARD DRIVE!