The reason in installing a secondary would be if your system has a CD but you want a CDRW or DVD. In this article I will try to teach you how to install a secondary drive.
• If your computer is not shutdown properly please check it will shut it down properly. Never install a component with the computer on. This could harm your computers main board.
• I think you have your drive you are going to install so let’s precede with removing the side panels. Your main side panel removes simply. The other side panel will have a couple of screws. You will have to look and place them. Once you have placed them unscrew them and the side panel should slide off.
• You must have an open 5 ¼ drive bay slot. From the inside you should notice a thin metal sleeve. Once you take away it than you must see a plastic piece that covers the drive bay opening. Take out it and you should be capable of fit your secondary drive in there.
• Ahead of you slide your drive in the bay. Make sure the back where the jumpers are. You would like to move the jumper to SL which stands for slave. When they come from the factory they are set defaulted to CS which stands for cable select.
• You also require moving the jumper on your primary CD drive. It will also be set at CS. go to MA which means master. Your existing drive will be the master and your new drive will be the slave.
If the new drive is to be the master than you just want to quash the jumpers on both drives. The new drive probable set to master and the old drive to slave.
• Skim the new drive into the open bay. Ensure to line it up with the front of the case. Once you have that completed look for the package of screws that came with the new drive.
• Now you should place the cable running off the old drive there must be a second connector. The second connector will connect into the new drive. Beware as to not bend or break the pins. Also, plug in one power connector to the new drive.