Step 2: Attaching Drives via External USB Caddies
- Attach your disks to the USB caddies following the caddy manufacturers instructions.
- For Parallel ATA disks (Sky+), please remember that you will need to set the "Master" / "Slave" jumpers appropriately – "Cable Select" is the default for your Sky+ box, and is usually suitable for most caddies as well. However some may require the jumpers changing to "Master".
- Hot plug the USB caddy to your PC or laptop. The PC should recognise the caddy as a USB mass storage device and install the appropriate drivers.
- The new disk should now appear in Windows Disk Management, under Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management.
- Check that the drives you have installed have been recognised correctly. If they are not present, check the IDE, USB and power cables, and that the jumpers are correctly configured.
- If you are using a "virgin" drive, and the drive is showing as "Not initialized", right click on the drive and select "Initialize Disk" (Under Windows 2000 choose "Write Signature" instead):
- Make sure that the volume is initialized as a "basic disk" and not a "dynamic disk". See the topic "Change a dynamic disk back to a basic disk" in Windows Help if you need assistance.
Next Step 3: Performing a Disk Copy, Backup or Restore
Or Continue with Step 2: Attaching a Second Drive via Internal ATA