Azio | External HD Kit | User`s manual | Azio External HD Kit User`s manual

AZiO™ External HD Kit
Quick Start Guide
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Thank you for purchasing the AZiO USB 2.0 Mobile HD kit,
one of the most stylish and practical data storage solutions
available. This AZiO HD Kit can convert your internal serial
ATA 2.5” hard disk drive into an external hi-speed mobile
storage device. Use it to store your collection of
documents, photos, media files, and/or backup all your
important data. This external drive kit is very easy to
install, is hot-swappable, and is backed by AZiO
Corporation’s 1-year Limited Warranty.
This Quick Start Guide is designed to get you up and
running in the least amount of time possible. A
comprehensive user’s manual can be found at our website
at if you need additional details or
trouble-shooting tips. Thank you again and we sincerely
hope you enjoy using your new AZiO External HD Kit.
When you unpack your external drive kit, be sure you
have removed all the accessories and information papers.
The items shown below are included with your drive kit:
External HD Enclosure
Windows 98 Driver CD
Carrying Case
Installation Screw Pack
USB 2.0 Cable (Mini-B to A)
eSATA Cable
Power adapter
Supports all 2.5” SATA Hard Disk Drives
Dual Interface: eSATA & USB 2.0
Transfer rates up to 3Gbps with eSATA
Transfer rates up to 480Mbps with USB 2.0
Hot-Swappable: Plug and plays without rebooting
Aluminum design to keep your drive running cool
Bus-powered (via USB 2.0) and compact sized,
perfect for the mobile professional
Featuring Smart Pull-Out Tray for easy installation
There are two ways to power this AZiO device, via USB or
power adapter. Here are the options:
When connected via USB: If connected to a nonpowered HUB then power supply is required,
otherwise this device can draw power via the USB
When connected via eSATA: You may power this
device by connecting the USB cable simultaneously
to draw power or use the power adapter. When
both interfaces are connected, the drive will be
accessed as an eSATA device.
Note: The included USB cable may have came with two
connector heads. Under normal operations, just
connecting one of the connectors will be sufficient.
However, some hard drives may require additional power
to function properly - in which case you will need to plug
in both connectors or use the included power adapter.
[STEP 1]
Using your thumb and index finger, firmly press the
enclosure release latches and gently pull out the front
plastic bezel/drive carrier.
[STEP 2]
The Drive Kit PCB contains the interface connector for
you’re your hard drive. Orient your 2.5” hard drive so that
the drives connectors are aligned with the interface
connector. Install the hard drive by firmly pushing the
drive until it is securely connected to the PCB. Do not
touch the PCB as it contains sensitive electronics that can
be easily damaged.
[STEP 3]
Position your hard drive on the carrier so that the screw
holes at the bottom of the drive are aligned with the screw
holes in the plastic carrier. With a small Philips screw
driver, screw the drive to the carrier using the supplied
screws. Make sure all screws are secure and the drive is
firmly mounted on the carrier.
[STEP 4]
Close the drive kit by carefully sliding the drive carrier
back into the Drive Enclosure, making sure the release
latches securely locks the carrier in place. Your external
drive is now ready for use.
USB 2.0 Driver Installation
For Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME,
MAC OS 9.x and MAC OS 10.x or higher, no
drivers are required.
For Windows 98SE, insert the software CD and
click follow the instructions below.
After the drive has been properly connected and
powered on, the Add New Hardware Wizard
should appear with the message: “Found New
Hardware  USB 2.0 Storage Adapter.” Click
You will then see the message: “What do you
want windows to do?” with two options. Select
“Search for the best driver for your device
(Recommended).” Click Next.
In the next window that appears, check the box
labeled CD-ROM drive. Click Next.
You will then see the message: “Windows is
now ready to install the best driver for this
device…” Click Next.
Once the installation is complete, you will see
the message “Windows has finished installing
the software…” Click Finish and then eject the
CD. You should now see a new icon (a gray box
with a green arrow) next to the time display on
your system tray.
eSATA Driver Installation
No drivers are required for all supported operating
Windows XP and 2000 Hard Drive Installation
If the external hard drive does not mount after you have
plugged-in and turned on your external drive, you will
need to partition and format the drive by doing the
Click on “DISK MANAGEMENT”. A list of all the
drives in your system will be displayed.
If ‘Write Signature and Upgrade Disk Wizard’ auto
starts, you can use this wizard to initialize the hard
disk and create partition and format the drive.
Otherwise, locate the respective drive listed in the
lower right side of the window. Right click on the
drive, make a new partition and format the drive.
Windows 98SE and ME Hard Drive Installation
If the external hard drive does not mount after you have
plugged-in and turned on your drive kit, you would need
to partition and format the drive by doing the following:
RIGHT-CLICK on “MY COMPUTER”, then click on
Click on “DISK DRIVES”.
DOUBLE-CLICK on the drive that corresponds to
the external hard drive.
Click on “SETTINGS” tab.
Check the REMOVABLE box.
Click “OK” then restart the computer.
After restarting, DOUBLE CLICK on “MY
COMPUTER”, the external hard drive will now
appear. DOUBLE CLICK the drive to format the
If you need assistance with the product, please check the
comprehensive user’s manual included in the software CD
or visit our website at for frequently
asked questions and troubleshooting tips. Otherwise, you
may contact our dedicated customer care team.
There are several ways to contact us:
By Phone: (909) 468-1198
By Email:
On LiveChat:
Limited 1 Year Warranty
AZiO Corporation warrants this product against defect in material
or workmanship for 1 year from the date of purchase. If this
product proves to be defective, contact AZiO Corporation’s
customer care for repair or replacement of your unit. Return
requests can not be process without the proof of original date of
purchase. This warranty applies only to the original purchase of
the product and is not transferable. This warranty does not cover
any incompatibilities due to the user’s computer, hardware,
software or related system configuration in which the product
interfaces. The warranty does not cover any damage caused by
negligence, abuse, or non-authorized modifications. To the
maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall
AZiO Corporation, its affiliates, or its dealers be liable for any
special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages whatsoever
regardless of cause or form of action.
FCC Information
FCC Compliance Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B Digital Device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual may cause harmful interference to radio
communication. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio TV technician
for help.
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