Eagle Tech Consus M-series reviewed here
previously has an excellent HDD installation design while the T-series required a little more work.
The W-Series here still requires the use of a Phillips head screw driver to unscrew the two screws securing the HDD metal tray located at the rear of the enclosure. But, it should be a "no-brainer", right?
Once again, the multicolor manual has excellent photo illustrations and easy to follow installation steps.
The screws were easy to remove; nothing stripped this time. However, I found it difficult to slide the tray out because there is nothing to get a grib on, and it is quite a tight fit. I use a jewel driver and work it from the edge to get it loose.
Once I got it to slide out a bit, I was stuck. This time, we "man" who don't read the manual thinking we know it all was the problem. The two 2-pin connectors must be unplugged for the tray to slide out.
A packet containing 4-pin to SATA cable and 5 HDD mounting screws is taped onto the tray. Since I am gping to use the Seagate 500GB SATA HDD, I removed the IDE connector and the existing 4-pin to PATA cable pre-installed from the factory, and plug in the power to SATA cable.
I love SATA cable, it is easy to install, and looks better than the old 80-pin flat IDE cable. After you broke a couple of SATA HDD and board connectors, you are going to pay hell a lot more attention every time as I did. The SATA cable here is way too short. My blood pressure rises as I try to bend the cable a bit to make the connection.
You see what I am trying to tell you here. :)
It is not over. I could not slide the tray back in, because the cable is not bend far enough to clear. After I unscrew the 4 HDD screws, push the HDD further from the connection still connected; I "massage" the cable a bit (lack of better term for this) it finally went in. If only you could read my lips :), this has got to be worked on.
Setup & Performance next ->