Kingston Technology SSDNow 07-16-2009 User Manual

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Installation Guide

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Installation Guide

Your purchase of the SSDNow with Accessory Kit will allow you to enjoy the benefits of increased system performance and reliability. All hardware and software necessary to replace your Desktop PC's internal hard drive with the SSDNow Solid State Drive (SSD) is included. The Acronis® True Image HD software*, an imaging program that copies the contents of one computer hard disk and loads those contents to another system drive, will take you through the cloning process. This software allows you to move your Operating System and your personal data from your current system hard drive to your new SSD. Once the Acronis® True Image HD cloning process is complete and the data is successfully transferred to your SSD, your hard drive can then be used as a secondary drive for data storage.

* The software provided in this kit does not support imaging/cloning of RAID or Spanned disk arrays. There are tools and features included in the Acronis software that are not applicable to this product bundle. This manual provides instructions for the Cloning feature only. Please refer to the Acronis “Help” menu, located within the software application, for instructions on the use of any other software features.

Document No. 4808065-001.A02

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This device complies with Part 15 FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference. (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operations.

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 instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

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 and correct the interference by one or more of the following:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

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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TABLE OFCONTENTS

 

Kit Includes:....................................................................................................................

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Tools Needed: .............................................................................................................

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System Requirements..................................................................................................

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Handling Precautions ......................................................................................................

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Hardware Installation ..................................................................................................

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Setup and Use Acronis® True Image HD.....................................................................

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Set “Hard Drive Boot Priority”..................................................................................

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Kit Includes:

2.5” to 3.5” Mounting Kit

6/32” pan head

M3 flat head

SATA power adapter

Brackets

screws X 4

screws X 4

 

SATA data cable

cloning software CD

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Tools Needed:

Phillips head screw driver

Computer system manual (optional)

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System Requirements

Operating System: Windows Vista® (SP1), Windows XP® (SP3) and Windows 2000® (SP4)

Pentium processor or higher

128MB RAM

CD-ROMor DVD drive for bootable media creation

Available SATA Connector

Available 3.5 inch drive bay

ATTENTION: PLEASE READ BEFORE BEGINNING INSTALLATION.

If the SSD provided in this kit is larger in capacity than the hard drive currently in your system, proceed toHandling Precautions.

If the SSD provided in this kit is smaller in capacity than the hard drive currently in your system, please confirm that the used capacity on the system hard

drive is not larger than the capacity of your new SSD. Perform the following steps to determine the Used Space on the system hard drive:

1)Boot your computer to your desktop.

2)Double click on My Computer (Computer in Vista) located on your desktop or via the Start Menu.

3)Single right-clickon the C: drive and select Properties. The Properties window for the C: drive will appear (Figure 1):

Figure 1: (C :) drive Properties

If the used capacity is greater than the capacity of the SSD, it is required that you move some of your data such as pictures, movies, music, etc. off of the drive to an alternative data source (e.g., external hard drive or USB drive) until the Used space is no more than

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85% of your new SSD capacity. This will help to ensure that the imaging process is successful. The following chart may be useful as a guide:

SSD capacity

Adjusted HDD Used Space

 

 

32GB

27GB or less

 

 

40GB

34GB or less

64GB

54GB or less

 

 

80GB

66GB or less

 

 

128GB

109GB or less

 

 

160GB

136GB or less

 

 

256GB

218GB or less

512GB

423GB or less

 

 

Adjusted HDD Used space = SSD capacity X 85%

After the cloning process has been successfully completed, these files can be moved back to their original location on the hard drive.

Handling Precautions

To prevent damage from static electricity, observe the following precautions:

Allow the drive to remain in the anti-staticcontainer until you are ready to install the SSD.

Wear a wrist strap and connect the ground strap to the computer case to minimize static electricity.

Use care in handling the drive. Do not touch the connectors.

Hardware Installation

1.Turn off the power to your computer and disconnect the power source.

2.Remove the system chassis cover according to the system manufacturer’s

instructions.

3.Attach the 2.5” to 3.5” mounting brackets (provided) to the SSD by aligning the mounting screw holes on the brackets with those on the SSD and inserting the M3 flat head screws provided.

4.Locate an available 3.5 inch drive bay inside your computer and install the SSD using the 6/32” pan head screws (provided).

Note: Your system may require proprietary chassis screws, rails or a bracket system to be used with its drive bay(s). If this is the case, please attach that hardware to the 2.5” to 3.5” mounting bracket for compatibility with your computer chassis. Refer to your system manufacturer’s documentation for instructions.

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5.Attach one end of the SATA data cable (provided) to the SATA interface connector on your computer’s motherboard or SATA host adapter. Below is an example of what a motherboard SATA connector might look like:

SATA connector

Figure 2: Desktop PC motherboard with 4 SATA connectors.

The number of connectors on each system will vary.

Note: SATA connectors are keyed to ensure correct orientation.

6.Attach the other end of the SATA interface cable to the SSD.

7.Attach the power cable or power adapter (provided) to the SSD.

8.You are now ready to copy your data from the system hard drive to the SSD using the cloning software CD provided.

Setup and Use Acronis® True Image HD

IMPORTANT: ** It is strongly recommended that you uninstall any Trial versions of Acronis software prior to installing full versions.

1.Insert the Acronis True Image HD software CD into the system CD-ROMdrive.

2.Restart the system.

3.The Acronis True Image HD CD is a bootable disk and will boot to the Acronis True Image HD screen.

Note: If the system does not boot to the Acronis True Image HD screen and instead boots to Windows, perform the following:

1)Restart the computer. While the system is restarting, run the system setup program (BIOS). The BIOS can be activated by pressing a special key such as ESC, F1, F12 or DELETE. (Refer to your system manufacturer’s documentation for the correct key.)

2)While in the system BIOS, change the boot order so that CDROM/DVD is the first boot device.

3)Save the settings and exit BIOS. (For more detailed instructions on configuring the BIOS, consult your system manufacturer’s documentation.)

4)Restart the computer. When the computer restarts, it should now boot to the Acronis True Image HD page.

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4. Select the Acronis True Image HD icon from the Acronis True Image HD screen (Figure 3).

Note: It may take a few minutes for the next screen to come into view.

Figure 3: Acronis True Image HD

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5. Select Clone Disk from the Pick a Task screen (Figure 4).

Figure 4: Pick a Task

6.The Welcome to the Disk Clone Wizard! screen will appear and the wizard will guide you through the cloning process (Figure 5). ClickNext to continue.

Figure 5: Disk Clone Wizard

Note: If you receive an error message stating "This program is designed to work with two or more drives," check all connections to both the hard drive and the

SSD. Ensure that the SATA data and power cables are connected to the drives and motherboard. If all connections are in place, it is possible that your system

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