Technology - Shuttle PC - Installing DVD drive in cage.

To see the components that I chose and why, goto here first. also unpacking the system here.

I am using the LG GSA-4163BAL Black DVD +/-R/RW 16x16x4x4x5 Dual layer IDE OEM for more information about the options and why I chose this see here.

I am only using one hard disc and I am not really sure where the best place to install it is? I decided that it would be cooler if I installed it above the cage so I'm leaving the 3.5 bay free in the cage. I would welcome the views of more experienced system builders on this.

Even though I am not installing the hard drive in the cage I put in the HDD shielding, even though I pushed it down it still appears to be a bit loose.

Fix the optical drive brackets to the DVD drive, they go on the top set of holes. I found it helps to flex the brackets a bit to allow them to fit in without using and force.

Then push into the cage

No need to push down the brackets yet.

I found it very difficult to know how to set the eject button lever bacause I cant see both the lever and the button at the same time when inserting the cage into the shuttle. I think it needs to be moved out a bit but I'm not sure.

Go on to installing the hard disk.


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