CAXM USB External Hard Drive.docDocument Transcript
USB External Hard Drive
CAXM Series User Manual
USB Port e-SATA Port DC JACK
What is Included
SATA Bracket SATA Cable
Connecting the Cavalry External Hard Drive to your computer
Follow the steps below to connect the Cavalry External Hard Drive to your
Step 1. Start your computer; wait for the operating system to load completely.
Step 2. Connect the power adapter to the power cord, and then connect the
power adapter to the drive.
NOTE: Plug the power cord into a power strip or outlet last.
Step 3. Connect the USB adapter cable to the Hard Drive; and the other end
of the USB adapter cable to the USB port on your computer. The computer
will then detect the USB External Hard Drive as a new USB device.
NOTE: Connect the Cavalry External Hard Drive to a USB port on your
computer. Look for "USB" or the USB symbol which usually identifies the USB
connection. Always connect the adapter cable to the computer after
connecting to the drive. To disconnect, always remove the adapter cable from
the computer first.
CAUTION! Use only the USB adapter cable provided or data loss may result.
Step 4. To install drivers for the Cavalry External Hard Drive
Windows 2000 /XP
Plug and Play. No driver is needed for Windows 2000/XP.
Windows 98/ ME: If your operating system is Windows 98/ME, please follow
the installation direction:
1. Be sure you have fully updated Win 98 or ME OS.
2. Download the driver from our website at
http://cavalrystorage.com/Caxm37160.asp and save it at your desired
3. Navigate to device manager.
4. Right click on the yellow question mark indicating an unknown external
5. When the device driver wizard starts, click on the “Browse” button to
select the search directory to find drivers.
6. Find the USB2.0-98 driver on the CD.
7. Click next to continue.
Step 5. When the USB cable is connected properly (and your computer is
on) a light briefly appears in the center of the USB External Hard Drive. This
indicates that the Hard Drive is receiving power and is ready to use. After the
system detects the drive, the light in the center of the drive becomes a drive
activity indicator. This means the light will flicker on and off when your
computer is accessing the drive. The light is normally off when the USB
External Hard Drive is not accessing data.
SATA to USB2.0/ eSATA Installation Instructions
Included are two different SATA cable types. The first is the regular SATA
cable which connects to either your motherboard SATA connectors if
supported or a SATA host adapter card. The connector type has a small
90° notch at one end. The second is the external SATA cable (“eSATA”)
which connects the included external PCI slot bracket eSATA connector to
the external hard drive unit. The connector has a ½” slot with no notches.
1. First install the external PCI slot bracket into an empty external PCI slot on
the back of your desktop. You may need to open your desktop computer
to do this. Then connect the SATA cable connected to the bracket to your
motherboard or controller card SATA connectors. If you already have a
eSATA host adapter card, ignore this step.
2. Then connect the power adapter and power cable from a 120V AC wall or
surge protector socket to your external hard drive unit. The power
connector to your external hard drive is a four-pin connector.
3. Now connect the eSATA cable to your mounted bracket’s eSATA
connector. If you have an eSATA host adapter bus card then connect it to
the card’s eSATA connector instead.
4. Now turn on your external hard drive. The light should blink for a short
period of time then settle into a steady light. Now turn on your computer.
Allow Windows to connect your drive to the system. Your drive should now
appear in “My Computer” with a drive letter.
5. In case the drive does not show up in My Computer, it’s possible the drive
may need to be initialized and formatted. Right-Click on the My Computer
icon, then click on Manage. The Computer Management console should
appear. Click on the Disk Management selection which is under the
Storage “plus” selection. The drives should appear on the right. You may
need to initialize the drive , then partition and format the drive. Start the
appropriate wizard by right clicking on the drive display graph section.
If your Hard Drive does not show up on your desktop, please refer to the
Frequently Asked Questions section online at
If you still have any questions, Please call our tech support line at (800)
238-4453 ext 152. Operation hour: Mon-Fri 9:00AM ~ 5:30PM (P.S.T.). Thank
you for purchasing Cavalry External Hard Drive.
To activate the product warranty, please register your product at
• We are not responsible for any data loss.
• The Product Warranty will be void if the product is not register with
• No refund will be issued if you claim a rebate from us.
• You can look for the Model Number and Serial Number on the