How do I add a disk to my ReadyDATA 5200 or EDA4000?
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How do I add a disk to my ReadyDATA 5200, EDA2000, or EDA4000?

You can add a hard disk to an empty disk bay. You do not need to shut down your unit before adding a disk. You can use 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch disk drives in a ReadyDATA 5200, EDA2000, or EDA4000.

Note: The ReadyDATA 5200 does not recognize non-NETGEAR disks. In addition, if you use non-NETGEAR disks, Dashboard might display an error. The ReadyDATA 5200 can recognize only disks that you obtain through NETGEAR or a NETGEAR authorized reseller.

To add a 2.5-inch disk:

1. Pull the disk tray release switch.

The tray handle pops out.

1. Disk tray handle

2. Disk tray release switch

2. Pull out the disk tray.

3. Turn the disk over and remove the metal plate from the drive tray.

4. (Optional) Depending on the thickness of the disk drive you are installing, adhere the foam pad to the metal plate in the area bounded by the metal tabs so that the 2.5-inch disk drive will rest on it.

Use the foam pad to raise thin disk drives to the correct height so that you can install the screws.

5. Place the disk drive on the tray in the area bounded by the metal tabs so that the connectors face up at the back of the disk tray.

6. Align the screw holes on the disk drive with the screw holes on the metal tabs and install the screws to fasten the disk drive to the metal plate.

7. With the disk tray handle to the right and the hard disk drive to the left, assemble the disk tray and metal plate.

8. Slide the disk tray into the unit and secure the handle.

To add a 3.5-inch disk:

1. Pull the disk tray release switch.

    The tray handle pops out.