Attaching your hard drive is very simple. Attach the IDE and power cable, and place the drive onto the base. With the unit flipped over you secure the drive to the chassis with two screws. This is actually a good time to make sure you have read the manual. The hard drive must be jumpered as Master. Cable Select (CS) will not work properly.
If you want to use the TelStar
TLD-3500 as a NAS (Network Attached Storage) you must load software on each computer that will access it. If you want to use the device using the USB 2.0 connection only, no additional software is necessary (under Windows 2000 and XP). Let's see what is involved in connecting the TLD-3500 to your router using the Ethernet connection.
The necessary software is included on the CD, however I did find an updated version at Ximeta.com
(the originator of the "NetDisk"). I would recommend you get the latest version as there are some nice fixes such as the ability to mount the TLD-3500 as a Read/Write device on multiple machines.
Once you begin the installation of the software you will need to enter some information, such as the device name and device ID. The device name can be anything you want it to be. The device ID can be located on the inside of the chassis, and is a string of 20 characters. There is also a secondary id, the write key. This is what will allow you to mount the device as either a read only or read/write device.
After entering the device ID you can decide whether you want to mount the device as Read/Write, Read Only, or to not mount the device. Making your selection and clicking "Next", you will either exit the installer (which will require a reboot) or will be presented with a little window stating the device is being mounted.