One more thing...in regards to the removing of panels here's how I did it.
1) Remove the screw at the top back of the computer (this allows you to get the top panel off)
2) Feel for the two tabs on the underside of the front panel (just above where the "feet" are) Push those in and pull - hard
. If it won't give, use a small screwdriver and pry it under the side of the panel about 2 inches from the bottom (this is where the first "tab" that holds the panel to the computer is). Now, use one hand with the screwdriver to push it underneath the panel while you use the other one to push the button on the side you have the screwdriver on. This should make it a lot easier to get the panel loose. Once you have the bottom out, do the same for the other side. As soon as the two bottom tabs are out (they're more like nubs) the panel will come of easily - just pull from the bottom.
3) Go at the top front panel. Again, with the screwdriver (I found it easier with it) place it in the side of the panel like you did for the front panel. Just pry it off a bit, but start from the bottom because the top of this panel is hooked underneath the panel at the top of the case (I think
). It should pop out after a little prying and do the same for the other side again. You should only have to do it once on each side and then you can pull the panel off (like I said, it's hooked underneath the top panel, so tilt the bottom of it out when you remove it)
4) Remove the top panel. This is probably the easiest because all you have to do (as long as you removed the screw) is to slide it backwards about an inch or so, and lift it up. Once you have those off, you can stick in the drive.
I didn't use a sled, but you can if you want. We just placed the drive on the metal inside the case...however, I'm not sure if this is good for the drive, but the bottom of it was surrounded by metal, so I'd say it's fine. If you're unsure, you can stick the static bag the drive came in underneath it when you place it in the bay.
The SCSI cable and the power cable should be hiding somewhere near the back of the bay and you should be able to pull them out (when my friend wanted to backup his 6400 I brought over the 9GB and hooked it up in the same way, but his cables were a LOT shorter than mine were in my 6500...I had to have the drive sitting upside down on a 45 degree angle hanging out of the top hole
) Just hook them up to the drive and boot up your computer..oh yeah, make sure you have it turned off first before you do any of this! If you need a 68-50 pin adapter, you can just stick it inbetween the drive and cable (we had to).
That should do it, and it took me all of about 5 mintues to do the whole process after I did it a few times. The thing that will take the longest is getting the panels off the first time.
Again, if you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them. Just e-mail me: email@example.com
[This message has been edited by Merciless (edited 06-07-2000).]