Posted 26 June 2007 - 09:07 PM
Did you get the manual with the docking station?If not you can download it from the HP website. Click on Support and Troubleshooting, enter XB3000, and when it comes up look for manuals. I take it then, that the hard drive was already assembled into the docking station when you got it. The HD goes into a tray that is on the left side of the base when you look at the front of the dock. The laptop needs to be off of it for this. Turn the dock upside down and there should be two screws holding the HD tray in place. Remove the screws and pull out the tray. You should now be able to see the top of the HD. Read the top label of the drive. It may say on there that it is an IDE or an SATA. I think it is an IDE, from the photos in the manual. Another clue will be at the bottom of the top of the HD, there should be a diagram on how to set the jumpers. If it has the terms Master Slave, and Cable Select, it is an IDE. If it has 150 and 300, it is an SATA. Also one end of the drive has connectors attaching it to the tray. If you see a wide grey ribbon cable it is an IDE. If it has a narrow red or yellow rounded flatish cable, it is SATA.Do you have a second computer at your home?