Quick Start Guide
1. USB 3.0/2.0
2. Power Switch
3. Power Input
(actual product may vary)
1. Connect the included USB 3.0/2.0 cable to the drive and the computer.
2. Connect the unit’s AC adapter.
3. Turn the enclosure on.
4. Restart your computer. If your CAU3I came with a hard-disk pre-installed, your com-
puter should detect the disk automatically. If you purchased your hard-disk and the
CAU3I enclosure separately, please refer to the Assembly Guide online at:
My Computer is not detecting the drive.
1. Make sure the USB cable is securely connected at both
2. If you purchased your hard-disk and the CAU3I
enclosure separately, your new disk will not be accessible
until you Intialize it. Please refer to the Initialization and
Formatting Guide online at:
3. Some Cavalry drives are pre-formatted for either Windows
or Mac. If you are running an operating system that your unit
drive. For detailed instructions on how to reformat, visit our
4. If you have multiple external hard drives, your computer
may not be able to see your newest addition. Eject and/or
unit. Then, if you’re using Windows, try assigning a new drive
letter to your Cavalry unit using Disk Management.
My unit does not match the one shown in this guide.
This is a general guide for new users. Your product may vary
from what is shown here.
My unit is making loud noises. Is this normal?
We apologize for the inconvenience. In most cases, loud
noises coming from the drive suggest that it is defective.
Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org,
so that we can help resolve the issue quickly.
Do I need to backup my Cavalry drive too?
Always backup your data on multiple drives . Hard drives are
very sensitive, and sometimes fail without warning. Cavalry
Storage is not responsible for any data loss.
I keep getting the “Device Can Perform Faster” message.
This means that your computer does not support USB 3.0.
You will need to purchase an adapter card that allows you to
use the USB 3.0 protocol. Our authorized parts retailer sells
an excellent card for just this purpose; please contact us at
email@example.com for more information.
How do I create a drive that can be used on both Mac and
system. This can most easily be done on a Mac, in Disk Utility.
Just select the drive you want to use. Then select “Erase>MS
Dos (Fat)> Erase…” Once created, this disk will be usable by
both operating systems!
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