Addonics Technologies ADSA3GPX8-ML User Manual
T E C H N O L O G I E S
Multilane 4X RAID5/JBOD
Drive activity LED
Standard height mounting bracket
Multilane 4x SATA interface
To switch between RAID and
The controller card comes with jumper pins that would allow you to switch between RAID and
The RAID mode uses the SATARAID5 array manager and the raid driver version. The
Detailed View of J4
Enable / Disable BIOS
Windows Software Installation for RAID mode
Note: Install the SATA Utilities from the CD that came with your package first before installing the Host Controller.
A.From the CD
B.Unzip the file on your drive.
C.Click on the folder that matches your OS. Run the
D.This will install the SATARAID5 Array Manager. This utility will allow you configure and monitor the status of the raid volume. It will also create and store the driver files of the controller card. The location of the driver files is C:\Program\Silicon
1.Power OFF PC and remove its cover.
2.Select an empty
3.Makes sure to secure the bracket with a screw.
4.Close the PC’s cover.
Windows 2000, XP, 2003 server Driver Installations
1.Turn computer ON. When Windows boots up, “A New Hardware Found” pops on the screen and the Addonics Serial ATA PCI Host Controller is identified.
2.At the “Add New Hardware Wizard Window, click “Next”
3.Choose “Install from a list or specific location”, and click “Next”
4.Select “Don’t Search. I will choose the driver to install” and click “Next”.
5.Click “Have Disk” then Browse the location “C:\Program\Silicon
6.If using a driver that has not been digitally signed by Microsoft, you will be asked if you want to continue the installation. Click Continue.
7.When the new hardware wizard has finish installing the Serial ATA card.
Click “Finish” to complete the installations.
Confirming Serial ATA Driver Installation
1.Right click the My Computer icon and select properties.
2.Click Device Manager in the Menu Tree.
3.Click the “+” sign in front of SCSI controllers. Silicon Image SATA controller should appear.
To do a RAID SET, you can press F4 or CTRL+S from the boot up screen. Read and follow the instruction inside the BIOS screen.
You can also install the SATA GUI utility Under Windows to monitor the RAID Set. It is under the Utility section of the driver disc.
Below are the instructions to install drivers for Mac OSX compatible SATA controllers which support RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, and JBOD. An internet connection may be required to download the latest drivers from the Addonics website.
1. Physically install the controller into the Apple computer.
To verify that your
2.Download the latest drivers for your controller from the Addonics web site.
3.Locate the downloaded driver and extract the contents. Double click on the extracted installer to begin the installation process.
4.Continue through the installation process, entering in your desired settings.
When the installation process is finished, the RAID controller driver and RAID software have been installed.
5.Return to Applications
A correctly installed
6.The Silicon Image SATARaid5 Manager has been installed at the same time as the controller driver.
A. The new folder containing the SATARaid5 Manager can be accessed from
B. Within this folder, click on "SATARaid5Manager" to execute the RAID creation and management utility.
C. For detailed instructions on creating and managing RAID volumes, read the SATARaid5 Manager User Manual.
If you need assistance to get your unit functioning properly, please call Addonics Technical Support. Our technical staff will be happy to assist you, but they will need your help to do so. Calling the technical support staff without all the proper information can be both time consuming and frustrating. Here are some tips to help you out:
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