Addonics Technologies AE25RDESU User Manual
T E C H N O L O G I E S
Portable Dual Drive RAID Enclosure
FCC Warning Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy. If not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, it may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If the equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment on and off, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or more of the following suggestions.
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver
Connect the equipment to a different power outlet other than the one where receiver is connected
Consult a certified television or radio technician
Power and individual drive activity LED
Removable front door
with ventilation holes
Drive bay 1
Drive bay 2
Sturdy and heat resistant aluminum enclosure
eSATA 3Gbps connection
RAID selection switch
Power connector for 5V power adapter (AAPAC5V)
1. To remove the front door of the enclosure, loosen screws on each side.
2. Detach the front door of the enclosure.
3. Slide the 2.5’’ SATA hard disk into the drive bay.
4. Make sure that the SATA drives are seated correctly on the SATA connectors of the enclosure.
5. Screw back the front door of the enclosure.
6. Tighten the screws (both sides) to secure the front door.
How to Configure Raid
Raid Setting Table
RAID Selection Switch
How to Build Raid JBOD
a. Setup Raid mode JBOD using RAID selection switch
b. USB Connection
Plug in mini USB data cable & USB power cable as shown.
USB Data Cable
c.Plug the other end of the mini USB data cable & USB power cable to USB ports on your system.
Note: Due to the different layouts of Laptops, we suggest to plug the USB cables on opposite sides of the Laptops to avoid weak power from the same side USB ports.
Avoid using the front USB ports of desktop because, sometimes, it is too weak to give enough power.
If you are connecting via eSATA, you will have to connect the USB power cable or the 110/220V AC/DC 5V power adapter.
Note: To see 2 individual drives (JBOD single) using eSATA connection, the enclosure must be connected to a port multiplier compatible SATA host controller.
d.Turn on the power switch.
e.Press the “RAID Setting” button once.
Note: Since the default Raid mode may be different from your new Raid mode setting, it is required to press the “RAID Setting” button once before using Portable Dual Drive RAID enclosure.
f.Place the cursor on the My Computer icon on your desktop, do a right click and choose “Manage” by clicking mouse left button
i. Place cursor on Disk 1, do a right click then select “Initialize Disk ”
g. Select “Disk Management” .
j. Press ”OK”
h. Disk Management shows the hard disks that are “Unallocated”
k. Refer to steps i & j to initialize Disk 2
l. Hard disks will become “Online”
o. Choose ”Next” again.
m. Place cursor on Unallocated portion and select “New Partition”
p. Set up partition size and click “Next”
n. Choose ”Next”
q. Tick “Quick format” and click ”Next”
r. Click ”Finish”
s. Disk Management shows system is “Formatting”
t. When format is finish , it shows the drive as “Healthy”
u. Format the other hard disk by referring to steps m ~ r.
v. When the drive has been formatted, “My Computer” will show two Physical hard disks
How to build Raid : BIG(Span)
Set the DIP switch as above and Refer to Step b ~ v to build the Raid BIG(Span) mode. This time you can see only 1 hard disk only(see following two pictures.)
How to build Raid : SAFE50
Set the DIP switch as following and Refer to Step b ~ v to build the Raid SAFE50 mode. This time you can see 2 hard disks ( one is mirror hard disk and the other, BIG. See following two pictures.
To hard disks
Two healthy hard disks
After Raid SAFE50 is finished, you can see two new hard disks, one is with Raid mirroring and the other is with Raid BIG.
A Can only see “8GB Unallocated”
Possible reasons are:
B Show wrong hard disk capacity or wrong hard disk numbers
C Hard disk LED indicators are blinking with green/red
disks, only the performance will be slower than expected.
D Hard disk LED light on Red or Red blinking
E Red LED “PWR/Backup” is blinking
F LED “PWR/Back up” does not light on
G When powering on, you can hear the ‘clicker’ sound
H Can not see the correct device data under “57xx SteelVine Manager”
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:
MODEL NUMBER – Please have this number on hand. SYSTEM INFORMATION – Type of computer, peripherals, etc. OPERATING SYSTEM – What version of Windows
WHAT’S THE TROUBLE? – Give enough information
about your problem so that we can recreate and diagnose it.
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