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T E C H N O L O G I E S

User Guide

CF or CFast Drive (AE6CFHI / AE6CAHI)

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v3.1.11

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Top Cover Screws

Removing Cover of CF / CFAST Drive

To remove the top cover of the CF / CFast Drive, loosen the 4 screws located at the side of the device using a Philips screwdriver by turning counter-clockwise.Separate the metal casing of the drive from the housing by lifting up the casing.

Installing CF / CFAST cards into the CF Drive

Slide the CF card into each of the slot on the CF / CFAST Drive.

Note: It is recommended to fill up the CF / CFAST Drive with CF / CFAST cards from top to bottom, left to right. This is to help in identifying which cards connect to which ports for easier troubleshooting.

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RAID Setting Button

Dip Switch

SATA Host Port (Port 5)

SATA Port 2

SATA Port 1

Floppy

Power

Connector

SATA Port 0

SATA Port 3

SATA Port 4

Drive activity LED Jumper Block (J1)

Error LED Jumper Block (J3)

 

 

Dip Switch Settings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raid Mode

1

2

3

4

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Individual Drive

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

(Factory Default)

 

 

 

 

 

0

OFF

OFF

ON

ON

ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 and 10

OFF

OFF

ON

ON

OFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

OFF

OFF

ON

OFF

OFF

5

OFF

OFF

ON

OFF

ON

Clone

OFF

OFF

OFF

ON

ON

Large

OFF

OFF

ON

OFF

ON

 

Enable

Auto-

 

Port Multiplier Mode

 

 

ERR Buzzer

Rebuilding

 

 

 

 

Function

to Spare

 

 

 

 

 

Drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Default factory DIP Switch setting:

SW1 – RAID Setting DIP Switch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BZS –

Error buzzer function

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EZ

Automatic rebuilding to spare drive (one of the drives on the raid is set as a

 

 

spare). If EZ is ENABLED anda drive failure occurs, the spare will

 

 

automatically act as a drive replacement and rebuilding will automatically

 

 

start.

 

 

OFF

 

OFF

 

OFF

 

OFF

 

OFF

M2

RAID mode 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

M1

RAID mode 1

SW1

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

 

 

M0

RAID mode 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BZS EZ

 

M2 M1 M0

 

1.Error buzzer function is ENABLED (BZS) when dip switch is in OFF position

2.Auto-rebuildingto spare drive is DISABLED (EZ)

3.Individual drive mode is ENABLED (M0~M2)

Note: When the default factory RAID setting is used, independent drive configuration and optical drive are supported only when connecting to controllers with Silicon Image Sil3124, Sil3132 chip set or controllers that are Port Multiplier (PM) compatible. Simultaneous DVD writing was tested using the Nero Burning Rom.

LED Pin Header

J3

 

J1

 

 

 

P5 P0 P1 P2 P3 P4

P5 P0 P1 P2 P3 P4

Error LED

Activity LED

J1 – Drive Activity LED

P5 – Activity LED for eSATA host port lights up when it is connected to a SATA controller card.

P0, P1, P2, P3 & P4 - Activity LEDs for port 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 light up when a drive is connected and blinks when there’s drive activity.

J3 – Error LED

P5 – error LED for eSATA host port

P0, P1, P2, P3 & P4 - error LED for port 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

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Setting or Modifying the RAID Mode Using the JMicron HW RAID Manager Utility Program:

1.For Windows users, install the JMicron HW RAID Manager located on the SATA Controller CD. In the CD, go to Configuration Utilities > JMB393. This manager can be use to create and monitor the status of the RAID volume.

It is recommended to use the default factory RAID DIP switch setting when using the JMicron HW RAID Manager.

2.Modify the RAID mode on the 5-portHPM-XAusing DIP switch

Recommended to be used on operating system without JMicron HW RAID Manager support like Linux, Mac & Solaris. Windows users can also use the procedure below.

Note: Steps A to D need to be performed each time the raid mode is modified.

a.Set the DIP switch as shown below.

 

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

SW1

1

2

3

4

5

 

BZS EZ

M2 M1 M0

b.Press the RAID setting button with a ball point pen.

c.While pressing the RAID setting button turn on the system power where the HPM is connected. The buzzer will sound while holding the RAID setting button. Release it after at least 5 seconds for hardware initialization. A single beep will be heard to indicate initialization is completed. The above steps act as a reset.

d.Power off the system power.

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e.On the DIP switch, change (M0 to M2) setting to the desired RAID mode using the diagram below.

All settings on the diagram shows

Error buzzer function is ENABLED

EZ function is DISABLED.

 

RAID 0 Mode

 

Clone Mode

OFF

OFF

ON

ON

ON

OFF

OFF

OFF

ON

ON

SW1

1 2 3 4 5

SW1

1 2 3 4 5

 

BZS EZ M2 M1 M0

 

BZS EZ M2 M1 M0

RAID 1& RAID 10 Mode

 

Large Mode

OFF

OFF

ON

ON

OFF

OFF

OFF

ON

OFF

ON

SW1

1 2 3 4 5

SW1

1 2 3 4 5

 

BZS EZ M2 M1 M0

 

BZS EZ M2 M1 M0

 

RAID 3 Mode

Individual Drives Mode

OFF

OFF

ON

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

SW1

1 2 3 4 5

SW1

1 2 3 4 5

 

BZS EZ M2 M1 M0

 

BZS EZ M2 M1 M0

RAID 5 Mode

OFF

OFF

OFF

ON

OFF

SW1 1 2 3 4 5

BZS EZ M2 M1 M0

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RAID Setting Notes:

 

RAID 1& RAID 10 Mode

When 2 drives are

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

connected to the HPM-XA,

SW1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and DIP switch is set to this

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

setting, the 2 drives will be

 

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

3

 

4

 

 

 

configured as a 2-drive

 

 

BZS EZ

 

M2 M1 M0

 

RAID1 array.

When 4 drives are connected to the HPM-XA,the 4 drives will be

configured as a 4-driveRAID10 array.

 

 

 

 

 

Clone Mode

 

 

 

Clone’s action is similar to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAID1. However, all of the

SW1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hard drives will be mirrored.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clone mode is useful

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

especially when users like

 

 

4

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to copy data from a source

 

 

BZS EZ

 

M2 M1 M0

 

 

 

hard drive to the drives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

connected to the HPM-XA.

f.Press the RAID setting button with a ball point pen.

g.While pressing the RAID setting button turn on the system power where the HPM is connected. The buzzer will sound while holding the RAID setting button. Release it after at least 5 seconds for hardware initialization. A single beep will be heard to indicate initialization is completed.

h.Verify if the RAID array is detected by the system.

i.If the 5-portHPM-XAis connected to the motherboard onboard SATA, on the CMOS setup utility, the raid array will display as “Addonics H/W RAID5” if setup as a RAID5 array.

j.If the 5-portHPM-XAis connected to an eSATA host controller card, on the RAID BIOS, the raid array will display as “Addonics H/W RAID0” if setup as a RAID0 array.

k.If booted into Windows, in Disk Drives under Device Manager, the raid array will display as “Addonics H/W LARGE” if setup as a LARGE array.

l.Once raid array is verified, you can set the buzzer either ON or OFF.

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Notes on Spare Drives using the Easy RAID Setting (EZ)

When EZ function is ENABLED, the auto-rebuildingto spare drive is automatic. The degraded RAID group will start rebuilding automatically by using the existing spare drive.

* Spare drive can be either plugged before RAID building or a new drive can be plug as the spare drive when RAID rebuild is required.

A.Which port acts as a spare drive?

The last drive will automatically become the spare drive. For a 3-driveRAID5 with spare:

Drives connected to SATA ports 1~3 belong to the active RAID5 array and drive connected to port 4 is the spare.

For a 4-driveRAID10 with spare:

Drives connected to SATA ports 1~4 belong to the active RAID10 array and drive connected to port 5 is the spare.

For a 2-driveRAID1 with spare:

Drives connected to SATA ports 1& 4 belong to the active RAID1 array and drive connected to port 5 is the spare.

B.When will rebuild action start?

When the raid fails and EZ is enabled, the HPM-XAwill automatically rebuild the RAID group using the spare.

When the raid fails and EZ is disabled, the HPM-XAwill NOT rebuild the raid group unless you install a good drive to replace the failed drive.

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