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FIREWIRE 800

user’s manual

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A T T E N T I O N

Thank you and congratulations for choosing a product from the PikaOne range. This product has all the latest innovations in technology and is sure to meet your requirements. Please note that when we refer in this manual to your FLYCASE product, we will often use the term “external peripheral”.

R E C O M M E N D AT IO N S A N D G UA R A N T EE

For your safety and in adherence to the guarantee, it is strictly forbidden to remove one or more panels from your FLYCASE product; do not insert either your hand or any metal object into it. Only qualified technicians are authorized to open the unit and to access the internal electronic components.

The electronic boards and components with high-levelintegration inside your product are highly sensitive to any electrostatic discharge, and any contact with a metal object such as a screw, or any kind of tool, risks damaging them.

GUARANTEE

PikaOne products have been designed to ensure storage and exchange of computerized data. However, the PikaOne company cannot be held responsible for inappropriate use of this equipment or for loss of any information stored in your subsystem following a problem of use or any potential technical problem. Remember to make a backup copy of all important data on a separate storage unit, so that you have a reliable copy in the event of loss or accidental damage of data.

Users must always observe the basic precautions listed below to be certain of making best use of their PikaOne peripheral in complete safety. By following this short list of precautions, you will avoid physical injury and damage to your peripheral and other computer equipment. In particular, make sure you observe the following recommendations (NB: Non-compliancewith the precautions given below can result in cancellation of your peripheral’s guarantee):

USER SAFETY

Read this user’s manual carefully and follow the procedure indicated to install your equipment.

Do not open the device and do not try to disassemble or modify it.

To avoid all risks of electric shock, fire, short-circuitor hazardous emission, never insert metal objects into the device. This device does not contain any internal elements that can be repaired by you. If your peripheral shows signs of malfunction, have it examined by a PikaOne approved technician.

Never expose this device to rain, or put it in a place where it might come into contact with water, or put it in a damp environment. Never place on top of it any recipient containing any kind of liquid, which could risk spilling onto internal parts. This would expose you to the risk of electrical discharge, shortcircuit, fire and physical injury.

Check that the peripheral and the computer are connected to sockets equipped with an earth wire. If they are not earthed, you expose yourself to the risk of an electric shock.

GENERAL PRECAUTIONS

Do not expose the peripheral to ambient temperatures outside the 5° C to 35° C range. You will risk damaging the device or damaging its case. Avoid placing the device near a heat source or exposing it to sun radiation (even through a window). An environment that is too cold or damp can damage the unit.

Always unplug your peripheral from the electrical socket in the event of a storm, or when you do not intend to use it for some time. Otherwise, you needlessly increase the risk of electric shock, short-circuitor fire.

Only use the power pack and power cable supplied with the peripheral.

Do not place heavy objects on top of the device or exert excessive pressure on its connectors. You will risk damaging your equipment.

Always place your peripheral in a stable horizontal position before using it. Any fall might risk damaging the device and/or result in damage to or loss of data.

Avoid exposing your peripheral to excessive levels of dust during use or storage. Dust can accumulate in the device and cause damage or malfunction.

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• Do not use any benzene-basedproduct, solvent, detergent or other chemical product to clean the device. This type of product will discolour and spoil the materials used for the case and the front panel. Simply wipe the device with a soft dry cloth.

CERTIFICATIONS ANDCOMPLIANCE

WITH EUROPEAN COMMUNITY STANDARDS

PikaOne declares that this device has undergone control tests and has been declared compliant with the restrictions laid down for information technology equipment through European standard EN55022 relating to radio frequency emissions. Standard EN55022 is in accordance with regulation CISPR22, published by the International Committee on Radio Interference. The CE label applied to this product testifies that declaration of compliance with the current European directives mentioned below has been carried out:

Directive 73/23/EEC, relating to low voltage

Directive 89/336/EEC EMC, EMC directive (standards for electromagnetic compatibility)

NOTICE OF COMPLIANCE

WITH THE STANDARDS OF THE DEPARTMENT

OF COMMUNICATIONS OF CANADA

This digital device satisfies all the requirements of Canadian regulations relating to devices liable to cause radio electric interference.

NOTICE OF COMPLIANCE

WITH THE STANDARDS OF THE FEDERAL

COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

This equipment has undergone control tests, and has been declared compliant with the restrictions laid down for class B digital devices, through section 15 of FCC regulations. These restrictions are intended to ensure reasonable protection from unwanted interference when this device is functioning in a commercial environment. This equipment produces, uses and emits radio frequency radiation, and, in the event of installation or use that does not comply with the instructions provided in this manual, can cause unwanted interference with radio reception. Use of this equipment in a residential environment risks causing harmful interference, a problem that the user must rectify at their own expense. This peripheral complies with

provisions 15 of the FCC regulations. Use of the equipment is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device must not cause harmful interference; and (2) this peripheral must accept any interference received, including that which is liable to result in poor operation.

REGISTERED NAMES AND TRADEMARKS

All registered names and trademarks cited in this document are protected by copyright and belong to their respective owners. Unless otherwise stated, the names of companies, products, persons and information used in the examples are fictional. Any resemblance to existing names is fortuitous.

POTENTIAL MODIFICATIONS

The instructions and specifications appearing in this manual are for information only and may be changed without prior notice by PikaOne. This document has been put together with the utmost care, with the aim of providing you with reliable information. However, PikaOne cannot be held responsible for consequences related to any potential errors or omissions in the documentation.

PikaOne reserves the right to alter this manual or to make improvements to the design of the product, without any restriction or obligation to inform users of them.

© PikaOne 2004.

All rights reserved. Any reproduction, even partial, of this manual, in whatever form, without written authorization from PikaOne is strictly prohibited and is a violation of Copyright

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IN T R O D UC T I O N

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Présentation

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Main characteristics

5

Unpacking

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H A R D WA R E IN STA L L AT I O N

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Leads and connections

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LED and operating lights

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Start-upprocedures

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S O F T WA R E I N STA L L AT I O N

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Installation with MAC OS

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Installation/Desinstallation with Windows

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PIKAFORMAT software

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To format your FlyCASE

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PIKABACKUP software

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A N N EXE S

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FIREWIRE Technology (IEEE-1394)

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Advice for use

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STARTING UP USINGSTOPPING

 

Troubleshooting

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Contacting technical support

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The PikaOne FlyCASE PRO is an external storage peripheral integrating the latest FireWire B (800) interfacing technology. The FlyCASE PRO is equipped with two 3,5" standard format hard disks connected in RAID 0* to reach high performance and high capacity.

Available in storage capacities of up to 800 GB and higher **, FlyCASE PRO is also the ideal tool for DVD authoring, 2D/3D animation, audio editing and for system backup. FlyCASE PRO FireWire 800 interface and small physical size makes transporting content among computers quick and easy.

For Digital Video users who demand the absolute best performance from their DTV system. From home users all the way up to professional post production studios with the latest dual stream, real time systems!!

It is the ideal product for the applications using big amount of information’s and high transfer performances like video, audio and database applications.

(*) RAID 0 level or Stripping is not redundant. In Level 0, data is split across multiple drives resulting in faster data throughput. With no redundant information stored, performance is very good.

(**) Depending on the capacities of 3,5” hard disk drives available in the market.

The main characteristics of the FlyCASE PRO are:

FireWire 800 and 400 ports.

Storage capacities up to 800 GB**.

"Plug and Play". Hot plugging and unplugging.

Integration of standard 7200 RPM high-performanceATA hard disk drives. Any disk on the market meeting 3,5" physical standards is supported.

Standard interfacing compatible with SBP2/IEEE-1394Aand B with host computer.

External power supply (12V/5V).

Multi-platform.Compatible with the main OS on the PC/MAC market.

Designed for professional content creation applications.

Supports multi-streamvideo playback withreal-timeeffects on Final Cut Pro HD, Premiere Pro and others.

Professional design, compact aluminium enclosure.

Mac OS and Windows compatible.

Built in fan for an excellent airflow.

H A R D WA R E C ON F I G UR AT I ON R EQ U IR E D

Mac or PC equipped as standard with FireWire A or B interface

or FireWire/iLink PCI card (SBP-2compatible).

CAUTION

Under certain conditions, it is possible that a FireWire PCI card for MAC or PC of another manufacturer does not work with your FlyCASE product. We advise you to check with card manufacturers the following compatibilities:

- FireWire card (IEEE-1394)must be fully compatible with the Serial Bus Protocol(SBP-2)for storage devices and with the Open Host Controller Interface (OHCI). OHCI is a standard that allows a computer host to interface with FireWire devices.

NOTE

Under certain conditions, it is possible that a FireWire card A or B does not work with the FlyCASE PRO. PikaOne cannot guarantee proper operation of the peripherals in its range with all FireWire cards available on the market.

If your FireWire interface card or your computer is equipped with a 4-pinFireWire connector, obtain a FireWire "4- to6-pin"type cable.

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FireWire 400 (400 Mb/s) System

FireWire 800 ( 800 Mb/s) System

 

 

 

PC

Pentium II 350 Mhz or higher-compatibleprocessor,

Pentium III 350 Mhz or higher compatible processor,

 

with a FireWire/IEEE 1394/iLink/DV

with FireWire 800/IEEE 1394b interface card.

 

interface card (SBP-2compatible).

 

 

64MB RAM or higher.

128MB RAM or higher.

 

Windows 98SE, Windows ME (Millenium Edition),

Windows 2000 (SP4) and Windows XP (SP1).

 

Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

 

 

 

 

MAC

MAC G3 or greater, with FireWire 400/IEEE

MAC G4 or G5 with a FireWire 800/IEEE 1394b interface card.

 

1394a interface card.

 

 

MAC OS 9.1

MAC OS 10.2.4 or higher.

 

(Apple FireWire support 2.3.3 and greater) or higher.

 

 

 

 

CAUTION

(*) If your computer is equipped with an earlier version of MS Windows or Mac OS, you will not be able to use your FlyCASE PRO until you have upgraded your operating system.

INTERFACE ICONS

These icons will enable you to easily identify FireWire interfaces. They also appear on FireWire cables next to FireWire port connectors on certain computers. The generic names given to the FireWire interface (IEEE 1394) can vary. Three examples are given below:

FireWire (IEEE 1394,) and FireWire 800 (name given by Apple to the IEEE 1394).

U N PA C K IN G

As soon as you receive your package, please check the outer packaging. If it looks damaged, this can mean that the contents are also damaged. In this case, do not take the product out of its box and notify your dealer immediately. If the outer packaging looks fine, check the content details below:

-1 FlyCase PRO system.

-1 FireWire cable (6 to 6 pin).

-1 FireWire cable (6 to 4 pin-iLink/DVconnector).

-1 FireWire 800 to 800 cable (9 to 9 pin).

-1 CD containing drivers & User's manual

-1 external power supply adapter (12V/5V)

-1 Quick Install guide

Please contact your dealer if you notice any physical damage, or if one of the components of this package is missing.

iLink (Name given by Sony to the IEEE 1394).

DV (Reference to the IEEE 1394 mainly used on digital camcorders)

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DIFFERENT FIREWIRE CONNECTORS

 

 

 

Power Supply connector

 

EXISTING IN THE MARKET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On/Off Switch

 

 

 

iLink/DV connector (4 points)

 

 

Firewire iEEE 1394 connector (6 points)

 

 

 

 

FireWire 800 connectors (9 points)

 

Firewire iEEE 1394 connector (6 points

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fan

 

FireWire 800 connector (9 points)

 

 

 

REAR VIEW OF THE FLYCASE PRO

 

DIFFERENT CABLES SUPPLIED WITH YOUR FLYCASE PRO

 

 

At the back of your FlyCASE PRO, you will find 1*Firewire iEEE

 

 

 

 

1394 connector (6 points) and 2*FireWire 800 connectors

 

 

 

 

(9 points)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OPERATING LIGHTS LED

 

FireWire cable (6 to 6 pin)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On/Off LED

 

 

 

 

Disk access LED

 

iLink cable (6 to 4 pin)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disk access

Flashing red light indicates access to disk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power On/Off

Continuous blue light indicates power is On

 

FireWire 800 to 800 cable (9 to 9 pin).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CAUTION

Before starting the installation procedure, refer to appendices, to learn about the limitations and possibilities that FireWire interface offer you. Also refer to paragraph (minimum requiremens page 6) and check whether your whole system meets the required configurations.

1.Connect the external power supply supplied with your FlyCASE PRO on the rear Power Supply connector of the FlyCASE PRO and the other end to the wall outlet.

2.Connect your computer to the wall outlet.

3.Power On your computer.

4.Switch On your FlyCASE PRO (On/Off switch at the rear of the FlyCASE PRO).

5.Connect one end of the selected FireWire cable to your FlyCASE PRO and the other end to the FireWire port of your computer. A few examples are given hereafter.

6.After a few moments, the "Power On" light of your FlyCASE PRO will shine a continuous blue. Your computer is now ready to detect your FlyCASE PRO. To finish installing your FlyCASE PRO refer to the next chapter.

Connecting a PC equipped with a Mini FireWire.

REMARK

Your FlyCASE PRO has 2 FireWire 800 connectors. The second connector allows you to chain another FireWire peripheral, which will be recognized by the same computer.

Connecting a Mac equipped with a FireWire 400.

Connecting a MAC equipped with a FireWire 800.

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Follow the start-upprocedure (page 8),

Before connecting your FlyCASE PRO to your Macintosh, you must install the "PikaFORMAT software.

PikaFORMAT is a program that will allow you to format, reformat, configure or clear partitions. This program will help you prepare your FlyCASE PRO for use with MAC OS 9.x (page 10).

Insert the "PikaOne Softwares & Drivers" CD supplied with your product.

Go into the "MACOS" directory of your CD, and "Drag/Drop" the "PikaFORMAT" program from your CD to the hard disk

or to the desktop of your MAC (except for OS 10, see note).

CAUTION

PikaFORMAT does not work in MACOS 10.x. You can use the "Apple Disk Utility" software included in OS 10.x to format, reformat, configure or clear partitions.

• Remove your CD and put it in a safe place.

If, on connecting your FlyCASE PRO on your MAC , you see a message inviting you to initialize the disk, (which is normal, if you are connecting the FlyCASE for the first time), select Mac OS extended/HFS+ and click on "Initialize".

CAUTION

With FireWire interface version 2.3.3 and later, no driver is necessary.

An update can be downloaded from the "Support" section at

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Check that the BLUE power light on your FlyCASE PRO is on and the RED Activity Disk LED is OFF.

Run the PikaFORMAT program from your MAC.

Now, the PikaFORMAT main screen is displayed on the screen.

Select and format the partitions as you want them, then quit the program when the format is completed.

Unplug and plug again the FireWire cable on your FlyCASE PRO.

Your partitions are ready to use.

For more information on the use of "PikaFORMAT",

refer to next chapter.

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INSTALLATION

PikaFORMAT enables you to format, reformat, configure or clear partitions in Windows.

A procedure for automatic installation of all PikaOne software programs for Windows is available on the "PikaOne Softwares & Drivers" CD supplied with your FlyCASE.

To do this, follow the procedure below:

Follow the start-upprocedure (page 12),

Install your full hardware configuration, and then switch on your computer and your FlyCASE PRO.

Insert the "PikaOne Softwares &..." CD supplied with your FlyCASE PRO.

Using the Windows explorer, go into the directory of your CD "D:\FlyCASE\Windows\PikaSuite\",

and run the "Install.exe" program.

Click on "Installation" and follow the messages displayed on your screen.

Once installation has finished, a screen message will confirm that it has been successfull. Click on "OK".

Remove your CD and put it in a safe place.

Then connect your FlyCASE PRO. If the FlyCASE PRO is being used for the first time, it should not be visible in the Windows WORKSTATION. Therefore you must prepare it with PikFORMAT using the following procedure:

Run the "PikaFORMAT" program from your Windows shortcut available on your Windows Desktop or in "Start/Program/FlyCASE".

Now, the main screen of your PikaFORMAT software will be displayed (note "b").

State and format the partitions as you want them, then quit the program.

To initialize the new configuration, you must to disconnect the FlyCASE from Windows, then unplug and plug again the FireWire connector.

Your partitions are now available on your WORKSTATION and ready to use.

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CAUTION

a.No special driver is necessary with Windows 98SE and Higher version.

b.For more information on the use of "PikaFORMAT", refer to next chapter.

c.“PikaFormat” will format your FlyCASE PRO in FAT32 only. If you need to format it in NTFS format, with Windows 2000 and XP, you can also use the Windows disk manager to format in NTFS File system and partition your FlyCASE.

UNINSTALLATION

If the software have already been installed and are available in the

<Start /Program/FlyCASE> menu, the "INSTALL" program will behave as an "uninstaller" by displaying the "Uninstall" button. The Installer will remove the PIKBACKUP.EXE and PIKAFORMAT.EXE programs. Once the operation has finished, a screen message will confirm that this has been successful. Also, in "Start/Programs/Start-up",an "UNINSTALL" shortcut will enable you to uninstall the PikaOne programs.

S O F T WA R E

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T H E PI KA F O R M AT SO F T WA R E

This software will enable you to simply and graphically format, re-format,partition andre-partitionyour FLYCASE in several MAC or PC Partitions.

CAUTION

formatting or partitioning a disk wipes all data on your FLYCASE. Only use this program if you understand the consequences of it and after analyzing the usefulness of it.

When the program is activated, an automatic search for PikaOne FLYCASE drivers connected to your computer is done and a report on current partitions is displayed.

On PC

the display will be in French if your Windows installed is in French. It will be in English for all other languages.

On MAC

the display will be in English by default. To change to French, click on the PikaOne logo at the bottom left of the PikaFORMAT screen.

In the example below, 2 FLYCASEs are connected to your computer; in order to access either of these disks, you just need to click on the corresponding tab, and the information concerning it will be displayed on your screen:

The first is connected to a FireWire interface and the second to a USB (1 or 2) output. The interfaces detected are shown on the tabs displayed at the top of the frame of the PikaFORMAT screen.

The first disk (FireWire) is partitioned in three partitions: the partitions displayed in blue are those that are formatted in PC FAT 32 format viewable with PC and MAC, and the partition that is displayed in red is in MAC HFS format.

The MAC HFS partition can only be viewed and used with a

MAC computer.

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