Addonics Technologies RAID RACK RR2035ASDES User Manual

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

User Guide

RAID Rack

(RR2035ASDES)

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v8.1.11

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If you need any assistance to get your unit functioning properly, please have your product information ready and contact Addonics Technical Support at:

Hours: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm PST

Phone: 408-453-6212

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Punch out for eSATA

Front

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Power Switch

 

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POWER

 

 

 

System Reset

 

RESET

 

 

 

 

Buzzer Reset

Back

 

Buzzer

 

Punch out for USIB connectors

Fans

 

 

 

POWER

 

 

 

TEMP

LED Display

 

 

 

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FAN

 

 

 

Punch out for USIB connectors

HDD

Power Supply

Punch out for port multipliers/bridges

Power Switch: This is the switch to power on devices connected to the power supply. The power LED will light up to indicate power is supplied.

Note: The main power switch located at the back of the enclosure must be turned on first.

Reset Button: Not operational.

Buzzer Reset: Pressing the button stops the overheat buzzer from making a sound. The buzzer will make a sound when temperature inside the storage rack exceeds the temperature setting on the Thermal Management card.

Note: Buzzer reset switch does not silence the port multiplier buzzer. Power LED: Lights up when the power switch is turned on.

Temp LED: Lights up when temperature setting inside the storage rack exceeds the setting on the thermal card.

Fan LED: Normally on when fan is operational. If an abnormal condition is detected, the LED flashes.

HDD LED: Not operational.

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Installing drives into the RAID Rack

1.Be sure the lock on each drive door is in an unlock position. If not, use the key that comes with the Disk Array to unlock the drive door. Pull on the door lever to swing open the drive door all the way.

2.Slide a 3.5” SATA hard drive into the drive slot with the drive connector side facing in. Be sure to orient the hard drive correctly as shown in the yellow label on the inside of the drive door – with drive door swing open at the bottom, the top of the hard drive should face to the right. The drive should slide all the way into the slot with very little resistance. Forcing the drive into the slot will cause drive damage or permanent damage to the Disk Array.

3.Once the drive is all the way into the drive slot, close the door all the way till the drive door latch securely. This will engage power and data connection with the hard drive. The LED lit for the drive slot should lit if the Disk Array already powered on. You may lock the drive door with the key.

4.To remove the hard drive from the Disk Array, simply follow the step 2 – 3 in reverse.

Individual drive bay door

Main Power LED for each array

Insert hard drives with top facing right

Door lock

Power & Activity LED for each drive bay

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Top Cover Screws

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How to Remove the Top Cover:

1.Locate the 2 screws at the back of the storage rack

2.Turn screws counterclockwise to loosen.

3.Lift the top cover and pull towards the rear end of the rack.

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To Mount Back the Top Cover:

1.Align the top cover with the edges of the rack.

2.Lay it flat on the rack and slide it towards the front of the rack.

3.Turn screws clockwise to tighten.

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Thermal Management Card on the RAID Rack*

Fan Connectors

 

 

Overheat Buzzer

 

Floppy Power Connector

 

Ambient Detect Terminal

 

Temp. Setting

Fan, Temperature and Power LED Connectors

(40°C, 50°C, 60°C)

 

 

Fan Detect Selection

Fan1 to Fan8 could be set either “ENABLE” or “DISABLE”. When all the fans are set on “DISABLE”, the Fan LED will have no light on.

*The Thermal management card in the RR2035ASDES is pre-configured.This diagram is for reference only.

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HPM-XAPort Multiplier

RAID Setting Button

Dip Switch

SATA Host Port (Port 5)

SATA Port 2

Floppy

Power

Connector

SATA Port 1

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

OFF

ON

OFF

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.

M2 – RAID mode 2

M1 – RAID mode 1

M0 – RAID mode 0

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

SW1

1 2 3 4 5

 

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

 

 

 

P4 P3 P2 P1 P0 P5

P4 P3 P2 P1 P0 P5

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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Cable Connections

1.Attach the SATA hard drives (up to 5) to the SATA ports on the Hardware Port Multiplier (HPM) using SATA cables. It is recommended to connect drives to the SATA ports 1 to 5 successively.

2.To provide power to the HPM, connect a 4-pinfloppy power cable from the system power supply to the floppy power connector on the HPM.

3.Optional: Connect LEDs to the Activity & Error LED jumper block

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 after RAID building or a new drive can be plug as the spare drive when RAID rebuild is required.

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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