Addonics Technologies ST6ESA, ST4ESA, ST4US-B, ST4SAML, ST5X1PM, ST5XHPM, STMPC, ST4IDEU2, ST5XHPM-B, ST5X1PM-B, ST4US, ST5ESAIUS, ST4IDEU2-B, STBTO, ST4SAML-B User Manual

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

Storage Tower

ST4IDEU2, ST4SAML, ST5X1PM, ST5XHPM,

ST4US, ST4ESA, ST6ESA, ST5ESAIUS, STMPC, STBTO ST4IDEU2-B,ST4SAML-B,ST5X1PM-B,ST5XHPM-B,ST4US-B,ST4ESA-B,ST6ESA-B,ST5ESAIUS-B,STMPC-B

User’s Guide

Version 1.0

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 interf erence 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

Storage Tower Overview

Model: ST6ESA

Model: ST4US

Model: ST4IDEU2

Model: ST5X1PM

Storage Tower Preparation

Side panel screw locations

Side panel

Remove the side panel screws.

Slide the side panel towards the backside then pull or lift to open.

To remove the front face panels, unscrew 2 screws on opposite sides of the 5 ¼” drive bay on the tower

Sample Installation on the tower using IDE hard drives

IDE Drives

Screw Holes

IDE drives Mounting

Brackets

Front Face Plates

Make sure that screws are placed for both sides of the mounting bracket to secure the drives.

This picture shows the storage tower without both the side panels and front faceplate.

After installing the hard drive, attach the side panels back to the storage tower.

Tower with USIB connector

Any IDE or ATAPI Storage device can be converted to USB or Firewire connection via the Addonics USIB interface board and USIB interface cable.

IDE and ATAPI drives must be set as Master device.

USIB back panel

Inside of the USIB back panel

IDE Device Installation to the USIB Connector

IDE drive

IDE ribbon cable

USIB connector

The USIB setup can do hot swap when Addonics mobile racks are used

When using an Addonics mobile rack, make sure that the power from the USIB board is connected to the power input from the cradle. The power to the Addonics cradle can only go one way.

For USB2 connection, attach the Addonics USB2.0 USIB interface cable to the USIB connector.

For Firewire connection, attach the Addonics Firewire USIB interface cable to the USIB connector.

When non-Addonicsmobile rack is used. The Storage Tower can be powered down and restarted to swap out hard drive without rebooting the system when using USB or Firewire interface.

To un-mountthe drive from the computer using anon-Addonicsmobile rack the USIB cable must be detach from the back of the Storage Tower or the Storage Tower power must be power off toun-mountthe drive from the computer. The drive will not be hot swappable by turning the switch on and off from the front of the mobile rack.

Tower with eSATA connector

For SATA connection, hot swap feature depends on the controller. All Addonics SATA controllers support the hot swap feature.

eSATA and USIB back panel

Inside the Tower

SATA data cables

 

SATA Drive

Back of Tower

eSATA Data Cable

USIB Interface cable

Tower with Port Multiplier

Hot swap feature depends on the SATA controller. All Addonics SATA controllers support the hot swap feature. Port Multiplier does not work with SATA controller that has no PM support. Check with your system supplier to confirm the PM support on your existing SATA port

Tower with Hardware Port Multiplier

Note: You need to install the SiI4726 Manager on your system to configure RAID sets.

RAID configuration is programmed by connecting the hardware port multiplier: to one of Addonics’ SATA controllers that has SIL3124 or SIL3132 chip set.

via USB 2.0 connection (optional AddonicseSATA-USBadapter is required)

After RAID configuration, it is compatible with any SATA controller (RAID or non

RAID)

Software Installation for SiI4726 Manager

A. From the CD start-upmenu select SATA RAID Utilities > Other SATARAID Utilities > Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista.

B. Unzip the file SiI_4726_Manager_V4.0.0.9.zip on your drive. The folder name would be SiI4726.

C. To install SiI4726 Manager, double click setup.exe

In SiI4726 Manager, all the drives connected to the

AD5SAHPM-Ewill show up.

For a complete User’s Guide of SiI4726 refer to our website.

Support > User Guides > SiI4726 Manager User Manual V.26

Tower with Multilane Connector

Hot swap feature depends on the SATA controller. All Addonics SATA controllers support the hot swap feature. Check with your system supplier to confirm the existing SATA port on your system supports hot swap feature.

Note:

It is important that you have configured your Multilane Host controller

 

before connecting it to the tower.

Tower with JBOD USB 2.0 Adapter

MODE #

MODE

Description

 

 

 

MD2

2 HDD Mode

ON: Combines P1 (two disk drives as one large disk

 

 

drive) and combines P3 (two disk drives as another

 

 

entire disk drive

 

 

 

MD1

1 HDD Mode

ON: Combines 4 disk drives as one large disk drive

 

 

 

MD0

4 HDD Mode

ON: Separate 4 hard drives

 

 

 

Important

oIDE drive settings must be set to one MASTER and one SLAVE if two drives will be connected on a single IDE ribbon.

oConnect the MASTER drive at the end of the cable and the SLAVE drive at the middle.

Technical Support

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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