Vantec MRK-300FD-BK User Manual

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Model:MRK-300FD-BK

Aluminum Mobile Rack

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3-1 Introduction ........................................................................

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Mobile Rack Features ...................................................

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Unpacking Your Mobile Rack ........................................

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IDE Basics ....................................................................

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Hardware Installation..........................................................

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Mobile Rack Components .............................................

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Installing the Mobile Rack Docking Case .......................

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Mounting a Drive in the Drive Case................................

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Using the Mobile Rack .....................................................

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Troubleshooting ...............................................................

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Warranty ..........................................................................

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Aluminum Mobile Rack

3-1 Introduction

Vantec introduces the EZ-Swap 2 – the convenience of a mobile rack with cooling abilities on par with most dedicated hard drive coolers. The EZ-Swap 2 features front and rear fans to cool the hard drive from all around. It also features a keyed lock to prevent accidental removal while in use. The EZ-Swap 2 is compatible with all IDE hard drives and has a sleek, professional look.

EZ-Swap 2 Features

Aluminum case design aides in heat dissipation

Two fans circulate and exhaust high heat generated by high-speed drives to maintain a safe operating temperature environment

Support high-speed 80-pin UDMA-66/100 Ultra IDE drives

Drivebaymoduleformountinga1.0-inchheight,3.5-inchor2.5-inchdevice in a 5.25-inch drive bay

Supports fixed 3.5-inch hard disk drives

Convenient pull-out handle

Safety lock feature

LED indicators for power and drive activity

Two built-in cooling fans

Fully compatible with MS-DOS, Windows 3.11/95/98/NT, OS/2 Warp

Dimensions: 8.4" (D) x 5.8" (W) x 1.6" (H)

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Unpacking Your Mobile Rack

BeforeinstallingtheMobileRack,verifythatthefollowingitemsareincludedinthe carton.Ifanypartsaredamagedormissing,pleasecontactyourlocaldealerorsales representativeimmediately.

1.OneMobileRackRemovableDockingModule 2.Twelve(12)mountingscrews

3.2keys

4.Oneuser’sguide

IDE Basics

IDEisanacronymforIntegratedDevice(Drive)Electronicsandissometimesreferred toasanATA(ATAttachment)interface.Itisthemostcommonlyusedinterfacefor harddiskdrivesinstalledonpersonalcomputers.OtherdeviceslikeCD-ROM,tape, opticaldrives,andsoonhaveadaptedavariationcalledATAPI(ATAPacketInterface)andcanbeintermixedwithstandardIDEdrivesbecausetheyusethesame cablingandelectricalinterface.

MostsystemstodayhavetwoIDEchannelconnectorsthataretypicallyreferredtoas primaryandsecondaryports.EachIDEportcanhaveamaximumoftwodevicesthat mustbeuniquelyidentified,typicallybythesettingofajumperasa‘master’or‘slave’ device.

 

 

 

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3-2 Hardware Installation

TheAluminumMobileRackDockingModuleisdesignedtoinstallinanyPC/AT or Pentium-class computer that has an available 5.25-inch half-height drive bay. General instructions for installing the Mobile Rack are given since the design of computer cases varies. Refer to your computer’s manual whenever in doubt.

Mobile Rack Components

The Mobile Rack is comprised of two components:

Docking Case

Drive Case

 

Mounting

 

Holes

Key-Lock/Power Switch

 

Power ON/OFF

Drive Activity

LED Indicator

LED Indicator

EZ-Swap 2 MobileRackDriveCaddy

Power

Data Interface

Cable

Connector

Fan Connector

 

 

Bottom

 

Mounting Holes

Handle

Side

 

Removable Front Panel

Mounting Holes

 

EZ-Swap 2 MobileRackDriveCase(withcover removed)

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Installing the Mobile Rack Docking Case

1.Turn OFF the power to your computer and any other connected peripheral devices.Followtheprecautionsforstaticelectricitydischarge:

Dischargeanystaticelectricitybuildupinyourbodybytouchingagrounded metal surface such as the computer case, if plugged in.

During installation procedures, avoid any contact with internal parts.

2.Unplug the power cord from the back of the computer.

3.Removeyourcomputer’scover.

4.Removethecomputer’sfrontcoverplatefromthe5.25-inchdrivebayyouplan to install your Mobile Rack into.

5.Remove (separate) the Mobile Rack drive case from the docking case by lifting the handle and pulling it out.

6.Slide the docking case into the 5.25-inch drive bay.

Mounting

Screws

Docking Case

(All Models)

Mounting

Screws

InstalltheMobileRackDockingCaseintotheDriveBay

 

 

 

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7.Positionthedockingcasesoitsmountingholesalignwiththedrivebay’s mountingholes.Securewiththesuppliedmountingscrews(two/fouron eachside.)

8.AttachanexistingIDE40-pindatacablefromthesystemmotherboard(or IDEcontrollercard)tothe40-pinconnectorsonthebackofthedocking case.

Mostconnectorsarekeyedforproperinsertion.Ifthereisnokey,orientthe cablesothepin-1coloredstripeedgeisclosesttothepowerconnector.

9.Connectanavailable4-pinpowercablefromthesystem’spowersupplyto the4-pinconnectoronthebackofthedockingcase.Thepowerconnectoris ‘D’shapedtoensureproperorientationwhenmakingtheconnection.

Pin 1

40-pin IDE Connector, Power Connector

DockingModuleDataCableandPowerConnectors

10.Replacethecomputer’scoverandreconnectthepowerandotherexternal cabling.

Mounting a Drive in the Drive Case

Proceedwiththefollowingstepstoinstalla3.5-inchdrivedeviceintheMobileRack drivecase.(Note:aspecialadapterkitisrequiredinordertoinstalla2.5-inchdrive.)

1.RemovetheMobileRackdrivecasecoverbyremovingthetwomountingscrews, thenslidingthecovertowardsthebackoftheunit.

Slide Cover Off

Mounting

Screws (x2)

RemovetheDriveCaseCover

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c. Unscrew the fan’s two mounting screws and remove the fan.

RemoveFan

IMPORTANT

Fan Mounting

Screws

3.If you are installing a new hard drive into the Mobile Rack, you may need to configure the drive before you install it.

For IDE drives: Refer to the drive manufacturer’s documentation and configure the drive as ‘Master’, ‘Cable Select’, or ‘Slave’ depending on the configuration of your computer. After you complete this installation, you may alsoneedtore-configurethecomputer’sBIOSSetuptomakethedrivefunctional

4.Connect the cables from the Mobile Rack drive case to the appropriate pin connectors of the drive.

For IDE models: The drive case’s 40-/80-pin IDE cable supports 3.5-inch drives.AttachthepowerandIDEcablesfromtheMobileRackdrivecasetothe drive. The power connector is ‘D’ shaped to correctly orient the connector. The colored stripe on the IDE cable should be closest to the power connector.

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5.Carefullypositionthedriveinsidethedrivecase.

6.Securethedriveinplaceusingthesuppliedmountingscrews.Usethemounting holesonthesidesorbottom,dependingonthedesignofthedrive.

 

Power Cable

Colored Stripe

Mounting

 

 

Data Cable

Screws

 

 

 

Mounting

Screws

InstalltheDriveinDriveCase

7.Slidethedrivecasecoverbackonandsecurewiththetwomountingscrews.

Mounting

Screws (x2)

MobileRackDriveCaseReadyforUse

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3-3 Using the Mobile Rack

WARNING

DO NOT remove the drive case while the drive is working. Damage to data may result.

The Key-Lock must be in the Lock position while in use.

To insert the Mobile Rack drive case:

1.Insert the Mobile Rack drive case (with drive installed) into the installed Mobile Rack docking case and push firmly until the drive is seated.

2. Insert the key and turn it right to lock. The LED on the Mobile Rack should light after a slight delay. The installed Mobile Rack device is ready to use.

Key-Lock in

Lock Position

To remove the Mobile Rack drive case:

1.Insert the key and turn it left to unlock. Note that the power LED on the Mobile Rack should now be OFF.

2.Gently pull on the Mobile Rack handle to slide the drive case out.

Key-Lock in

Unlock Position

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3-4 Troubleshooting

Q.IinstalledtheEZ-Swap2butmycomputerdoesnotdetecttheharddriveinit.

A.BesuretoturnontheEZ-Swap2bysettingtheKey-LockintheLockposition. The EZ-Swap2willnotturnonunlessitislocked. Ifyouareusingabrandnewdrive,make sureyouinitialize,partitionandformatthedrivebeforetryingtouseit. Thiscanbedone usingthesoftwarethatcomeswiththeHARDDRIVEorbyusingWindows’Disk Managementutility.

Q.Thedataonmyharddriveiscorrupt!

A.ConnectingyourharddrivetotheEZ-Swap2isjustlikeconnectingayourhard

drivetotheinsideofyourcomputer. TheEZ-Swap2itselfwillnotcorruptyourdata. Ifyourdatahasbecomecorrupt,itislikelycausedbyremovaloftheEZ-Swap2cartridge whiledatawasstillbeingwrittentotheharddrive.

NEVERREMOVETHEEZ-SWAP2CARTRIDGEWHILEDATAISBEING WRITTENTOTHEHARDDRIVE. Doingmaycausetheharddrivetobecome corrupt. Makesureallapplicationsbeingruno thediskandallfilesinuseareno longerinusebeforeremovingthedisk. Tobesafe,itwouldbebesttoshutdownyour systembeforeremovingthecartridge.

For more help, please visit www.vantecusa.com and check the TECH SUPPORT section.

3-5 Warranty

TheEZ-Swap2comeswitha3yearlimitedwarranty(90dayparts). Ifyourunit shouldbecomedefectivewithinthattimeframe,pleasegotowww.vantecusa.com forinformationonhowtoreceivewarrantyreplacement. Cosmeticdefectsand missingpartsarenotcoveredunderthiswarranty. Pleasecheckthecontentsofthe unittomakesureyoureceivedallparts. Also,checkforanycosmeticflaws. Ifany partsaremissingoriftherearecosmeticdefects,pleasecontacttheretailerfromwhich youpurchasedtheunitandaskforareplacement.

 

 

 

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