Vantec NEXSTAR NST-D100UFS User Manual

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User Manual

Model:NST-D100UFS

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1.Introduction ..............................................................................................................

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2.System Requirements.........................................................................................

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3.Specifications/Features..............................................................................

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4.Installation..................................................................................................................

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5.Removal.......................................................................................................................

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6.Driver Installation ..................................................................................................

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Windows ME/2000/XP/VISTA .............................................................................

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Windows 98SE.........................................................................................................

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Mac OS 9.0 or later ...............................................................................................

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Mac OS 8.6..............................................................................................................

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7. Warranty...................................................................................................................

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1.Introduction

The Vantec NexStar Hard Drive Dock is a complete and easy way to add or swap hard drives to your computer. It gives you the flexibility of connecting any SATA I/II hard drive to your computer via USB 2.0 / Firewire / eSATA connection without opening up your computer case or installing into an enclosure. Simply just insert any 2.5” or 3.5” SATA I/II hard drive into the NexStar Hard Drive Dock and you are ready to transfer, copy, or backup files. Quick and easy, the Vantec NexStar Hard Drive Dock is the perfect solution to access your hard drive in seconds.

2.System Requlrements

Intel Pentium II 350 MHz-compatible or Mac G3 processor & greater.

Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/VISTA or MAC OS 8.6 & greater or Linux Kernel 2.4.18 above.

USB, SATA or Firewire-equipped system.

For USB2.0 speeds, the system must support USB 2.0 specifications.

For eSATA speeds , the system must support eSATA specifications.

For Firewire speeds , the system must support Firewire specifications.

CD Rom drive (if drivers are needed)

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3.Specifications/Features

Features

Install And Access Hard Drive in Seconds

Simple to Use Design; No Need to Add Enclosure or Open Case

Eject Button for Easy Removal of Hard Drive

Supports 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II Hard Drive Up to 1.0 TB

Add Storage to Any System with USB, SATA or Firewire

Plug & Play

Attractive Blue LED Power & HDD Activity Light

Transfer Rates Up to 480Mbps w/USB 2.0

Transfer Rates Up to 3Gb/s w/SATA

Transfer Rates Up to 400Mbps Firewire

Package Includes

NexStar Hard Drive Dock

USB Cable

eSATA Cable

Firewire Cable

SATA to eSATA Bracket

Power Adapter

Power Cable

User Manual

CD Drive

Specifications

Device Support

SATA I/II Hard Drive

Device Size

2.5 or 3.5

Internal Interface

SATA

External Interface

USB 2.0, eSATA & Firewire

Material

Plastic

Dimension

136 x 83 x 87mm

HDD Capacity

Up to 1TB

Power Supply

Dual 5V/12V 2A

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4.Installation

1.Connect the power adapter to the NexStar Hard Drive Dock.

2.Connect the USB, eSATA, or Firewire Cable to the NexStar Hard Drive Dock and attach the other end to your computer.

Power

Cable

SATA

IEEE

1394

eSATA Cable

OR

Firewire

Cable

OR

USB 2.0

Cable

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3. Insert 2.5” or 3.5” SATA HDD into the slot.

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3-1. When the eject button is upright, the NexStar Hard Drive Dock is ready for use.

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5.Removal

Warning, please push power button & turn off unit before removing the hard drive!

1.Remove the HDD safely from your computer system.

2.Push down the button to eject the HDD.

(Stablize the HDD with your hand).

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3. Remove the HDD from the Hard Drive Dock.

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6.Driver Installation

Windows ME/2000/XP/VISTA

No drivers are necessary when using Windows ME/2000/XP/VISTA. If the hard drive does not appear under My Computer, be sure to partition your hard drive.

Windows 98SE

1.The first time you plug in the NexStar Hard Drive Dock into a USB port of your computer, the [Add New Hardware Wizard] dialog box will appear.

2.Click on [Next]. Check the [Search for the best driver for your device] and click on [Next] again.

3.Insert the device driver CD into your CD-ROM drive if you have not already done so and click on [Next], a screen should appear to show which Storage Device you installed. Click on [Next].

4.After the needed files are copied into your system, click on [Finish].

5.You should now be able to see the new hard drive under My Computer. A green Unplug or Eject hardware icon will appear in the system tray as well. If the drive does not appear, you may need to partition your hard drive first.

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Mac OS 9.0 or later

No drivers are necessary when using Mac OS 9.0 above. If the hard drive does not appear on the desktop, be sure to partition your hard drive.

Mac OS 8.6

1.Unplug the NexStar Hard Drive Dock if you currently have it connected.

2.USB Mass Storage Support 1.3.5 must be installed on your system. If it is not, you can download the USB Mass Storage Support 1.3.5 from the Apple Software Updates website: http://www.apple.com/support.

3.Follow the direction associated with the USB Mass Storage Support driver to install.

4.Repeat the steps listed under “Connecting the NexStar Hard Drive Dock to your computer”.

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7. Warranty

The NexStar Hard Drive Dock comes with a 1 year limited warranty (90 day parts). If your unit become defective within that time frame, please go to http://www.vantecusa.com for information on how to receive warranty exchange or repair. Cosmetic defects and missing parts are not covered under this warranty. Please check the contents of the unit to make sure you received all parts.Also,check for any cosmetic flaws. If any parts are missing or if there are cosmetic defects, Please contact the retailer from which you purchased the unit immediately and ask for a replacement.

VantecThermal Technologies

43951 Boscell Rd. Fremont, CA 94538

tel: 510-668-0368 fax: 510-668-0367

website:www.vantecusa.com

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