Vantec UGT-ST310R User Manual

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6-Port SATA II 150 PCI Host

Card w/RAID

User Manual

Model: UGT-ST310R

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Table of Contents

 

1.

Bus Interface..........................................

3

2.

Connectors.............................................

3

3.

Package Contents..................................

3

4.

System Requirements............................

4

5.

Hardware Description.............................

4

6.

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

5

7.

Device Connection.................................

5

8.

RAID Arrays ...........................................

6

 

RAID 0 (Striping).................................

6

 

RAID 1 (Mirror) ...................................

8

 

RAID 0+1 (Mirroring + Striping) ..........

9

 

RAID 5 (Parity)..................................

11

 

CONCATENATION (JBOD) ..............

13

9.

BIOS Configuration ..............................

15

10.

Driver Installation .................................

15

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Features

Silicon Image SiI3114 SATA controller chip

Compliant with PCI Specification, Rev. 2.3, 32-bit, 33/66Mhz

Compliant with Serial ATA 1.0 specification

Provides four independent channels to support up to four Serial ATA drives

Supports RAID0 (striping), RAID1 (mirroring), RAID5 (Parity RAID), RAID 0+1(mirroring + striping) and Concatenation (JBOD), Individual Mode

HDDs function normally when not in RAID sets

Supports SATA up to 150MB/Sec

Supports Windows® 2000, XP/2003 32/64 bit, Vista 32/64bit

Bus Interface

zPCI Bus 32 bit

Connectors

z4 x internal SATA connectors

z2 x external eSATA connectors

Package Contents

z1 x 6-Port SATA II 150 PCI Host Card w/RAID

z1 x Driver CD

z2 x SATA Data Cable

z1 x User’s Manual

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System Requirements

zPentium-class computer with one available PCI slot

zWindows® 2000, XP/2003 32/64bit, Vista 32/64bit

Hardware Description

 

 

G (Jumper Settings)

 

 

 

JP

Description

Active Port

 

 

 

J1-J4

1-2 close

Enable SATA Connector

 

 

 

 

 

F

 

 

 

 

2-3 close

Enable SATA Connector

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

J5-J8

1-2 close

Enable SATA Connector

 

 

 

 

 

E

 

 

 

 

2-3 close

Enable SATA Connector

 

 

 

 

 

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Note: There are six SATA ports in 6-Port SATA II 150 PCI Host Card w/RAID. We name these ports from A through F. Ports A to D are internal SATA ports. Ports E and F are external SATA ports. Changing the jumper settings allows you to select between external and internal ports to use. By default, Port A, B, C and D are working.

Hardware Installation

1.Turn Off the power to your computer and any other connected peripheral devices.

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

3.Remove your computer’s cover.

4.Remove the slot bracket from an available PCI slot.

5.To install the card, carefully align the card’s bus connector with the selected PCI slot on the motherboard. Push the board down firmly, but gently, until it is well seated.

6.Replace the slot bracket’s holding screw to secure the card.

Device Connection

The 6-Port SATA II 150 PCI Host Card w/RAID is a four channel Serial ATA controller that supports up to four Serial ATA hard disk drives. It is recommended to use identical hard drives for all RAID configurations.

1.Install your hard disk drive(s) in chassis.

2.Connect the Serial ATA hard disk drive to the system power supply using the included Serial ATA power cable.

3.Connect one end of the Serial ATA cable to the hard disk

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drive.

4.Attach the other end of the Serial ATA cable to the Serial ATA controller on the 6-Port SATA II 150 PCI Host Card w/RAID.

5.Follow the same instructions to connect up to four hard drives. Device connection is now complete.

6.Replace the computer cover and reconnect the power cord.

RAID Arrays

RAID Arrays are setup in the 6-Port SATA II 150 PCI Host Card w/RAID’s BIOS.

RAID 0 (Striping)

This RAID array to be used on New/Blank hard drives. Striping will destroy existing data on the hard drive. Auto Configuration is recommended. For applications that require custom chunk size, Manual Configuration is offered.

Auto configuration (recommended)

The default chunk size is 64k when selecting Auto configuration.

1.As the BIOS boots press Ctrl+S or F4 when prompted to enter the RAID BIOS.

2.At the next screen select Create RAID Set, then press

Enter.

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3.Select RAID0, then press Enter.

4.Select the number of drives then press Enter.

5.Select Auto configuration, then press Enter.

6.Input the RAID size, press Enter.

7.When asked Are You Sure (Y/N)?, press Y to accept.

8.Press Ctrl+E to exit the BIOS.

9.When asked Are you sure to exit (Y/N)?, press Y to exit and reboot.

10.Continue with FDISK and FORMAT steps as if you were installing a conventional hard drive.

Manual configuration

1.As the BIOS boots press Ctrl+S or F4 when prompted to enter the RAID BIOS.

2.At the next screen select Create RAID Set, then press

Enter.

3.Select RAID0, then press Enter.

4.Select the number of drives then press Enter.

5.Select Manual configuration then press Enter

6.Select chunk size from 8k, 16k, 32k, 64k or 128k, then press Enter.

7.Select the first drive, press Enter.

8.Select the second drive, press Enter.

9.If applicable select the 3rd and 4th drives pressing enter after each selection.

10.Input the RAID size, press Enter.

11.When asked Are You Sure(Y/N)?, press Y to accept.

12.Press Ctrl+E to exit the BIOS.

13.When asked Are you sure to exit(Y/N)?, press Y to exit and reboot.

14.Continue with FDISK and FORMAT steps as if you were installing a conventional hard drive.

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RAID 1 (Mirror)

For New/Blank Hard Drives

1.As the BIOS boots press Ctrl+S or F4 when prompted to enter the RAID BIOS.

2.At the next screen select Create RAID Set, then press

Enter.

3.At the next screen select RAID1 then press Enter.

4.Select Auto configuration, then press Enter.

5.Input the RAID size, press Enter.

6.When asked Are You Sure(Y/N)?, press Y to accept.

7.Press Ctrl+E to exit the BIOS.

8.When asked Are you sure to exit(Y/N)?, press Y to exit and reboot.

9.Continue with FDISK and FORMAT steps as if you were installing a conventional hard drive.

For Existing Hard Drives with Data

1.As the BIOS boots press Ctrl+S or F4 when prompted to enter the RAID BIOS.

2.At the next screen select Create RAID Set, then press

Enter.

3.At the next screen select RAID1 then press Enter.

4.Select Manual configuration, then press Enter.

5.Select the Source drive, press Enter.

6.Select the Target drive, press Enter.

7.Select Create with data copy, then press Enter.

8.Select online copy, then press Enter.

Note: Selecting Online Copy builds the mirror while in Windows. Selecting Offline Copy builds the mirror before exiting the RAID BIOS.

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9.Input the RAID size, press Enter.

10.Press Ctrl+E to exit the BIOS.

11.When asked Are you sure to exit(Y/N)?, press Y to exit and reboot.

Note: If during boot the RAID BIOS reports an RAID1 set is in

Rebuild status, The rebuild will continue after boot sequence is complete, disregard the message, continue booting, and let the Mirror rebuild.

Rebuilding a Failed Mirror Set

When a failure to one member occurs, you will be notified either by the RAID BIOS during boot or by the SATARAID5 GUI while in Windows. The steps below will guide you in rebuilding a failed mirror set.

1.Replace the failed drive with one of equal or greater capacity, then start the computer.

2.During boot press Ctrl+S or F4 to enter the RAID BIOS.

3.Select Create RAID Set then press Enter.

4.Select SPARE DRIVE then press Enter.

5.Select the replacement drive then press Enter.

6.When asked Are You Sure(Y/N)?, press Y to confirm.

7.Press Ctrl+E to exit.

8.When asked Are you sure to exit(Y/N)?, press Y to exit.

RAID 0+1 (Mirroring + Striping)

This RAID array to be used on New/Blank hard drives, do not

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use existing hard drive(s) with data. To create a RAID 0+1 set four hard drives are required.

Auto configuration (recommended)

The default chunk size is 64k when selecting Auto configuration.

1.As the BIOS boots press Ctrl+S or F4 when prompted to enter the RAID BIOS.

2.At the next screen select Create RAID Set, then press

Enter.

3.Select RAID10, then press Enter.

4.Select Auto configuration, then press Enter.

5.Input the RAID size, press Enter.

6.When asked Are You Sure(Y/N)?, press Y to accept.

7.Press Ctrl+E to exit the BIOS.

8.When asked Are you sure to exit(Y/N)?, press Y to exit and reboot.

9.Continue with FDISK and FORMAT steps as if you were installing a conventional hard drive.

Manual configuration

1.As the BIOS boots press Ctrl+S or F4 when prompted to enter the RAID BIOS.

2.At the next screen select Create RAID Set, then press

Enter.

3.Select RAID10, then press Enter.

4.Select the number of drives then press Enter.

5.Select Manual configuration then press Enter.

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6.Select chunk size from 8k, 16k, 32k, 64 or 128k, then press

Enter.

7.Select the first drive, press Enter.

8.Select the second drive, press Enter.

9.Select the third drive, press Enter.

10.Select the fourth drive, press Enter.

11.Select Create without data copy then press Enter.

12.Input the RAID size, press Enter.

13.When asked Are You Sure(Y/N)?, press Y to accept.

14.Press Ctrl+E to exit the BIOS.

15.When asked Are you sure to exit(Y/N)?, press Y to exit and reboot.

16.Continue with FDISK and FORMAT steps as if you were installing a conventional hard drive.

RAID 5 (Parity)

This RAID array to be used on New/Blank hard drives. Striping will destroy existing data on the hard drive. Auto Configuration is recommended. For applications that require custom chunk size, Manual Configuration is offered.

Auto configuration (recommended)

The default chunk size is 64k when selecting Auto configuration.

1.As the BIOS boots press Ctrl+S or F4 when prompted to enter the RAID BIOS

2.At the next screen select Create RAID Set, then press

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Enter.

3.Select RAID5, then press Enter.

4.Select the number of drives then press Enter.

5.Select Auto configuration, then press Enter.

6.Input the RAID size, press Enter.

7.When asked Are You Sure(Y/N)?, press Y to accept.

8.Press Ctrl+E to exit the BIOS.

9.When asked Are you sure to exit(Y/N)?, press Y to exit and reboot

10.Continue with FDISK and FORMAT steps as if you were installing a conventional hard drive.

Manual configuration

1.As the BIOS boots press Ctrl+S or F4 when prompted to enter the RAID BIOS.

2.At the next screen select Create RAID Set, then press

Enter.

3.Select RAID5, then press Enter.

4.Select the number of drives then press Enter.

5.Select Manual configuration then press Enter.

6.Select chunk size from 8k, 16k, 32k, 64 or 128k, then press

Enter.

7.Select the first drive, press Enter.

8.Select the second drive, press Enter.

9.Select the third drive, press Enter.

10.If applicable select the 4th drive pressing enter after each selection.

11.Input the RAID size, press Enter.

12.When asked Are You Sure(Y/N)?, press Y to accept.

13.Press Ctrl+E to exit the BIOS.

14.When asked Are you sure to exit(Y/N)?, press Y to exit

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and reboot.

15.Continue with FDISK and FORMAT steps as if you were installing a conventional hard drive.

CONCATENATION (JBOD)

This RAID array allows you to use one, two, three or four hard drives to a array. It does not provide any data protection or performance improvement but can be useful for utilizing leftover space on disks.

1.As the BIOS boots press Ctrl+F4 or F4 when prompted to enter the RAID BIOS.

2.At the next screen select Create RAID Set, then press

Enter.

3.Select CONCATENATION, then press Enter.

4.Select the number of drives then press Enter.

5.Select the first drive, press Enter.

6.If applicable select the 2nd, 3rd, 4th drive pressing enter after each selection.

7.When asked Are You Sure(Y/N)?, press Y to accept.

8.Press Ctrl+E to exit the BIOS.

9.When asked Are you sure to exit(Y/N)?, press Y to exit and reboot.

10.Continue with FDISK and FORMAT steps as if you were installing a conventional hard drive.

Deleting RAID Arrays

1.As the BIOS boots press Ctrl+S or F4 when prompted to enter the RAID BIOS.

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2.Select Delete RAID Set, then press Enter.

3.Select the RAID set then press Enter.

4.When asked Are You Sure(Y/N)?, press Y to confirm.

Resolving Conflicts

When a RAID set is created, then metadata written to the disk includes drive connection information. If, after a disk failure, the replacement disk was previously part of a RAID set (or used in another system), it may have conflicting metadata. If so, this will prohibit the RAID set from being either created or rebuilt, in order for the RAID set to function properly, this old metadata must be first overwritten with the new metadata. To resolve this, from the main BIOS window select Resolve Conflicts, then press Enter, the correct metadata, including the correct drive connection information, will be written to the replacement disk.

Low Level Format

Low Level Format is build into the RAID BIOS to make it more convenient to erase the entire contents of a hard disk drive, including data, drive and partition information. The Low Level Format utility works on single hard drive only, before the RAID set is configured.

Logical Drive Info

This menu item allows the display of the assignment of physical drives within a logical set (RAID0, RAID1, etc.). This is display only function.

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BIOS Configuration

The 6-Port SATA II 150 PCI Host Card w/RAID BIOS will appear every time your system starts up. If the BIOS doesn’t show, please try your controller in another PCI slot. During this (POST) process, the BIOS will show up and indicate the devices attached to it.

Driver Installation

For Windows® 2000

For A New Installation

A new installation requires a floppy disk for the driver installation. To make this floppy disk, copy the contents of the “UGT-ST310R\2000_XP_2003_Vista\32bit” folder, found on the driver CD, onto a blank floppy disk then follow the directions below.

1.Setup the RAID Array prior to Windows installation.

2.Follow Windows® 2000 installation procedure.

3.At the Windows® 2000 Setup screen, press F6 to install the RAID driver.

4.When prompted, press S to specify the location of the driver.

5.Insert the floppy disk, then press Enter.

6.Select Silicon Image SiI 3114 SoftRAID 5 Controller for Windows 2000, then press Enter.

7.Press Enter again to finish driver installation, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Windows installation.

For An Existing Installation

1.Setup the RAID Array prior to driver installation and boot up

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to Windows.

2.At Found New Hardware Wizard, click Next.

3.Select Search for a suitable driver for my device (recommend) then click Next.

4.Insert the driver CD, check CD-ROM drives, uncheck the other boxes, click Next, then click Next again.

5.If the Digital Signature Not Found message appears, click Yes. Our driver has been thoroughly tested for stability and compatibility.

6.Click Finish.

7.Repeat steps 2-6.

8.Restart Windows to complete the driver installation.

For Windows® XP/Server 2003

For A New Installation

A new installation requires a floppy disk for the driver installation. To make this floppy disk, copy the contents of the “UGT-ST310R\2000_XP_2003_Vista\32bit” folder, found on the driver CD, onto a blank floppy disk then follow the directions below.

1.Setup the RAID Array prior to Windows installation.

2.Follow Microsoft’s Windows installation procedure.

3.At the Windows Setup screen, press F6 to install the RAID driver.

4.When prompted, press S to specify the location of the driver.

5.Insert the floppy disk, then press Enter.

6.Select Silicon Image SiI 3114 SoftRAID 5 Controller for Windows XP/Server 2003, then press Enter.

7.Press Enter to finish driver installation, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the Windows installation.

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For An Existing Installation

1.Setup the RAID Array prior to driver installation and boot up to Windows.

2.At the Found New Hardware Wizard, select No, not this time, then click Next.

3.Insert the driver CD, select Install the software automatically (Recommended), and click Next.

4.Click Finish.

5.Restart Windows to complete the driver installation.

For Windows® XP-x64/Server 2003-x64

For A New Installation

A new installation requires a floppy disk for the driver installation. To make this floppy disk, copy the contents of the “UGT-ST310R\XP_2003_Vista\64bit” folder, found on the driver CD, onto a blank floppy disk then follow the directions below.

1.Setup the RAID Array prior to Windows installation.

2.Follow Microsoft’s Windows installation procedure.

3.At the Windows Setup screen, press F6 to install the RAID driver.

4.When prompted, press S to specify the location of the driver.

5.Insert the floppy disk, then press Enter.

6.Select Silicon Image SiI 3114 SoftRAID 5 Controller (64bit Extended), then press Enter.

7.Press Enter to finish driver installation, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the Windows installation.

For An Existing Installation

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1.Setup the RAID Array prior to driver installation and boot up to Windows.

2.At the Found New Hardware Wizard, select No, not this time, then click Next.

3.Insert the driver CD, select Install the software automatically (Recommended), and click Next.

4.Click Finish.

5.Restart Windows to complete the driver installation.

For Windows® Vista

For A New Installation

A new installation requires a floppy disk for the driver installation. To make this floppy disk, copy the contents of the “UGT-ST310R\2000_XP_2003_Vista\32bit” folder, found on the driver CD, onto a blank floppy disk then follow the directions below.

1.Setup the RAID Array prior to Windows installation.

2.Follow Microsoft’s Windows installation procedure.

3.At the Windows Setup screen, press Load Driver to install the RAID driver.

4.Insert the floppy disk, please select Silicon Image SiI 3114 SoftRAID 5 Controller (A:\si3114r5.inf), then press Next. (Change A:\ to match your floppy drive letter)

5.Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Windows installation.

For An Existing Installation

1.Setup the RAID Array prior to driver installation and boot up to Windows.

2.At Found New Hardware Wizard, select Locate and install driver software (recommended).

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3.Please insert driver CD, click Next.

4.Click Close to complete the installation.

For Windows® Vista-x64

For A New Installation

A new installation requires a floppy disk for the driver installation. To make this floppy disk, copy the contents of the “UGT-ST310R\XP_2003_Vista\64bit” folder, found on the driver CD, onto a blank floppy disk then follow the directions below.

1.Setup the RAID Array prior to Windows installation.

2.Follow Microsoft’s Windows installation procedure.

3.At the Windows Setup screen, press Load Driver to install the RAID driver.

4.Insert the floppy disk, please select Silicon Image SiI 3114 SoftRAID 5 Controller (A:\si3114r5.inf), then press Next. (Change A:\ to match your floppy drive letter)

5.Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Windows installation.

For An Existing Installation

1.Setup the RAID Array prior to driver installation and boot up to Windows.

2.At Found New Hardware Wizard, select Locate and install driver software (recommended).

3.Please insert the driver CD, click Next.

4.Click Close to complete the installation.

To Verify Windows® Installation

1.Right click My Computer and click Manage.

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2.Select Device Manager.

3.Double click SCSI and RAID Controller (Storage controllers), then double click Silicon Image SiI 3114 SoftRAID 5 Controller to display driver properties. A message this device is working properly is displayed in the dialog box, the driver has been correctly installed.

SATA RAID 5 Management Software Installation

For Windows® 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista

1.Please insert the driver CD into your CD-ROM Drive.

2.At the Windows desktop click Start, then Run.

3.Type D:\UGT-ST310R\2000_XP_2003_Vista\32bit\setup.msi, then click OK. (Change D: to match your CD-ROM drive letter)

4.Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

For Windows® XP-x64/Server 2003-x64/Vista-x64

1.Please insert the driver CD into your CD-ROM Drive.

2.At the Windows desktop click Start, then Run.

3.Type D:\UGT-ST310R\XP_2003_Vista\64bit\setup.msi, then click OK. (Change D: to match your CD-ROM drive letter)

4.Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

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