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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