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Addonics T E C H N O L O G I E S 4-Port External SATA II PCI/PCI-X RAID5 Controller Card (ADS3GX4R5-E) User s Guide Revision 1.1 FCC Warning Statement This equipment has been tested and found to comply
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Addonics T E C H N O L O G I E S 4-Port External SATA II PCI/PCI-X RAID5 Controller Card (ADS3GX4R5-E) User s Guide Revision 1.1 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 interference 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 LIMITED WARRANTY Addonics guarantees that every product is free from physical defects in material and workmanship during the warranty period specified for each product when used within the limits set forth in the Specifications section in the user guide. Unauthorized tempering of the product or using it outside the scope of the product specifications will result in voiding the warranty. If the product proves defective during this warranty period, call Addonics Technical Support to obtain a Return Authorization number. BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE ON HAND WHEN CALLING. RETURN REQUESTS CANNOT BE PROCESSED WITHOUT PROOF OF PURCHASE. When returning a product, mark the Return Authorization number clearly on the outside of the package and include your original proof of purchase. Customers are responsible for paying the shipping and handling of the products to Addonics warranty service location. IN NO EVENT SHALL ADDONICS LIABILITY EXCEED THE PRICE PAID FOR THE PRODUCT FROM DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, ITS ACCOMPANYING SOFTWARE, OR ITS DOCUMENTATION. Addonics makes no warranty or representation, expressed, implied, or statuary, with respect to its products or the contents or use of the user guide and all accompanying software, and specifically disclaims its quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose. Addonics reserves the right to revise or update its products, software, or documentation without obligation to notify any individual or entity. 4-Port esata II PCI/PCI-X RAID5 Controller Card 1 Contents FCC Warning... 1 LIMITED WARRANTY... 1 Contents... 2 Chapter 1 Specifications... 3 Chapter 2 RAID Tutorial Chapter 3 BIOS Installation Chapter 4 New Windows System (fresh installation) Chapter 5 Existing Windows System installation Windows 2000 Driver Windows XP Driver Windows 2003 Server Verifying controller driver Technical Support & Contact Information Port esata II PCI/PCI-X RAID5 Controller Card 2 Chapter 1 Specifications General = Serial ATA (SATA) 3.0 Gbps (300MB/s) or 1.5 Gbps (150MB/s) = Compliant with SATA 1.0, and ATA, ATA II Extensions to SATA 1.0: Port Multiplier Native Command Queuing (NCQ) First Party DMA = Four independent DMA channels with 2KB FIFO per channel = Independent command fetch, scatter/gather, and command execution =Supports up to 4MB External FLASH =Supports ATAPI devices: CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, etc. =Supports hot-plug of SATA devices =Built-in RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1+0, RAID 5 and JBOD support =Silicon Image chipset SiI 3124 PCI-X Interface =64-bit 133MHz PCI-X =Backward compatible with PCI v2.3 4-Port esata II PCI/PCI-X RAID5 Controller Card 3 Chapter 2 RAID tutorial 2. What is RAID? RAID - Redundant Array of Independent Disks RAID technology manages multiple disk drives to enhance I/O performance and provide redundancy in order to withstand the failure of any individual member, without loss of data. This card provides two RAID Set types, Striped (RAID 0) and Mirrored (RAID 1). 2.1 Disk Striping (RAID 0) Striping is a performance-oriented, non-redundant data mapping technique. While Striping is discussed as a RAID Set type, it is actually does not provide fault tolerance. With modern SATA bus mastering technology, multiple I/O operations can be done in parallel, enhancing performance. Striping arrays use multiple disks to form a larger virtual disk. 2.2 Disk Mirroring (RAID 1) Disk mirroring creates an identical twin for a selected disk by having the data simultaneously written to two disks. This redundancy provides instantaneous protection from a single disk failure. If a read failure occurs on one drive, the system reads the data from the other drive. 2.3 Mirrored-Striping (RAID 1+0) A Mirrored-Striping Set does just what it says, combining both Striping and Mirroring technologies to provide both the performance enhancements that come from Striping and the data availability and integrity that comes from Mirroring. When data is written to a Mirrored-Striped Set, instead of creating just one virtual disk, as Striping would do, a second, mirrored virtual disk is created as well. 2.4 Spare Drive (RAID 1 +S) Spare Drive is a standby drive assigned to serve a Raid 1 Set. When a member drive of this Raid 1 set drive fails, the Spare Drive becomes a member drive and automatically starts to rebuild. Thus making it the new member of the Raid 1Set. 4-Port esata II PCI/PCI-X RAID5 Controller Card 4 2.5 Parity RAID (RAID 5) Parity or RAID 5 adds fault tolerance to Disk Striping by including parity information with the data. Parity RAID dedicates the equivalent of one disk for storing parity stripes. The data and parity information is arranged on the disk array so that the parity is written to different disk. There are at least 3 members to a Parity RAID set. 2.6 JBOD (Just Bunch of Disks) The JBOD is a virtual disk that can either be an entir e disk drive or a segment of a single disk drive. 4-Port esata II PCI/PCI-X RAID5 Controller Card 5 Chapter 3 BIOS Installation (RAID Setting) Creating and deleting RAID sets is a function found in the BIOS. During boot up, the RAID setting message will appear and pause for a few moments to allow the user to choose what to do. This board will act as normal NON-RAID card when BIOS not configured for RAID. Just proceed to Software Installation section directly. If you use traditional parallel ATA HDD, make sure your hard drives be set up as master mode before the RAID setting. 3.1 Creating Striped Sets (RAID 0) 1. As the BIOS boots, Press CTRL+S or F4 to enter the raid bios utility. 2. Select Create RAID set. Press Enter. 3. Select Stripe then press Enter. 4. Select Auto configuration or manually select the drives Press Enter. 5. Press Y to save your settings. 6. Press CTRL+E and then press Y to exit the setup. 7. Your RAID configuration is complete. Please proceed to software installation section. 3.2 Creating Mirrored Sets (RAID 1) 1. As the BIOS boots, Press CTRL+S or F4 to enter the raid bios utility. 2. Select Create RAID set. Press Enter. 3. Select Mirrored then press Enter. 4. Select Auto configuration or manually select the drives. Press Enter. 5. Press Y to save your settings. 6. Press CTRL+E and then press Y to exit the setup. 7. Your RAID configuration is complete. Please proceed to software installation section. 3.3 Creating a Mirrored-Striped Set (RAID 1+0) 1. As the BIOS boots, press CTRL+S or F4 to enter the raid bios utility. 2. Select Create RAID set. Press Enter. 3. Select RAID 1 set then press Enter. 4. Select Auto configuration or manually select the drives. Press Enter. 5. After the Raid 1 set is created then click on Create Raid Set again. 6. Press Create the spare drive. Select the drive to be the spare. 7. Press Y to save your settings. 8. Press Ctrl-E then Y to exit the setup. 9. Your RAID configuration is complete. Please proceed to software installation section. 4-Port esata II PCI/PCI-X RAID5 Controller Card 6 3.4 Creating a Spare Drive 1. As the BIOS boots, press CTRL+S or F4 to enter the raid bios utility. 2. Select Create RAID set. Press Enter. 3. Select RAID 1 set then press Enter. 4. Select Auto configuration or manually select the drives. Press Enter. 5. After the Raid 1 set is created then click on Create Raid Set again. 6. Press Create the spare drive. Select the drive to be the spare. 7. Press Y to save your settings. 8. Press Ctrl-E then Y to exit the setup. 9. Your RAID configuration is complete. Please proceed to software installation section. Note: Raid 1 must be created first before spare drive can be created. 3.5 Deleting RAID Sets 1. As the BIOS boots, Press CTRL+S or F4 to enter the raid bios utility. 2. Select Delete RAID set. Press Enter. 3. Answer Y to remove the RAID set. If the RAID set being deleted is a Striped set, then all of the data will be lost. If the set being deleted is a Mirrored set, then the data will remain intact and accessible on both drives. 3.6 Rebuilding Mirrored Sets 1. After replacing the failed hard drives boot the BIOS, Press CTRL+S or F4 to enter the raid bios utility. 2. Select rebuilding Mirrored set. Press Enter. 3. Select Online rebuild or Offline rebuild. 4. Answer Y to rebuild the Mirrored set of hard drive. 3.7 Resolving Conflict When a RAID set is created, the metadata written to the disk includes drive connection information (Primary and Secondary). 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, specifically in reference to the drive connection information. 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, select Resolve Conflicts, and the correct metadata, including the correct drive connection information; will be written to the replacement disk. 4-Port esata II PCI/PCI-X RAID5 Controller Card 7 Chapter 4 New Windows Systems (Fresh Installation) Hardware Configuration Port 1 Note: To do a fresh install of Windows, your hard drive must be connected to Port 1 of the host controller. For New Windows Systems (Fresh Installation) with Port Multiplier Hardware Configuration Port 1 Note: To do a fresh install of Windows, your hard drive must be connected to Port 1 of the Port Multiplier. The esata cable coming out of your Port Multiplier must be connected to the esata Port 1 of the host controller. 4-Port esata II PCI/PCI-X RAID5 Controller Card 8 Before installation, extract the driver files to a floppy diskette. a. Open the Addonics Technologies Driver Disk. b. On the main menu select SATA Controller Drivers ADS3GX4R5-E. c. The Winzip Self-Extractor ADS3GX45R-E opens. Click Browse and select My Documents. d. The folder ADS3GX4R5-E will be created. e. Select the folder with your corresponding operating system and extract the file to the floppy diskette. Hardware Installations: 1. Remove PC cover. 2. Select an empty PCI/PCI-X slot and insert the SATA Controller. 3. Makes sure to secure the bracket with a screw. 4. Close the PC s cover. Fresh Windows Operating System Installation Types: A. Concatenated Raid Set Requires One hard drive B. Stripped Raid Set (RAID 0) Requires Two hard drives C. Mirrored Raid Set (RAID 1) Requires Two hard drives D. Parity Raid Set (RAID 5) Requires Three or more hard drives A. CONCATENATED RAID Set Configuration in RAID BIOS: 1. Power ON your PC. 2. Wait until the system prompts for the RAID BIOS Configuration Utility. Press CTRL+ S or the F4 key to enter the BIOS RAID Utility. 3. The RAID Utility menu screen will be displayed. Select Create RAID set. 4. Choose CONCATENATION. Press Enter. Press Enter to select first drive of the RAID set. 5. Are You Sure? Press Y. 6. Under the Logical Drive Component, you should see SiI Concatenation and the Drive Capacity. 7. Press CRTL+E to Exit. 8. Are you sure to exit? Press Y. 9. The PC will reboot. 10. At the Windows Set-up screen, press F6 to specify and add the driver. 4-Port esata II PCI/PCI-X RAID5 Controller Card 9 11. Insert the Floppy Driver diskette containing the driver from step 1 above. Press S, then press Enter. 12. Select Silicon Image SiI 3124 SATARaid Controller for Windows XP/ Server 2003 or Silicon Image SiI 3124 SATARaid Controller for Windows 2000, press Enter. 13. Press Enter to continue and follow on-screen instructions to complete installation. B. STRIPPED RAID Set Configuration in RAID BIOS: 1. Power ON your PC. 2. Wait until the system prompts for the RAID BIOS Configuration Utility. Press CTRL+ S or the F4 key to enter the BIOS RAID Utility. 3. The RAID Utility menu screen will be displayed. Select Create RAID set. 4. Choose RAID 0. Press Enter. Press Enter to automatically create RAID set. 5. Press Enter to select the Raid size. 6. Are You Sure? Press Y. 7. Under the Logical Drive Component, you should see SiI Raid0 Set and the Drive Capacity. 8. Press CRTL+E to Exit. 9. Are you sure to exit? Press Y. 10. The PC will reboot. 11. At the Windows Set-up screen, press F6 to specify and add the driver. 12. Insert the Floppy Driver diskette containing the driver from step 1 above. Press S, then press Enter. 13. Select Silicon Image SiI 3124 SATARaid Controller for Windows XP/ Server 2003 or Silicon Image SiI 3124 SATARaid Controller for Windows 2000, press Enter. 14. Press Enter to continue and follow on-screen instructions to complete installation. C. MIRRORED RAID Set Configuration in RAID BIOS: 1. Power ON your PC. 2. Wait until the system prompts for the RAID BIOS Configuration Utility. Press CTRL+ S or the F4 key to enter the BIOS RAID Utility. 4-Port esata II PCI/PCI-X RAID5 Controller Card 10 3. The RAID Utility menu screen will be displayed. Select Create RAID set. 4. Choose RAID 1. Press Enter. Press Enter to automatically create a RAID 1 set without data copy. 5. Press Enter to select the Raid size. 6. Are You Sure? Press Y. 7. Under the Logical Drive Component, you should see SiI Raid1 Set and the Drive Capacity. 8. Press CRTL+E to Exit. 9. Are you sure to exit? Press Y. 10. The PC will reboot. 11. At the Windows Set-up screen, press F6 to specify and add the driver. 12. Insert the Floppy Driver diskette containing the driver from step 1 above. Press S, then press Enter. 13. Select Silicon Image SiI 3124 SATARaid Controller for Windows XP/ Server 2003 or Silicon Image SiI 3124 SATARaid Controller for Windows 2000, press Enter. 14. Press Enter to continue and follow on-screen instructions to complete installation. D. PARITY RAID Set Configuration in RAID BIOS: 1. Power ON your PC. 2. Wait until the system prompts for the RAID BIOS Configuration Utility. Press CTRL+ S or the F4 key to enter the BIOS RAID Utility. 3. The RAID Utility menu screen will be displayed. Select Create RAID set. 4. Choose RAID 5. Press Enter. 5. Select how many drives for the raid set. Press Enter to select Press Enter to automatically create raid set. 7. Press Enter to select the Raid size. 8. Are You Sure? Press Y. 9. Under the Logical Drive Component, you should see SiI Raid5 Set and the Drive Capacity. 10. Press CRTL+E to Exit. 11. Are you sure to exit? Press Y. 12. The PC will reboot. 13. At the Windows Set-up screen, press F6 to specify and add the driver. 14. Insert the Floppy Driver diskette containing the driver from step 1 above. Press S, then press Enter. 4-Port esata II PCI/PCI-X RAID5 Controller Card 11 15. Select Silicon Image SiI 3124 SATARaid Controller for Windows XP/ Server 2003 or Silicon Image SiI 3124 SATARaid Controller for Windows 2000, press Enter. 16. Press Enter to continue and follow on-screen instructions to complete installation. 4-Port esata II PCI/PCI-X RAID5 Controller Card 12 Chapter 5 Existing Windows System installation This section provides the information on how to install the drivers of RAID Native SATA-150 4Ports PCI Host Adapter onto computer with existing operating systems: 5.1. Windows 2000 Driver and software installation For Existing Windows 2000 Systems (with Service Pack 2 or later) Note: Install the SATA Utilities from the CD that came with your package first before installing the Host Controller. 1. Power on the system. Insert the CDROM that came with the product. The Addonics Technologies Driver Disk window pops up. Select SATA Utilities Model # ADS3GX4R5-E. 2. The WinZip Self-Extractor SiI_3124.exe window pops up. Click the Browse button and locate My Documents, click OK. Click the Unzip button. 3. Go to My Documents, double click the SiI 3124 folder and select the SATARAID Tools folder. Select the folder with your operating system. 4. Install the SATARAID5 software by clicking the 3124-W-I32-R. a. Welcome to the 3124-W-I32-R SATARAID5 Setup Wizard: Click Next. b. License Agreement: Select I Agree, click Next. c. Do you want to add a shortcut to your Desktop? : Click Next. d. Select Installation Folder: Click Next. e. Confirm Installation: Click Next. f. The J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 5 License window opens. Select I accept the terms in the license agreement then click Next. g. J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 5 Setup Type: Click Next. h. J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 5 Complete: Click Finish. i W-I32-R-SATARAID5 Installation Complete: Click Close. 4-Port esata II PCI/PCI-X RAID5 Controller Card 13 Hardware Installations: 5. Power OFF PC and remove its cover. 6. Select an empty PCI/PCI-X slot and insert the SATA Controller. 7. Makes sure to secure the bracket with a screw. 8. Close the PC s cover. Windows 2000 Driver Installations 9. Turn computer ON. When Windows boots up, Found New Hardware Wizard pops on the screen. The Digital Signature Not Found window opens. The Silicon Image SiI 3124 SoftRaid5 Controller is identified. Do you want to continue the installation? Click Yes. 10. Please wait while the wizard installs the software 11. When the new hardware wizard has finished installing the Serial ATA Controller Card, click Finish to complete the installations. 12. The Found New Hardware Wizard pops on the screen and the Silicon Image s Pseudo Processor Device is identified. Do you want to continue the installation? Click Yes. 13. Please wait while the wizard installs the software 14. When the new hardware wizard has finished installing the Silicon Image s Pseudo Processor Device, click Finish to complete the installations. 15. Restart the PC for the new settings to take effect. 4-Port esata II PCI/PCI-X RAID5 Controller Card 14 5.2. Windows XP Driver and Software Installation Note: Install the SATA Utilities from the CD that came with your package first before installing the Host Controller. 1. Power on the system. Insert the CDROM that came with the product. The Addonics Technologies Driver Disk window pops up. Select SATA Utilities Model # ADS3GX4R5-E. 2. The WinZip Self-Extractor SiI_3124.exe window pops up. Click the Browse button and locate My Documents, click OK. Click the Unzip button. 3. Go to My Documents, double click the SiI 3124 folder and select the SATARAID Tools folder. Select the folder with your operating system. 4. Install the SATARAID5 software by clicking the 3124-W-I32-R. a. Welcome to the 3124-W-I32-R SATARAID5 Setup Wizard: Click Next. b. License Agreement: Select I Agree, click Next. c. Do you want to add a shortcut to your Desktop? : Click Next. d. Select Installation Folder: Click Next. e. Confirm Installation: Click Next. f. The J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 5 License window opens. Select I accept the terms in the license agreement then click Next. g. J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 5 Setup Type: Click Next. h. J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 5 Complete: Click Finish. i W-I32-R-
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