Silvercrest DataBox VI 1000 User manual

External Hard Drive
in a sturdy high-quality aluminium case
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User manual and
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DataBox VI 1000
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Table of Contents
GENERAL INFORMATION
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System Requirements .................................................................................................... 3
Package contents........................................................................................................... 3
CE Declaration of Conformity Notice.............................................................................. 3
Disposal of Old Devices ................................................................................................. 3
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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Intended Use.................................................................................................................. 4
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Maintenance and care.................................................................................................... 7
GETTING STARTED
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Connecting via a USB Cable.......................................................................................... 9
Connecting via the eSATA Cable................................................................................. 10
Note on Installing Applications ..................................................................................... 11
Formatting and Partitioning .......................................................................................... 11
Disconnecting............................................................................................................... 12
DETAILS OF GUARANTEE
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General Information
Thank you for choosing a Silvercrest product.
Before you use this device for the first time, please read the following notes in this
manual and heed all warnings, even if you are familiar with handling electronic devices.
Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference. If you sell or pass this device on
to another person, it is imperative that you also hand over this manual.
Your Silvercrest DataBox is an external hard disk drive that lets you enlarge your
computer's storage capacity for saving and managing documents, videos, music files,
photographs, graphics, etc. You can also use your new hard disk as a backup device
for saving important information. Regardless of whether you use your hard disk as a
storage extension or a backup solution, this manual contains all necessary information
and hints you need for its operation.
The Silvercrest DataBox offers the following functions:
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1 TB storage capacity
Plug and Play
High data transfer rate
USB 1.1 or 2.0
eSATA II connector
Hot-Swap for easy connection to other computers
Robust housing
The eSATA standard is a further development of the SATAII standard and enables the
connection of an external hard disk through technical improvement. ESATA provides a
clearly higher transfer speed with its up to 3 Gbit/s than USB 2.0 (compare 0.48 Gbit/s).
A further advantage of the eSATA standard in comparison to the USB Standard is that
it reduces the load of the processor.
Important Information: Do not use both means of connection at the same time.
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System Requirements
The minimum system requirements are:
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Computer with: Pentium or other compatible processor, or higher
Microsoft® Windows Vista®, Windows® XP, Windows® 2000
128 MB RAM or higher, according to the requirements of Windows®
Available USB 1.1 or 2.0 port or eSATA connector
Internet connection (for system updates)
Package contents
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External housing with installed hard disk
External power adapter
USB cable
eSATA cable
Pedestal
User manual
CE Declaration of Conformity Notice
This device has been tested for compliance with the relevant requirements of
the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC and the Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC.
The corresponding Declaration of Conformity can be found at the end of this
User's Manual.
Disposal of Old Devices
The European Directive 2002/96/EC applies to this product. All electric and
electronic devices must be disposed of separately from household waste at
established bodies. Avoid hazards to the environment and dangers to your
personal health by disposing of the device properly. For further information
about proper disposal, contact your local government, disposal bodies or the
shop where you bought the device.
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Technical Specifications
Model
Type
Housing
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Storage capacity
System Requirements
USB
Special features
eSATA
Power requirements
Warranty
Silvercrest DataBox VI 1000
External hard disk for USB 2.0 connection, (downwards
compatible to USB 1.1) or eSATA
High-quality aluminium housing
11.8 x 4 x 20 cm
1 TB storage capacity (unformatted), brand name hard disk,
7200 r.p.m., pre-formatted for Microsoft® Windows Vista®,
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Windows XP and Windows 2000 (NTFS)
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Microsoft Windows Vista , Windows® XP, Windows® 2000,
USB 2.0 (or USB 1.1) or eSATA
Standard Universal Serial Bus
Downwards-compatible to USB 1.1
External Serial Advanced Technology Attachment
12V
2A
36 months
Technical Data for Power Adapter, Model KSAF F1200250W1UK
Input
Output
100-240 V ~ 50/60 Hz 0.63 A
12 V
2,5A
Intended Use
The Silvercrest DataBox has been developed for data backup and data transfer from or
to a PC or notebook with USB ports or eSATA connection for indoor operation. If used
for non-intended purposes or if the housing is opened, the warranty is rendered void.
The Silvercrest DataBox in its default configuration has not been designed for medical,
lifesaving, rescue or life-maintaining purposes. This product has not been designed for
corporate or commercial applications. This includes games, communication and others.
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Important Safety Instructions
Before you use this device for the first time, please read the following notes in this
manual and heed all warnings, even if you are familiar with handling electronic devices.
Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference. If you sell or pass this device on
to another person, it is imperative that you also hand over this manual.
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Handle your hard disk with care. Please always follow these safety instructions in
order to avoid any damage or voiding the warranty. Damage to the hard disk can
result in loss of data.
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Position the device on a stable, even surface and do not place any (heavy) objects
on the device.
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The device is not for use in environments with a high temperature or humidity (e.g.
bathrooms), and must be kept free of dust.
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Operating temperature and humidity: 5 °C to 35 °C, max. 85% RH
Always make sure that
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there is free circulation of air (do not place the device on shelves, on a thick carpet,
on a bed, or anywhere that obstructs the ventilation slots, and leave at least 10cm
clearance on all sides;
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no direct heat sources (e.g. heating) can affect the device;
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no direct sunlight or bright artificial light reaches the device;
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contact with spray and dripping water and abrasive liquids must be avoided and
the device should never be operated near water, and it must especially never be
immersed (do no place any objects filled with liquids such as vases or drinks near
the device);
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never place the device in the immediate vicinity of magnetic fields (e.g.
loudspeakers);
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do not place any fire sources (e.g. burning candles) on or near the device;
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do not introduce any foreign bodies into the device;
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the device must not be subject to any great temperature changes as this may
cause moisture through condensation;
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the device should not be subject to excessive shocks and vibrations.
If you are not using the device within the Republic of Germany, you must observe the
regulations and laws in the country of use.
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In its default configuration, this product has not been designed for medical,
lifesaving, rescue or life-maintaining purposes. This product has not been designed
for corporate or commercial applications. This includes games, communication and
others. Furthermore, the device may not be used outdoors or in tropical climates.
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Only connection cables and external devices may be used that comply with safety
standards and the electromagnetic compatibility and shielding quality of this
device. This device fulfills all that relates to CE Conformity, relevant norms and
standards. Any changes to the equipment other than the recommended changes
by the manufacturer may lead to the result that these directives are not met any
more. Only use accessories recommended by the manufacturer.
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Do not allow children to play with electrical devices when not under supervision.
Children may not be able to comprehend the presence of potential risks.
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Keep the packaging away from children to avoid the danger of suffocation.
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Always hold cables by the plug and never pull on the cable itself. Never hold the
power cord with wet hands as this may cause a short circuit or electric shock.
Never place the device, heavy objects or furniture on the cable and take care that
the cord does not become trapped, especially at the plug and sockets. Never make
knots in the cable and do not tie it together with other cords. All cables should be
positioned so that nobody can trip over them or be obstructed by them. A damaged
power cord can cause a fire or an electric shock. Inspect the power cord from time
to time. Never use adapter plugs or extension cables that don't comply with the
current safety regulations in your country, and don't modify any of the power cords
or electrical installations yourself.
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The power switch of this device does not fully disconnect the device from the
mains. Furthermore, the device consumes electricity whilst connected. In order to
completely disconnect the device from the mains, the power adapter must be
pulled out from the wall outlet. For this reason, the device should be positioned in a
way that assures a direct and unobstructed access to the wall outlet so that the
power adapter can be immediately pulled out in an emergency situation. To avoid
the danger of fire if the power adapter is not going to be used for a long while (e.g.
during holidays), it should always be disconnected from the power socket. Before
stormy weather when there is the danger of lightning, disconnect the device from
the power supply.
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Use only the supplied power adapter model KSAF F1200250W1UK to avoid
overheating, deformation of housing, fire, electric shock, explosions and other
dangers. Never connect this power adapter to other devices.
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The Silvercrest DataBox saves data on a magnetic surface. For this reason, keep
your Silvercrest DataBox away from sources that generate magnetic and
electromagnetic fields.
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Install the cables in a safe way. Avoid tripping over them.
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Do not attempt to open the Silvercrest DataBox housing. Otherwise you will lose
your warranty rights.
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Do not remove any cables before properly shutting down the device in the
operating system (see page 12 – Disconnecting).
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Place the Silvercrest DataBox in a safe position so it cannot fall over. Use the
stand supplied.
Maintenance and care
Repairs are required when this device has been damaged in any way, for example,
when the power adapter, power cord or housing is damaged, when liquid or objects
have entered the device, when the product has been exposed to rain or moisture, when
the product does not work normally or if the product has been dropped. If you notice
any smoke, unusual noise or strange smells, switch off the device immediately and pull
the plug from the wall outlet. In this case the device should not be used further and
should be inspected by authorized service personnel. Please contact qualified
personnel when servicing is needed. Never open the housing of the device, the power
adapter or the accessories. If the housing is opened, your life is in danger due to
electric shock. Only use a clean, dry cloth for cleaning.
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Getting Started
Please read this user manual before using the device for the first time. This prevents
incorrect operation and use. Unpack the Silvercrest DataBox and keep the packaging.
Front view
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LED indicator
In USB mode the LED
indicator will blink during
USB
data transfer. In eSATA
mode the LED indicator
will light continuously
during data transfer.
On/Off button
Connection for external power adapter
USB port
eSATA connector
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Power adapter [A]
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Back view
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USB cable [B]
Connector for Silvercrest DataBox
USB connector for Silvercrest DataBox
USB connector for PC
eSATA cable (both connectors are identical)
Power on
eSATA
HDD access
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eSATA cable [C]
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Connect the Silvercrest DataBox to the supplied power adapter [A], by inserting the
power adapter connector [6] into the connector port [3] of the Silvercrest DataBox. Plug
the power adapter into a wall outlet.
Connecting via a USB Cable
1.
Insert the flat connector [8] of the USB cable [B] into a free USB port on your
desktop PC or notebook.
2.
Next connect the other connector [7] of the USB cable to the USB port [4] of your
Silvercrest DataBox.
3.
Power on the Silvercrest DataBox using the On/Off switch [2]. The operating
system will automatically detect that a new USB device has been connected and
will install the corresponding driver.
On first-time connection of the Silvercrest DataBox, the operating system will notify of
the detection of new hardware with this message:
Figure: Installation message
(Message depending on
operating system)
The built-in hard disk has already been formatted with the NTFS file system and is
therefore ready for immediate use. The Silvercrest DataBox shows as a new disk in
"My Computer" with a drive letter assigned by the operating system. The drive letter
assigned depends on the number of disk drives you already have connected to your
computer.
Figure: Drive in "My Computer"
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Connecting via the eSATA Cable
To use the SATA standard your computer must have available an external SATA
connector (eSATA). This should be properly installed on your operating system.
Depending on the manufacturer of the eSATA connector, you must also have the
corresponding driver installed on your computer. If you are not sure whether the
connector is correctly installed, check in the documentation of your computer or in the
third-party expansion card.
The Silvercrest DataBox is designed for the eSATA standard and therefore offers also
"Hot Swap" technology. This means that you can connect and disconnect the
Silvercrest DataBox from your computer without having to shut down the operating
system.
On first use – depending on the hardware used – an automatic message may appear
or an acoustic signal may be heard.
1.
Insert any connector of the eSATA cable [C] into a free eSATA port on your
computer.
2.
Next connect the other connector of the eSATA cable to the eSATA port [5] of
your Silvercrest DataBox.
3.
Power on the Silvercrest DataBox using the On/Off switch [2]. The operating
system will automatically detect that a new device has been connected and will
install the corresponding driver.
Just as with a USB connection, the eSATA connection of the Silvercrest DataBox is
immediately ready for use and is added to "My Computer" of your operating system. In
addition, the Silvercrest DataBox automatically obtains a specific drive letter. The drive
letter assigned depends on the number of disk drives you already have connected to
your computer.
Figure: Drive in "My Computer"
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After this installation you can use the new Silvercrest DataBox hard disk in exactly the
same way as any other hard disk on your computer. Silvercrest DataBox fields of
application include:
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Moving or copying files or folders from other drives, CD-ROMs, or other media
Installing and opening all kinds of program files on the new hard disk
Saving video clips, games and other data
Making safety copies of important data from you PC (backup)
Note on Installing Applications
The Silvercrest DataBox lets you install and execute applications just like any other
disk drive. Please note, however, that most Windows-based applications that have
been installed on the Silvercrest DataBox are only operational on the computer on
which the applications were installed. On installation, additional software information is
frequently copied to the partition of the operating system (usually C drive), necessary
for the execution of the application. If you use the Silvercrest DataBox on another
computer, this additional information will be missing. If you connect the Silvercrest
DataBox once again to a computer to which the application had previously been
installed, the application will function perfectly.
Formatting and Partitioning
The Silvercrest DataBox factory default settings are already formatted with the NTFS
file system. It is therefore not necessary to format again if you do not wish to change
the file system or the partitioning.
Note: If you format the Silvercrest DataBox all data saved onto the hard disk will be
deleted. Make backup copies of all data that you wish to use again after the formatting.
Partitioning can be comfortably carried out and processed in Explorer under Windows®
Vista/XP/2000. To do so, select the following (example for Windows XP in standard
view):
[Start] > [Control Panel] > [Performance and Maintenance] > [Administrative Tools] >
[Computer Management] > [Disk Management]
Right-click on the Silvercrest DataBox icon and select "Format..." in the context menu
to format the current partition or select "Delete partition..." to delete the current partition
and to create one or more new partitions.
You can find more information on partitions in Help. Click on the question mark in the
command list and write the search word "Partition" in "Help topics".
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Disconnecting
The Silvercrest DataBox can be connected to, and removed from, the computer while
the computer is powered on. However, if you remove the DataBox from the computer
without stopping it properly from the operating system, file damage or loss of data may
result.
Independently of whether you have connected the Silvercrest DataBox via the USB
cable or the eSATA cable, left-click on the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the task
bar beside the system clock (see figure below) and keep pressed down.
Fig.: Safely remove hardware example
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from Windows XP
Fig.: Safely remove hardware example
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from Windows Vista
In the window that follows it is possible that more than one external device is displayed.
Select the Silvercrest DataBox by left-licking on it. A message will soon appear,
indicating that you can now safely remove the Silvercrest DataBox.
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Details of Guarantee
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EC Declaration of Conformity
We:
Targa GmbH
Lange Wende 41
59494 Soest, Germany
declare our responsibility that the
product:
model:
Ext. HDD Box SilverCrest
DataBox VI
is confirmed to comply with the requirements set out in the Council Directive on the Approximation of
the Laws of the Member States relating to Electromagnetic Compatibility 2004/108/EC, Council
Directive relating to Low Voltage 2006/95/EC and the ErP Directive 2009/125/EC.
The measurements were carried out in accredited laboratories.
For the evaluation of above mentioned Council Directives for Electromagnetic Compatibility, Low
Voltage standards and ErP standarts were consulted:
EMC:
EN 55024: 1998+A1:2001+A2:2003
EN 55022: 2006 limit class B
EN 61000-3-2: 2006
EN 61000-3-3: 1995+A1:2001+A2:2005
Safety:
EN 60950-1: 2001 (IEC60950-1:2001,modified)
ErP:
Regulation 278/2009
CE marking:
2010
Soest, 30th of June 2010
authorised signature
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Matthias Klauke, Managing Director
Mat - N o : 155 5 587
TARGA GmbH
Lange Wende 41
D-59494 Soest
www.silvercrest.cc
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