PCI ATA 133 RAID
Controller Card
User Manual
Features and Benefits
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Silicon Image SiI 0680
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Compliant with UltraDMA6 ATA/133 specifications
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Compliant with PCI v2.2 Plug-n-Play
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Provides two independent Ultra ATA channels
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Full ACPI power management support
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Supports Ultra DMA 0-6 and Multi-word DMA 0-2
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Supports hard drives larger than 137GB
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Supports RAID 0(Striping), RAID1(Mirroring) and RAID 0+1
(Mirror+Striping)
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CRC(Cyclical Redundancy Check) error-checking provides data
verification and achieves flawless data transfer
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Achieves burst data transfer rates up to 133MB/sec
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Works with various brand of Ultra ATA 133/100/66/33 hard disk
drives
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Supports Windows® 7, Vista, XP
Bus Interface
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PCI Bus 32bit
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System Requirements
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Pentium-class computer with an available PCI slot
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Windows® 7, Vista, XP
Optional Accessories
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Ultra ATA cable
Hardware Installation
Note: For proper operation of the UltraATA 133 PCI RAID card, the
jumper must remain on.
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1.
Turn Off the power to your computer and any other connected
peripheral devices.
2.
Unplug the power cord from 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 UltraATA 133 PCI RAID Card is a dual channel Ultra ATA/133
controller that support up to for IDE hard disk drives. To achieve
maximum performance and compatibility we suggest using identical
hard drives in building your RAID sets.
In any given RAID set, it’s best to install the hard drives on separate
channels, either Master to Master or Slave to Slave. For example, if
you are setting up a RAID set with two hard drives, install the first
drive on IDE1 as Master and the second on IDE2 as Master. Use the
same concept for multiple hard drives.
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Note: Only the 40-pin/80-wire UltraATA cable can achieve hard disk
UDMA 133 performance. When attaching only two hard drives it is
recommended that they be connected on separate IDE channels.
In order to achieve high-speed data transfer, a 40-pin/80-wire Ultra
ATA ribbon cable is recommended. Also, do not mix Ultra ATA/133
hard disk with slow IDE or ATAPI devices on the same channel.
1.
If you plan to install two hard disk drives on the IDE1 channel,
make sure to configure one drive as Master and the drive as Slave.
Follow the hard drive manufacturer’s instructions for the correct
jumper setting. The same rule must be followed for connecting
hard disk drives to the IDE2 channel.
2.
Attach on end of the Ultra ATA cable to the IDE1 connector on
the board. Make sure pin 1 on the cable(indicated by the stripe)
matches pin 1 on the IDE1 connector.
3.
Install the hard disk drive to your computer. Attach the end
connector of the Ultra ATA cable to the end connector on the hard
disk drive. Make certain that pin 1 on the cable(indicated by the
stripe) matches pin 1 on the hard disk drive’s connector to IDE2.
Note: The ribbon cable has two connectors. If you have one hard disk
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drive, connect it to the end connector of cable. If you have a second
hard disk drive, connect it to the middle connector of cable.
4.
Reconnect the system power and other peripherals to your
computer.
RAID Arrays
RAID Arrays are setup in the UltraATA 1333 RAID PCI Card’s BIOS.
Find your RAID set and follow the steps in the order in which they
appear.
RAID 0 (Striping)
This RAID array to be used on New/Blank hard drives. Striping will
destroy existing data on the hard drive.
For Manual Setup
1.
As the BIOS boots press F3 when prompted to enter the RAID
BIOS.
2.
At the next screen press F2 to form a RAID set.
3.
Press F1 to create RAID 0.
4.
Choose the chunk size to be used in the RAID set(64 is
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recommended).
5.
Choose the number of hard drives in your stripe set.
6.
Assign the hard drives to be used. For optimal performance,
alternate hard drives from separate IDE channels.
7.
After all hard drives are entered, press Y to create the RAID set.
8.
Press ESC to exit the RAID BIOS and boot your computer.
9.
Continue with FDISK and FORMAT steps as if you are installing
a conventional hard drive.
For Auto Setup
1.
As the BIOS boots press F3 when prompted to enter the RAID
BIOS.
2.
At the next screen press F2 to form a RAID set.
3.
Press F1 to create RAID 0.
4.
Press A for Auto Setup.
5.
Enter the number of hard drives in the stripe set.
6.
Press Y to accept the configuration.
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7.
Configure another RAID set or press ESC to reboot.
8.
Continue with FDISK and FORMAT steps as if you are installing
a conventional hard drive.
RAID 1 (Mirror)
For Manual Setup
For New/Blank Hard Drives
1.
As the BIOS boots press F3 when prompted to enter the RAID
BIOS.
2.
At the next screen press F2 to from a RAID set.
3.
Press F2 to create RAID 1. In a Mirror set the source drive needs
to be equal to or smaller than the destination drive. For optimal
performance the source drive and destination drive should be on
separate IDE channels.
4.
Answer N to Auto Setup.
5.
Assign Source drive, then assign Destination drive.
6.
Assign N when asked to Copy from Source to Destination.
7.
Answer Y to Enable Auto-Rebuild.
8.
When asked Are you Sure?, press Y to accept.
9.
Press ESC to exit the RAID BIOS and boot the computer.
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For Existing Hard Drives with Data
1.
As the BIOS boots press F3 when prompted to enter the RAID
BIOS.
2.
Press F2 to enter the RAID setup screen.
3.
Press F2 to from RAID set 1.
4.
Answer N to Automatic setup.
5.
Assign Source drive, then assign Destination drive.
6.
Press Y to copy from Source to Destination drive.
7.
Press N to Offline copy.
8.
Answer Y to enable Auto-Rebuild.
9.
When asked Are You Sure?, press Y to accept.
10. Press ESC to exit the RAID BIOS.
For Auto Setup
Use this setup on New/Blank hard drives only.
1.
As the BIOS boots press F3 when prompted to enter the RAID
BIOS.
2.
Press F2 to create a RAID Set.
3.
Press F2 to create Mirror Set.
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4.
Press Y to use Auto Setup.
5.
Press Y to accept the configuration.
6.
Configure another RAID set or press ESC to reboot.
7.
Continue with FDISK and FORMAT steps as if you were
installing a conventional hard drive.
Creating a SPARE Drive
When a hard drive failure occurs in a mirror set, the auto-rebuild
feature enables a drive designated as SPARE to become the new
member of the mirror set.
1.
As the BIOS boots press F3 when prompted to enter the RAID
BIOS.
2.
Press F3 to create a spare drive.
3.
Enter the drive number of the hard drive.
4.
Press Y to confirm your choice. The spare drive will be created
and listed as the last set.
5.
Press ESC to exit the RAID BIOS.
The SPARE drive will not be seen by Windows, however, it remains in
the background waiting to rebuild the mirror in the event of a hard
drive failure.
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Rebuilding a Failed Mirror Set
If a SPARE drive was not configured, the steps below will guide you in
rebuilding a failed mirror set.
1.
As the BIOS boots press F3 when prompted to enter the RAID
BIOS.
2.
Press F1 to dissolve an Array.
3.
Press the number of the Mirrored array to be dissolved.
4.
Press Y to confirm. Be sure you delete the correct Array.
5.
Press ESC to exit the RAID BIOS, then immediately turn off the
computer.
6.
Replace the bad drive with a new hard drive of equal or greater
size, then restart the computer.
7.
During boot press F3 to enter the RAID BIOS.
8.
Press F2 to create an Array.
9.
Press F2 to create a Mirrored Array.
10. Answer N for automatic setup.
11. Enter the number of the Source (good) drive.
12. Enter the number of the Destination (new) drive.
13. Answer Y to copy from Source to Destination drive.
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14. Answer N to decline Offline Copy.
15. Answer Y to enable Auto-rebuild.
16. When asked Are You Sure?, Press Y to accept.
17. Press ESC to exit the RAID BIOS and reboot the computer.
RAID 0+1 (Mirror+Striping)
This RAID array to be used on New/Blank hard drives only, striping
destroys existing data on the hard drive. RAID 0+1 requires four hard
drives.
For Manual Setup
1.
As the BIOS boots press F3 when prompted to enter the RAID
BIOS.
2.
At the next screen press F2 to from a RAID set.
3.
Press F3 to create RAID 0+1.
4.
Choose the chunk size by pressing the appropriate number key(64
is recommended).
5.
Enter the first Source drive, then enter the second source drive.
Note: To optimize performance, configure both source drives to be
from different channels and configure both destination drives to be
from different channels.
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6.
Enter the first destination drive, then enter the second destination
drive.
7.
Enter Y to accept the RAID configuration.
8.
On the following screen press ESC to exit the RAID
configuration utility and reboot the computer.
9.
Continue with FDISK and FORMAT steps as if you were
installing a conventional hard drive.
For Auto Setup
1.
As the BIOS boots press F3 when prompted to enter the RAID
BIOS.
2.
Press F2 to create a RAID set.
3.
Press F3 to create a Mirrored-Striped set.
4.
Press A to Auto configure.
5.
Press Y to accept the configuration.
6.
Press ESC to reboot.
7.
Continue with FDISK and FORMAT steps as if you were
installing a conventional hard drive.
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Rebuilding a Failed RAID 0+1 Set
The steps below will guide you in rebuilding a failed Mirror-Stripe set.
1.
Replace the failed drive with one of identical size or of large
capacity.
Note: It is recommended to replace the bad drive with an identical
drive, or with a drive of the same make. In all cases, the replacement
drive must be of equal or larger capacity then the bad drive.
2.
Start the computer and during boot press F3, when prompted, to
enter the RAID BIOS.
3.
Press F3 to assign a Spare drive.
4.
Press the number corresponding to the new drive.
5.
When asked Are You Sure?, Press Y to accept.
6.
Press ESC to exit the RAID BIOS and reboot the computer.
7.
Continue with FDISK and FORMAT steps as if you were
installing a conventional hard drive.
Deleting RAID Arrays
1.
As the BIOS boots press F3 when prompted to enter the RAID
BIOS.
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2.
Press F1 to dissolve a RAID set.
3.
Enter the number of the RAID set to be deleted.
4.
Answer Y to remove the RAID set.
5.
Press ESC when finished to reboot.
Resolving Conflicts
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, press F4, the correct metadata, including the correct drive
connection information, will be written to the replacement disk.
Driver Installation
For Windows® 2000
For New Windows® 2000 Installation
A new installation requires a floppy disk for the driver
installation. To make this floppy disk, copy the contents of
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the “DS-33104\2K_XP_2003_Vista” 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.
Install the board and follow Microsoft procedures to install
Windows ®2000 accordingly.
3.
Restart your system when prompted during Windows’ installation.
4.
At the Windows 2000 screen, press F6 to install the driver.
5.
Insert the driver diskette. Press S, then press Enter.
6.
Select Silicon Image SiI 0680 ultra-133 Medley ATA Raid
Controller and press Enter.
7.
Press Enter to continue and follow on-screen instructions to
complete installation.
For Existing Windows® 2000 Installation
1.
Setup the RAID Array prior to driver installation.
2.
Install the board and boot up Windows® 2000.
3.
Insert the driver CD into CD ROM Drive, and they type
D:\DS-33104\2K_XP_2003_Vista (Note: “D:\” represents the
drive letter assigned to the CD-ROM drive you are using. If D is
not letter of your CD-ROM drive, substitute D with the correct
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drive letter), then click OK
4.
At the Found New Hardware Wizard, click Next.
5.
Select
Search
for
a
suitable
driver
for
my
device
(recommended) and click Next.
6.
Check the option Specify a location and then click Next to
continue.
7.
Click Next again, then Finish.
8.
Restart Windows to complete driver installation
For Windows® XP/Server 2003
For New Windows® XP/Server 2003 Installation
A new installation requires a floppy disk for the driver
installation. To make this floppy disk, copy the contents of
the “DS-33104\2K_XP_2003_Vista” 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.
Install the board and follow Microsoft procedures to install
Windows ®XP/Server 2003 accordingly.
3.
Restart your system when prompted during Windows’ installation.
4.
At the Windows XP/Server 2003 screen, press F6 to install the
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driver.
5.
Insert the driver diskette. Press S, then press Enter.
6.
Select Silicon Image SiI 0680 ultra-133 Medley ATA Raid
Controller and press Enter.
7.
Press Enter to continue and follow on-screen instructions to
complete installation.
8.
When the Software Installation warning pops up. Click Yes. And
when the Hardware Installation warning pops up, click Yes
again.
For Existing Windows® XP/Server 2003 Installation
1.
Setup the RAID Array prior to driver installation.
2.
Install the board and boot up Windows.
3.
At the Found New Hardware Wizard, click Next.
4.
Choose Install from a list or specific location (Advanced), and
then click Next to continue.
5.
Choose Search for the best driver in these location and check
the option Include this location in the search.
6.
Insert the driver CD into CD ROM Drive, and they type
D:\DS-33104\2K_XP_2003_Vista (Note: “D:\” represents the
drive letter assigned to the CD-ROM drive you are using. If D is
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not letter of your CD-ROM drive, substitute D with the correct
drive letter), then click OK.
7.
The Hardware Installation window pops up, click Continue
Anyway, the Finish.
8.
Click Next again, then Finish.
9.
Restart Windows to complete driver installation.
For Windows® Vista
For New Windows® Vista Installation
A new installation requires a floppy disk for the driver
installation. To make this floppy disk, copy the contents of
the “DS-33104\2K_XP_2003_Vista” folder, found on the driver
CD, onto a blank floppy disk then follow the directions below.
1.
Setup RAID Array prior to Windows installation.
2.
Follow Microsoft’s Windows installation procedure.
3.
Restart the computer when prompted by Windows’ installation.
4.
At the Windows Setup screen, press Load Driver to install the
driver.
5.
Insert the floppy disk, please select Silicon Image SiI 0680
ultra-133 Medley ATA Raid Controller (A:\sii680r.inf), then
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press Next. (Change A:\ to match your floppy drive letter)
6.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Windows
installation.
For Existing Windows® Vista Installation
1.
At Found New Hardware Wizard, select Locate and install
driver software (recommended).
2.
Insert the driver CD, click Next.
3.
If the system prompts the user informing the drivers are not
signed, select the option Install this driver software anyway.
4.
Click Close to complete the installation.
To Verify Driver Installation
1.
Right click My Computer and click Manage.
2.
Select Device Manager.
3.
Look for the following:
Windows® 2000/XP/2003:
Double click SCSI and RAID
Controller:
-Silicon Image SiI 0680 ultra-133 Medley ATA Raid Controller
should be displayed
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Windows® Vista: Double click Storage controllers:
-Silicon Image SiI 0680 ultra-133 Medley ATA Raid Controller
should be displayed
Medley GUI Software Installation
The Medley GUI provides significant functionality including the
ability to create and dissolve RAID sets; Remove a member of a
Mirrored or Mirrored-Striped RAID set, Rebuild a Mirrored RAID set;
save, copy, or send, via e-mail, the current configuration.
Installing Medley GUI
1.
Please insert the driver CD into your CD-ROM Drive.
2.
At the Windows desktop click Start, then Run.
3.
Type D:\DS-33104\InstallSiICfg.exe, 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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