Revised January 24, 2008
TrayFree™ technology! RTX100-INT can be used without the use
of trays. Simply slip in a SATA drive and shut the door.
RTX100-INT features LEDs. This Standard Bay now comes with
a power and access LED.
Standard 5 1/4" internally mountable bay (same size as most CDROM drives). A spare internal SATA port is required.
Bay is lockable for added security
Shock absorbing bay helps protect your drives against jolts
Specially-designed SATA connector is designed for thousands of
drive insertions
Installation Instructions
Check the accessories with your RTX100-INT. Please contact WiebeTech if any parts are
missing or damaged. The box should contain the following items:
Screw pack with keys
SATA data cable (with LED cable)
SATA power cable
Manual for installation
(on CD)
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Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the parts of the RTX100-INT. This will help you to
better understand the remaining instructions for this TrayFree Standard Bay.
Front View
Key lock
Power LED
Access LED
Rear View
Shock absorbing sides
Ejection handle
SATA power connection
SATA connection
All RTX TrayFree Bays accept 1TB SATA
drives, have power and access LEDs, and
connect to the host via a SATA connection.
3. Mount RTX100-INT into your computer. In an open 5 ¼” bay in your computer, install the RTX-100INT just as you would a CD/DVD ROM.
Plug in the data cable. The RTX100-INT connects to your
computer through SATA. One end of the cable connects to the back
of the unit. Insert the other end into an available port on your
computer’s motherboard or add-in card.
Plug in the power. Take an unused 4-wire Molex power
connector from inside your computer and attach that to the adapter
cable that is included in the packaging. There is a 4-wire power
cable coming off of the adapter cable that plugs into the bridge
board (circled in red) on the back of the unit. This bridge board is
what powers the LEDs.
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6. You are now ready to insert SATA drives using TrayFree™ technology.
Simply open the bay
door, slip in a SATA drive, and shut the door. For extra security, use the key lock to lock the door in
place. Be sure to unlock the door before pulling on the ejection handle.
If your drive is already formatted, you can begin using it right away. New hard drives will need to be
formatted before they can be used.
Usage with Windows computers
The RTX100-INT Internal is fully plug-and-play with Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, and Vista. No
additional drivers are needed. However, the SATA host you are plugging into will probably require driver
or firmware installation.
Formatting Volumes
Before you can use your RTX100-INT, you must first format the drives into a volume. Use Disk
Management, which you can find by right-clicking on My Computer then selecting Manage. Select NTFS
for the format type. If you wish to format FAT-32 for cross-platform compatibility, you will need to use a
third-party utility to do so. Windows XP will not create FAT-32 volumes larger than 32GB.
After the volume is formatted, an icon representing the drive volume will appear in My Computer. You
can now use the volume just like an internal hard drive.
Ejecting Volumes
Always make sure the drive is not being accessed before removing it. If the unit is turned off in the
middle of a data input/output process, data loss may result.
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Technical Specifications
Product name/code:
Host Interfaces:
Data Interface Speeds:
SATA 3.0GHz (up to 300MB/sec)
Hardware Requirements:
• Empty 5 ¼” bay in a Windows or Linux-based PC
• internal power and SATA ports
Drive Types Supported:
TrayFree™ Technology:
3.5” SATA (Serial-ATA) hard drives up to 750GB+
Shock Absorbing Bay:
Operating Temperature:
Operating Humidity:
Safety Certification:
Shipping Weights:
50 – 85° Fahrenheit (10 – 30° Celsius)
5% to 95%, noncondensing
1 pound, sans drive
2 pounds, with drive
(184 L x 149 W x 42 H)
1-year limited warranty. See warranty statement for details and limitations.
WiebeTech offers free phone support for 90 days after purchase (1-866-7448722). After 90 days, email support is available at support@wiebetech.com.
RTX100-INT and TrayFree are trademarks of WiebeTech LLC. Other marks are the property of their respective
© 2008 WiebeTech LLC. All rights reserved.
FCC Compliance Statement: “This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
Tested to comply
with FCC standards
In the event that you experience Radio Frequency Interference, you should take the following steps to resolve the problem:
Ensure that your unit is plugged into a grounded electrical outlet.
Use a data cable with RFI reducing ferrites on each end.
Use a power supply with an RFI reducing ferrite approximately 5 inches from the DC plug.
If you have any questions or problems, please contact support@wiebetech.com for technical support. If you are
interested in purchasing more WiebeTech products, check our website or contact sales@wiebetech.com. We
appreciate being able to serve you!
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