ATTO Technology UL2D User`s guide

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MediaDrive rS 320/LVD,
MediaDock™iS 320/LVD, and
MEDIArray™ II Fibre Channel
Release Notes
Important Information
These release notes explain the requirements for your Avid® system to
support your new Avid MediaDrive rS 320/LVD drives, MediaDock™
iS 320/LVD drives, or MEDIArray™ II Fibre Channel drives.
Avid MediaDrive rS 320/LVD and MediaDock iS 320/LVD drives are
supported on Avid systems that utilize the EPCI fast, wide controller, the
UL2D LVD SCSI controller, and the newer Ultra 160 LVD SCSI controller
(UL3D). When you attach these drives to an Ultra 160 LVD SCSI
controller, capable of transferring information at 160 megabytes per
second (MB/s), you achieve maximum performance.
This Storage utility CD-ROM includes a DigiDrive® Utilities folder that
contains Digidesign® utilities and documentation specific to drives
connected to Digidesign systems.
Before the Avid application automatically identifies your new Avid drives,
you will need to update the DriveInfo.txt file. This file allows the editing
system to determine the highest possible resolution and minimum number
of drives needed for each specific resolution.
If you are connecting your new drives to a Macintosh® system with a
UL2D LVD SCSI controller, you might need to update the firmware in the
controller.
Release Notes
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If your Macintosh system is a beige G3 platform, do not upgrade the
UL2D firmware to version 1.6. On the beige Macintosh G3 platform,
the latest supported UL2D firmware is version 1.45. If you update to
version 1.6 or later, your system will not boot.
Contents
If You Need Help. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Symbols and Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Software Installation Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Updating UL2D Firmware on a Mac OS 9 System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Replacing AvidStartup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Replacing AvidStartup on a Windows NT, a Windows 2000 or a
Windows XP System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Replacing AvidStartup on a Mac OS 9 System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Replacing AvidStartup on a Mac OS X System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
AVIDdrive Utility 2 Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Storage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
MediaDock LVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Technical Support Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
If You Need Help
If you are having trouble using your MediaDrive rS 320/LVD drives,
MediaDock iS 320/LVD drives, or MEDIArray II Fibre Channel drives:
1. Retry the action, carefully following the instructions given for that
task. It is especially important to check each step of your workflow.
2. Check these release notes for the latest information that might have
become available after the documentation was published.
3. Check the documentation that came with your Avid application or your
hardware for maintenance or hardware-related issues.
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Symbols and Conventions
4. Visit the online Knowledge Center at www.avid.com/support. Online
services are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Search this
online Knowledge Center to find answers, to view error messages, to
access troubleshooting tips, to download updates, and to read/join
online message-board discussions.
5. For Technical Support, please call 800-800-AVID (800-800-2843).
For Broadcast On-Air Sites and Call Letter Stations, call
800-NEWSDNG (800-639-7364).
Symbols and Conventions
Release notes use the following symbols and conventions:
Symbol or Convention Meaning or Action
n
A note provides important related information,
reminders, recommendations, and strong
suggestions.
c
A caution means that a specific action you take could
cause harm to your computer or cause you to lose
data.
>
This symbol indicates menu commands (and
subcommands) in the order you select them. For
example, File > Import means to open the File menu
and then select the Import command.
k
This symbol represents the Apple or Command key.
Press and hold the Command key and another key to
perform a keyboard shortcut.
Italic font
Italic font is used to emphasize certain words and to
indicate variables.
Courier Bold font
Courier Bold font identifies text that you type.
Click
Quickly press and release the left mouse button
(Windows) or the mouse button (Macintosh).
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Symbol or Convention Meaning or Action
Double-click
Click the left mouse button (Windows) or the mouse
button (Macintosh) twice rapidly.
Right-click
Quickly press and release the right mouse button
(Windows only).
Drag
Press and hold the left mouse button (Windows) or
the mouse button (Macintosh) while you move the
mouse.
Ctrl+key
k+key
Press and hold the first key while you press the
second key.
Software Installation Summary
To take full advantage of your new Avid drives, you must update your Avid
system. These procedures are for Windows NT®, Windows® 2000,
Windows XP, Mac OS 9, and Mac OS X systems unless otherwise
specified.
To update your Avid system:
1. (Mac OS® 9 only) Update the UL2D SCSI board firmware in your
system. See “Updating UL2D Firmware on a Mac OS 9 System” on
page 5.
2. Replace AvidStartup. See “Replacing AvidStartup” on page 6.
3. Replace the DriveInfo.txt file in your Avid software using the
procedure in the Avid iS/rS Drive Enabler Release Notes. A PDF
version of the release notes is included on the Avid Storage Utilities
CD-ROM shipped with your new drive.
When new Avid drive models are released, replacing the DriveInfo.txt
file enables the Avid software to recognize new Avid drives.
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Updating UL2D Firmware on a Mac OS 9 System
4. Partition your new drives with the following:
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(Windows NT) Use the Disk Administrator included with your
Windows NT operating system.
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(Windows 2000 or Windows XP) Use the Disk Management tool
included with your Windows 2000 or Windows XP operating
system.
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(Mac OS 9 only) Use the AVIDdrive Utility 2 provided by Avid.
To use the AVIDdrive Utility 2, see the AVIDdrive Utility 2 User’s
Guide. PDF versions of the user’s guide and release notes are
included on the Avid Storage Utilities CD-ROM shipped with your
new drive.
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(Mac OS X only) Use the ExpressStripe utility provided by Avid.
This utility is installed with Macintosh Avid editing applications.
To use ExpressStripe please refer to the manual, ExpressStripe.pdf
which exists in the same location
Updating UL2D Firmware on a Mac OS 9 System
If you are attaching your new MediaDrive rS 320/LVD or MediaDock
iS 320/LVD drives to a UL2D LVD SCSI controller board in your
Macintosh system, you will need to update the SCSI board’s firmware
before the new drives can operate properly.
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If your Macintosh system is a beige G3 platform, do not upgrade the
UL2D firmware to version 1.6. On the beige Macintosh G3 platform,
the latest supported UL2D firmware is version 1.45. If you update to
version 1.6 or later, your system will not boot.
You do not need to update the firmware if you are using a Windows NT,
Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Mac OS X system.
To install the EPCI firmware on a Macintosh system:
1. Quit any open applications.
2. Disable any virus protection programs running on your system.
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3. Insert the Avid Storage Utilities CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive,
and navigate to the ExpressPCI UL2D Updater file.
4. Double-click the ExpressPCI UL2D Updater icon. The ExpressPCI
UL2D Updater dialog box opens.
5. Type 1 in the “Enter option” brackets ([ ]) to update only the
ExpressPCI boards with older firmware.
6. Press Return to start the update.
7. Press k+Q to close the dialog box when the update is complete.
8. Select Special > Restart.
Restart the Avid system to activate the new firmware.
Replacing AvidStartup
AvidStartup is a system service that runs on your Avid system and ensures
that the performance parameters are set correctly for your Avid software.
If the new AvidStartup resets any SCSI controller parameters:
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(Windows) A message box opens, instructing you to reboot your
system.
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(Macintosh) The system reboots automatically.
Replacing AvidStartup
Replacing AvidStartup on a Windows NT, a Windows 2000 or a
Windows XP System
Use this procedure to replace AvidStartup on your Windows NT,
Windows 2000, or Windows XP system. If you have a Macintosh system,
see “Replacing AvidStartup on a Mac OS 9 System” on page 9 or
“Replacing AvidStartup on a Mac OS X System” on page 10.
To replace AvidStartup on your Windows NT or Windows 2000
system:
1. Quit any open applications.
2. Insert the Avid Storage Utilities CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive,
and navigate to the AvidStartup folder for Windows NT or
Windows 2000.
3. Double-click Setup or Setup.exe. The AvidStartup window opens,
showing the InstallShield Welcome screen.
4. Accept the default values presented by the InstallShield Wizard.
5. Click Finish to complete the installation of the AvidStartup, and then
reboot the Avid editing system.
The new AvidStartup will be used the next time you start your Avid
software. You will need to restart your system prior to opening your Avid
application software.
To verify that AvidStartup is properly configured on a Windows NT
system:
1. Log in to the Avid system using the Windows NT administrator
account.
2. Click the Start button, and select Settings > Control Panel. The Control
Panel window opens.
3. Double-click the Services icon. The Services window opens.
4. Verify that AvidStartup Status is Started and that Startup Type is set to
Automatic.
If Status is not set to Started, click the Start button.
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If the Startup Type is not set to Automatic:
a. Click the AvidStartup service.
b. Click Startup. The Service dialog box opens.
c. In the Startup Type section, select Automatic.
d. In the Log On As section, click System Account and then click
Allow Service to Interact with Desktop.
e. Click OK.
5. Click Close. The AvidStartup service will now start as a system service
each time you boot the Avid editing system. You will need to restart
your system before the new AvidStartup takes effect.
To verify that AvidStartup is properly configured on a Windows 2000
or Windows XP system:
1. Log in to the Avid system using the Windows administrator account.
2. Right-click the My Computer icon, and select Manage.
3. Expand Services and Applications.
4. Click Services. A list of services appears in the right side of the
window.
5. Verify that AvidStartup Status is Started and that Startup Type is set to
Automatic.
If Status is not set to Started in the Services window:
a. Right-click the AvidStartup service, and select Properties. The
AvidStartup Properties dialog box opens.
b. Click Start in the Service status section. The status changes to
Started.
c. Click the Log On tab.
d. Click the “Local System account” button, and select the “Allow
service to interact with desktop” check box.
e. Click OK to close the dialog box and save the changes.
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Replacing AvidStartup
If Startup Type is not set to Automatic in the Services window:
a. Right-click the AvidStartup service, and select Properties. The
AvidStartup Properties dialog box opens.
b. In the Startup type section, select Automatic from the Startup type
menu. “Automatic” appears in the Startup type section of the
AvidStartup Properties window.
6. Click OK. The AvidStartup service will now start as a system service
each time you boot the Avid editing system. You will need to restart
your system before the new AvidStartup takes effect.
Replacing AvidStartup on a Mac OS 9 System
Use this procedure to replace AvidStartup on your Mac OS 9 system. If
you have a Windows system, see “Replacing AvidStartup on a
Windows NT, a Windows 2000 or a Windows XP System” on page 7.
To replace AvidStartup on your Mac OS 9 system:
1. Quit any open applications.
2. Insert the Avid Storage Utilities CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive,
and navigate to the AvidStartup file for Macintosh.
3. Open the Startup Items folder in the System folder on the Avid drive.
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If you want to save the current AvidStartup, you must remove the file from
the Startup folder. You cannot have two AvidStartup files in the Startup
Items folder, even if you rename the original.
4. Drag the AvidStartup icon from the CD-ROM window to the Startup
Items folder in the System folder. A message box opens, asking if you
want to replace AvidStartup.
5. Click Yes.
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Make sure you do not have more than one AvidStartup in the Startup
Items folder. It could prevent your Macintosh system from booting
properly.
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6. After the file is copied to the Avid drive, remove the Avid Storage
Utilities CD-ROM from the CD-ROM drive.
7. Select Special > Restart so the new AvidStartup takes effect.
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It is common for the Macintosh system to restart twice.
Replacing AvidStartup on a Mac OS X System
Use this procedure to replace AvidStartup on your Mac OS X system. If
you have a Windows system, see “Replacing AvidStartup on a
Windows NT, a Windows 2000 or a Windows XP System” on page 7.
To replace AvidStartup on your Mac OS X system:
1. Quit any open applications.
2. Insert the Avid Storage Utilities CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
3. Double-click on the AvidStartupOsx file in the following location:
CD-ROM drive:\Avid Startup
4. Follow the instructions in the installer windows and accept the
defaults.
5. After the installer is finished, remove the Avid Storage Utilities
CD-ROM from the CD-ROM drive.
6. Select Special > Restart so the new AvidStartup takes effect.
AVIDdrive Utility 2 Extension
Use this procedure to add the AVIDdrive Utility 2 (ADU2) extension on
your Mac OS 9 system. This extension is needed when you use
ATTO™ ExpressRAID on Mac OS 9 systems.
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Storage Manager
To add the ADU2 extension:
1. Quit any open applications.
2. Insert the Avid Storage Utilities CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive,
and navigate to:
CD-ROM drive:\AvidDrive Utility\~ExpressRAID Ext
3. Open the Systems Extension folder in the Macintosh drive.
4. Drag the ~ExpressRAID Ext file from the CD-ROM window to the
Systems Extension folder.
5. After the file is copied to the Macintosh drive, remove the Avid
Storage Utilities CD-ROM from the CD-ROM drive.
6. Select Special > Restart so the new ADU2 extension takes effect.
Storage Manager
Storage Manager is a general-purpose, administrative utility for updating,
testing, and troubleshooting storage media (Avid drives and Digidesign
DigiDrive drives only) connected to Avid or Digidesign systems. Storage
Manager is available for the Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating
systems.
To install Storage Manager:
1. Log in to the Avid system using the Windows administrator account.
2. Insert the Avid Storage Utilities CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
3. Double-click on the Setup.exe file in the following location:
CD-ROM drive:\Avid Storage Manager\Disk 1
4. Follow the instructions in the installer windows and accept the
defaults.
An online PDF version of the Storage Manager Setup and User’s Guide is
included with the installation of the utility along with context sensitive
online Help.
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Release Notes
MediaDock LVD
The MediaDock LVD with MediaDock iS 160/LVD or MediaDock
iS 320/LVD shuttle packs must run alone on the Ultra 160 LVD SCSI
controller board. Do not daisy chain the MediaDock LVD with any other
SCSI devices on the same SCSI bus.
Table 1 shows the supported daisy-chain combinations when using a
MediaDock LVD or MediaDock 2+ with each SCSI controller board.
Table 1
MediaDock LVD and SCSI Controller Board Support
UL2D LVD
Controller Board
Ultra 160 LVD
Controller Board
MediaDock LVD
Daisy-chain supported
Daisy-chain unsupported
MediaDock 2+
Daisy-chain supported
Daisy-chain supported
Technical Support Information
Most products feature a number of coverage options. Avid Assurance
service offerings are designed to facilitate your use of Avid solutions.
Service options include extended telephone coverage, automatic software
maintenance, extended hardware warranty, and preferred pricing on
replacement parts.
For more information regarding Avid’s service offerings, visit
www.avid.com/support or call Avid Sales at 800-949-AVID
(800-949-2843).
Program availability and details might vary depending on geographic
location and are subject to change without notice. Contact your local Avid
office or your local Avid Reseller for complete program information and
pricing. However, if you need help locating an Avid office or Avid Reseller
near you, please visit www.avid.com or call in North America
800-949-AVID (800-949-2843). International users call 978-275-2480.
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