AIT Autoloader LIB-D81 Operating Instructions Before operating the unit, please read this manual

AIT Autoloader LIB-D81 Operating Instructions Before operating the unit, please read this manual

AIT Autoloader

Operating Instructions

Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference.

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LIB-D81

WARNING

To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.

To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet.

Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.

Caution

The mains plug on this equipment must be used to disconnect mains power.

Please ensure that the socket outlet is installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible.

NOTICE

Use the power cord set approved by the appropriate testing organization for the specific countries where this unit is to be used.

Achtung

Zur Trennung vom Netz ist der Netzstecker aus der Steckdose zu ziehen, welche sich in der Nähe des Gerätes befinden muß und leicht zugänglich sein soll.

Hinweis

Maschinenlärminformations-Verordnung - 3. GPSGV, der höchste Schalldruckpegel beträgt 70 dB(A) oder weniger gemäss EN ISO 7779.

Ratings

Voltage

Current

AC 100 V - 240 V

0.7 A - 0.35 A

Frequency

50 / 60 Hz

Max. Ambient Temperature

40 °C

Elektrische Daten

Spannung

100 V - 240 V Wechselstrom

Stromstärke

0,7 A - 0,35 A

Frequenz

50 / 60 Hz

Max. Umgebungstemperatur

40 °C

A certified power supply cord has to be used with this equipment.

The relevant national installation and/or equipment regulations shall be considered.

A certified power supply cord not lighter than ordinary polyvinyl chloride flexible cord according to IEC 60227

(designation H05VV-F 3G 0.75 mm

2

or H05VVH2-F2 3G 0.75 mm

2

) shall be used. Alternative a flexible cord be of synthetic rubber according to IEC 60245 (designation H05RR-F 3G 0.75 mm

2

) shall be used.

Zum Netzanschluss dieses Gerätes ist eine geprüfte Leitung zu verwenden.

Es sind die zutreffenden nationalen Errichtungs- und/oder Gerätebestimmungen zu beachten.

Es ist eine geprüfte flexible PVC-ummantelte Leitung entsprechend IEC 60227 (H05VV-F 3G 0,75 mm

2

oder H05VVH2-

F 3G 0,75 mm

2

) zu verwenden. Andernfalls ist eine flexible Leitung aus synthetischem Gummi entsprechend IEC 60245

(Bauartkurzzeichen H05RR-F 3G 0,75 mm

2

) zu verwenden.

ATTENTION

According to the EU Directives related to product safety, EMC and R&TTE the manufacturer of this product is Sony

Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The Authorised Representative is Sony Deutschland

GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61,70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or guarantee matters please refer to the addresses given in separate service or guarantee documents.

AUFMERKSAMKEIT

Im Sinne der EU Richtlinien bezüglich Produktsicherheit, EMV und R&TTE ist Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan

Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan der Hersteller dieses Produktes. Bevollmächtigter ist Sony Deutschland GmbH,

Hedelfinger Strasse 61,D-70327 Stuttgart. Für Service oder Garantieangelegenheiten wenden Sie sich bitte an die in separaten Service oder Garantiedokumenten angegebenen Adressen.

European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive compliant.

Entspricht der Richtlinie der Europäischen Union zur Beschränkung der Verwendung gefährlicher Stoffe.

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INFORMATION

For the customers in the U.S.A.

You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.

Note: 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 and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

• Consult the dealer or an experience radio/TV technician for help.

All interface cables used to connect peripherals must be shielded in order to comply with the limits for a digital device pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.

If you have any questions about this product, please contact your dealer.

Declaration of Conformity

Trade Name:

Model No.:

Responsible Party:

Address:

SONY

LIB-D81

Sony Electronics Inc.

16530 Via Esprillo San Diego, CA. 92127 U.S.A.

Telephone No.: 858-942-2230

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 operation.

Für Kunden In Deutschland

Diese Ausrüstung erfüllt die Europäischen EMC-Bestimmungen für die Verwendung in folgender/folgenden Umgebung(en):

·Wohngegenden

·Gewerbegebiete

·Leichtindustriegebiete

(Diese Ausrüstung erfüllt die Bestimmungen der Norm EN55022, Klasse B.)

Ratings are indicated on the rear, while regulatory agency marks are separately affixed on the bottom.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction

Overview.......................................................................7

Product Features and Functions ...............................9

Front ................................................................................ 9

Rear ............................................................................... 10

Interior (Front) .............................................................. 11

System Structure .......................................................12

Compatible Data Cartridges .....................................12

AIT Cartridges .............................................................. 12

Cleaning Cartridge ........................................................ 13

Software .....................................................................14

Precautions ................................................................14

Chapter 2 Installation

Overview.....................................................................15

Unpacking ..................................................................15

Package Contents .....................................................16

Preparing the Host Computer ..................................16

Installing the AIT Autoloader....................................17

Connecting the Power Cable ....................................18

Connecting to the Host Computer ...........................18

Setting the DIP Switches ..........................................20

Setting the SCSI ID ....................................................22

Connecting SCSI Peripheral Devices ......................23

Turning the Power On/Off .........................................23

Setting Cartridges .....................................................25

Preparing Cartridges ..................................................... 25

Inserting Cartridges....................................................... 26

Setting Application Software....................................28

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Chapter 3 Basic Usage

Overview.....................................................................29

Control Panel .............................................................29

Using the Control Panel ................................................ 29

Message Display ........................................................... 30

Warnings ....................................................................30

Errors..........................................................................32

Disaster Recovery Function .....................................32

Assigned Element Addresses ..................................33

Handling the Cartridges ............................................34

Handling........................................................................ 34

Storing ........................................................................... 34

Maintenance...............................................................34

Chapter 4 Operating the AIT Autoloader

Overview.....................................................................36

Using Cartridges........................................................36

Removing/Changing Cartridges.................................... 36

Chapter 5 Cleaning the AIT Drive

Overview.....................................................................39

Cleaning the AIT Drive ..............................................39

Appendix

Cleaning the Air Filter ...............................................43

Troubleshooting ........................................................44

Transporting the AIT Autoloader .............................46

Hardware Specifications...........................................47

Hardware ....................................................................... 47

Data Storage Capacity................................................... 48

SCSI Cable and Terminator Specifications .............48

SCSI Cable .................................................................... 48

SCSI Cable Length........................................................ 48

SCSI Specifications...................................................48

About the SCSI Components ........................................ 48

About the SCSI Bus ...................................................... 49

Error Code List ..........................................................49

Other Messages.........................................................54

Index ...........................................................................57

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Trademarks

• Advanced Intelligent Tape is trademark or registered trademark of Sony Corporation in this country, other countries, or both.

• Other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners in this country, other countries, or both.

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Overview

Introduction

Chapter

The LIB-D81 AIT Autoloader is a desktop AIT (Advanced Intelligent Tape) automatic loader (hereafter, “AIT autoloader”) with a built-in AIT drive. Up to

8 cartridges can be inserted in the AIT autoloader. The unit can also be connected to and used with a workstation or server.

Up to 8 cartridges can be used

Up to 8 AIT cartridges can be used. Cartridges can be replaced from the front panel. The following types of cartridges can be used in this AIT autoloader:

• AIT-5 cartridge: records up to 8.32 terabytes of data

• AIT-4 cartridge:

• AIT-3 Ex cartridge:

(native: 3.2 terabytes) records up to 4.16 terabytes of data

(native : 1.6 terabytes) records up to 3.12 terabytes of data

• AIT-3 cartridge:

(native : 1.2 terabytes) records up to 2.08 terabytes of data

(native : 0.8 terabytes)

• AIT-2 Turbo cartridge: records up to 1.66 terabytes of data

• AIT-2 cartridge:

(native : 0.64 terabytes) records up to 1.04 terabytes of data

(native : 0.4 terabytes)

• AIT-1 Turbo cartridge: records up to 0.83 terabytes of data

• AIT-1 cartridge:

(native: 0.32 terabytes) records up to 0.73 terabytes of data

(native : 0.28 terabytes)

• AIT-E Turbo cartridge: records up to 0.41 terabytes of data

(native: 0.16 terabytes)

Notes

• Cartridges that can be used vary according to the type of built-in drive.

• The data storage capacity mentioned above assumes a data compression ratio of 2.6:1.

• For combinations other than those mentioned above, refer to the attached sheet.

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Compact

Because of its compact size (170 × 350 × 224 mm) and light weight

(approx. 7 kg), the LIB-D81 is the perfect desktop AIT Autoloader.

Fast Wide SCSI compliant

The loader of the AIT autoloader is Fast Wide SCSI (LVD/SE) compliant.

When it is equipped with an AIT-5, AIT-4, AIT-3 Ex, AIT-3, or AIT-2 Turbo drive, the drive is Ultra 160 SCSI (LVD/SE) compliant, while when the autoloader is equipped with an AIT-2 or AIT-1 drive, the drive is Wide Ultra

SCSI (LVD/SE) compliant.

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Product Features and Functions

Front

A

Ventilation Holes

Be careful not to block the ventilation holes. If the ventilation holes are blocked, the AIT autoloader may overheat, resulting in damage.

B

Front Door

Used in inserting and removing AIT cartridges. Press the DOOR button to unlock and open the door. The AIT autoloader cannot operate when the door is open, therefore when inserting or replacing a cartridge, make sure that the door is securely closed. When the door is closed it locks automatically.

C

DOOR Button

Press to open the front door. Do not press this button while the AIT autoloader is operating.

D

CLEAN Button

Insert the cleaning cartridge in slot CL/8 and press for at least three seconds to clean the AIT drive.

E

Message Display

The message display shows how many cartridges are in the AIT autoloader.

When in normal standby state, it displays the status of the AIT autoloader.

F

ERROR/WARNING LED

Lights or flashes orange when a specific operation is necessary or an error occurs. When it lights it indicates a warning, whereas when it flashes it indicates an error. When this happens, a 2-character code appears on the message display.

For details about these codes, see “Error Code List” (page 49), “Other

Messages” (page 54), or the code reference table.

G

CLEANING LED

Flashes green when the AIT drive is in need of cleaning. For details about

cleaning the AIT drive, see “Cleaning the AIT Drive” (page 39).

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Rear

1 2

3

4

7 6 5

A

Setup DIP Switches and DIP Switch Cover

Used to set up the AIT autoloader. Remove the screw and cover to access the

DIP switches. For details, see “Setting the DIP Switches” (page 20).

B

Ventilation Holes

Please be careful not to block the ventilation holes. If the ventilation holes are blocked, the AIT autoloader may overheat, resulting in damage.

C

Power Switch

To turn the AIT autoloader on or off, press this power switch. When you restart the AIT autoloader, be sure to wait at least 10 seconds before turning it on again.

D

Power Supply Connector

Plug the supplied power cord into this connector.

E

SCSI connector 1

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SCSI connector 2

For information about connecting the SCSI connectors, see “Connecting to the

Host Computer” (page 18) and “Connecting SCSI Peripheral Devices” (page

23) in Chapter 2, “Installation.”

G

SCSI ID Setup Switch

Used to set the SCSI ID of the AIT autoloader. For details, see “Setting the SCSI

ID” (page 22).

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Interior (Front)

A

Front Door

B

Air Filter

Periodically clean the air filter with a vacuum cleaner (we recommend monthly

cleaning). For details about how to replace the air filter, see “Cleaning the Air

Filter” (page 43).

C

Cartridge Case

You can insert up to eight AIT cartridges in the case. Slots are numbered 1 to 8, from the highest slot down. When using the cleaning cartridge, make sure that you insert it in slot CL/8 (the lowest slot).

D

AIT Drive

The AIT autoloader is equipped with one AIT drive.

E

Elevator

Lowers cartridges to the AIT drive and returns them to their slots. When you turn on the AIT autoloader, the elevator moves up and down counting the cartridges, whose number appears on the message display.

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System Structure

To obtain the best performance out of your AIT drive, we recommend that you connect the AIT autoloader to a host computer equipped with an Ultra 160 SCSI

(LVD/SE) interface. The AIT autoloader is controlled through the host computer.

Computer

Ethernet (example)

LIB-D81

Host computer

68-pin cable

SCSI

SCSI peripheral devices

Note

A SCSI host bus adapter card must be installed in the host computer.

Compatible Data Cartridges

This section describes what AIT cartridges are used in the AIT autoloader.

AIT Cartridges

To achieve the maximum transfer rate and recording capacity, use the appropriate type of AIT cartridge for your drive. For information on recording

capacities, see “Hardware Specifications” (page 47) in the “Appendix.”

Note

For combinations other than those mentioned below, refer to the attached sheet.

AIT-5 Drive

AIT-3 mark

AIT-5 mark

AIT-4 Drive

AIT-4 mark AIT-3 Ex mark

AIT-4 mark AIT-3 Ex mark

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Cleaning Cartridge

AIT-3 Ex Drive

AIT-3 Ex mark AIT-3 mark

AIT-2 Turbo mark

AIT-2 mark

*

AIT-1 Turbo mark

*

AIT-1 mark

*

* Only supports read operations

AIT-3 Drive

AIT-E Turbo mark

*

AIT-3 mark

AIT-2 Turbo Drive

AIT-2 mark AIT-1 mark

AIT-2 Turbo mark

AIT-2 mark

AIT-1 Turbo mark

AIT-1 mark

AIT-2 Drive

AIT-2 mark

AIT-1 Drive

AIT-E Turbo mark

AIT-1 mark

AIT-1 mark

Caution

Do not use 8 mm video tapes. An 8 mm video tape looks a lot like an AIT cartridge, but has different specifications. Do not use any cartridge other than those listed above. Use only designated AIT data cartridges.

To clean the AIT drive, use an AIT Cleaning cartridge. There are four types of cleaning cartridges: the SDX5-CL for use with AIT-5 drives; SDX4-CL or

SDX4-CLL for use with AIT-4 drives; SDX3X-CL for use with AIT-3 Ex drives; and SDX1-CL for use with AIT-3, AIT-2, and AIT-1 drives. Make sure that you use the cleaning cartridge appropriate for your drive. For information

on cleaning, see “Cleaning the AIT Drive” (page 39) in Chapter 5, “Cleaning the AIT Drive.”

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Software

For guidance on application software that can be used with the AIT autoloader and supported operating systems, contact your dealer.

Precautions

• Use cartridges suited to the type of AIT drive installed. Using cartridges other than AIT cartridges may cause improper operations. For information about

cartridges that can be used with the AIT autoloader, see “Compatible Data

Cartridges” (page 12).

• Do not insert anything except AIT cartridges in the slot of the cartridge case, as doing so may result in damage.

• If the unit is suddenly taken from a cold to a warm location, or if ambient temperature suddenly rises, moisture may form on the outer surface and/or inside of the unit. This is known as condensation. If condensation occurs, put the unit aside without turning it on and wait until the condensation clears. Do not use the unit in such a state, as this may damage it.

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Installation

Chapter

Overview

Unpacking

This chapter explains general procedures to install the AIT autoloader, connecting it to the host computer and turning on the AIT autoloader. This chapter also explains initial setup. Installation and setup procedures may vary depending on your system.

Note

You will need the box and packing materials if you wish to move or transport the AIT autoloader in the future. Retain them for future use.

1

Remove the AIT autoloader from the box as indicated on the box.

Remove the packing materials, such as plastic covers and tapes.

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Package Contents

After opening the box, make sure all the following items are present. Contact your dealer if anything is missing.

• LIB-D81 AIT Autoloader (1)

• Power cable (1)

• SCSI terminator (1)

• Cleaning cartridge (1)

• Quick Start Guide (1)

Note

In addition to the above, other documentation and/or documents may be included in the package.

Preparing the Host Computer

Prepare the host computer before installing the AIT autoloader as follows.

1

Make sure that a SCSI host bus adapter card is installed in the host computer.

2

Install the application software supporting the autoloader on the host computer.

For guidance on application software that can be used with the AIT autoloader and supported operating systems, contact your dealer.

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Installing the AIT Autoloader

The AIT autoloader weighs about 7 kg (15.4 lb.) and has the following dimensions. Before installing the AIT autoloader, make sure that the surface is appropriate.

Note

Install the AIT autoloader on a horizontal surface near an AC power outlet. Also leave a gap of about 150 mm (5.9 in.) behind the rear of the unit to allow air to circulate.

(including rubber feet)

Caution

Make sure you position the AIT autoloader as indicated in the illustration.

Correct operation is not guaranteed if you place the AIT autoloader on its side.

50 mm (2.0 in.)

Rear

Front

170 mm (6.7 in.)

350 mm (13.8 in.)

50 mm (2.0 in.)

150 mm

(5.9 in.)

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Connecting the Power Cable

1

Make sure the power switch on the rear of the AIT autoloader is in the off position ( a

is depressed).

2

Connect one end of the power cable to the power supply connector and the other end to the power outlet.

Connecting to the Host Computer

Connect the AIT autoloader and the host computer with a SCSI cable. This section explains general connection steps. To connect, use an Wide Ultra2 SCSI

LVD cable commonly sold in stores. However, when using a model equipped with the AIT-5, AIT-4, AIT-3 Ex, AIT-3, or AIT-2 Turbo drive, use an Ultra

160 SCSI LVD cable. The AIT autoloader side uses the 68-pin half pitch connector.

When connecting other SCSI devices along with the AIT autoloader, see

“Connecting SCSI Peripheral Devices” (page 23).

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Caution

• Do not connect the AIT autoloader to an HVD (High Voltage Differential)

SCSI bus. If connected, the autoloader or other devices on the SCSI bus may be damaged.

• When connecting the Wide SCSI cable, turn off all of the connecting devices, including the AIT autoloader and the host computer.

• When connecting the AIT autoloader as the last device on the SCSI bus, be sure to attach the provided terminator.

• In LVD (Low Voltage Differential) SCSI, make the total length of the SCSI cable (internal and external), which connects the host computer and the device at the end of the SCSI bus, shorter than 12 m (39.4 ft.). (The length of the AIT autoloader internal cable is 0.75 m (29.5 in.).)

• SCSI cables cannot be branched.

Notes

• For information about the SCSI bus, see “SCSI Specifications” (page 48) in

the “Appendix.”

• Prepare the necessary SCSI cables. For information about SCSI cable

specifications, see “SCSI Cable and Terminator Specifications” (page 48) in

the “Appendix.”

1

Confirm that the host computer and AIT autoloader are off.

2

Connect the SCSI cable and terminator as shown in the figure below.

1

Use a commercial SCSI cable to connect the AIT autoloader to the host computer.

2

Connect the provided terminator to the other connector.

Terminator

2

1

Host computer

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Setting the DIP Switches

By setting the DIP switches at the back of the AIT autoloader, you can:

• Supply power to the SCSI terminator (on by default)

When you are using several SCSI devices, you can set the AIT autoloader to supply power to the SCSI terminator.

• Display warning messages when specific parts reach the end of their life or when in need of cleaning (on by default)

You can set the AIT autoloader to display warning messages when specific parts reach the end of their service life or when in need of cleaning (weekly).

• Use the autoloader option function (off by default)

You can set the AIT autoloader to monitor the AIT drive status on a regular basis, as well as automatically eject and insert cartridges.

Rear DIP switches for setup

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

0 off

1 on

The default settings of the DIP switches are as follows.

0

DIP SW (DEFAULT)

1

4

5

6

7

8

1 off on

2

3

TERM PWR

MAINTENANCE

LOADER SEL

CONTINUOUS

AUTOLOAD

RMIC

RESERVED

RESERVED

Switches are off when in the “0” position and on in the “1” position. The default setting of the DIP switches is indicated in brackets.

1 TERM PWR (on)

0: Power is not supplied to the SCSI terminator.

1: Power is supplied to the SCSI terminator.

2 MAINTENANCE (on)

0: Warning messages are not displayed when specific parts reach the end of their service life or when in need of cleaning (weekly).

1: Warning messages are displayed when specific parts reach the end of their service life or when in need of cleaning (weekly).

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3 LOADER SEL (off)

0: The autoloader option function is not active.

1: The autoloader option function is active.

When this setting is active, the AIT autoloader monitors the AIT drive status on a regular basis, as well as perform the following.

- When a cartridge is unloaded, it is automatically ejected and returned to its original slot, and the cartridge from the next slot is inserted into the

AIT drive.

- When the cleaning cartridge is in the AIT drive and cleaning ends, the cleaning cartridge is automatically ejected and returned to its original slot, and the cartridge from the next slot is inserted into the AIT drive.

- When a cartridge is returned to the slot with the highest number, no cartridge is inserted into the AIT drive.

4 CONTINUOUS (off)

0: The autoloader option function is not in continuous mode.

1: The autoloader option function is in continuous mode.

- You can use this setting only if LOADER SEL in set to “1”. When you activate this setting and the autoloader option function returns a cartridge to the slot with the highest number, it automatically inserts the cartridge from the slot with the lowest number containing a cartridge into the AIT drive.

- When the cleaning cartridge is returned to the slot with the highest number, the CONTINUOUS function ends.

5 AUTOLOAD (off)

0: The autoloader option function is not in automatic loading mode.

1: The autoloader option function is in automatic loading mode.

You can use this setting only if LOADER SEL in set to “1”. When you activate this setting, and then turn on the AIT autoloader or close its door, the AIT autoloader automatically inserts the cartridge from the slot with the lowest number containing a cartridge in the AIT drive.

6 RMIC (off)

This function is not supported.

7 RESERVED (off)

Extension. Do not use.

8 RESERVED (off)

Extension. Do not use.

When Setting the DIP Switches

Make sure that you perform the following when you set the DIP switches.

1

Make sure that the power switch on the rear of the AIT autoloader is in the off position ( a is depressed).

2

Use a pointed object such as a machinist’s screwdriver to change the settings of the DIP switches.

3

Press the power switch to turn on the power.

Notes

• If you change the SCSI ID settings or connect SCSI peripheral devices,

do not turn on the power from here. Instead, see “Setting the SCSI ID”

(page 22) and “Connecting SCSI Peripheral Devices” (page 23).

• No changes to DIP switch settings while the AIT autoloader is on come into effect except changes to the 1 TERM PWR DIP switch.

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Setting the SCSI ID

Use the SCSI ID switches at the back of the AIT autoloader to set the AIT drive and/or AIT autoloader SCSI ID.

The default settings of the switches are as follows.

Use the upper switch to set the AIT drive SCSI ID and the lower switch to set the AIT autoloader SCSI ID.

AIT drive SCSI ID

F

1

2

3

4 5 6

7

C D

E B

A

9

F

1

2

3

4 5 6

7

C D

E

B

A

9

AIT autoloader SCSI ID

Caution

• Do not set the same SCSI ID for the AIT drive and AIT autoloader.

• Make sure that you perform these settings before turning on the AIT autoloader.

1

Make sure that the power switch on the rear of the AIT autoloader is in the off position ( a is depressed).

2

Use a pointed object such as a machinist’s screwdriver to turn the switches until their arrows match the setting that you want.

3

Press the power switch to turn on the power.

If you want to connect SCSI peripheral devices, see “Connecting SCSI

Peripheral Devices” (page 23).

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Connecting SCSI Peripheral Devices

SCSI peripheral devices can be connected to the SCSI connectors of the AIT autoloader. The SCSI configuration of the AIT autoloader is as shown below.

Connect the devices according to the system environment.

AIT drive

SCSI ID : 1

Loader controller

SCSI ID : 0

SCSI connectors

Notes

• The default factory settings of the SCSI IDs are as follows.

- AIT drive: 1

- Loader: 0

• Do not use repetitive SCSI IDs.

• Connect peripheral devices before turning on the AIT autoloader and host computer.

Turning the Power On/Off

Turn On the Power

Turn on the AIT autoloader, then turn on the host computer.

1

Press the power switch on the rear of the AIT autoloader, as illustrated.

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The message display changes as follows and the startup process begins.

(Startup takes several minutes.)

During startup, the following appears on the message display.

Moves gradually up and down during the elevator check.

Indicates the startup phase, from 0 to 3.

When startup is complete, the message display indicates the number of cartridges in the AIT autoloader.

Starting up Startup complete

2

After pressing the power switch on the rear of the autoloader, wait at least

10 seconds before turning on the host computer.

Notes

• If you start the host computer before the AIT autoloader, the SCSI ID is not detected correctly. Therefore, you must always start the AIT autoloader before starting the host computer.

• If the AIT autoloader does not work as above, see “Troubleshooting”

(page 44).

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Turn Off the Power

Press the power switch on the rear of the AIT autoloader to turn it off.

Caution

Do not turn off the AIT autoloader when it is in use or there is a cartridge in the

AIT drive, as this could damage data.

Note

After turning the AIT autoloader off, wait at least 10 seconds before turning it on again.

Setting Cartridges

Prepare cartridges and insert them into the AIT autoloader.

Preparing Cartridges

Make sure that cartridges are not write-protected and prepare them for use.

Verify whether the write-protected tab is in the write-enable position. If the tab is orange, data can be written to a cartridge.

AIT-1

Lid

AIT-5, AIT-4, AIT-3 Ex, AIT-3, AIT-2 Turbo,

AIT-2, AIT-1 Turbo, AIT-E Turbo

Lid

If the tab is moved to the left, data can be written to and erased from the cartridge.

K

If the tab is moved to the right, data cannot be written or accidentally erased from the cartridge.

k

If the tab is lowered, data can be written to and erased from the cartridge.

j

If the tab is raised, data cannot be written to or accidentally erased from the cartridge.

J

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Inserting Cartridges

Insert cartridges into the AIT autoloader as outlined below.

1

On the front of the AIT autoloader, press the DOOR button.

[o P] flashes on the message display.

The AIT autoloader is preparing to open the front door. Wait until the display stops flashing, which may take up to a minute.

Flashing display Steady display

When the display stops flashing, the front door unlocks.

Note

To prevent the front door from opening during operation, it automatically locks when it is closed. Attempting to open the door without unlocking it may damage the AIT autoloader.

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2

When you are certain that [o P] on the message display has stopped flashing, open the front door as illustrated here.

When you open the front door, [o P] remains displayed on the message display.

Caution

• It is possible for the host computer to prevent the front door from being opened. When this is the case and you press the DOOR button, the

ERROR/WARNING LED lights and [0 5] appears on the message display indicating that the door cannot be opened.

• If the front door is not opened within 3 minutes of [o P] appearing steadily on the message display, the door is automatically locked and the message display reverts to normal.

3

Insert cartridges into the AIT autoloader.

Make sure that you insert cartridges in the right direction, and push them in the AIT autoloader until you hear a click.

Slots in the AIT autoloader are numbered 1 to 8, from the highest slot down. (Slot numbers match SCSI element numbers.)

ERROR

WARNING

CLEANING

Caution

The AIT autoloader contains a large number of wires and parts. Do not touch any part other than the slots inside the AIT autoloader as this may lead to damage and/or injury.

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4

Close the front door.

When you hear the door click, it is closed. Make sure that the door clicks when you close it.

When the door is completely closed, the cartridges that you inserted into the AIT autoloader are counted and their number is displayed on the message display.

Caution

• If cartridges protrude from slots or are otherwise improperly inserted into slots inside the AIT autoloader, the ERROR/WARNING LED lights orange and [0 1] appears on the message display, indicating an error, and the front door is automatically unlocked. Open the front door and correct any problems as necessary.

• If you set a spent cleaning cartridge into the drive, the ERROR/

WARNING LED lights orange and [1 0] appears on the message display, indicating an error, and the front door is automatically unlocked. Open the front door, and insert a new cleaning cartridge, and then close the front door again.

• If cleaning fails, the ERROR/WARNING LED lights orange and [1 1] appears on the message display, indicating an error, and the front door is automatically unlocked. Open the front door, insert the cleaning cartridge correctly, and then close the front door again.

• Do not open the front door when [o P] does not appear on the message display, as this may damage the AIT autoloader.

• If you are unable to close the front door, see “Troubleshooting” (page

44).

Setting Application Software

Make the necessary settings to be able to use the AIT autoloader. Refer to the documentation of the application software used with the AIT autoloader for details about the necessary settings.

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Basic Usage

Chapter

Overview

This chapter explains the control panel, basic settings, handling cartridges, element address assignments, and Maintenance.

Control Panel

You can use the control panel to display information about the AIT autoloader and clean the AIT drive.

This section explains the operation of the control panel and the information displayed by the message display.

Using the Control Panel

Use the control panel to perform the following.

• Display information related to the AIT autoloader.

• Clean the AIT drive.

• Perform disaster recovery.

Note

Disaster recovery is a function through which all the data on the host computer is backed up on cartridges, which can then be used to restore your system in the unlikely event of a catastrophic failure, for example.

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Message Display

The message display displays the current number of cartridges in the AIT autoloader, the AIT autoloader’s operational status, as well as warning and error messages.

Left of the display

ERROR

WARNING

CLEANING

Right dot

Left dot Right of the display

Normal display

• The left of the display indicates the operational status of the AIT autoloader.

• The right of the display indicates the current number of cartridges in the AIT autoloader.

• When there is a cartridge in the AIT drive, the right dot appears.

• The left dot appears in the following situations.

- When a cartridge is inserted or ejected from a slot.

- When a cartridge is inserted or ejected from the AIT drive.

Display during user operations, requests to users, error messages

A two-character code appears on the display. For details about the meaning of

the various codes, see “Error Code List” (page 49) and “Other Messages” (page

54).

Warnings

When the AIT drive needs to be cleaned or specific parts need to be replaced at the end of their service life, LEDs light on the front panel of the AIT autoloader and messages appear on the message display, as illustrated here.

Cleaning request

The CLEANING LED flashes green and the [C L] code flashes on the message display. By default, you are notified at regular intervals that the AIT drive needs cleaning.

ERROR

WARNING

CLEANING

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High internal temperature

The ERROR/WARNING LED lights orange and the [0 6] code appears on the message display. Suspend operation or lower ambient temperature. When the

AIT autoloader internal temperature returns to normal levels, the ERROR/

WARNING LED goes out. It is possible for the air filter to become clogged with dust or other particles. To prevent this from happening, be sure to clean the air

filter regularly. For details, see “Maintenance” (page 34).

ERROR

WARNING

CLEANING

Specific parts have reached the end of their service life

The ERROR/WARNING LED lights orange and the [0 7] code appears on the message display. Contact customer service.

ERROR

WARNING

CLEANING

Internal temperature of the device is too low to guarantee operation

Make sure that the operating environment is within the allowed temperature limits (5 to 40 °C).

ERROR

WARNING

CLEANING

Cleaning cartridge tape spent

Clean the AIT drive again with a new cleaning cartridge.

ERROR

WARNING

CLEANING

Cleaning failed

Attempt to clean the AIT drive again.

ERROR

WARNING

CLEANING

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Errors

When an error occurs in the AIT autoloader, the ERROR/WARNING LED flashes orange and an error code appears on the message display. For

information about error codes, see “Error Code List” (page 49) in the

“Appendix.”

Example: Problem with a cartridge

[C ] and [XX], where “XX” is the error code, appear alternatively on the message display.

Example: Problem with the autoloader

[L ] and [XX], where “XX” is the error code, appear alternately on the message display.

Example: Problem with the drive

[d ] and [XX], where “XX” is the error code, appear alternately on the message display.

Notes

• For simplicity, only the error code corresponding to a problem with the autoloader is described in the document.

• For details about the error code, see “Other Messages.”

Disaster Recovery Function

Disaster recovery is a function through which all the data on the host computer is backed up on cartridges, which can then be used to restore your system in the unlikely event of a catastrophic failure, for example. Perform disaster recovery with the application software on the host computer.

For details about operations and settings on the host computer, refer to the documentation accompanying the computer and software applications.

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Notes

• You cannot use this function with the AIT-1 drive.

• Depending on your system, this function may not operate correctly.

1

Prepare to perform disaster recovery.

Create a disaster recovery tape with the host computer.

2

Begin disaster recovery.

1

Insert the disaster recovery tape into slot 1.

2

Simultaneously press the CLEAN and DOOR buttons at the front of the

AIT autoloader for at least 5 seconds. The AIT drive enters Disaster recovery mode. When the AIT drive enters Disaster recovery mode, [d r] appears flashing on the message display.

3

Turn off the AIT autoloader, wait approximately 10 seconds, then restart it.

The disaster recovery tape is automatically inserted into the AIT drive.

Refer to the documentation accompanying the computer and software applications to perform the disaster recovery procedure.

Assigned Element Addresses

An element is a physical location where a cartridge is kept. Applications use element addresses to differentiate between the elements of the AIT autoloader.

In AIT autoloader, the element addresses are assigned to the cartridge slots and the AIT drive as illustrated below.

Note

Because element addresses of the AIT autoloader are fixed numbers, they cannot be reassigned.

AIT drive (element address 82)

Elevator (element address 0)

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Handling the Cartridges

When handling or storing the cartridges, note the following.

Handling

• Do not subject the cartridges to strong vibrations. Do not drop the cartridges.

• When loading a cartridge into the AIT autoloader, the lid of the cartridge opens up automatically. Do not manually open the lid and touch the interior tape.

• The cartridge is preadjusted at the factory, so do not disassemble it.

• The tab of a cartridge is used to prevent writing to the cartridge by accident.

If the cartridge does not need to be written to, move the tab to write-protect it. t

“Preparing Cartridges” (page 25) in Chapter 2, “Installation”.

• If the AIT autoloader is used in a high-humidity environment or a location that is subject to wide variations in temperature, condensation may prevent the cartridge read/write operation.

• If the cartridge does not need to be written to or read from, do not insert or remove it too often.

Storing

• Store cartridges in an appropriate environment.

Store cartridges according to the temperature and other surrounding conditions written on the package. Also, try to keep the temperature and humidity of the environment constant. Store cartridges out of the direct sun rays. Do not store them near heating systems. Never place cartridges on a dashboard or in the glove compartment of a car.

• Store cartridges in a dustless environment.

Eliminate sources of dust. Avoid eating, drinking, or smoking near the storage location. Also, do not store cartridges near copying machines or printers that emit toner and paper dust.

• When storing cartridge, set the erase-protection tab so that the data cannot be over written.

• After removing a cartridge from the AIT autoloader, store it in an appropriate location as soon as possible.

Avoid, as much as possible, changes of temperature and humidity, contamination by dust and scratches made by touching the interior tape.

Maintenance

Perform the following periodically.

• Clean the air filter.

If the front panel air filter becomes clogged with dust, the AIT autoloader may overheat, resulting in damage. Periodically clean the air filter with a vacuum cleaner. (We recommend monthly cleaning.) For details about how to remove

the air filter, see “Cleaning the Air Filter” (page 43) in the “Appendix.”

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• Clean the AIT drive.

Clean the AIT drive on a weekly basis. You are automatically notified at regular intervals that the AIT drive needs cleaning by a flashing green

CLEANING LED when the AIT autoloader needs cleaning. If the 2

MAINTENANCE DIP switch at the back of the AIT autoloader is in the off position, you are not notified when cleaning becomes necessary. By default,

this DIP switch is in the on position. For details, see “Setting the DIP

Switches” (page 20).

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Operating the

AIT Autoloader

Chapter

Overview

This chapter explains how to remove and change cartridges.

Using Cartridges

This section explains how to remove and change cartridges.

For information about how to prepare and insert cartridges, see “Inserting

Cartridges” (page 26) in Chapter 2, “Installation.”

Removing/Changing Cartridges

To remove and change cartridges set in slots of the AIT autoloader, perform the following.

1

On the front of the AIT autoloader, press the DOOR button.

[o P] flashes on the message display.

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The AIT autoloader is preparing to open the front door. Wait until the display stops flashing, which may take up to a minute.

Flashing display Steady display

When the display stops flashing, the front door unlocks.

Note

To prevent the front door from opening during operation, it automatically locks when it is closed. Attempting to open the door without unlocking it may damage the AIT autoloader.

2

When you are certain that [o P] on the message display has stopped flashing, open the front door as illustrated here.

When you open the front door, [o P] remains displayed on the message display.

Caution

• It is possible for the host computer to prevent the front door from being opened. When this is the case and you press the DOOR button, the

ERROR/WARNING LED lights and [0 5] appears on the message display indicating that the door cannot be opened.

• If the front door is not opened within 3 minutes of [o P] appearing steadily on the message display, the door is automatically locked and the message display reverts to normal.

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3

Remove the cartridge from the slot as illustrated below.

ERROR

WARNING

CLEANING

Caution

The AIT autoloader contains a large number of wires and parts. Do not touch any part other than the slots inside the AIT autoloader as this may lead to damage and/or injury.

Note

If the cartridge that you want to remove is in the AIT drive, see the second

item of “The cartridges cannot be removed from the AIT autoloader”

(page 45) in the “Appendix.”

4

When you want to change cartridges, insert a new cartridge in the empty slot.

Make sure that you insert cartridges in the right direction, and push them in the AIT autoloader until you hear a click.

5

Close the front door.

When you hear the door click, it is closed. Make sure that the door clicks when you close it.

When the door is completely closed, the cartridges that you inserted into the AIT autoloader are counted and their number is displayed on the message display.

Caution

If cartridges protrude from slots or are otherwise improperly inserted into slots inside the AIT autoloader, the ERROR/WARNING LED lights orange and [0 1] appears on the message display, indicating an error, and the front door is automatically unlocked. Open the front door and correct any problems as necessary.

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Cleaning the AIT Drive

Chapter

Overview

This chapter explains how to clean the AIT drive in the AIT autoloader when the cleaning cartridge is not already set in slot CL/8.

To guarantee the best performance of your AIT autoloader at all times, we recommend that you clean the AIT drive weekly with a cleaning cartridge. By default, the “2 MAINTENANCE” DIP switch on the back of the AIT autoloader is set to ON. Therefore, when the AIT autoloader needs cleaning, it will automatically make a cleaning request. If the cleaning cartridge is already set in slot CL/8, pressing the CLEAN button for more than three seconds starts the cleaning procedure.

There are four types of cleaning cartridges: the SDX5-CL for use with AIT-5 drives; SDX4-CL or SDX4-CLL for use with AIT-4 drives; SDX3X-CL for use with AIT-3 Ex drives; and SDX1-CL for use with AIT-3, AIT-2, and AIT-1 drives. Make sure that you use the cleaning cartridge appropriate for your drive.

Cleaning the AIT Drive

When the AIT drive is in need of cleaning, the CLEANING LED flashes green and the following appears on the message display.

ERROR

WARNING

CLEANING

To clean the AIT drive, insert a cleaning cartridge into the drive. Make sure that you insert the cleaning cartridge into slot CL/8 before you proceed.

Caution

• If there is a cartridge in the AIT drive when you begin cleaning the drive, it is returned to its original slot before the cleaning procedure starts.

• If the “2 MAINTENANCE” DIP switch at the back of the AIT autoloader is in the off position, you are not notified when cleaning becomes necessary. By default, this DIP switch is in the on position. In this position, you are

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automatically notified when the AIT drive needs cleaning since the last time.

For details, see “Setting the DIP Switches” (page 20).

1

Prepare your cleaning cartridge.

2

On the front of the AIT autoloader, press the DOOR button, open the front door, and insert the cartridge into slot CL/8 (the lowest slot).

For details about how to insert a cartridge into a slot, see “Setting

Cartridges” (page 25) in Chapter 2, “Installation.”

Cleaning cartridge

Caution

The AIT autoloader contains a large number of wires and parts. Do not touch any part other than the slots inside the AIT autoloader as this may lead to damage and/or injury.

3

Close the front door.

When you hear the door click, it is closed. Make sure that the door clicks when you close it.

When the door is completely closed, the cartridges that you inserted into the AIT autoloader are counted and their number is displayed on the message display.

Caution

If cartridges protrude from slots or are otherwise improperly inserted into slots inside the AIT autoloader, the ERROR/WARNING LED lights orange and [0 1] appears on the message display, indicating an error, and the front door is automatically unlocked. Open the front door and correct any problems as necessary.

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4

On the front of the AIT autoloader, press the CLEAN button for at least three seconds.

[C L] flashes on the message display and cleaning starts.

Left dot Right dot

Flashing display

The left and right dots appear on the display.

Left dot

• When a cartridge is being inserted or removed from a slot.

• When a cartridge is being inserted or removed from the AIT drive.

Right dot

When there is a cartridge in the AIT drive.

When cleaning ends, the cleaning cartridge is returned to slot CL/8 and the

CLEANING LED goes out.

5

When the CLEANING LED goes out, press the DOOR button, open the front door, and remove the cleaning cartridge from slot CL/8.

Caution

• If the CLEANING LED does not go out, it is possible that the cleaning cartridge is spent. Replace the cleaning cartridge with a new one and perform the cleaning procedure again.

• If there is a cartridge in the AIT drive when you begin cleaning the drive, it is returned to its original slot before the cleaning procedure starts.

• If you are writing to a damaged cartridge, unloading may take some time.

For this reason, cleaning can take up to 20 minutes.

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Notes

• If the cleaning cartridge is already set into slot CL/8, as recommended, you only have to perform step 4 of this procedure to clean the AIT drive.

• If the AIT autoloader cannot clean the AIT drive, the following error messages may appear.

If there is no cartridge in slot CL/8

The ERROR/WARNING LED lights and [0 3] appears on the message display.

ERROR

WARNING

CLEANING

If there is an AIT data cartridge in slot CL/8

The ERROR/WARNING LED lights and [0 4] appears on the message display.

ERROR

WARNING

CLEANING

If cleaning fails for any other reason

The ERROR/WARNING LED flashes, [L ] and [XX] or [d ] and [XX]

(where “XX” is an error code) appear alternately on the message display.

ERROR

WARNING

CLEANING

Or

ERROR

WARNING

CLEANING

Cleaning cartridge tape spent

Clean the AIT drive again with a new cleaning cartridge.

ERROR

WARNING

CLEANING

Cleaning failed

Attempt to clean the AIT drive again.

ERROR

WARNING

CLEANING

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Appendix

Cleaning the Air Filter

Note

Clean the air filter once a month using a vacuum cleaner.

1

Press the DOOR button and open the front door.

2

Turn off the AIT autoloader.

3

Extract the air filter from the AIT autoloader.

Caution

Take care not to cut yourself on the corners of the metal plate.

4

Clean the air filter with a vacuum cleaner.

5

Reinsert the air filter.

6

Close the front door.

7

Turn on the AIT autoloader.

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Troubleshooting

Before contacting your dealer, please check the following. If the problem persists, contact your dealer.

The AIT autoloader does not work

• Verify that the power is on.

• Verify that the power cable is connected correctly.

• Verify that the front door is closed.

• Verify that the terminator is attached correctly.

• Verify that the SCSI cable is correctly connected from the AIT autoloader to the host computer.

• Verify that the host computer is on.

• Verify that no error code is displayed on the message display. For information

about error codes, see “Error Code List” (page 49).

• Only restart the AIT autoloader 10 seconds after it is turned off.

The AIT autoloader and the host computer cannot communicate with each other

• Verify that the SCSI IDs of the AIT autoloader, AIT drive, and host computer are unique. Duplicate SCSI IDs cannot be used on one SCSI bus. t

“Setting

the SCSI ID” (page 22) in Chapter 2, “Installation.”

• Verify that the SCSI cable is connected correctly. t

“Connecting to the Host

Computer” (page 18) in Chapter 2, “Installation.”

• Verify that the SCSI host bus adapter card is correctly installed in the computer.

• Verify that all the connected SCSI devices are LVD devices. The AIT autoloader is an LVD device. Do not connect HVD devices to the AIT autoloader.

• Verify that all the devices on the SCSI bus are Wide SCSI devices. The AIT autoloader is a Wide SCSI device. All the devices on the SCSI bus must be

Wide SCSI devices. (Wide-Narrow adapters can also be used.)

• Verify that the length of the SCSI cable that connects the host computer and the AIT autoloader at the end of the SCSI bus is shorter than 12 m (39.4 ft.).

• Verify that the SCSI bus is terminated correctly. t

“SCSI Specifications”

(page 48).

• Verify that the AIT autoloader supports the application software. For guidance on application software that can be used on the AIT autoloader and on compatible operating systems, contact your dealer.

• Verify that the application software is correctly installed and correctly set up on the host computer.

• Verify that the host computer was turned on more than 10 seconds after turning on the AIT autoloader. If the host computer is turned on too soon after turning on the AIT autoloader, the host computer may not detect the SCSI devices.

Data cannot be written or read even though the application and the AIT autoloader are working properly

• Verify that the write-protect tab of the cartridge is in the write-enable position. t

“Preparing Cartridges” (page 25) in Chapter 2, “Installation.”

• Only use AIT cartridges. Verify that the AIT drive supports the cartridges.

• If a cartridge has been used for a long time or very frequently, replace it with a new cartridge.

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• Verify that the cartridge is not damaged.

• Try cleaning the AIT drive. t

“Cleaning the AIT Drive” (page 39) in

Chapter 5, “Cleaning the AIT Drive.”

The cartridges cannot be removed from the AIT autoloader

• Follow the instructions in “Removing/Changing Cartridges” (page 36) in

Chapter 4, “Operating the AIT Autoloader.”

If you are still unable to remove cartridges, please contact your dealer for assistance.

• If you are unable to remove the cartridge in the AIT drive, perform the following procedure.

1 On the front of the AIT autoloader, press the DOOR button for at least five seconds.

[E J] flashes on the message display. The cartridge in the AIT drive is automatically ejected and returned to its original slot.

The front door is then unlocked and [o P] appears on the message display.

Notes

• When the original position of the cartridge is unknown, such as after restarting the AIT autoloader, the cartridge is inserted in the highest available slot.

• When you press the DOOR button for at least five seconds when there is no cartridge in the AIT drive, [E J] flashes on the message display and the front door is unlocked.

2 When you are certain that [o P] on the message display has stopped flashing, open the front door and remove the cartridge.

The front door does not open

If pressing the DOOR button fails to unlock the front door, perform the following.

• On the front of the AIT autoloader, press the DOOR button for at least five seconds.

[E J] flashes on the message display and the front door is unlocked.

• If the above fails, remove the protective cap at the base of the AIT autoloader as illustrated below, and then use a pointed object such as a ballpoint pen to press the release button. The front door unlocks allowing you to open it.

AIT autoloader base

Remove the protective cap with a screwdriver, and then use a pointed object such as a ballpoint pen to press the release button.

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The front door does not close

If the front door locking mechanism is engaged when you close the door, perform the following to resolve the situation.

Remove the protective cap at the base of the AIT autoloader as illustrated below, and then use a pointed object such as a ballpoint pen to press the release button.

The locking mechanism is released allowing you to close the front door.

Locking mechanism

Remove the protective cap with a screwdriver, and then use a pointed object such as a ballpoint pen to press the release button.

AIT autoloader base

Miscellaneous

Verify that the front door is securely closed. The AIT autoloader cannot operate normally if the front door is not closed.

Transporting the AIT Autoloader

If you are transporting the AIT autoloader for any reason, such as when moving or repairing the AIT autoloader, make the following preparations.

• Take out all the cartridges in the AIT autoloader. If the cartridges cannot be

removed normally, see “The cartridges cannot be removed from the AIT

autoloader” (page 45) in “Troubleshooting.”

• Remove all the cables such as the power cable, and the SCSI cable, and the terminator.

• When packing, perform the unpacking procedure outlined in “Unpacking”

(page 15) in reverse.

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Hardware Specifications

Hardware

AIT Drive

LIB-D81/A5 : SDX-1100 (1)

LIB-D81/A4 : SDX-900 (1)

LIB-D81/A3X : SDX-800 (1)

LIB-D81/A3 : SDX-700 (1)

LIB-D81/A2T : SDX-550 (1)

LIB-D81/A2 : SDX-500 (1)

LIB-D81/A1 : SDX-400 (1)

Number of drives that can be installed

One drive

Number of cartridges that can be inserted

Maximum of 8

Data transfer rate (sustained)

AIT5

AIT4

AIT-3 Ex

Native

24 MB/s

24 MB/s

18 MB/s

AIT-3

12 MB/s

AIT-2 Turbo

12 MB/s

AIT-2

AIT-1

6 MB/s

4 MB/s

Message display 7-segment LED display, displays 2 characters

LED Two

External connectors

SCSI 68-pin (2)

Loader

Fast Wide SCSI (LVD/SE)

Drive

AIT-5, AIT-4, AIT-3 Ex, AIT-3, and AIT-2 Turbo drives:

Ultra 160 SCSI LVD/SE

AIT-2 and AIT-1 drives: Wide Ultra SCSI LVD/SE

Operating environment

Temperature: 5 ºC to 40 ºC

Humidity: 20% to 80%

(Avoid condensation)

Power AC100 V to 240 V ±10% (50/60 Hz)

Power consumption

AIT-5 Model

AIT-4 Model

AIT-3 Ex Model

AIT-3 Model

45 W (Max)

45 W (Max)

45 W (Max)

45 W (Max)

AIT-2 Turbo Model 45 W (Max)

AIT-2 Model 40 W (Max)

AIT-1 Model 40 W (Max)

External Dimensions

170 (W)

×

224 (H)

×

350 (D) mm

(6.7 (W)

×

8.8 (H)

×

13.8 (D) in.)

Mass 7 kg (15.4 lb.)

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Data Storage Capacity

AIT-5 cartridge:

AIT-4 cartridge:

8.32 terabytes

4.16 terabytes

AIT-3 Ex cartridge: 3.12 terabytes

AIT-3 cartridge: 2.08 terabytes

AIT-2 Turbo cartridge: 1.66 terabytes

AIT-2 cartridge: 1.04 terabytes

AIT-1 cartridge: 0.73 terabytes

(When data compression is 2.6:1)

Please note: Due to constant improvements, the specifications and outward appearance of the AIT autoloader may change without prior announcements.

SCSI Cable and Terminator Specifications

SCSI Cable

Use a Wide Ultra LVD SCSI cable that conforms to SCSI-3 specifications.

However, when using a model equipped with the AIT-5, AIT-4, AIT-3 Ex,

AIT-3, or AIT-2 Turbo drive, use an Ultra 160 SCSI LVD cable.

SCSI Cable Length

The total allowable length of SCSI cables used in one LVD SCSI bus is as follows. (This length includes the length of all internal and external cables.)

• The length of the AIT autoloader internal cable is 0.75 m (29.5 in.).

• The total allowable length of the LVD SCSI bus is 12 m (39.4 ft.).

SCSI Specifications

This section describes common specifications of SCSI components and SCSI buses.

About the SCSI Components

The SCSI system is composed of the following components.

• Initiator

This is a host computer system that functions as an initiator program of commands. The system consists of the application software, the operating system, the device driver and the SCSI host bus adapter card.

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About the SCSI Bus

LVD SCSI

Wide SCSI

SCSI ID

• Bus

By connecting the SCSI cables to the SCSI host bus adapter card, the AIT autoloader, and other devices, a path (or a bus) is created for transferring commands.

• Targets

The AIT autoloader and the AIT drive are peripheral devices (or targets) that receive commands from the host computer. Up to 16 devices (including the host computer) can be connected to the Wide SCSI bus. Also, up to 8 devices can be connected to the Narrow SCSI bus.

When you are setting up the AIT autoloader using a SCSI bus, please note the following precautions

The AIT autoloader is an LVD SCSI device. All SCSI devices connected to the

AIT autoloader on the SCSI bus must be LVD SCSI devices.

The interface of the AIT autoloader is Wide SCSI. In order to connect the AIT autoloader to a Narrow SCSI bus, use a 50-pin to 68-pin LVD SCSI host bus adapter. Also, make sure every unused data lines are terminated by an adapter.

Set a unique SCSI ID for each device on a SCSI bus. The host computer uses these SCSI IDs to differentiate between the devices. Also, the SCSI IDs are used to prioritize the order of communication when several devices are communicating with the host computer.

SCSI Bus Termination

Caution

The SCSI ID of a device has nothing to do with its physical location.

If the AIT autoloader is the device connected to the end of the SCSI bus, you must attach a terminator to the unused SCSI connector to terminate the SCSI bus. The AIT autoloader can supply electric power to the terminator. For

information about details, see “Setting the DIP Switches” (page 20) in Chapter

2, “Installation.”

Error Code List

When the AIT autoloader generates an error, an error code appears on the message display. The following is the list of error codes that can appear on the message display. If a message from the list appears on the message display, contact customer service.

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If an error code appears on the message display that does not figure in this list, before contacting customer service verify the LED on the front of the AIT

autoloader, as well as perform the operations outlined in “Other Messages”

(page 54).

If the problem persists, contact customer service.

Error code Description

00

No valid error code information.

01

02

03

Detected a microcode anomaly upon startup.

Detected a base RAM anomaly upon startup.

Detected a buffer RAM anomaly upon startup.

Display

[0 1] appears on the message display.

[0 2] appears on the message display.

[L ] and [0 3] appear alternately on the message display.

Logged

No

No

No

No

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

2A

2B

2C

2F

30

The Identify message detected a SCSI parity error after selection.

Detected SCSI parity error.

Message Out phase retried but gave up.

Detected SCSI parity error.

Command phase retried but gave up.

Detected SCSI parity error.

Data Out phase retried but gave up.

Detected a parity error message. Message In phase retried but gave up.

Received Initiator detected error message. Message phase retried but gave up.

Received Initiator detected error message. Command phase retried but gave up.

Received Initiator detected error message. Status phase retried but gave up.

Received Initiator detected error message. Data In phase retried but gave up.

Received Initiator detected error message. Data Out phase retried but gave up.

Received an illegal message from the SCSI interface.

Received an illegal Identify message from the SCSI interface

Failed reselection. Reselection retried but gave up.

REQ/ACK handshake timeout or controller chip interruption timeout at the SCSI interface.

Reports a unit attention event.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Error code Description

31

32

An as yet unsupported LUN specified at the SCSI interface.

Loader not yet ready.

33

34

35

Loader front door open.

Currently in reprogramming mode.

Currently in menu mode.

36

41

Reported an information exception condition.

Reception of drive data timeout at the drive interface.

42

43

70

71

72

78

7A

7B

7C

80

81

82

Display

Received data of abnormal length from drive at the drive interface.

Loader detected as offline at the drive interface.

[L ] and [4 1] appear alternately on the message display.

[L ] and [4 2] appear alternately on the message display.

[L ] and [4 3] appear alternately on the message display.

Detected calibration error

(lower sensor readings abnormal).

Detected calibration error

(notch readings abnormal).

[L ] and [7 0] appear alternately on the message display.

[L ] and [7 1] appear alternately on the message display.

[L ] and [7 2] appear alternately on the message display.

Detected calibration error.

(Upon calibration of the lower edge of the drive rim, it was detected that it needed to be calibrated above the upper limit.)

Because cartridge pickup failed, when performing recovery it is impossible to do so because there are no available slots.

[L ] and [7 8] appear alternately on the message display.

The door close sensor does not close when attempting to lock the front door.

[L ] and [7 A] appear alternately on the message display.

The door lock sensor does not lock when attempting to lock the front door.

[L ] and [7 B] appear alternately on the message display.

The door lock sensor does not unlock when attempting to open the front door.

[L ] and [7 C] appear alternately on the message display.

Detected a GAP BLOCKED when the elevator is in movement.

[L ] and [8 0] appear alternately on the message display.

Cannot detect the normal number of notches when the elevator is in movement.

[L ] and [8 1] appear alternately on the message display.

The pulse of the last notch is determined to be ±3 mm out of position when the elevator is in movement.

[L ] and [8 2] appear alternately on the message display.

Logged

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Error code Description

83

Display

The pass sensor fails to change even if space between notches is 1.5 times wider when the elevator is in movement.

[L ] and [8 3] appear alternately on the message display.

Logged

Yes

88

89

8A

90

Cannot detect the lower edge of the elevator during the initialization MOVE.

Cannot detect the lower edge of the elevator during the calibration MOVE.

Cannot detect the notch edge during the initialization MOVE.

[L ] and [8 8] appear alternately on the message display.

[L ] and [8 9] appear alternately on the message display.

[L ] and [8 A] appear alternately on the message display.

Detected a GAP BLOCKED at the end of the picker movement.

[L ] and [9 0] appear alternately on the message display.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

91

92

Cannot detect the RVS sensor during picker movement.

[L ] and [9 1] appear alternately on the message display.

Cannot detect the FWD sensor during picker movement.

[L ] and [9 2] appear alternately on the message display.

Yes

Yes

93

98

99

9A

9B

9C

9D

9E

9F

A0

A1

Cannot detect the RVS/FWD sensors during the initialization MOVE.

[L ] and [9 3] appear alternately on the message display.

Failed cartridge pickup during

GET operation. (Cannot detect the CTRG. sensor at the end of the GET operation.)

[L ] and [9 4] appear alternately on the message display.

Cannot clear the GAP during the GAP clear operation when retrying GET.

[L ] and [9 9] appear alternately on the message display.

Failed to detect RVS sensor during elevator movement of the GET operation.

[L ] and [9 A] appear alternately on the message display.

Failed to detect FWD sensor during elevator movement of the GET operation.

[L ] and [9 B] appear alternately on the message display.

Detected a GAP BLOCKED at the end of the PUT operation.

[L ] and [9 C] appear alternately on the message display.

The pass sensor cannot detect the cartridge at the end of the PUT operation.

[L ] and [9 D] appear alternately on the message display.

Failed to detect RVS sensor during elevator movement of the PUT operation.

[L ] and [9 E] appear alternately on the message display.

Failed to detect FWD sensor during elevator movement of the PUT operation.

Detected an empty slot.

Cannot perform the GET operation because the elevator contains a cartridge.

[L ] and [9 F] appear alternately on the message display.

[L ] and [A 0] appear alternately on the message display.

[L ] and [A 1] appear alternately on the message display.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Error code Description

A2

A3

A4

A7

A8

A9

AA

Detected that all slots are occupied.

Cannot perform the PUT operation because the elevator does not contain a cartridge.

The picker made a GET operation request while in the

RVS position.

Detected a sensor anomaly.

(GAP, cartridge, or pass.)

Detected a drive hardware error.

Detected a drive medium error.

Display

[L ] and [A 2] appear alternately on the message display.

Logged

Yes

[L ] and [A 3] appear alternately on the message display.

Yes

[L ] and [A 4] appear alternately on the message display.

[L ] and [A 7] appear alternately on the message display.

[L ] and [A 8] appear alternately on the message display.

[L ] and [A 9] appear alternately on the message display.

[L ] and [A A] appear alternately on the message display.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

C0

C1

C8

E0

Drive did not enter MOUNT state after a lapse of three seconds during the PUT operation.

Detected a check sum anomaly during microcode update.

Detected a F/W ID anomaly during microcode update.

Detected a timeout when ejecting the media from the drive.

Cannot write data to flash memory within 1 ms.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

E1

E8

F0

F1

F2

F3

F4

F5

Cannot clear flash memory sectors within 10 s.

Detected a check sum anomaly in the flash memory device setting area.

Detected a GAP sensor anomaly.

Detected a pass sensor anomaly.

Detected a cartridge sensor anomaly.

Detected a picker forward sensor anomaly.

Detected a picker reverse sensor anomaly.

Detected an elevator lower sensor anomaly.

[L ] and [E 8] appear alternately on the message display.

[L ] and [E 0] appear alternately on the message display.

[L ] and [E 1] appear alternately on the message display.

[L ] and [E 0] appear alternately on the message display.

[L ] and [F 0] appear alternately on the message display.

[L ] and [F 1] appear alternately on the message display.

[L ] and [F 2] appear alternately on the message display.

[L ] and [F 3] appear alternately on the message display.

[L ] and [F 4] appear alternately on the message display.

[L ] and [F 5] appear alternately on the message display.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Error code Description

F6

F7

Detected a door lock sensor anomaly.

Detected a door close sensor anomaly.

Display

[L ] and [F 6] appear alternately on the message display.

Logged

Yes

[L ] and [F 7] appear alternately on the message display.

Yes

Other Messages

Messages displayed during operation

Message display

ERROR

WARNING

CLEANING

Left of the display Right of the display

8 (lit)

Flashing consecutively up and down

Flashing consecutively up and down

8 (lit)

Changes from 0 to 3

Number of the moving cartridge, flashing

Description

Immediately after turning on the AIT autoloader.

During startup. (The ERROR/

WARNING and CLEANING LED also flash.)

During cartridge movement or inventory.

Number of cartridges

Standby.

Displays the number of cartridges in the loader.

Rotating clockwise o (flashing)

Cartridge currently in drive, flashing

AIT drive in operation.

P (flashing) Unlocking the front door.

o (lit) P (lit)

C (flashing)

E (flashing) d (flashing)

L (flashing)

J (flashing) r (flashing)

Front door unlocked and open.

When the CLEAN button is pressed or during cleaning. (See note 7 on

page 56.)

When forcibly ejecting cartridges.

(See note 4 on page 56.)

Disaster recovery mode. (See the note below.)

Note

For details about the disaster recovery function, see “Disaster Recovery

Function” (page 32).

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When problems occur

When problems occur, the ERROR/WARNING or CLEANING LED lights or flashes, and one of the following codes appears on the message display.

ERROR

WARNING

CLEANING

LED

ERROR/

WARNING

ERROR/

WARNING

Lit/Flashing

Flashing (orange)

Code

[L ] and [X X] appear alternately on the message display.

[d ] and [X X] appear alternately on the message display.

[C ] and [X X] appear alternately on the message display.

Description

Loader error.

AIT drive error.

Lit (orange)

0 1

0 3

0 4

0 5

0 6

0 7

0 8

0 9

1 0

1 1

Restart the system and verify if the error message disappears. If it occurs again, note the error code and contact customer service for repair. When [L ]

and [X X] appear, see “Error Code List”

(page 49).

Remedy

Data cartridge error.

Cartridge not completely inserted.

Replace the data cartridge after cleaning the AIT drive. If the same problem occurs after doing so, contact customer service for repair.

Open the front door and reinsert cartridges as necessary.

Cleaning cartridge not inserted at the beginning of cleaning.

Insert the cleaning cartridge in slot CL/8.

A data cartridge was inserted in slot CL/8 at the beginning of cleaning.

Insert the cleaning cartridge in slot CL/8.

The DOOR button is pressed, when the front door is locked by an application.

Do not attempt to open the front door manually.

Internal temperature abnormally high.

Make sure that the operating environment is within the allowed temperature limits (5 to 40 °C) and verify that the AIT autoloader fan is operating normally.

Parts replacement needed.

For replacement parts, contact customer service.

Too many cartridges in the loader. (There are cartridges in all the slots and the AIT drive.)

Eject one or more cartridges from the

AIT autoloader.

The internal temperature of the device is too low to guarantee operation.

Make sure that the operating environment is within the allowed temperature limits (5 to 40 °C).

Cleaning cartridge tape spent.

A spent cleaning cartridge is set.

Replace the spent cleaning cartridge with a new one.

Cleaning failed.

Cleaning failed. Repeat the cleaning procedure.

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LED Lit/Flashing

CLEANING

Flashing (green)

Code

C L

Description

AIT drive cleaning request.

Remedy

Clean the AIT drive. If the CLEANING

LED starts flashing again, repeat cleaning up to three times. Also verify if the cleaning cartridge has reached the end of its service life. If after performing the above the CLEANING LED continues flashing, contact customer service for repair.

Notes

1 To begin cleaning the AIT drive, insert the cleaning cartridge in slot CL/8 and press the CLEAN button for at least three seconds.

2 If you are unable to open the front door, it may be locked from your backup software.

3 If the cartridge is not ejected from the AIT drive when an error occurs, proceed as follows.

(1) Press the DOOR button for at least five seconds.

The cartridge is forcibly ejected from the AIT drive and the front door unlocked.

(2) Restart the AIT autoloader.

(3) Restart the system.

4 If [ ] appears to be rotating or [E J] flashes on the display, then the loader is in operation. Depending on the state of the cartridge, it may take up to 20 minutes for it to be detected.

5 Pressing the CLEAN and DOOR buttons simultaneously for at least five seconds starts Disaster recovery.

6 In the code reference table, “XX” refers to an error code.

7 Cleaning normally takes approximately one minute. However, if there is a data cartridge in the drive, it must be returned to its slot before cleaning can begin. Furthermore, if the tape of the cartridge in the drive is damaged, it may take some time for it to be successfully ejected. For this reason, cleaning may take up to 20 minutes.

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Index

A

Air filter ........................................ 43

AIT cartridges ............ 12, 25, 34, 36

AIT drive ...................................... 39

Appendix ...................................... 43

Application software .................... 28

Assigned element addresses ......... 33

B

Basic usage ................................... 29

C

Cartridges ................... 12, 25, 34, 36

Changing cartridges ...................... 36

Cleaning cartridge ........................ 13

Cleaning the air filter .................... 43

Cleaning the AIT drive ................. 39

Compatible cartridges .................. 12

Connecting SCSI peripheral devices ....................................... 23

Connecting the power cable ......... 18

Connecting to the host computer ................................... 18

Control panel ................................ 29

D

DIP switches ................................. 20

Disaster recovery function ........... 32

E

Element addresses ........................ 33

Error code list ............................... 49

Errors ............................................ 32

H

Handling the cartridges ................ 34

Hardware specifications ............... 47

Host computer ........................ 16, 18

I

Inserting cartridges ....................... 26

Installation .................................... 15

Installing the AIT autoloader ....... 17

M

Maintenance ................................. 34

Message display ........................... 30

Messages .................... 30, 32, 49, 54

O

Operating the AIT autoloader ...... 36

P

Package contents .......................... 16

Peripheral devices ........................ 23

Power ........................................... 23

Power cable .................................. 18

Precautions ................................... 14

Preparing cartridges ..................... 25

Preparing the host computer ........ 16

Product features and functions ....... 9

R

Removing cartridges .................... 36

S

SCSI bus ....................................... 49

SCSI cable specifications ............. 48

SCSI components ......................... 48

SCSI ID ........................................ 22

SCSI peripheral devices ............... 23

SCSI specifications ...................... 48

SCSI terminator specifications .... 48

Setting application software ......... 28

Setting cartridges ......................... 25

Setting the DIP switches .............. 20

Setting the SCSI ID ...................... 22

Software ....................................... 28

Specifications ......................... 47, 48

System structure ........................... 12

T

Transporting the AIT autoloader ................................. 46

Troubleshooting ........................... 44

U

Unpacking .................................... 15

Using cartridges ........................... 36

Using the control panel ................ 29

W

Warnings ...................................... 30

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For information about the AIT autoloader, refer to your reseller.

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