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ELITERAID ER104UT+(B)
DETAILED USER’S MANUAL v1.0
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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WELCOME .......................................................................................................................................................4
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.3.1
1.3.2
1.3.3
1.4
1.5
1.5.1
1.5.2
1.6
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2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
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INTRODUCTION........................................................................................................................................4
PRECAUTION..............................................................................................................................................5
FEATURES ....................................................................................................................................................5
OVERALL FEATURES ...................................................................................................................................5
SATA FEATURES ..........................................................................................................................................6
USB FEATURES .............................................................................................................................................6
SPECIFICATIONS.......................................................................................................................................6
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS .......................................................................................................................7
PC SYSTEMS..................................................................................................................................................7
MACINTOSH SYSTEMS ...............................................................................................................................7
PRODUCT CONTENTS ............................................................................................................................7
STORAGE POLICIES.....................................................................................................................................8
CLEAN MODE..............................................................................................................................................8
LARGE MODE ..............................................................................................................................................8
CLONE MODE .............................................................................................................................................9
R0 MODE .....................................................................................................................................................10
R1 MODE .....................................................................................................................................................10
R10 MODE ...................................................................................................................................................11
R3 MODE .....................................................................................................................................................12
R5 MODE .....................................................................................................................................................12
CONFIGURATION ......................................................................................................................................14
3.1 CONFIGURATION PREREQUISITES .................................................................................................14
3.1.1 SATA HOST CONNECTIONS ..................................................................................................................14
3.1.2 USB HOST CONNECTIONS.....................................................................................................................14
3.2 CHANGING HOST CONNECTIONS..................................................................................................14
3.3 DISCONNECTING A USB DEVICE......................................................................................................14
3.3.1 WINDOWS SYSTEMS ................................................................................................................................14
3.3.2 MACINTOSH SYSTEMS .............................................................................................................................15
3.4 HARD DISK DRIVE HOT-PLUG & HOT-UNPLUG ..........................................................................15
3.5 MODE SETTING........................................................................................................................................15
3.5.1 CLEAN MODE ............................................................................................................................................15
3.5.2 LARGE MODE.............................................................................................................................................15
3.5.3 CLONE MODE ...........................................................................................................................................16
3.5.4 CLONE MODE WITH HOT SPARE...........................................................................................................16
3.5.5 R0 MODE ....................................................................................................................................................16
3.5.6 R1 MODE ....................................................................................................................................................17
3.5.7 R1 MODE WITH HOT SPARE ...................................................................................................................17
3.5.8 R10 MODE ..................................................................................................................................................17
3.5.9 R3 MODE ....................................................................................................................................................17
3.5.10 R3 MODE WITH HOT SPARE .................................................................................................................18
3.5.11 R5 MODE..................................................................................................................................................18
3.5.12 R5 MODE WITH HOT SPARE .................................................................................................................18
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3.6 REBUILDING A REDUNDANCY OR HOT SPARE DRIVE.............................................................19
3.6.1 REBUILDING A REDUNDANCY DRIVE...................................................................................................19
3.6.2 REBUILDING A HOT SPARE DRIVE..........................................................................................................19
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PARTITIONING VOLUMES ......................................................................................................................20
4.1 PARTITION A VOLUME .........................................................................................................................20
4.1.1 WINDOWS SYSTEMS ................................................................................................................................20
4.1.2 MACINTOSH SYSTEMS .............................................................................................................................25
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5.1
5.2
5.3
APPENDIX .....................................................................................................................................................28
FAQ ...............................................................................................................................................................28
HARD DISK DRIVE COMPATIBILITY LIST .......................................................................................28
MOTHERBOARD COMPATIBILITY LIST..........................................................................................30
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1 WELCOME
1.1 INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing EliteRAID ER104UT(-B) storage appliance. It is a hardware RAID solution for digital home and small
office storage appliances. Features of the EliteRAID ER104UT(-B) include advanced RAID modes. Simply connect the
appliance with an appropriate USB or eSATA cable to the USB host or PCIe 1x controller card. eSATA bracket cable is
provided to connect to motherboard if no PCIe slot avaliable.
The EliteRAID ER104UT(-B) storage appliance are available in eight different configurations (Clean, Large, Clone, R0, R1, R10,
R3 and R5), each offering a different application of features and capabilities.
The EliteRAID ER104UT(-B) Storage Processors are powered by hardware RAID chip, 1 to 5-ports Serial ATA II Port
Multiplier with RAID function support. It is designed to provide SATA port expansion, data protection and performance
aggregation at various applications. It is a self-contained storage processor chip which completely frees up the main CPU
loading and the SATA ports comply with eSATA specification, the USB ports comply with Hi-Speed USB specification,
making it suitable for use in external storage applications.
The EliteRAID ER104UT(-B) storage appliance uses industry-proven Multi-port Serial ATA PHY technology and proprietary
storage processor to provide very high efficient SATA RAID operation.
With an easy configuration scheme, the device can be a pure port-multiplier which provides SATA port expansion just like
a SATA Hub, or hard-drive performance booster which provides a high performance device seen by host controller or
hard-drive data protector which automatically backup data to prevent data loss from hard-drive damage. EliteRAID
ER104UT(-B) storage appliance also has advance mode to provide both benefit of performance boost and data protection.
The EliteRAID ER104UT(-B) storage appliance architecture which provides:
• Fully hardware-accelerated RAID Engine.
• No driver, BIOS or software required for RAID operation.
• Independent of device SATA port connection sequence.
• Rebuild proceeds continuously between power cycling.
• Supports on-line read data integrity check.
• Supports on-line command based bad sector recovery.
• Supports disk modes: Clean, Large, Clone.
• Supports RAID levels: 0, 1, 3, 5, 10.
• RAID 3 / 5 write-back cache to enhance performance.
• Supports Auto-Rebuild on Clone, R1, R3, R5, R10.
• Supports Hot-Spare on Clone, R1, R3, R5.
• Rebuild speed: 200GB/hour.
• Supports various RAID configuration methods.
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1.2 PRECAUTION
Please read the safe precautions carefully before you using EliteRAID ER104UT(-B) storage appliance. Ensure that you use the
product correctly according to the procedure described in this guide.
The following safety precautions are intended to remind you to operate the product safely and correctly. Please read and
ensure that you understand them before you proceed to the other sections of this guide.
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Do not plug any HDD(s) while power is on (except operation in CLEAN MODE).
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Do not attempt to disassemble or alter any part of the product that is not describe in this guide.
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Do not allow the product to come into contact with water or other liquids. In the event that water or other liquids
enter the interior, immediately unplug the product from the computer. Continued use of the product may result in
fire or electrical shock. Please consult your product distributor or the closest support center.
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Do not handle the product near a heat source or expose them to direct flame or heat.
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Never place the product in close to equipment generating storage electromagnetic fields. Exposure to strong
magnetic fields may cause malfunctions or corrupt data.
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Can’t operate properly under Windows 3.x/ 95 / 98SE/ ME/ NT.
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Hard disk drive is not including.
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Please be noted the following product may run irregularly which are not under warranty.
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Toshiba DynaBook, Satellite series (All K6 CPU models).
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IBM Aptiva E series (All K6 CPU models).
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Sotec E-note M260 series.
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All AMD K6 system.
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PC with sis7000/ 7001/ 7002 PCI to USB host controller.
1.3 FEATURES
1.3.1
OVERALL FEATURES
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Provides Clean, Large, Clone, R0, R1, R3, R5, R10 modes for effective storage management.
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Easy configuration of RAID modes, no IT expertise required.
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Easy monitoring of system status via LED indicators.
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Ensures data integrity with redundant backup capability.
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Achieves fastest performance via R0 mode.
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Supports automatic rebuild in Clone, R1, R3, R5, R10 mode.
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Supports hot spare drive in Clone, R1, R3, R5 mode.
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Supports HDD roaming.
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Supports current SATA II compliant HDDs, backward compatible with most SATA I compliant HDDs.
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Simplifies HDD installation; user friendly design enables effortless HDD swapping.
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Flexible connection via eSATA or USB host port.
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Eliminates potential downtime, repair costs, and lost sales due to disk failure.
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Dissipates heat efficiently with metal housing.
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Maximizes airflow with silent, high quality fan.
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1 host port (eSATA or USB) to 4 Serial ATA hard disk drives.
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Compatible with SATA Gen1 and Gen2 host controllers.
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Compatible SuperSpeed USB 3.0 specifications, backward compatible with USB 2.0.
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Embedded fast Storage Processor.
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Ultra-fast 3Gbps host and device port capability.
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Greater than 200MBps sustained reads in R0 mode (limited by drives and host controller).
1.3.2
SATA FEATURES
The EliteRAID ER104UT(-B) provides the following Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) features:
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1 eSATA host port to 4 SATA devices (Port Multiplier Functionality).
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Auto-negotiation between SATA I (1.5Gpbs) and SATA II (3Gpbs).
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Supports SATA II Gen2i and Gen2m (External SATA Connection, eSATA).
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Supports Hot-Plug on CLEAN MODE.
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Supports Native Command Queue (NCQ).
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Supports PM aware and non-PM aware host on RAID mode.
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Supports asynchronous signal recovery.
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Supports spread spectrum clocking.
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Supports BIST and loopback mode.
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Supports 48-bit LBA addressing.
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Supports ATAPI drives.
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Supports host control of hard disk drive staggered spin-up.
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Supports Asynchronous Notification.
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Output swing control and automatic impedance calibration for SATA II PHY.
1.3.3
USB FEATURES
The EliteRAID ER104UT(-B) provides the following Universal Serial Bus (USB) features:
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1 USB 3.0 host port to 4 SATA devices.
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Operates at USB Super, full and High-speed rates (5Gb/s to 12Mb/s).
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OS independent, Driverless, Auto Configuration.
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Support USB Super-Speed, High-Speed and Full-Speed Operation.
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Supports and compatible with OHCI/UHCI/EHCI hosts.
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Support Mass Storage Class.
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Support on line USB firmware update.
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Compliance with USB 3.0 electrical specification, backward compatible with USB 2.0.
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Compliance with USB Mass Storage Class, Bulk-Only Transport Specification.
1.4 SPECIFICATIONS
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Four 3.5-inch SATA HDDs to a standard USB 3.0 or eSATA interface
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Power, PC Link, and four HDD LEDs.
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Support Clean, Large, Clone, R0, R1, R3, R5, R10 modes.
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1.5 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
1.5.1
PC SYSTEMS
• Intel Pentium-III 500MHz equivalent or faster
• Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 RC2 with the latest Service Packs
• CD-ROM drive
• 64 MB of RAM (minimum)
• 250 MB of free disk space
• Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution display with at least 256 colors
• Mouse or compatible pointing device
• PCIe slot of optional PCIe eSATA controller
• USB connection: USB 1.0 or 2.0 or 3.0 direct host connection or USB hub
1.5.2
MACINTOSH SYSTEMS
• Mac Pro
• Mac OS Tiger 10.4.x
• Mac OS Leopard 10.5.x
• Mac OS Snow Leopard 10.6.x
• CD-ROM drive
• Mouse or compatible pointing device
• eSATA connection, or avalible PCIe slot
• USB connection: USB 1.0 or 2.0 or 3.0 direct host connection or USB hub
1.6 PRODUCT CONTENTS
The following parts are content.
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ELITERAID ER104UT(-B) x 1.
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USB 3.0 Cable A to B x 1.
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eSATA Cable x 1.
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Power Cable x 1.
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Manual CD
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2 STORAGE POLICIES
You can configure the EliteRAID ER104UT(-B) storage appliance to use any of the following storage policies to map the
appliance’s physical hard drives to virtual drives that are visible to the host computer. The virtual drives are called volumes.
The host operating system treats each volume as if it were a single physical drive. This virtualization allows you to
overcome restrictions that are imposed by physical hard drives, such as speed, storage capacity or data storage reliability.
2.1 CLEAN MODE
The CLEAN MODE storage policy enables each hard drive to be seen separately as one drive. When using a SATA host
controller, CLEAN MODE should only be used if the SATA host controller provides Port Multiplier (PM) support. If a host
is not PM-aware, only a single drive is presented (drive 1). No such limitation if using a USB host connection.
The CLEAN MODE storage policy is available for a standalone (non-cascaded) storage or the top-level node of a cascaded
configuration, but not for subordinate nodes. Even though you can use the MODE SWITCH to select CLEAN MODE for
any node in a cascaded configuration, only the first CLEAN MODE volume of any subordinate node is detected by your
host. Therefore, selecting CLEAN MODE for any subordinate node is not recommended.
In a CLEAN MODE configuration, the EliteRAID ER104UT(-B) storage appliance directly exposes each physical drive.
The CLEAN MODE will not clean up the drives partition if the drives were use as single drive before.
ER104UT(-B)
2.2 LARGE MODE
The LARGE MODE storage policy concatenates a series of physical hard drives as a single large volume; resulting in a
seamless expansion of virtual volumes beyond the physical limitations of singularly connected hard drives. EliteRAID
ER104UT(-B) storage policy delivers maximum storage space without a single large capacity and costly hard drive.
Any node within a cascaded configuration can be set to LARGE MODE.
Hard drives 1 to 4 are concatenated into a single virtual volume in the Figure below with a storage capacity that is equal to
the sum of each of the physical hard drives 1 to 4.
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ER104UT(-B)
It is also possible to create a LARGE volume using only a single hard disk drive connected to Port 1. However, it is not
possible to expand an existing LARGE volume by adding another hard disk drive and still preserve any existing data on that
volume.
2.3 CLONE MODE
The CLONE MODE storage policy stores all data in duplicate on separate drives to protect against data loss due to drive
failure. One drive clones the others at all times. Every write operation goes to all drives. CLONE MODE provides the
highest level of data protection for critical data that you cannot afford to lose if a hard drive fails, but waste the amount of
storage capacity because all data must be stored to all drives. The resulting storage capacity of the virtual CLONE volume
will be equivalent to the size of one hard drive (if all drives are the same) or the smallest of the all drives (if they are
different).
If drive fails (Maximum four drives), the CLONE volume is still usable, but it is in a vulnerable state because its cloned hard
drive is inaccessible. When the offline drive comes back online, the appliance begins a rebuild process immediately one by
one (if they are more than one fails) to restore data redundancy. A message appears in the LED indicator to notify you that
a rebuild is in progress.
Although the volume remains available during the rebuild process, the volume is susceptible to data loss through damage to
the remaining drive until redundancy is restored at the end of the rebuild and verification process. Host access takes
precedence over the rebuild process. If you continue to use the CLONE volume during the rebuild, the rebuild process will
take a longer time to complete, and the host data transfer performance will also be affected.
It is also possible to create a CLONE volume using one hard disk drive connected to Port 1 of the ELITERAID ER104UT(-B),
although no clone will occur until a second hard disk drive is connected to Port 1. With only one hard disk drive
connected, the CLONE volume will be available, although no data protection will be provided until a second hard disk drive
is connected.
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2.4 R0 MODE
The R0 MODE storage policy distributes access across all hard disks. R0 MODE presents the best data speed but no data
redundancy. R0 MODE storage policy accelerates hard disk drive operating speed by using many disks in parallel. Hard disk
drive data segments are written to different disks simultaneously which increases performance while sacrificing data
redundancy.
To implement the R0 MODE storage policy, the ELITERAID ER104UT(-B) Storage creates a single virtual volume that is
striped across both hard drives, with a storage capacity that is five times of the smallest drive.
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2.5 R1 MODE
The R1 MODE storage policy stores all data in duplicate on separate drives to protect against data loss due to drive failure.
One drive mirrors the other at all times. Every write operation goes to both drives. R1 MODE provides the highest level of
data protection for critical data that you cannot afford to lose if a hard drive fails, but halves the amount of storage capacity
because all data must be stored twice. The resulting storage capacity of the virtual R1 volume will be equivalent to the size
of one hard drive (if both drives are the same) or the smaller of the two drives (if they are different).
If one drive fails, the R1 volume is still usable, but it is in a vulnerable state because its mirrored hard drive is inaccessible.
When the offline drive comes back online, the appliance begins a rebuild process immediately to restore data redundancy.
A message appears in the LED indicator to notify you that a rebuild is in progress.
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Although the volume remains available during the rebuild process, the volume is susceptible to data loss through damage to
the remaining drive until redundancy is restored at the end of the rebuild and verification process. Host access takes
precedence over the rebuild process. If you continue to use the R1 volume during the rebuild, the rebuild process will take
a longer time to complete, and the host data transfer performance will also be affected.
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2.6 R10 MODE
The R10 MODE storage policy combines the features of both R0 and R1. Performance is provided through the use of R0
MODE, while adding the fault tolerance of R1. The implementation of R10 requires four drives. The drives are assigned as
two sets of striped pairs. The data is written to R1 set and provides data redundancy. Alternating blocks of data are then
striped (R0) across another R1 set. This provides improved speed. The resulting storage capacity of the virtual R10 volume
will be two times of the smallest drive.
If one drive fails, the R10 volume is still usable, but it is in a vulnerable state because its mirrored hard drive is inaccessible.
When the offline drive comes back online, the appliance begins a rebuild process immediately to restore data redundancy.
A message appears in the LED indicator to notify you that a rebuild is in progress.
Although the volume remains available during the rebuild process, the volume is susceptible to data loss through damage to
the remaining drive until redundancy is restored at the end of the rebuild and verification process. Host access takes
precedence over the rebuild process. If you continue to use the R10 volume during the rebuild, the rebuild process will
take a longer time to complete, and the host data transfer performance will also be affected.
ER104UT(-B)
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2.7 R3 MODE
The R3 MODE storage policy requires a minimum of 3 drives to implement. The R3 MODE adds fault tolerance to drive
striping by including parity information with the data. R3 MODE dedicates the equivalent of one drive for storing parity
stripes. The data and parity information is arranged on the drive array so that parity is written to one drive. There are at
least 3 members to a virtual R3 volume. The following example illustrates how the parity is rotated from drive to drive.
The R3 MODE uses less capacity for protection and is the preferred method to reduce the cost per megabyte for larger
installations.
In exchange for low overhead necessary to implement protection, the R3 MODE degrades performance for all write
operations. The parity calculations for R3 MODE may result in write performance that is somewhat slower than the write
performance to a single drive.
The resulting storage capacity of the virtual R3 volume will be four times of the smallest drive.
ER104UT(-B)
If one drive fails, the virtual R3 volume is still usable, but it is in a vulnerable state because its mirrored hard drive is
inaccessible. When the offline drive comes back online, the appliance begins a rebuild process immediately to restore data
redundancy. A message appears in the LED indicator to notify you that a rebuild is in progress.
Although the volume remains available during the rebuild process, the volume is susceptible to data loss through damage to
the remaining drive until redundancy is restored at the end of the rebuild and verification process. Host access takes
precedence over the rebuild process. If you continue to use the virtual R3 volume during the rebuild, the rebuild process
will take a longer time to complete, and the host data transfer performance will also be affected.
2.8 R5 MODE
The R5 MODE storage policy requires a minimum of 3 drives to implement. The R5 MODE adds fault tolerance to drive
striping by including parity information with the data. R5 MODE dedicates the equivalent of one drive for storing parity
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stripes. The data and parity information is arranged on the drive array so that parity is written to all drives. There are at
least 3 members to a virtual R5 volume. The following example illustrates how the parity is rotated from drive to drive.
The R5 MODE uses less capacity for protection and is the preferred method to reduce the cost per megabyte for larger
installations.
In exchange for low overhead necessary to implement protection, the R5 MODE degrades performance for all write
operations. The parity calculations for R5 MODE may result in write performance that is somewhat slower than the write
performance to a single drive.
The resulting storage capacity of the virtual R5 volume will be four times of the smallest drive.
ER104UT(-B)
If one drive fails, the virtual R5 volume is still usable, but it is in a vulnerable state because its mirrored hard drive is
inaccessible. When the offline drive comes back online, the appliance begins a rebuild process immediately to restore data
redundancy. A message appears in the LED indicator to notify you that a rebuild is in progress.
Although the volume remains available during the rebuild process, the volume is susceptible to data loss through damage to
the remaining drive until redundancy is restored at the end of the rebuild and verification process. Host access takes
precedence over the rebuild process. If you continue to use the virtual R5 volume during the rebuild, the rebuild process
will take a longer time to complete, and the host data transfer performance will also be affected.
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3 CONFIGURATION
3.1 CONFIGURATION PREREQUISITES
3.1.1
SATA HOST CONNECTIONS
This guide assumes that you have already attached the EliteRAID ER104UT(-B) to a host computer that has been
installed with the R622 HBA (Host Bridge Adapter) or another SATA HBA with Port Multiplier (PM) support.
If you use a host controller that does not provide Port Multiplier support (Such as Intel ICH):
• The CLEAN MODE storage policy is unavailable when configuring the EliteRAID ER104UT(-B). Only one disk is
available on the host computer.
• Virtual volumes that you create in the Advanced Configuration Wizard must use at least 8 gigabytes (GB) of
available system capacity.
3.1.2
USB HOST CONNECTIONS
If you are connecting your EliteRAID ER104UT(-B) using a USB connection to your host, the USB port should be
compliant with USB 1.0, 2.0 and USB 3.0 or connected to a USB hub.
3.2 CHANGING HOST CONNECTIONS
The EliteRAID ER104UT(-B) supports both USB and eSATA host connections, although only one connection can be attached
at any given time. For the best data transfer performance, you should always use the eSATA host connection.
If it becomes necessary to change the host connection between eSATA and USB, the host computer system and the
EliteRAID ER104UT(-B) should both be powered down prior to making the host connection change to avoid any potential
data loss or corruption. After changing the host connection, all items can be powered-up to resume operation with the
new host connection.
3.3 DISCONNECTING A USB DEVICE
USB 2.0 external devices provide support for “plug & play” connection, so that your USB storage device can be connected
and disconnected while the computer is running. To prevent data loss or other failures, you must follow these steps when
disconnecting your USB 3.0 storage device from your host computer system. Once the physical USB device is disconnected,
any volumes that are associated with that device will become unavailable. On O/S (Opration Systems), the EliteRAID
ER104UT(-B) must be stopped from O/S before any devices can be disconnected.
3.3.1
WINDOWS SYSTEMS
1. Click on the Eject icon (a small green arrow over a hardware image) in the System Tray located in the lower
right-hand side of your screen.
2. A message will appear listing all of the devices that the Eject icon controls. Click on the “Safely remove USB
Mass Storage Device” item.
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3. The following message then appears: “Safe to Remove Hardware”. You can now safely disconnect the device
from your computer.
Note: If your host USB adapter does not support this feature, the device should be disabled using the Device
Manager or your system should be shut down cleanly and powered off before disconnecting the USB device.
3.3.2
MACINTOSH SYSTEMS
You must un-mount the hard disk drive by dragging the hard drive icon to the trash before disconnecting it or
powering it down.
3.4 HARD DISK DRIVE HOT-PLUG & HOT-UNPLUG
The hard disk drives should not be hot-plugged, but unless RAID failure. To avoid data corruption or loss, care should be
taken to ensure that the host system is not currently using any drive that is about to be hot-unplugged.
3.5 MODE SETTING
The EliteRAID ER104UT(-B) use RAID Dail or switch to setup the RAID mode. To select a storage policy in this mode the
first time that a new factory-shipped product is used, ensure that the hard disk drives are installed; turn off the power
before set the MODE SWITCH on the back of the EliteRAID ER104UT(-B) to the desired Storage Policy. To change the
storage policy thereafter, set the MODE SWITCH to the desired position and press and hold the recessed SETUP/Reset
BUTTON, then power on to create the new virtual volume(s). Creating new virtual volumes will destroy any existing data
that existed on the previous volume.
Note: Before reconfiguring a volume, back up your data and delete previously defined partitions.
3.5.1
CLEAN MODE
The CLEAN MODE storage policy requires a minimum of 1 drive to implement.
1. Turn off the power.
2. Set the MODE SWITCH position to CLEAN.
3. Press and hold the recessed SETUP BUTTON.
4. Turn on the power than release the SETUP BUTTON to complete mode setting.
3.5.2
LARGE MODE
The LARGE MODE storage policy requires a minimum of 2 drives to implement.
1. Turn off the power.
2. Set the MODE SWITCH position to LARGE.
3. Press and hold the recessed SETUP BUTTON.
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4. Turn on the power than release the SETUP BUTTON to complete mode setting.
3.5.3
CLONE MODE
The CLONE MODE storage policy requires a minimum of 2 drives to implement.
1. Turn off the power.
2. Set the MODE SWITCH position to CLONE.
3. Press and hold the recessed SETUP BUTTON.
4. Turn on the power than release the SETUP BUTTON to complete mode setting.
3.5.4
CLONE MODE WITH HOT SPARE
The CLONE MODE storage policy with hotspare drive requires a minimum of 3 drives to implement.
1. Turn off the power.
2. Insert 2 drives in order from the top to the bottom.
3. Set the MODE SWITCH position to CLONE.
4. Press and hold the recessed SETUP BUTTON.
5. Turn on the power than release the SETUP BUTTON.
6. Turn off the power.
7. Insert the hotspare drive into the 3rd HDD bay.
8. Turn on the power to complete mode setting.
3.5.5
R0 MODE
The R0 MODE storage policy requires a minimum of 2 drives to implement.
1. Turn off the power.
2. Set the MODE SWITCH position to R0.
3. Press and hold the recessed SETUP BUTTON.
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4. Turn on the power than release the SETUP BUTTON to complete mode setting.
3.5.6
R1 MODE
The R1 MODE storage policy requires 2 drives to implement.
1. Turn off the power.
2. Set the MODE SWITCH position to R1/R10.
3. Press and hold the recessed SETUP BUTTON.
4. Turn on the power than release the SETUP BUTTON to complete mode setting.
3.5.7
R1 MODE WITH HOT SPARE
1. Turn off the power.
2. Insert 3 drives in order from the top to the bottom.
3. Set the MODE SWITCH position to R1/R10.
4. Press and hold the recessed SETUP BUTTON.
5. Turn on the power than release the SETUP BUTTON to complete mode setting.
3.5.8
R10 MODE
The R10 MODE storage policy requires 4 drives to implement.
1. Turn off the power.
2. Set the MODE SWITCH position to R1/R10.
3. Press and hold the recessed SETUP BUTTON.
4. Turn on the power than release the SETUP BUTTON to complete mode setting.
3.5.9
R3 MODE
The R3 MODE storage policy requires a minimum of 3 drives to implement.
1. Turn off the power.
2. Set the MODE SWITCH position to R3.
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3. Press and hold the recessed SETUP BUTTON.
4. Turn on the power than release the SETUP BUTTON to complete mode setting.
3.5.10 R3 MODE WITH HOT SPARE
The R3 MODE storage policy with hotspare drive requires a minimum of 4 drives to implement.
1. Turn off the power.
2. Insert 3 drives in order from the top to the bottom.
3. Set the MODE SWITCH position to R3.
4. Press and hold the recessed SETUP BUTTON.
5. Turn on the power than release the SETUP BUTTON.
6. Turn off the power.
7. Insert the hotspare drive into the 4th HDD bay.
8. Turn on the power to complete mode setting.
3.5.11 R5 MODE
The R5 MODE storage policy requires a minimum of 3 drives to implement.
1. Turn off the power.
2. Set the MODE SWITCH position to R5.
3. Press and hold the recessed SETUP BUTTON.
4. Turn on the power than release the SETUP BUTTON to complete mode setting.
3.5.12 R5 MODE WITH HOT SPARE
The R5 MODE storage policy with hotspare drive requires a minimum of 4 drives to implement.
1. Turn off the power.
2. Insert 3 drives in order from the top to the bottom.
3. Set the MODE SWITCH position to R5.
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4. Press and hold the recessed SETUP BUTTON.
5. Turn on the power than release the SETUP BUTTON.
6. Turn off the power.
7. Insert the hotspare drive into the 4th HDD bay.
8. Turn on the power to complete mode setting.
3.6 REBUILDING A REDUNDANCY OR HOT SPARE DRIVE
The EliteRAID ER104UT(-B) storage appliance stores all data in duplicate on separate drives to protect against data loss due
to drive failure on CLONE, R1, R3, R5, and R10 MODE. The following example illustrates how the procedure to rebuilding
a redundancy or hot spare drive.
3.6.1
REBUILDING A REDUNDANCY DRIVE
1. If the drive 2 has breakdown, please remove the breakdown drive 2.
2. Turn off the power.
3. Replace a same or larger size of hard disk drive.
4. Turn on the power.
5. The EliteRAID ER104UT(-B) storage appliance will rebuild the virtual volume from degrade mode to normal
automatically (Approximately 200GB/hour).
3.6.2
REBUILDING A HOT SPARE DRIVE
1. If the there is a hot spare drive on drive 4, and the drive 2 has breakdown, the hot spare drive on drive 4 will
replace the breakdown drive and rebuild automatically.To setup a new hot spare drive, please remove the
breakdown drive 2.
2. Turn off the power.
3. Replace a same or larger size hard disk drive.
4. Turn on the power.
5. The EliteRAID ER104UT(-B) storage appliance will replace a hot spare drive on drive 2 automatically.
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4 PARTITIONING VOLUMES
4.1 PARTITION A VOLUME
4.1.1
WINDOWS SYSTEMS
Note: Before repartition a volume, back up your data and delete previously defined partitions.
1. Right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop and select Manage from the pop-up window.
2. Select Disk Management under Storage to open the Windows Disk Manager. This example illustrates the
LARGE storage policy, which concatenates the capacity of all hard drives connected to the TERA BOX SATA
RAID III.
Every disk should appear with the word “Basic”, a size value that shows the available storage capacity, and a
status of “Online”. Instead of Basic, a disk could appear Unknown, Dynamic, or Not Initialized.
If the disk appears as “Unknown”, right-click the disk icon and select Write Signature. A window opens
with the selected disk (all Unknown disks may appear in this window). Make sure the box next to each disk is
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checked and click OK. The disk should now be marked as a Basic disk.
If a disk appears as “Dynamic”, right-click the disk icon, and select Revert to Basic Disk. Within a few
seconds, the disk should be marked as a Basic disk.
If a disk is marked “Not Initialized”, right-click the disk icon and select Initialize Disk. An additional dialog
box appears allowing you to select which disks to initialize. Uncheck the SteelVine Processor Disk item and
click OK. Within a few seconds, the selected disk(s) should be marked as a Basic disk.
Note: Be sure that you select the correct disk based on the expected disk capacity to create a partition.
3. Right-click the configured disk’s unallocated space and select New Partition. If the New Partition option is not
available, select the disk and initialize it first. To do this, right-click on the disk item and select "Initialize Disk".
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4. Click Next to start the Partition Wizard.
5. Select the Primary or Extended option and click Next.
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6. Specify the partition size. By default, the partition occupies the entire volume. Click Next.
7. Assign a drive letter or mount path and click Next.
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8. Name and format the partition and click Next.
9. Review the file system settings and click Finish to create the logical partition.
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10. Repeat steps 1 through 9 to partition any remaining disks.
4.1.2
MACINTOSH SYSTEMS
Note: Before reconfiguring a volume, back up your data and drag the old drive to the trash to un-mount
previously partition. After you configure and partition the new volumes, restore the backed-up data to the
new configuration.
1. Launch Disk Utility from the Application > Utilities folder.
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2. Select a configured disk and click the Partition tab. This procedure illustrates the LARGE Storage Policy
configuration, which concatenates the capacity of all hard drives connected to the TERA BOX SATA RAID III.
3. Select 1 Partition from the Volume Scheme drop-down list.
4. Enter a name for the volume in the Name field (such as “My Disk”.)
5. Select Mac OS Extended (journaled) from the Format drop-down list.
6. Specify the size of the partition in the Size field.
7. Click the Partition button.
8. Click Partition to acknowledge the warning.
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Disk Utility mounts the created partition and represents it with an icon on the desktop. The icon is labeled
with the partition name.
9. Repeat steps 1 through 8 to partition any remaining disks you configured.
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5 APPENDIX
5.1
FAQ
If you need some help for troubleshooting, please check the frequently asked question below, it may help you problem
solved quickly
z
Can not recognize
.Make sure all cables have been connected properly.
z
Can not operate in O/S
.Make sure the O/S is support for the product.
z
Transmission speed is slow
.If connect USB1.1 interface, the speed will be around 1MB/sec only.
z
When format in the Windows XP/ Vista/ 7 RC2, the dialog box appear “Unfinished formatting”
.Windows XP/ Vista/ 7 RC2 can not format HDD over 32GB by FAT32, Please format by NTFS。
z
When using different capacity or brand HDD, can we still using COMBINE mode?
.Yes
z
When system is damaging on LARGE mode, is it possible to keep the data?
.No. The system is different with RAID; the entire disk can not be read.
5.2
HARD DISK DRIVE COMPATIBILITY LIST
The ELITERAID ER104UT(-B) Storage Appliance has been tested compatibility with a range of drive manufacturer and size.
The table is updated as new disk drives are certified for compatibility. Only disk drives included in this table are supported.
Manufacturer
Fujitsu 2.5”
Fujitsu 2.5”
Fujitsu 2.5”
Fujitsu 2.5”
Fujitsu 2.5”
Fujitsu 2.5”
Hitachi
Hitachi
Hitachi
Hitachi
Hitachi
Hitachi
Hitachi
Hitachi
Hitachi
Hitachi
Hitachi
Hitachi
Hitachi
Hitachi
Hitachi
Hitachi
Hitachi 2.5”
Maxtor
Maxtor
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Capacity
320GB
160GB
160GB
120GB
80GB
60GB
2000GB
1000GB
500GB
500GB
500GB
320GB
320GB
320GB
250GB
250GB
250GB
160GB
160GB
80GB
80GB
80GB
100GB
750GB
500GB
Family
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Deskstar™ 7K2000
Deskstar™ 7K1000
Deskstar™ P7K500
Deskstar™ P7K500
Deskstar™ P7K500
Deskstar™ P7K320
Deskstar™ P7K320
Travelstar™ 5K320
Deskstar™ P7K250
Deskstar™ T7K250
Deskstar™ 7K250
Deskstar™ 7K80
Deskstar™ 7K160
Deskstar™ 7K160
Travelstar ™ 5K100
N/A
Deskstar™ 7K200
DiamondMax® 22
DiamondMax® 22
Part Number
MH2232DBH
MHW2160BH
MHZ2160BH
MHY2120BH
6D005
MHY2060BH
HDS722020ALA330
HDS721010KLA330
HDP725050GLA360
HDP725025GLA360
HDT725025VL360
HDT725032VLA360
HDP725032GLA360
HTS543232L9A300
HDP725025GLA380
HDT722525DLA380
HTS54252K9SA00
HDS72180PLA380
HDS721616PLAT80
HDS721680PLA380
HTS541080G9SA00
HDD725050GLA360
HTS722010K9SA00
STM3756330AS
STM3500320AS
Firmware
00000009
00000009
00000009
0000000B
00000028
0000000B
JKAOA20N
GKA0AB0A
GMOA52A
GM40A52A
V560A52A
R22L9YDN
GM30A52A
FB40L40C
GM2OA52A
V44OA9BA
BBFOC31P
P22OABEA
P22OABEA
P210A70A
MB40C60R
GM40A50E
DC20C76A
MX15
MX15
Maxtor
Maxtor
Maxtor
Maxtor
Maxtor
Maxtor
Maxtor
Maxtor
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate 2.5”
Toshiba 2.5”
Toshiba 2.5”
Toshiba 2.5”
Toshiba SSD 2.5”
Western Digital
Western Digital
Western Digital
Western Digital
Western Digital
Western Digital
Western Digital
Western Digital
Western Digital
Western Digital
Western Digital
Western Digital
Western Digital
Western Digital
Western Digital
Western Digital
Western Digital
Western Digital
Western Digital
Western Digital
Western Digital
320GB
300GB
250GB
250GB
250GB
200GB
160GB
80GB
1000GB
400GB
250GB
250GB
80GB
1500GB
1500GB
1000GB
1000GB
750GB
750GB
640GB
500GB
500GB
400GB
320GB
320GB
250GB
250GB
250GB
250GB
200GB
160GB
160GB
160GB
160GB
80GB
80GB
60GB
120GB
320GB
250GB
160GB
128GB
2000GB
1000GB
1000GB
1000GB
1000GB
640GB
500GB
500GB
400GB
400GB
320GB
320GB
320GB
320GB
320GB
300GB
250GB
250GB
250GB
160GB
160GB
DiamondMax® 21
DiamondMax® 10
DiamondMax® 21
DiamondMax® 10
MaxLine® III
DiamondMax® 10
DiamondMax® 21
DiamondMax® 10
SpinPoint™ F1
SpinPoint™ T133
SpinPoint™ S250
SpinPoint™ S250
N/A
Barracuda® 7200.11 SATA
Barracuda® 7200.11 SATA
Barracuda 7200.11 SATA 3Gb/s
Barracuda® ES2
Barracuda® 7200.10
Barracuda® ES2
Barracuda 7200.12 SATA 3Gb/s
Barracuda® ES
Barracuda 7200.11 SATA 3Gb/s
Barracuda® 7200.10
Barracuda® 7200.10
Barracuda® 7200.11 SATA 3Gb/s
Barracuda® ES
DiamondMax® 21
Momentus® 5400.4 SATA
N/A
N/A
Barracuda 7200.10 SATA 3Gb/s
Barracuda 7200.10 SATA 3Gb/s
Barracuda® 7200.7 Serial ATA
SV35
Momentus® 5400.3 SATA
DiamondMax® 10
Momentus® 5400.2
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
WD Caviar® Green
WD Caviar® Green
WD Caviar® RE2-GP
WD Caviar® Black
WD Caviar® RE-3
WD Caviar® Blue
WD Caviar® Black
N/A
WD Caviar® RE2
WD Caviar® SE16
WD Caviar® Blue
WD Caviar® RE2
WD Caviar® SE
WD Caviar® Blue
WD AV
WD VelociRaptor
WD Scorpio ® Blue
WD Caviar® Blue
WD Caviar® RE
WD Caviar® RE2
WD Scorpio ® Blue
STM3320620AS
6L300S0
STM3250310AS
6V250F0
7V250F0
6V200E0
STM3160815AS
6V080E0
HD103UJ
HD400LJ
HD250HJ
HD250HJ
SP0812C
ST3150031AS
ST31500341AS
ST31000340AS
ST31000340NS
ST3750640AS
ST3750330NS
ST360323AS
ST3500630NS
ST3500320AS
ST3400620AS
ST3320620AS
ST3320613AS
ST3250620NS
STM3250310AS
ST9250827AS
ST9200820AS
ST9200820AS
ST3160815AS
ST3160815AS
ST3160827AS
ST3160812SV
ST980811AS
6V080E0
ST96812AS
ST9120822AS
MK3252GSX
MK2546GSX
MK1637GSX
THNS128GE8BBDC
WD20EADS-00R6B0
WD10EACS-00ZJB0
WD1000FYPS-012KB0
WD1001FALS
WD1001FYPS
WD6400AAKS-00A7B0
WD5000AALS-002UB0
2F002
WD4000YR-01PLB0
WD4000AAKS-00TMA0
WD3200AAJS-22RYA0
WD3201ABYS-01B9A0
WD3200KS-00FB0
WD3200AAJS-00LSA0
WD3200AVJS-63WDA0
WD3000GLFS-01F8U0
WD2500BEVS-60VST0
WD2500AAKS-00B3A0
WD2500YS-01SHB1
WD1601ABYS-01C0A0
WD1600BEVS-60RST0
3.AAE
BANC1G10
3.AAF
VA222900
VA111670
VA111900
4.AAB
VA111900
1AG01113
22100-15
FH100-06
01.03A01
SU100-34
SD17
SD17
SD15
SN04
3.AAC
SN04
SD35
SN04
SD15
12.01B01
3.AAK
SD22
3.AEG
3.AAF
3.AAA
3.AAA
AKL2YK
4.AAB
3.AAD
3.42
3.ALP
3.ALC
3.AAD
3.06
3.ALC
LV010D
LB012D
DL050J
T1020061
N/I
1AA01113
02.01B01
02.01B01
02.01B01
01.03B01
01.01B01
01.01A01
D1.D6AD1
12.01C01
D5.D6H05
13.01C02
21.0DM21
12.01B01
12.01B02
03.03V01
01.01A01
FH100-06
2D.06CD6
06.06H05
04.01G04
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160GB
Western Digital
Western Digital
160GB
Western Digital
150GB
Western Digital
100GB
Western Digital
80GB
Western Digital
80GB
Table last updated October 2009.
5.3
WD Caviar® Blue
WD Caviar® Blue
WD Caviar® Blue
WD Scorpio ® Blue
WD Caviar® Blue
WD Caviar® SE
WD1600AAJS-22PSA0
WD1600JS-22MHB0
WD1500AHFD-00RAR0
WD1000BEVS-22LAT0
WD800AAJS-00PSA0
WD800JD-00M8A1
05.06H05
02.010C3
19.06P19
01.06M01
D5.06H05
10.01E01
MOTHERBOARD COMPATIBILITY LIST
The ELITERAID ER104UT(-B) Storage Appliance has been tested compatibility with a range of motherboard manufacturer.
The table is updated as new motherboards are certified for compatibility. Only motherboards included in this table are
supported.
Manufacturer
Product
ABIT
IP-95 V1.0
ASUS
M2R32-MVP
ASUS
M3A78 PRO
ASUS
M3A78-T
ASUS
P4P800-X
ASUS
P4P800
ASUS
P5GD1 PRO
ASUS
P5LD2-X/1333
ASUS
P5GZ-MX
ASUS
P5LD2
ASUS
P5WDG2WS PRO
ASUS
P5B
ASUS
P5B-VM
ASUS
P5K SE
ASUS
P5D DELUXE
ASUS
P5B-E
ASUS
P5KR
ASUS
P5QL PRO
ASUS
P5Q PRO
ASUS
P5Q PRO
ASUS
M2NC51-AR
ASUS
M2NC51-AR
ASUS
M2N-SLI DELUXE
ASUS
M2N-MX
ASUS
M2N-MX
ASUS
P5N-E SLI
ASUS
M3N78-EH
ASUS
P4S800D
ASUS
P5V800-MX
ECS
761GXM-MV1.0
GIGABYTE
MA78GM-S2H
GIGABYTE
GA-GC230D
GIGABYTE
GA-8I945PLG
GIGABYTE
GA-P35-DS3X
GIGABYTE
GA-EP45-DS3
GIGABYTE
GA-EX58-UD3R
GIGABYTE
GA-73PVM-S2H
GIGABYTE
GA-M78SM-S2H
MSI
K9AG NEO2-DIGITAL
MSI
P35D3 PLATINUM
MSI
K8N-NEO4H
MSI
K9N4 SLI
INTEL
D945GCLF2
INTEL
D201GLY2A
Table last updated October 2009.
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North Bridge
VIA P4M890
AMD5180
AMD 780GX
AMD 790GX
INTEL 865PE
INTEL 865PE
INTEL 915P
INTEL P945GC
INTEL 945GZ
INTEL 945P
INTEL 975X
INTEL P965
INTEL G965
INTEL P35
INTEL 965
INTEL P965
INTEL P35
INTEL P43
INTEL P45
INTEL P45
NVIDIA NFORCE 410 MCP
NVIDIA NFORCE 430 MCP
NVIDIA NFORCE 570 SLI MCP
NVIDIA NFORCE 430
NVIDIA GEFORCE 6100
NVIDIA NFORCE 650I SLI
NVIDIA NFORCE 730A
SIS 655FX
VIA P4M800
SIS 761GX
AMD780G
INTEL 945GC
INTEL 945PL
INTEL P35
INTEL P45
INTEL X58
NVIDIA GEFORCE 7100
NVIDIA GEFORCE 8200
AMD 690G
INTEL P35
NVIDIA NFORCE4 ULTRA
NVIDIA NFORCE 500 SLI
INTEL 945GC
SIS 662
South Bridge
VIA VT8237R
ATI SB600
ATI SB700
ATI SB750
INTEL ICH5
INTEL ICH5R
INTEL ICH6R
INTEL ICH7
INTEL ICH7
INTEL ICH7R
INTEL ICH7R
INTEL ICH8
INTEL ICH8
INTEL ICH8
INTEL ICH8R
INTEL ICH8R
INTEL ICH9R
INTEL ICH10
INTEL ICH10
INTEL ICH10
MCP43
MCP43
MCP55
NFORCE4
NFORCE4
NFORCE6
MCP78
SIS964
VIA VT8251
SIS 966L
ATI SB700
INTEL ICH7
INTEL ICH7
INTEL ICH9
INTEL ICH10
INTEL ICH10R
MCP73
NVIDIA GEFORCE 8200
ATI SB600
INTEL ICH9R
NFORCE4
NFORCE5
INTEL ICH7
SIS 964
BIOS
IP-95
0712
0202
0204
1009
1019
1004
0115
0801
N/I
0905
1102
N/I
1008
1236
1803
0605
N/I
0003
1460
N/I
N/I
1604
N/I
N/I
1101
0412
1012BETA003
0802
02.21.2008
F5
F1
F8
V1.7060508
F6
FB
F7A
F1
N/I
V1.062807
V7.0020906
N/I
LF94510J
LY66210M
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