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CFI TERA STOR SATA RAID IV User`s manual
TERA STOR
SATA RAID IV
Storage Appliance
CFI-B8253JD
User’s Manual
September 10, 2010
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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STORAGE POLICIES ......................................................................................................................................9
2.1.1
2.1.2
2.1.3
2.1.4
2.1.5
2.1.6
2.1.7
2.1.8
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CLEAN MODE..............................................................................................................................................9
LARGE MODE..............................................................................................................................................9
CLONE MODE............................................................................................................................................10
R0 MODE ....................................................................................................................................................11
R1 MODE ....................................................................................................................................................11
R10 MODE ..................................................................................................................................................12
R3 MODE ....................................................................................................................................................12
R5 MODE ....................................................................................................................................................13
INSTALLATION .............................................................................................................................................15
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.4.1
3.4.2
3.4.3
3.4.4
3.4.5
3.5
3.5.1
3.5.2
3.5.3
3.5.4
3.6
3.6.1
3.6.2
3.6.3
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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 ................................................................................................................................8
INSTALLING HARD DISK DRIVE ...........................................................................................................15
POWER ON / OFF ........................................................................................................................................16
INSTALLING SATA TO ESATA BRACKET CABLE .............................................................................16
INSTALLING EH HOST BUS ADAPTER (OPTIONAL) ........................................................................17
WINDOWS XP (32/64-BIT).........................................................................................................................17
WINDOWS VISTA (32/64-BIT) ..................................................................................................................18
WINDOWS 7 (32-BIT) .................................................................................................................................20
WINDOWS 7 (64-BIT) .................................................................................................................................22
MACINTOSH OS TIGER 10.4.X / LEOPARD 10.5.X / SNOW LEOPARD 10.6.X..................................25
INSTALLING MR HOST BUS ADAPTER (OPTIONAL) .......................................................................30
WINDOWS XP (32/64-BIT).........................................................................................................................30
WINDOWS VISTA (32/64-BIT) ..................................................................................................................34
WINDOWS 7 (32-BIT) .................................................................................................................................36
WINDOWS 7 (64-BIT) .................................................................................................................................40
INSTALLING NH HOST BUS ADAPTER (OPTIONAL)........................................................................43
WINDOWS XP (32/64-BIT).........................................................................................................................43
WINDOWS VISTA (32/64-BIT) ..................................................................................................................47
WINDOWS 7 (32/64-BIT) ............................................................................................................................51
CONFIGURATION .........................................................................................................................................55
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4.1 CONFIGURATION PREREQUISITES.....................................................................................................55
4.1.1 SATA HOST CONNECTIONS ...................................................................................................................55
4.1.2 USB HOST CONNECTIONS......................................................................................................................55
4.2 CHANGING HOST CONNECTIONS ........................................................................................................55
4.3 DISCONNECTING A USB DEVICE ..........................................................................................................55
4.3.1 WINDOWS SYSTEMS ...............................................................................................................................55
4.3.2 MACINTOSH SYSTEMS ...........................................................................................................................56
4.4 HARD DISK DRIVE HOT-PLUG & HOT-UNPLUG...............................................................................56
4.5 LED INDICATIVE STATUS .......................................................................................................................56
4.5.1 POWER LED ...............................................................................................................................................57
4.5.2 PC LINK LED..............................................................................................................................................57
4.5.3 HRAD DISK DRIVE LED...........................................................................................................................57
4.6 MODE SETTING..........................................................................................................................................58
4.6.1 CLEAN MODE............................................................................................................................................58
4.6.2 LARGE MODE............................................................................................................................................59
4.6.3 CLONE MODE............................................................................................................................................60
4.6.4 CLONE MODE WITH HOT SPARE ..........................................................................................................61
4.6.5 R0 MODE ....................................................................................................................................................63
4.6.6 R1 MODE ....................................................................................................................................................64
4.6.7 R1 MODE WITH HOT SPARE ...................................................................................................................65
4.6.8 R10 MODE ..................................................................................................................................................66
4.6.9 R10 MODE WITH HOT SPARE .................................................................................................................67
4.6.10 R3 MODE ..................................................................................................................................................68
4.6.11 R3 MODE WITH HOT SPARE .................................................................................................................69
4.6.12 R5 MODE ..................................................................................................................................................71
4.6.13 R5 MODE WITH HOT SPARE .................................................................................................................72
4.7 REBUILDING A REDUNDANCY OR HOT SPARE DRIVE ..................................................................74
4.7.1 REBUILDING A REDUNDANCY DRIVE ................................................................................................75
4.7.2 REBUILDING A HOT SPARE DRIVE ......................................................................................................76
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PARTITIONING VOLUMES ........................................................................................................................77
5.1 PARTITION A VOLUME............................................................................................................................77
5.1.1 WINDOWS SYSTEMS ...............................................................................................................................77
5.1.2 MACINTOSH SYSTEMS ...........................................................................................................................82
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6.1
6.2
6.3
APPENDIX .......................................................................................................................................................85
FAQ ................................................................................................................................................................85
HARD DISK DRIVE COMPATIBILITY LIST.........................................................................................85
MOTHERBOARD COMPATIBILITY LIST ............................................................................................88
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1 WELCOME
1.1 INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing TEAR STOR SATA RAID IV storage appliance. It is a low-cost solution for digital home
and small office storage appliances. Features of the TEAR STOR SATA RAID IV include advanced RAID modes.
It’s available from leading storage partners in pre-configured set-ups with USB or eSATA host connections.
Simply connect the appliance with an appropriate USB or eSATA cable to the USB host or eSATA bracket cable
(must be connected to your mainboard SATA port) or HBA (eSATA host bus adapter can be purchased
separately and must be installed in your host computer); it’s that simple.
The TEAR STOR SATA RAID IV 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 TEAR STOR SATA RAID IV Storage Processors are powered by JMicron JMB394 chip, 6-port 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
Super Speed USB specification, making it suitable for use in external storage applications.
The TEAR STOR SATA RAID IV storage appliance uses JMicron’s production-proven Multi-port Serial ATA PHY
technology and JMicron-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. TEAR STOR SATA RAID IV storage appliance also has advance mode to provide both benefit of
performance boost and data protection.
The TEAR STOR SATA RAID IV 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, and 10 modes.
• RAID 3 / 5 write-back cache to enhance performance.
• Supports Auto-Rebuild on Clone, R1, R3, R5, and R10 modes.
• Supports Hot-Spare on Clone, R1, R3, R5, and R10 modes.
• 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 TEAR STOR SATA RAID IV 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 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, and 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, and R10 mode.
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Supports hot spare drive in Clone, R1, R3, R5, and R10 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 5 Serial ATA hard disk drives.
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Compatible with SATA Gen1 and Gen2 host controllers.
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Compatible USB 2.0 and 3.0 specifications.
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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 TERA STOR SATA RAID IV provides the following Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) features:
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1 eSATA host port to 5 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 TERA STOR SATA RAID IV provides the following Universal Serial Bus (USB) features:
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1 USB 3.0 host port to 5 SATA devices.
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Operates at USB low speed to super speed rates (1.5Mb/s ~ 5Gb/s).
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OS independent, Driverless, Auto Configuration.
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Support USB Super Speed, High Speed and Full Speed Operations.
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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.
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Compliance with USB Mass Storage Class, Bulk-Only Transport Specification.
1.4 SPECIFICATIONS
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Five 3.5-inch SATA HDDs to a standard B type USB or eSATA interface with HDD trays and door cover.
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Power, PC Link, and five HDD LEDs.
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Design based on the JMicron JMB394, JMB320 and JMS539 controllers.
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Support Clean, Large, Clone, R0, R1, R3, R5, R10 modes.
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Metal chassis (SECC) and plastic panel frame (ABS) design.
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282 (L) x 150 (W) x 215 (H) mm, NW: 4.1 Kgs, GW: 5.3Kgs.
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250 watts power supply, 100 to 132Vac or 200 to 264Vac select switch / 47~63Hz with CE/ FCC/ UL/ CB/
BSMI requirement. Physical Dimensions: 154 mm (L) x 82 mm (W) x 42.5 mm (H).
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Single packing (color box) and 4 in 1 outer carton.
1.5 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
1.5.1
PC SYSTEMS
• Intel Pentium-III 500MHz equivalent or faster
• Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 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
• USB connection: USB 2.0 or 3.0 direct host connection
• SATA connection: Intel ICH (Refer to the Mother Board Compatibility List Charpter) or optional Host Bus
Adapter card (controller number Sii3132) and associated software drivers with Port Multiplier support
Note: There is a 2TB limitation, when system is connecting to ICH in the Windows XP 32/64bit.
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
• SATA connection: Optional Host Bus Adapter card (controller number Sii3132) and associated software
drivers with Port Multiplier support
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• USB connection: USB 2.0 or 3.0 direct host connection
1.6 PRODUCT CONTENTS
The following parts are content.
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TERA STOR SATA RAID IV x 1.
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HDD Screw x 20.
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HDD Tray x 5.
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Setup and Installation Driver Repository CD x 1.
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USB Cable x 1.
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SATA to eSATA Bracket Cable x 1.
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eSATA Cable x 1.
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PCI-Express HBA x 1 (Optional).
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Power Cable x 1.
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2 STORAGE POLICIES
You can configure the TERA STOR SATA RAID IV 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.
2.1.1
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 TERA STOR SATA RAID IV 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.
2.1.2
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. TERA STOR SATA RAID IV 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 5 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 5.
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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.
2.1.3
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 TEAR STOR
SATA RAID IV, 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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2.1.4
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 TERA STOR SATA RAID IV 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.
2.1.5
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.
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
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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.
2.1.6
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.
2.1.7
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
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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.
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.
2.1.8
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 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.
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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.
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 INSTALLATION
3.1 INSTALLING HARD DISK DRIVE
Please refer below procedure to complete the HDD installation.
• Open the drive door than unlock the HDD tray lock to remove the HDD trays from TERA STOR SATA RAID IV.
• Install the HDD into the HDD tray.
• Twist the HDD screws shut to seat the drive securely.
• Insert the HDD tray back to the TERA STOR SATA RAID IV.
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• Close the drive door to complete hard drive disk installation.
3.2 POWER ON / OFF
• Push the power button to power on, and push again to power off.
3.3 INSTALLING SATA TO eSATA BRACKET CABLE
• Remove a free I/O bracket from your computer.
• Install the SATA TO eSATA BRACKET CABLE to the free I/O bracket, and connect the SATA cable to a free
SATA port from your computer.
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3.4 INSTALLING EH HOST BUS ADAPTER (OPTIONAL)
The EH Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is powered by Silicon Image® Sii3132 host controller. The Silicon Image®
SiI3132 is a two-port PCI Express to Serial ATA controller, it supports maximum 15 devices. The SiI3132 is
designed to provide multiple port serial ATA connectivity with minimal host overhead and host to device latency.
The SiI3132 supports a 1-lane 2.5 Gb/s
PCI Express bus and the Serial ATA Generation 2 transfer rate of 3.0 Gb/s (300 MB/s).
3.4.1
WINDOWS XP (32/64-bit)
1. Select No, not this time, than click Next.
2. Select Install the software automatically (Recommended), than click Next.
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3. Click Finish to complete installation.
3.4.2
WINDOWS VISTA (32/64-bit)
1. Click Locate and install driver software (recommended).
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2. Click Next for next step.
3. Click Close to complete installation.
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3.4.3
WINDOWS 7 (32-bit)
1. Go to the Device Manager.
2. Right click on the Mass Storage Controller, than Select Update Driver Software.
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3. Click Browse my computer for driver software.
4. Browse to select the 32bits folder from the Repository CD to begin the installation (Located at:
E:\Driver\SiI3132\Windows\32bits PS: "E:" = CD-ROM drive letter).
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5. Click Finish to complete installation.
3.4.4
WINDOWS 7 (64-bit)
1. Go to the Device Manager.
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2. Right click on the Mass Storage Controller, than Select Update Driver Software.
3. Click Browse my computer for driver software.
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4. Browse to select the 64bits folder from the Repository CD to begin the installation (Located at:
E:\Driver\SiI3132\Windows\64bits PS: "E:" = CD-ROM drive letter).
5. Click Finish to complete installation.
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3.4.5
MACINTOSH OS TIGER 10.4.X / LEOPARD 10.5.X / SNOW LEOPARD 10.6.X
1. Insert the Setup and Installation Repository Driver CD in the CD-ROM drive.
2. Double-click on the Setup and Installation Repository Driver CD icon.
3. Double-click the 3132-Mac.pkg file to begin the installation (Located at:
E:\Driver\SiI3132\Macintosh\3132-Mac.pkg PS: "E:" = CD-ROM drive letter).
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4. Once started, the following dialog screens will appear, Click Continue.
5. Read the Read Me file, than click Continue.
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6. Read the Software License Agreement, than click Continue.
7. Click Agree to continue the installation.
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8. Select a destination volume to install the software, than click Continue.
9. Click Install to begin the installation.
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10. Enter the Administrative Password for your system, than click OK.
11. Click Close to complete the installation.
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3.5 INSTALLING MR HOST BUS ADAPTER (OPTIONAL)
The MR Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is powered by Marvell® 88SE9128 host controller. The Marvell® 88SE9128
offer cost-effective solutions for connecting Serial ATA (SATA) peripherals to a PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 host.
Each host controller supports one or more 6 Gb/s SATA peripheral interface ports and a one-lane PCIe 2.0 host
interface, it supports maximum 7 devices (include the system SATA devices). In addition, it features advanced
hardware encryption to protect user data on the fly and hardware RAID to offload the host CPU. A complete suite
of RAID 0/1 is provided, including the OS device driver, and BIOS/FW.
3.5.1
WINDOWS XP (32/64-bit)
1. Select No, not this time, than click Next.
2. Select Install the software automatically (Recommended), than click Next.
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3. Click Finish to complete installation.
4. Select No, not this time, than click Next.
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5. Select Install the software automatically (Recommended), than click Next.
6. Click Finish to complete installation Wizard.
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7. Go to the Properties of Marvell 91xx SATA 6G Contorller, under Device Manager.
8. Disable driver cache mode, than Click OK to complete installation.
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3.5.2
WINDOWS VISTA (32/64-bit)
1. Click Locate and install driver software (recommended).
2. Click Continue to permit the device driver software installatiion.
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3. Click Don’t search online for driver software.
4. Insert the Repository CD, than click Next.
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5. Click Close to complete installation.
3.5.3
WINDOWS 7 (32-bit)
1. Right click the mouse on Computer, than Select Manage.
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2. Right click on the Mavell 91xx Config ATA Device, than Select Update Driver Software.
3. Click Browse my computer for driver software.
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4. Click Browse to select the device driver software.
5. Select the 32bits folder from the Repository CD, than click OK.
(32bits driver located at: E:\Driver\88SE9128\Windows\32bits PS: "E:" = CD-ROM drive letter)
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6. Click Next to install the device driver.
7. Click Close to complete installation.
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WINDOWS 7 (64-bit)
1. Right click the mouse on Computer, than Select Manage.
2. Right click on the Mavell 91xx Config ATA Device, than Select Update Driver Software.
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3. Click Browse my computer for driver software.
4. Click Browse to select the device driver software.
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5. Select the 64bits folder from the Repository CD, than click OK.
(64bits driver located at: E:\Driver\88SE9128\Windows\64bits PS: "E:" = CD-ROM drive letter)
6. Click Next to install the device driver.
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7. Click Close to complete installation.
3.6 INSTALLING NH HOST BUS ADAPTER (OPTIONAL)
The NH Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is powered by NEC® uPD720200 host controller. It’s a Universal Serial Bus
(USB) 3.0 host controller which complies with Universal Serial Bus (USB) 3.0 specification, and Intel’s eXtensible
Host Controller Interface (xHCI). The uPD720200 has PCI Express® bus interface, and it is applicable for PCI
Express® solution for host PC system. It works up to 5Gbps for data transfer when connecting to USB3.0
compliant peripherals, while maintaining compatibility with existing USB peripheral devices.
3.6.1
WINDOWS XP (32/64-bit)
1. Click Cancel.
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2. Double-click the mouse on the NECEL-USB3-Host-Driver-10190-Setup from the Repository CD.
(Located at: E:\Driver\uPD720200\Windows PS: "E:" = CD-ROM drive letter)
3. Click Next to continue.
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4. Select I accept the terms of the license agreement, than click Next to continue.
5. Click Next to continue.
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6. Click Install to continue.
7. Click Finish to complete installation.
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WINDOWS VISTA (32/64-bit)
1. Click Ask me again later.
2. Double-click the mouse on the NECEL-USB3-Host-Driver-10190-Setup from the Repository CD.
(Located at: E:\Driver\uPD720200\Windows PS: "E:" = CD-ROM drive letter)
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3. Click Continue to permit the device driver software installatiion.
4. Click Next to continue.
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5. Select I accept the terms of the license agreement, than click Next to continue.
6. Click Next to continue.
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7. Click Install to continue.
8. Click Finish to complete installation.
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WINDOWS 7 (32/64-bit)
1. Double-click the mouse on the NECEL-USB3-Host-Driver-10190-Setup from the Repository CD.
(Located at: E:\Driver\uPD720200\Windows PS: "E:" = CD-ROM drive letter)
2. Click Continue to permit the device driver software installatiion.
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3. Click Next to continue.
4. Select I accept the terms of the license agreement, than click Next to continue.
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5. Click Next to continue.
6. Click Install to continue.
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4 CONFIGURATION
4.1 CONFIGURATION PREREQUISITES
4.1.1
SATA HOST CONNECTIONS
This guide assumes that you have already attached the TEAR STOR SATA RAID IV to a host computer
that has been installed with the EH or MR Host Bus Adapter (HBA) or another third party 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 TEAR STOR SATA RAID IV.
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.
4.1.2
USB HOST CONNECTIONS
If you are connecting your TEAR STOR SATA RAID IV using a USB connection to your host, the USB
port should be compliant with USB2.0 or 3.0.
4.2 CHANGING HOST CONNECTIONS
The TEAR STOR SATA RAID IV 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 TEAR STOR SATA RAID IV 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.
4.3 DISCONNECTING A USB DEVICE
USB3.0 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 USB3.0 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 TEAR STOR SATA RAID IV must be stopped from O/S before any devices can
be disconnected.
4.3.1
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.
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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.
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.
4.3.2
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.
4.4 HARD DISK DRIVE HOT-PLUG & HOT-UNPLUG
The hard disk drives should not be hot-plugged, but can be hot-unplugged while the system is running. However,
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.
4.5 LED INDICATIVE STATUS
TEAR STOR SATA RAID IV provides information on the SATA HDDs, PC Link, and Power LEDs.
Each LED activity will turn On/Off the LED for approximately 70 ms. The blinking rate is approximately 400 ms On
and 400 ms Off.
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4.5.1
POWER LED
The TEAR STOR SATA RAID IV has one Amber color Power LED. The table shows Power LED function and
operation.
DESCRIPTION
Power On
GREEN LED
On
Power Off
4.5.2
Off
PC LINK LED
The TEAR STOR SATA RAID IV has one Green color PC Host Link LED. The table shows PC Link LED function
and operation.
DESCRIPTION
PC Link Unplugged / No Power
GREEN LED
Off
PC Link plugged (Idle)
On
PC Link plugged (Active)
On
4.5.3
HRAD DISK DRIVE LED
The TEAR STOR SATA RAID IV has five HDD LEDs (Green and Red) on the front panel and ten green LED on
the HDD tray (two on each tray). The table shows HDD LED function and operation. These LEDs behave as
follows:
4.5.3.1
THE FRONT PANEL LED
DESCRIPTION
HDD Unplugged / No Power
GREEN LED
Off
RED LED
Off
On
Off
Blink (On)
Off
Error State (One or More Bad Partial Volumes)
Off
On
HDD Rebuild (A Physical Partition is being Rebuild; i.e. Mirroring Mode)
Off
Blink (On)
GREEN
(UPPER)
Off
GREEN
(LOWER)
Off
On
Off
Blink (On)
Off
Error State (One or More Bad Partial Volumes)
Off
On
HDD Rebuild (A Physical Partition is being Rebuild; i.e. Mirroring Mode)
On
Blink (On)
HDD plugged (Idle)
HDD plugged (Active)
4.5.3.2
THE HDD TRAY LED
DESCRIPTION
HDD Unplugged / No Power
HDD plugged (Idle)
HDD plugged (Active)
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4.6 MODE SETTING
The TEAR STOR SATA RAID IV with the device’s LEDs to indicate status. 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 TEAR STOR SATA RAID IV 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 BUTTON, than 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.
4.6.1
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.
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4. Turn on the power than release the SETUP BUTTON to complete mode setting.
4.6.2
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.
4.6.3
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.
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4. Turn on the power than release the SETUP BUTTON to complete mode setting.
4.6.4
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.
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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 3rd HDD bay.
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8. Turn on the power to complete mode setting.
4.6.5
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.
4.6.6
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.
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4. Turn on the power than release the SETUP BUTTON to complete mode setting.
4.6.7
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.
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4. Press and hold the recessed SETUP BUTTON.
5. Turn on the power than release the SETUP BUTTON to complete mode setting.
4.6.8
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.
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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.
4.6.9
R10 MODE WITH HOT SPARE
1. Turn off the power.
2. Insert 5 drives in order from the top to the bottom.
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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.
4.6.10 R3 MODE
The R3 MODE storage policy requires a minimum of 3 drives to implement.
1. Turn off the power.
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2. Set the MODE SWITCH position to R3.
3. Press and hold the recessed SETUP BUTTON.
4. Turn on the power than release the SETUP BUTTON to complete mode setting.
4.6.11 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.
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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.
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6. Turn off the power.
7. Insert the hotspare drive into the 4th HDD bay.
8. Turn on the power to complete mode setting.
4.6.12 R5 MODE
The R5 MODE storage policy requires a minimum of 3 drives to implement.
1. Turn off the power.
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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.
4.6.13 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.
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2. Insert 3 drives in order from the top to the bottom.
3. Set the MODE SWITCH position to R5.
4. Press and hold the recessed SETUP BUTTON.
5. Turn on the power than release the SETUP BUTTON.
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6. Turn off the power.
7. Insert the hotspare drive into the 4th HDD bay.
8. Turn on the power to complete mode setting.
4.7 REBUILDING A REDUNDANCY OR HOT SPARE DRIVE
The TEAR STOR SATA RAID IV 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.
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4.7.1
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 TEAR STOR SATA RAID IV storage appliance will rebuild the virtual volume from degrade mode
to normal automatically (Approximately 200GB/hour).
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4.7.2
REBUILDING A HOT SPARE DRIVE
1. If the there is a hot spare drive on drive 5, and the drive 2 has breakdown, the hot spare drive on drive
5 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 TEAR STOR SATA RAID IV storage appliance will replace a hot spare drive on drive 2
automatically.
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5 PARTITIONING VOLUMES
5.1 PARTITION A VOLUME
5.1.1
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
STOR SATA RAID IV.
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
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opens with the selected disk (all Unknown disks may appear in this window). Make sure the box next
to each disk is 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.
5.1.2
MACINTOSH SYSTEMS
Note: Before reconfiguring a volume, back up your data and drag the old drive to the trash to unmount 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 STOR
SATA RAID IV.
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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6 APPENDIX
6.1
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 USB1.0 interface, the speed will be around 1.5Mb/sec only.
z
When format in the Windows XP/ Vista/ 7, the dialog box appear “Unfinished formatting”
.Windows XP/ Vista/ 7 can not format HDD over 32GB by FAT32, Please format by NTFS.
z
When using different capacity or brand HDD, can we still using LARGE 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.
6.2
HARD DISK DRIVE COMPATIBILITY LIST
The TERA STOR SATA RAID IV 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
Capacity
Family
Part Number
Firmware
Fujitsu 2.5”
320GB
N/A
MH2232DBH
00000009
Fujitsu 2.5”
160GB
N/A
MHW2160BH
00000009
Fujitsu 2.5”
160GB
N/A
MHZ2160BH
00000009
Fujitsu 2.5”
120GB
N/A
MHY2120BH
0000000B
Fujitsu 2.5”
80GB
N/A
6D005
00000028
Fujitsu 2.5”
60GB
N/A
MHY2060BH
0000000B
Hitachi
1000GB
Deskstar™ 7K1000
HDS721010KLA330
GKA0AB0A
Hitachi
500GB
Deskstar™ P7K500
HDP725050GLA360
GMOA52A
Hitachi
500GB
Deskstar™ P7K500
HDP725025GLA360
GM40A52A
Hitachi
500GB
N/A
HDT725025VL360
V560A52A
Hitachi
320GB
Deskstar™ P7K500
HDT725032VLA360
R22L9YDN
Hitachi
320GB
Deskstar™ P7K500
HDP725032GLA360
GM30A52A
Hitachi
320GB
Travelstar™ 5K320
HTS543232L9A300
FB40L40C
Hitachi
250GB
Deskstar™ P7K250
HDP725025GLA380
GM2OA52A
Hitachi
250GB
Deskstar™ T7K250
HDT722525DLA380
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Capacity
Family
Part Number
Firmware
Hitachi
250GB
Deskstar™ 7K250
HTS54252K9SA00
BBFOC31P
Hitachi
160GB
Deskstar™ 7K80
HDS72180PLA380
P22OABEA
Hitachi
160GB
Deskstar™ 7K160
HDS721616PLAT80
P22OABEA
Hitachi
80GB
Deskstar™ 7K160
HDS721680PLA380
P210A70A
Hitachi
80GB
Travelstar ™ 5K100
HTS541080G9SA00
MB40C60R
Hitachi
80GB
N/A
HDD725050GLA360
GM40A50E
Hitachi 2.5”
100GB
Deskstar™ 7K200
HTS722010K9SA00
DC20C76A
Maxtor
750GB
DiamondMax® 22
STM3756330AS
MX15
Maxtor
500GB
DiamondMax® 22
STM3500320AS
MX15
Maxtor
320GB
DiamondMax® 21
STM3320620AS
3.AAE
Maxtor
300GB
DiamondMax® 10
6L300S0
BANC1G10
Maxtor
250GB
DiamondMax® 21
STM3250310AS
3.AAF
Maxtor
250GB
DiamondMax® 10
6V250F0
VA222900
Maxtor
250GB
MaxLine® III
7V250F0
VA111670
Maxtor
200GB
DiamondMax® 10
6V200E0
VA111900
Maxtor
160GB
DiamondMax® 21
STM3160815AS
4.AAB
Maxtor
80GB
DiamondMax® 10
6V080E0
VA111900
Samsung
1000GB
SpinPoint™ F1
HD103UJ
1AG01113
Samsung
400GB
SpinPoint™ T133
HD400LJ
22100-15
Samsung
250GB
SpinPoint™ S250
HD250HJ
FH100-06
Samsung
250GB
SpinPoint™ S250
HD250HJ
01.03A01
Samsung
80GB
N/A
SP0812C
SU100-34
Seagate
1500GB
Barracuda® 7200.11 SATA
ST3150031AS
SD17
Seagate
1500GB
Barracuda® 7200.11 SATA
ST31500341AS
SD17
Seagate
1000GB
Barracuda 7200.11 SATA 3Gb/s
ST31000340AS
SD15
Seagate
1000GB
Barracuda® ES2
ST31000340NS
SN04
Seagate
750GB
Barracuda® 7200.10
ST3750640AS
3.AAC
Seagate
750GB
Barracuda® ES2
ST3750330NS
SN04
Seagate
640GB
Barracuda 7200.12 SATA 3Gb/s
ST360323AS
SD35
Seagate
500GB
Barracuda® ES
ST3500630NS
SN04
Seagate
500GB
Barracuda 7200.11 SATA 3Gb/s
ST3500320AS
SD15
Seagate
400GB
Barracuda® 7200.10
ST3400620AS
12.01B01
Seagate
320GB
Barracuda® 7200.10
ST3320620AS
3.AAK
Seagate
320GB
Barracuda® 7200.11 SATA 3Gb/s
ST3320613AS
SD22
Seagate
250GB
Barracuda® ES
ST3250620NS
3.AEG
Seagate
250GB
DiamondMax® 21
STM3250310AS
3.AAF
Seagate
250GB
Momentus® 5400.4 SATA
ST9250827AS
3.AAA
Seagate
250GB
N/A
ST9200820AS
3.AAA
Seagate
200GB
N/A
ST9200820AS
AKL2YK
Seagate
160GB
Barracuda 7200.10 SATA 3Gb/s
ST3160815AS
4.AAB
Seagate
160GB
Barracuda 7200.10 SATA 3Gb/s
ST3160815AS
3.AAD
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Capacity
Family
Part Number
Firmware
Seagate
160GB
Barracuda® 7200.7 Serial ATA
ST3160827AS
3.42
Seagate
160GB
SV35
ST3160812SV
3.ALP
Seagate
80GB
Momentus® 5400.3 SATA
ST980811AS
3.ALC
Seagate
80GB
DiamondMax® 10
6V080E0
3.AAD
Seagate
60GB
Momentus® 5400.2
ST96812AS
3.06
Seagate 2.5”
120GB
N/A
ST9120822AS
3.ALC
Toshiba 2.5”
320GB
N/A
MK3252GSX
LV010D
Toshiba 2.5”
250GB
N/A
MK2546GSX
LB012D
Toshiba 2.5”
160GB
N/A
MK1637GSX
DL050J
Toshiba SSD 2.5”
128GB
N/A
THNS128GE8BBDC
T1020061
Western Digital
2000GB
WD Caviar® Green
WD20EADS-00R6B0
N/I
Western Digital
1000GB
WD Caviar® Green
WD10EACS-00ZJB0
1AA01113
Western Digital
1000GB
WD Caviar® RE2-GP
WD1000FYPS-012KB0
02.01B01
Western Digital
1000GB
WD Caviar® Black
WD1001FALS
02.01B01
Western Digital
1000GB
WD Caviar® RE-3
WD1001FYPS
02.01B01
Western Digital
640GB
WD Caviar® Blue
WD6400AAKS-00A7B0
01.03B01
Western Digital
500GB
WD Caviar® Black
WD5000AALS-002UB0
01.01B01
Western Digital
500GB
N/A
2F002
01.01A01
Western Digital
400GB
WD Caviar® RE2
WD4000YR-01PLB0
D1.D6AD1
Western Digital
400GB
WD Caviar® SE16
WD4000AAKS-00TMA0
12.01C01
Western Digital
320GB
WD Caviar® Blue
WD3200AAJS-22RYA0
D5.D6H05
Western Digital
320GB
WD Caviar® RE2
WD3201ABYS-01B9A0
13.01C02
Western Digital
320GB
WD Caviar® SE
WD3200KS-00FB0
21.0DM21
Western Digital
320GB
WD Caviar® Blue
WD3200AAJS-00LSA0
12.01B01
Western Digital
320GB
WD AV
WD3200AVJS-63WDA0
12.01B02
Western Digital
300GB
WD VelociRaptor
WD3000GLFS-01F8U0
03.03V01
Western Digital
250GB
WD Scorpio ® Blue
WD2500BEVS-60VST0
01.01A01
Western Digital
250GB
WD Caviar® Blue
WD2500AAKS-00B3A0
FH100-06
Western Digital
250GB
WD Caviar® RE
WD2500YS-01SHB1
2D.06CD6
Western Digital
160GB
WD Caviar® RE2
WD1601ABYS-01C0A0
06.06H05
Western Digital
160GB
WD Scorpio ® Blue
WD1600BEVS-60RST0
04.01G04
Western Digital
160GB
WD Caviar® Blue
WD1600AAJS-22PSA0
05.06H05
Western Digital
160GB
WD Caviar® Blue
WD1600JS-22MHB0
02.010C3
Western Digital
150GB
WD Caviar® Blue
WD1500AHFD-00RAR0
19.06P19
Western Digital
100GB
WD Scorpio ® Blue
WD1000BEVS-22LAT0
01.06M01
Western Digital
80GB
WD Caviar® Blue
WD800AAJS-00PSA0
D5.06H05
Western Digital
80GB
WD Caviar® SE
WD800JD-00M8A1
10.01E01
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6.3
MOTHERBOARD COMPATIBILITY LIST
The TERA STOR SATA RAID IV 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
North Bridge
South Bridge
BIOS
ABIT
IP-95 V1.0
VIA P4M890
VIA VT8237R
IP-95
ASUS
M2R32-MVP
AMD5180
ATI SB600
0712
ASUS
M3A78 PRO
AMD 780GX
ATI SB700
0202
ASUS
M3A78-T
AMD 790GX
ATI SB750
0204
ASUS
P4P800-X
INTEL 865PE
INTEL ICH5
1009
ASUS
P4P800
INTEL 865PE
INTEL ICH5R
1019
ASUS
P5GD1 PRO
INTEL 915P
INTEL ICH6R
1004
ASUS
P5LD2-X/1333
INTEL P945GC
INTEL ICH7
0115
ASUS
P5GZ-MX
INTEL 945GZ
INTEL ICH7
0801
ASUS
P5LD2
INTEL 945P
INTEL ICH7R
N/I
ASUS
P5WDG2WS PRO
INTEL 975X
INTEL ICH7R
0905
ASUS
P5B
INTEL P965
INTEL ICH8
1102
ASUS
P5B-VM
INTEL G965
INTEL ICH8
N/I
ASUS
P5K SE
INTEL P35
INTEL ICH8
1008
ASUS
P5D DELUXE
INTEL 965
INTEL ICH8R
1236
ASUS
P5B-E
INTEL P965
INTEL ICH8R
1803
ASUS
P5KR
INTEL P35
INTEL ICH9R
0605
ASUS
P5QL PRO
INTEL P43
INTEL ICH10
N/I
ASUS
P5Q PRO
INTEL P45
INTEL ICH10
0003
ASUS
P5Q PRO
INTEL P45
INTEL ICH10
1460
ASUS
M2NC51-AR
NVIDIA NFORCE 410 MCP
MCP43
N/I
ASUS
M2NC51-AR
NVIDIA NFORCE 430 MCP
MCP43
N/I
ASUS
M2N-SLI DELUXE
NVIDIA NFORCE 570 SLI MCP
MCP55
1604
ASUS
M2N-MX
NVIDIA NFORCE 430
NFORCE4
N/I
ASUS
M2N-MX
NVIDIA GEFORCE 6100
NFORCE4
N/I
ASUS
P5N-E SLI
NVIDIA NFORCE 650I SLI
NFORCE6
1101
ASUS
M3N78-EH
NVIDIA NFORCE 730A
MCP78
0412
ASUS
P4S800D
SIS 655FX
SIS964
1012BETA003
ASUS
P5V800-MX
VIA P4M800
VIA VT8251
0802
ECS
761GXM-MV1.0
SIS 761GX
SIS 966L
02.21.2008
GIGABYTE
MA78GM-S2H
AMD780G
ATI SB700
F5
GIGABYTE
GA-GC230D
INTEL 945GC
INTEL ICH7
F1
GIGABYTE
GA-8I945PLG
INTEL 945PL
INTEL ICH7
F8
GIGABYTE
GA-P35-DS3X
INTEL P35
INTEL ICH9
V1.7060508
GIGABYTE
GA-EP45-DS3
INTEL P45
INTEL ICH10
F6
GIGABYTE
GA-EX58-UD3R
INTEL X58
INTEL ICH10R
FB
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Manufacturer
Product
North Bridge
South Bridge
BIOS
GIGABYTE
GA-73PVM-S2H
NVIDIA GEFORCE 7100
MCP73
F7A
GIGABYTE
GA-M78SM-S2H
NVIDIA GEFORCE 8200
NVIDIA GEFORCE 8200
F1
MSI
K9AG NEO2-DIGITAL
AMD 690G
ATI SB600
N/I
MSI
P35D3 PLATINUM
INTEL P35
INTEL ICH9R
V1.062807
MSI
K8N-NEO4H
NVIDIA NFORCE4 ULTRA
NFORCE4
V7.0020906
MSI
K9N4 SLI
NVIDIA NFORCE 500 SLI
NFORCE5
N/I
INTEL
D945GCLF2
INTEL 945GC
INTEL ICH7
LF94510J
INTEL
D201GLY2A
SIS 662
SIS 964
LY66210M
Table last updated October 2009.
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