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Serial ATA to Serial ATA
Model: MRK-300ST-BK
Aluminum Mobile Rack
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3-1 Introduction ........................................................................ 3-3
Mobile Rack Features ................................................... 3-3
Unpacking Your Mobile Rack ........................................ 3-4
IDE Basics .................................................................... 3-4
3-2 Hardware Installation.......................................................... 3-5
Mobile Rack Components ............................................. 3-5
Installing the Mobile Rack Docking Case ....................... 3-6
Mounting a Drive in the Drive Case ................................ 3-7
3-3 Using the Mobile Rack ....................................................... 3-9
3-4 Troubleshooting ............................................................... 3-10
3-5 Warranty .......................................................................... 3-10
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Aluminum Mobile Rack
3-1 Introduction
The EZ-Swap 2 Serial ATA version is as convenient as mobile racks get. The
EZ-Swap 2 SATA features the ability to directly connect your SATA hard drive
without going through any additional circuits. Simply place the hard drive
inside the cartridge, screw it in place, and your done. The EZ-Swap 2 SATA
also features keyed lock protection to prevent removal while in use. Since it uses
SATA technology, the EZ-Swap 2 SATA is also hot swappable. Easy, convenient,
and reliable, the EZ-Swap 2 SATA is the ideal SATA mobile rack.
EZ-Swap 2 SATA Features
• Aluminum case design aides in heat dissipation
• Built-in fan circulates and exhausts high heat generated by high-speed drives to
maintain a safe operating temperature environment
• Support Serial ATA hard drives
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Hot swappable - change hard drives without shutting your system off
Supports RAID configurations
Drive bay module for mounting a 3.5-inch hard disk in a 5.25 inch drive bay
Convenient pull-out handle
Safety lock feature
LED indicators for power and drive activity
Dimensions: 8.4" (D) x 5.8" (W) x 1.6" (H)
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Unpacking Your Mobile Rack
Before installing the Mobile Rack, verify that the following items are included in the
carton. If any parts are damaged or missing, please contact your local dealer or sales
representative immediately.
1.One Mobile Rack Removable Docking Module
2.Twelve (12) mounting screws
3.2 keys
4.One user’s guide
SATA Basics
Serial ATA (SATA) is the latest interface standard used for hard drives, optical drives
(CD/DVD Rom drives), and other computer devices. Because it uses serial technology,
information is transferred in a single stream, rather than along parallel paths. SATA
thereby eliminates the restrictions on performance, reliability, and scalability that are
inherent in standard IDE (parallel ATA) interfaces. SATA offers the speed and reliability
formerly only found on SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) without the high costs
and maintenance. SATA allows for RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks)
systems and the ability to add or remove devices without requiring the system to be
powered down first.
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3-2 Hardware Installation
The Aluminum Mobile Rack Docking Module is designed to install in any PC/AT
or Pentium-class computer that has an available 5.25-inch half-height drive bay.
General instructions for installing the Mobile Rack are given since the design of
computer cases varies. Refer to your computer’s manual whenever in doubt.
Mobile Rack Components
The Mobile Rack is comprised of two components:
Docking Case
Drive Case
Mounting
Holes
Key-Lock/Power Switch
Power ON/OFF
LED Indicator
Drive Activity
LED Indicator
EZ-Swap 2 Mobile Rack Drive Caddy
Handle
Side
Mounting Holes
EZ-Swap 2 Mobile Rack Drive Case (with cover removed)
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Installing the Mobile Rack Docking Case
1. Turn OFF the power to your computer and any other connected peripheral
devices. Follow the precautions for static electricity discharge:
• Discharge any static electricity build up in your body by touching a grounded
metal surface such as the computer case, if plugged in.
• During installation procedures, avoid any contact with internal parts.
2. Unplug the power cord from the back of the computer.
3. Remove your computer’s cover.
4. Remove the computer’s front cover plate from the 5.25-inch drive bay you plan
to install your Mobile Rack into.
5. Remove (separate) the Mobile Rack drive case from the docking case by lifting
the handle and pulling it out.
6. Slide the docking case into the 5.25-inch drive bay.
Mounting
Screws
Docking Case
(All Models)
Mounting
Screws
Install the Mobile Rack Docking Case into the Drive Bay
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7. Position the docking case so its mounting holes align with the drive bay’s
mounting holes. Secure with the supplied mounting screws (two/four on
each side.)
8. Attach the red SATA cable from the back of the unit to an available SATA port
on the system board or anySATA controller card. Connect the red and white
HDD Access/Activity signal cable to the HDD signal pins on your system board.
9. Connect an available 4-pin power cable from the system’s power supply to
the 4-pin connector on the back of the docking case. The power connector is
‘D’ shaped to ensure proper orientation when making the connection.
HDD Access
Serial ATA (SATA) cable
Docking Module Data Cable and Power Connectors
10. Replace the computer’s cover and reconnect the power and other external
cabling.
Mounting a Drive in the Drive Case
Proceed with the following steps to install a 3.5-inch drive device in the Mobile Rack
drive case.
1.Remove the Mobile Rack drive case cover by removing the two mounting screws,
then sliding the cover towards the back of the unit.
Slide Cover Off
Remove the Drive Case Cover
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Mounting
Screws (x2)
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2. Carefully position the drive inside the drive case.
3. Secure the drive in place using the supplied mounting screws. Use the mounting
holes on the sides or bottom, depending on the design of the drive.
Mounting
Screws
Mounting
Screws
Install the Drive in Drive Case
4. Slide the drive case cover back on and secure with the two mounting screws.
Slide Cover On
Mounting
Screws (x2)
Mobile Rack Drive Case Ready for Use
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3-3 Using the Mobile Rack
WARNING
•DO NOT remove the drive case while the drive is working.
Damage to data may result.
•The Key-Lock must be in the Lock position while in use.
To insert the Mobile Rack drive case:
1.Insert the Mobile Rack drive case (with drive installed) into the installed Mobile
Rack docking case and push firmly until the drive is seated.
2.Insert the key and turn it right to lock. The LED on the Mobile Rack should
light after a slight delay. The installed Mobile Rack device is ready to use.
Key-Lock in
Lock Position
To remove the Mobile Rack drive case:
1.Insert the key and turn it left to unlock. Note that the power LED on the
Mobile Rack should now be OFF.
2.Gently pull on the Mobile Rack handle to slide the drive case out.
Key-Lock in
Unlock Position
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