Seagate Barracuda ST3500630NS User`s guide

8-Bay Serial ATA Disk Array Storage System
Drive Enclosure User’s Guide
Fusion D800RAID Enclosure Specs and Features
Drive Tray
(Bay 1)
Drive Tray
(Bay 2)
Drive Tray
(Bay 3)
Drive Tray
(Bay 4)
Drive Tray
(Bay 5)
Drive Presence (top)
and Activity (bottom)
Indicator LEDs
Drive Tray
(Bay 6)
Drive Tray
(Bay 7)
Drive Tray
(Bay 8)
Enclosure Power LED
Figure 1
Power Switch
(Bays 1–4)
Power Cable
(Bays 5–8)
Figure 2
Compatible with Mac®,
Windows®, and Linux®
computers with compatible
host adapter installed
Interface Connectors
2 x Infiniband multilane
Drives Supported
3 & 1.5 Gb/s Serial ATA;
7,200 RPM
Power Supply
100–240V AC, 50/60Hz
Operating Temperature
32 to 95˚ F
(0˚ C to 35˚ C)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
5.9 x 17.9 x 12.9 in
(14,9 x 45,4 x 32,7 cm)
Weight (without drives)
15 lbs
(6,8 kg)
Safety Precautions and Disclaimers
Drive Usage (continued)
500GB Models
• Hitachi Deskstar E7K500, # HDS725050KLA360
• Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000, # HDE721050SLA330
• Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000, # HUA721050KLA330
• Seagate Barracuda ES, # ST3500630NS
• Seagate Barracuda ES.2, # ST3500320NS(1)
• Western Digital RE3 Enterprise, # WD5002ABYS
Please read this section carefully before proceeding. These
precautions explain the correct and safe use of this device,
thereby helping to prevent injury to you or others, and also help
you to minimize the risk of damaging the device.
Always follow the basic warnings listed here to avoid the risk of
serious injury or death from electrical shock, short-circuiting, fire,
and other hazards. These warnings include, but are not limited to:
750GB Models
• Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000, # HDE721075SLA300
• Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000, # HUA721075KLA330
• Seagate Barracuda ES, # ST3750640NS
• Seagate Barracuda ES.2, # ST3750330NS(1)
• With the exception of the user-swappable parts, do not attempt
to disassemble or modify the enclosure. If this device appears to
be malfunctioning, contact Sonnet Customer Service.
• Do not drop the enclosures or any of its drive modules;
dropping or mishandling of the enclosure or drive modules
may result in a malfunction.
1TB Models
• Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000, # HDE721010SLA330
• Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000, # HUA721010KLA330
• Seagate Barracuda ES.2, # ST31000340NS(1)
• Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000, # HDE721010SLA330
• Do not insert your fingers or foreign objects inside the
enclosure; take particular care when small children are present.
1.5TB Models
• Seagate Barracuda 7200.11, # ST31500341AS(2)
• Do not expose the device to rain, use it near water or containers
that contain liquids which might spill into any openings, or in
damp or wet conditions.
2TB Models
• Western Digital RE4-GP, # WD2002FYPS
• If unusual smells, sounds, or smoke come from the device, or if
liquids enter it, switch it off immediately and unplug it from the
electrical outlet.
There are unresolved technical issues in the Fusion D800RAID with the
following Enterprise/RAID edition drives, which are not recommended
at this time:
• Follow the instructions in this manual carefully; contact Sonnet
Customer Service for additional advice not covered in this
User’s Guide.
• 500GB Samsung Spinpoint F RAID, # E502IJ
• 750 GB Samsung Spinpoint F RAID, # HE753LJ
• 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F RAID, # HE103UJ
Drive Usage:
Sonnet Technologies has qualified the hard drives listed here
for use in Fusion D800RAID storage systems. These drives were
chosen for their superior performance, error handling, and
reliability characteristics, especially when used in RAID groups.
One important difference between these drives and standard
hard drives is how quickly each handles read errors—these
qualified drives attempt to recover from errors for just a few
seconds, while standard hard drives may take minutes. Because
RAID controller cards and software-based RAID schemes allow
only a very short time for drives to recover before dropping them
from the RAID group, hard drive manufacturers recommend
against using standard hard drives in RAID storage systems. The
hard drives qualified by Sonnet also feature improved vibration
characteristics that influence and support storage reliability. We
recommend the use of these Enterprise/RAID edition hard drives
and select, Sonnet certified desktop hard drives in your Fusion
storage system to ensure system reliability and performance.
the Sonnet Web site for the latest list of qualified hard drives.
(1) O
nly Seagate ES.2 drives with firmware versions SN06 and newer
compatible. Seagate ES.2 drives with firmware versions SN03, SN04, or
SN05 are NOT compatible.
(2) O
nly Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB drives with firmware versions
SD1B and newer compatible.
Drive Installation and Enclosure Setup
1.Remove the Fusion D800RAID and its drive trays from their
packaging, and place them near the computer to which the
enclosure will be connected.
2.Take one of the drive trays and push its lever release button in
until the lever pops out (Figure 3).
push in lever
release button
WARNING: When handling computer products, take care to
prevent components from being damaged by static electricity;
avoid working in carpeted areas. Handle hard drives only by their
edges and avoid touching connector traces and component pins.
Figure 3
3.Remove a SATA drive from its packaging and set it in on a flat,
level surface with the label side down. Open the supplied tube
of threadlocker and apply a single drop inside each of the four
indicated screw holes on the bottom of the drive (Figure 4).
screw hole
screw hole
screw hole
screw hole
Figure 4
4.Turn the drive tray upside down and lay it on top of the drive,
with the back of the tray facing toward the drive’s connectors
(Figure 5).
drive tray
WARNING: When securing the trays to the hard drives, you
must verify the screw heads are flush with the tray. Otherwise,
a screw may catch on the tray below and prevent you from removing
the tray from the enclosure.
Figure 5
5.Using four of the supplied screws, secure the drive tray to the
drive; tighten each screw to secure the tray snugly to the drive;
do not overtighten the screws (Figure 6).
drive tray
Figure 6
Drive Installation and Enclosure Setup
WARNING: When inserting drive modules into the enclosure,
do not force the levers closed. If a lever does not close easily,
remove and reinsert the module, and then push the lever in again.
6.Carefully slide the drive module into the enclosure until its lever
starts to close, and then push the lever in until it clicks to secure
the drive module inside the enclosure (Figure 7).
push lever
until it clicks
7.Repeat steps 2-6 for additional drives.
push tray in
until the lever
starts to close
Figure 7
Connect Fusion D800RAID Drive Enclosure to Sonnet
RAID Controller
This section describes the connection of the Fusion D800RAID drive
enclosure to the Sonnet RAID controller card.
1.Connect the Infiniband end (with thumbscrews) of the
supplied data cables to the Infiniband ports on the enclosure;
use the thumbscrews to secure the connectors (Figure 8). For
identification purposes, refer to the cable connected to the top
port of the enclosure as “cable B”, and the cable connected to the
bottom port as “cable A”.
Figure 8
2.Connect the mini-SAS end of “cable A” to the mini-SAS port
labeled “A” on the Sonnet RAID controller card; verify the
connectors are plugged in securely (Figure 9). Repeat with “cable
port A
3.Connect the supplied power cable between the Fusion
D800RAID enclosure and a grounded wall outlet or power strip;
verify the cable is plugged in securely.
port B
4.Push the switch on the back of the enclosure to the on position,
and then power on your computer.
5.Format the drives installed in the Fusion enclosure according
to your needs; refer to the Configuration Tool and Utilities
Operation Manual for more information.
Figure 9
Tips and Additional Information
This section covers some common sense tips for using the Fusion
D800RAID enclosure.
Connecting Fusion D800RAID enclosures to a Sonnet RAID
controller other than the one with which it shipped:
Fusion D800RAID enclosures are matched with their included
Sonnet RAID controller. When you connect a Fusion D800RAID
enclosure to a different card, you may have to force them to pair
up if the card has not been updated with the latest firmware.
1.Launch the ATTO Configuration Tool. Expand the device
tree in the Device Listing section on the left side of the
window until ExpressSAS R380 is displayed, and then click
ExpressSAS R380.
2.Select RAID Management > Auto Map from the application
Hot-swapping drives:
Fusion D800RAID supports drive hot-swapping* for Mac users,
enabling you to exchange a drive or a set of drives without
having to shut down your computer. This does not mean you
can simply pull out a drive at any time; you must follow the
procedures below or you may lose data in the process.
• Before removing a drive module, you must put away (“eject”,
“unmount”, “dismount”) the drive volume. Simply drag the
drive icon associated with the drive(s) you wish to remove to
the eject icon on the dock.
• If you remove a drive module from the Fusion D800RAID with
a drive that was part of a RAID group, you should power off
the enclosure before reinserting the module. Once the module
is secured, power on the enclosure again; this will ensure that
the RAID group will mount properly.
indows and Linux do not provide hot swap support for drives
(drive enclosures) connected to a SATA host controller card
installed in a desktop PC or server.
If you experience issues where a drive or volume does not appear
on your computer, or you see an error message stating a drive is
missing when you have the drives configured as a RAID set, the
cause may be as simple as a loose connector, or a drive module
that is not fully seated.
• Disconnect the data cables and reconnect them one at a time,
making sure each one “clicks” in place at the RAID controller
end, and is screwed in securely at the enclosure end.
• Check the drive presence indicator LEDs on the front of the
enclosure. If the LEDs are not lit on one of the bays, remove
and reinsert the drive module.
Contacting Sonnet Customer Service
USA Customers
The Sonnet Web site located at has the
most current support information and technical updates. Before
you call Sonnet Customer Service, please check our Web site for
the latest updates and online support files, and check this User’s
Guide for helpful information. When you call Sonnet Customer
Service, have the following information available so our customer
service staff can better assist you:
• Product name
• Date and place of purchase
• Hard drive model(s)
• Computer model
• Operating system
• Software/firmware versions
If further assistance is needed, please contact us at:
Sonnet Customer Service:
Online Service Form:
Tel: 1-949-472-2772
(Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–4 p.m. Pacific Time)
Fax: 1-949-457-6349
For Customers Outside the USA
For support on this product outside the USA, contact your reseller
or local distributor.
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