Adaptec ACS-120
USB 2.0
2.5” Hard Disk Drive
Enclosure
User’s Guide
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document to assure its accuracy, Adaptec, Inc. assumes no liability resulting from
errors or omissions in this document, or from the use of the information contained
herein.
Adaptec reserves the right to make changes in the product design without
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REMEDIES.
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Limited 1-Year Hardware Warranty
1.
Adaptec, Inc. (“Adaptec”) warrants to the purchaser of this product that it will be free from
defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase.
If the product should become defective within the warranty period, Adaptec, at its option,
will repair or replace the product, or refund the purchaser’s purchase price for the product,
provided it is delivered at the purchaser’s expense to an authorized Adaptec service facility
or to Adaptec.
2.
Repair or replacement parts or products will be furnished on an exchange basis and will
either be new or reconditioned. All replaced parts or products shall become the property of
Adaptec. This warranty shall not apply if the product has been damaged by accident,
misuse, abuse or as a result of unauthorized service or parts.
3.
Warranty service is available to the purchaser by delivering the product during the warranty
period to an authorized Adaptec service facility or to Adaptec and providing proof of
purchase price and date. The purchaser shall bear all shipping, packing and insurance costs
and all other costs, excluding labor and parts, necessary to effectuate repair, replacement or
refund under this warranty.
4.
For more information on how to obtain warranty service, write or telephone Adaptec at 691
South Milpitas Boulevard, Milpitas, CA 95035, (800) 959-7274.
5.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT EXTEND TO ANY PRODUCT WHICH HAS
BEEN DAMAGED AS A RESULT OF ACCIDENT, MISUSE, ABUSE, OR AS A RESULT OF
UNAUTHORIZED SERVICE OR PARTS.
6.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES WHICH NOW
OR HEREAFTER MIGHT OTHERWISE ARISE RESPECT TO THIS PRODUCT. IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT SHALL (A) HAVE NO GREATER
DURATION THAN 1 YEAR FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE, (B) TERMINATE
AUTOMATICALLY AT THE EXPIRATION OF SUCH PERIOD AND (C) TO THE EXTENT
PERMITTED BY LAW BE EXCLUDED. IN THE EVENT THIS PRODUCT BECOMES
DEFECTIVE DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD, THE PURCHASER’S EXCLUSIVE
REMEDY SHALL BE REPAIR, REPLACEMENT OR REFUND AS PROVIDED ABOVE.
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION
LOSS OF DATA, ARISING FROM BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY
ARE NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ADAPTEC AND, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY
LAW, ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED BOTH FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE, AND TO THE
EXTENT NOT UNCONSCIONABLE, FOR PERSONAL INJURY DAMAGE.
7.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR CONSUMER PRODUCTS, AND SOME STATES
DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO
THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
8.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
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Regulatory Compliance Statements
Federal Communications Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement
WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. However, if this
equipment does cause interference to radio or television equipment reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
■ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■ Increase the separation between equipment and receiver.
■ Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
■ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
■ Use a shielded and properly grounded I/O cable and power cable to ensure compliance of
this unit to the specified limits of the rules.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Adaptec, Inc.
ACS-120
Tested to Comply
With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
European Union Compliance Statement
This Information Technology Equipment has been tested and found to comply with
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC, as amended by 92/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC, in
accordance with:
■ EN55022 (1998) Emissions
■ EN55024 (1998) Immunity:
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EN61000-4-2 (1998) Electrostatic discharge: ±4 kV contact, ±8 kV air
EN61000-4-3 (1998) Radiated immunity
EN61000-4-4 (1995) Electrical fast transients/burst: ±1 kV AC, ±0.5 kV I/O
EN61000-4-5 (1995) Surges ±1 kV differential mode, ±2 kV common mode
EN61000-4-6 (1996) Conducted immunity: 3 V
EN61000-4-11 (1994) Supply dips and variation: 30% and 100%
In addition, all equipment requiring U.L. listing has been found to comply with EMC
Directive 73/23/EEC as amended by 93/68/EEC in accordance with EN60950 with
amendments A1, A2, A3, A4, A11.
Canadian Compliance Statement
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian InterferenceCausing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur
le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
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In this Guide...
Kit Contents
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Supported Disk Drives
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System Requirements
6
Getting Started Checklist
6
Preparing the Disk Drive for Installation
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Installing a Disk Drive
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Installing the Device Driver–Windows 98SE Only
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Connecting and Powering On
9
Getting Enough Power
9
Next Steps
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Disconnecting Your USB Enclosure
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Troubleshooting
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This User’s Guide explains how to install and connect your
Adaptec® ACS-120 USB 2.0 hard disk drive enclosure.
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Kit Contents
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Adaptec ACS-120 USB 2.0 hard disk drive enclosure (shown
below)
Enclosure Cover
Enclosure Cover (Detail)
LED
Power Port
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USB Port
High-quality USB Y-cable (shown below)
Main Connector
Mini Connector
(Connects to enclosure)
Secondary Connector—
Use only when extra power is required (see page 9); does not transmit data.
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Carrying case
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Bag of screws
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CD, including device drivers and documentation
Supported Disk Drives
A disk drive is not included in the kit. The Adaptec ACS-120 USB
Enclosure supports 2.5-inch IDE hard disk drives that meet these
requirements:
100.5 mm L x 70.1 mm W x 9.7 mm H
(3.96 inches L x 2.76 inches W x 0.38 inches H)
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System Requirements
To successfully install and use your Adaptec ACS-120 USB
Enclosure, your computer must meet these requirements:
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Microsoft® Windows® computers must be running
Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, or Windows 98SE
Macintosh computers must be running OS 9.2.2 or later for
USB 1.1 support, or OS 10.2.7 or later for USB 2.0 support
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Available USB port (see About USB 2.0 Performance below for
more information)
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CD-ROM drive
About USB 2.0 Performance
Your Adaptec ACS-120 USB Enclosure is a USB 2.0 device. For it to
operate at USB 2.0 speeds, it must be connected to a USB 2.0 port,
and USB 2.0 drivers must be installed on your computer.
If your computer does not have a built-in USB 2.0 port, Adaptec
recommends connecting the ACS-120 USB Enclosure to an Adaptec
USB 2.0 adapter for the highest-quality USB 2.0 connection.
Getting Started Checklist
Complete these steps to install and begin using your Adaptec
ACS-120 USB Enclosure:
❏ Prepare the disk drive for installation (see below).
❏ Install the disk drive (see page 7).
❏ Install the device driver on your computer—Windows 98SE only
(see page 8).
❏ Connect the enclosure (see page 9).
❏ Prepare the disk drive for use (see page 11).
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Preparing the Disk Drive for Installation
Before installing the disk drive, ensure that it meets the
requirements listed in Supported Disk Drives on page 5.
Set the drive jumper to Master or Device 0 mode (or equivalent, as
described on your disk drive), following the instructions on your
disk drive.
Installing a Disk Drive
Note: You need a Phillips screwdriver to complete this task.
To install a disk drive into your USB Enclosure:
1 Use a screwdriver to remove the enclosure cover, as shown
below.
2 Connect the EIDE/IDE connector of your disk drive to the
interface connector inside the enclosure cover.
Interface Connector
Disk Drive Connector
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3 Slide the disk drive into the enclosure, then use the screws you
removed in Step 1 on page 7 to secure the enclosure cover, as
shown below.
Installing the Device Driver–Windows 98SE Only
Note: Windows XP/2000/Me and Macintosh users—No driver
installation is required. Your Adaptec ACS-120 USB Enclosure
works with the drivers built into your operating system.
Before you begin, ensure you have the most recent operating
system updates installed on your computer. Refer to the Microsoft
Web site at www.microsoft.com to download updates.
To install the device driver:
1 Power on your computer, if you have not already done so.
2 Insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive.
3 From the Windows Start menu, click Run, then click Browse.
4 Browse to the CD-ROM drive, then double-click Setup.exe to
begin the driver installation.
5 Follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.
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Connecting and Powering On
Note: Windows 98SE users only—You must install the device
drivers before connecting and powering on the enclosure.
Plug the mini-connector of the included USB Y-cable (shown on
page 5) into the USB port on the enclosure, then plug the main
connector into an available USB 2.0 port on your computer.
When your computer is powered on, the enclosure is also powered
on. See Getting Enough Power on page 9 for more information.
You have successfully installed and connected your Adaptec
ACS-120 enclosure.
Getting Enough Power
The Adaptec ACS-120 USB Enclosure is bus-powered. However, if
you connect the enclosure to an adapter (such as a CardBus) that is
not able to supply adequate power, you may see one of these
messages:
USB Power Surge (Windows XP)
The hub doesn’t have enough power available... (Windows 2000)
USB power exceeded (Windows Me and Windows 98SE)
If one of these messages appears, provide more power to the
enclosure:
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First, try connecting the secondary connector on the Y-cable to
your computer. For instructions, see page 10.
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If the problem persists, connect an external power supply (not
included) to the enclosure. For instructions, see page 10.
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Connecting the USB Y-Cable to a Second USB 2.0 Port
If you have another available USB port on your computer (does not
have to be a USB 2.0 port), plug in the Y-cable’s secondary
connector. The secondary USB connector provides additional
power to the enclosure.
Plug main connector into USB 2.0
port for data and power connection
Plug into the enclosure
Plug secondary connector
into any other USB port
for additional power
Connecting an External Power Supply
If the USB Y-cable does not supply enough power, try connecting
an external power supply (not included) to the power port on the
enclosure.
The external power supply must meet these requirements:
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Rated at 5 Volts
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Capable of 1–1.5 Amps (depending on disk drive power
consumption)
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Connector size:
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3.5 mm outside (-) diameter
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1.35 mm inside (+) diameter
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10 mm length
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Next Steps
If you have installed a new disk drive in your enclosure, you must
prepare it for use by initializing and formatting it, so that your
computer can recognize and communicate with it.
!
Caution: If you’ve used the disk drive previously and want to
preserve the data on it, do not initialize and format the disk
drive or you’ll erase all the data on it. Refer to your operating
system documentation for more information.
The process of initializing and formatting a new disk drive differs
by operating system. Refer to your operating system
documentation for instructions on completing these tasks.
Note: For technical assistance with the initialization and
formatting process, please contact Microsoft (Windows users)
or Apple (Macintosh users).
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Disconnecting Your USB Enclosure
Although the enclosure supports hot-plugging and hotunplugging, Adaptec recommends that you follow these
instructions to gracefully disconnect your enclosure from your
computer.
Windows
To disconnect the enclosure:
1 Ensure that all activity is stopped (no files are being transferred
to or from the computer).
2 Click the icon1 shown at right, located on your system
tray in the bottom right corner of your screen. (Windows
98SE users must right-click on this icon.)
3 Click USB Mass Storage Device2, then click Stop.
A message appears telling you that the device has been
stopped.
4 Click OK.
It is now safe to disconnect your USB Enclosure.
Macintosh
Ensure that all activity is stopped (no files are being transferred to
or from the computer). To disconnect the enclosure, click on the
icon for the disk drive and drag it into the trash can.
It is now safe to disconnect your USB Enclosure.
1
Depending on your operating system, the wizard may be called the Safely
Remove Hardware wizard, Unplug or Eject Hardware wizard, or the USB
Monitor wizard.
2 Depending on your operating system, this option may be Stop USB Mass
Storage Device or USB Disk instead.
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Troubleshooting
If you have problems installing or using your Adaptec ACS-120
USB Enclosure, work through this list of suggestions:
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Ensure that the disk drive has been properly installed.
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Try connecting the enclosure to your computer through a
different USB port.
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Try connecting the enclosure to your computer using a different
USB cable.
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Try plugging the USB Y-cable’s secondary connector (shown on
page 5) into any USB port on your computer, as described on
page 10. (You may want to do this even if the LED indicator on
the enclosure is green and even though you may not receive an
error message from the operating system.)
If the problem persists, try connecting an external power
supply, as described on page 10.
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If you are using Windows with a file system other than NTFS,
and the file system of the disk drive installed in the Adaptec
ACS-120 is NTSF, Windows may not recognize or be able to
read from or write to the disk drive.
See the Table below for compatibility information:
Operating System
File System
ACS-120 Disk Drive
File System
FAT16
FAT16
OK
FAT32 or NTFS
No
FAT32
NTFS
Compatibility
FAT16 or FAT32
OK
NTFS
No
FAT16 or FAT32 or NTFS
Yes
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Windows 98SE users—If you connected and powered on your
USB Enclosure before you installed the device drivers:
a On your desktop, right-click My Computer, select
Properties, then click the Device Manager tab.
b Expand the categories to find your USB device, which will
appear with a yellow exclamation mark beside it. Select the
enclosure, then click the Remove button at the bottom of the
window.
c Disconnect the USB Y-cable.
d Complete the driver installation, following the instructions
on page 8.
e Reconnect the USB Y-cable.
For technical assistance initiating and formatting your disk drive,
please contact Microsoft (Windows users) or Apple (Macintosh
users).
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©2005 Adaptec, Inc.
All rights reserved. Adaptec and the Adaptec logo
are trademarks of Adaptec, Inc. which may be
registered in some jurisdictions.
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