Thunderbolt 2™ 4-Bay 3.5” SATA Hard Drive Enclosure with RAID

Thunderbolt 2™ 4-Bay 3.5” SATA Hard Drive Enclosure with RAID
Thunderbolt 2™ 4-Bay 3.5” SATA Hard Drive
Enclosure with RAID
S354SMTB2R
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Manual Revision: 08/31/2016
FCC Compliance Statement
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 instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television 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 the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help
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.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by StarTech.com could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
Industry Canada Statement
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe [B] est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3(B)
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Instruction Manual
Table of Contents
Introduction.............................................................................................1
Packaging Contents.................................................................................................................................. 1
Recommended System Requirements............................................................................................... 1
Product Diagram.....................................................................................2
Front View..................................................................................................................................................... 2
Rear View....................................................................................................................................................... 2
Getting Started........................................................................................3
Step 1. Installing your hard drives........................................................................................................ 3
Step 2. Connect the Thunderbolt Enclosure to your computer system................................. 6
Step 3. Your Thunderbolt Enclosure is now ready to use!........................................................... 7
Step 4 Install the RAID management software for hardware RAID configuration............. 8
Software Installation.............................................................................9
Mac OSX........................................................................................................................................................ 9
Windows 8/8.1, 7, Vista (32/64 bit)....................................................................................................... 10
Software Operation................................................................................12
Create a RAID Array................................................................................................................................... 12
Create a HyperDuo Array........................................................................................................................ 15
Managing Your Array................................................................................................................................ 17
Technical Support...................................................................................22
Warranty Information.............................................................................22
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Introduction
Packaging Contents
• 1 x Thunderbolt 4-bay 3.5 in. hard drive RAID enclosure
• 1 x 2m Thunderbolt cable
• 3 x Allen keys
• 1 x universal power adapter (NA/JP, EU, UK, ANZ)
• 1 x instruction manual
Recommended System Requirements
• 1XComputer system with:
Available Thunderbolt port
Apple® Mac® OSX
Microsoft® Windows 8/8.1, Server 2008 R2 (32/64-bit)
• 4X3.5” SATA Hard Drives
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Product Diagram
Front View
1. Drive Door
2. Drive LEDs
3. Faceplate screws
1
2
3
Rear View
1. Built-in drive fan
2. Power switch
1
3. Power adapter port
4. Thunderbolt ports
2
4
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3
Getting Started
Step 1. Installing your hard drives.
WARNING:
Hard drives and storage enclosures require careful handling, especially when being
transported. If you are not careful with your hard disk, lost data may result. Always
handle your hard drive and storage device with caution. Be sure that you are properly
grounded by wearing an anti-static strap when handling computer components or
discharge yourself of any static electricity build-up by touching a large grounded metal
surface (such as the computer case) for several seconds.
1. Using the included Allen key, remove the four screws from the front faceplate of the
Hard Drive Enclosure.
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2. Grasp the drive door and gently pull it outward to reveal the drive bays.
3. On each of your four 3.5in hard drives, place HDD mounting brackets from each of your HDD mounting kits on either side of the drives, aligning the pegs with the hard drive mounting holes. Then with your hard drive labels facing upward, slide each of your four 3.5in hard drives into an available drive bay with the SATA connector facing inward, using the HDD bracket to align the slot.
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4. Place the drive door back over the drive bays so that the four screw holes are lined up.
5. Using the included Allen key, drive each of the four screws back into the enclousre
through the front place plate.
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Step 2. Connect the Thunderbolt Enclosure
to your computer system.
1. Connect the included Thunderbolt cable from one of the Thunderbolt ports on the
back of the enclosure, to an available Thunderbolt port on your computer system.
Notes:
• Either Thunderbolt port may be used to connect the enclosure to the host
computer system. The remaining Thunderbolt port may be used to daisy chain
to an additional device such as another enclosure, or Display.
• If daising chaining Thunderbolt 1 devices, please ensure the Thunderbolt Hard
Drive Enclosure is the first down stream device, as Thunderbolt 2 performance
will be throttled by a Thunderbolt 1 device.
2. Connect your power adapter from the power adapter port on the back of the enclosure into an available power outlet.
3. Turn on the enclosure, by placing the power switch in the “ON” postion .
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Step 3. Your Thunderbolt Enclosure is now ready to use!
The hard drives installed in your Thunderbolt Enclosure will now appear in in your
computer systems just as if they were installed internally.
Notes:
The Thunderbolt Enclosure supports Hardware RAID. By default the Thunderbolt
enclosure is configured for JBOD RAID operation.
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Step 4 (Optional). Install the RAID management
software (Marvell Storage Utility or MSU) on
your computer to configure Your Thunderbolt
Enclosure for Hardware RAID operation.
Note: The Thunderbolt enclosure also supports software RAID configured within
the Windows and Mac OSX operating systems.
Supported Hardware RAID modes:
JBOD
In JBOD, no RAID configuration is set and all drives appear as individual disks.
RAID1
In RAID1 two drives appear as an individual disk and data is written identically to both. This level protects your data from individual drive failure as a backup of all data is written instantly.
RAID0
In RAID0 two drives appear together as a larger individual disk the size of both drives combined. This level can improve your performance as read and write operations are performed in parallel on separate disks.
RAID 1+0
In RAID 1+0 two drives appear together as a larger individual disk the size of both drives combined, with the added benefit of improved performance. However, the data is then backed up to the remaining two drives for added security.
Hyper Duo
The HyperDuo can quickly access data from a Solid-State Drive (SSD), while safely storing all remaining data on SATA Hard Drives (HDD) with larger capacities, allowing for SSD performances at HDD capacity levels.
For complete Software installation and operating instructions, please download
the full product manual from: StarTech.com/Support.
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Technical Support
StarTech.com’s lifetime technical support is an integral part of our commitment to
provide industry-leading solutions. If you ever need help with your product, visit
www.startech.com/support and access our comprehensive selection of online tools,
documentation, and downloads.
For the latest drivers/software, please visit www.startech.com/downloads
Warranty Information
This product is backed by a two year warranty.
In addition, StarTech.com warrants its products against defects in materials
and workmanship for the periods noted, following the initial date of purchase.
During this period, the products may be returned for repair, or replacement with
equivalent products at our discretion. The warranty covers parts and labor costs only.
StarTech.com does not warrant its products from defects or damages arising from
misuse, abuse, alteration, or normal wear and tear.
Limitation of Liability
In no event shall the liability of StarTech.com Ltd. and StarTech.com USA LLP (or their
officers, directors, employees or agents) for any damages (whether direct or indirect,
special, punitive, incidental, consequential, or otherwise), loss of profits, loss of business,
or any pecuniary loss, arising out of or related to the use of the product exceed the
actual price paid for the product. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation
of incidental or consequential damages. If such laws apply, the limitations or exclusions
contained in this statement may not apply to you.
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