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Pegasus R4/R6 Installation Guide for Windows
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WARNING
Use the power cord included with the Pegasus R4 or Pegasus R6.
WARNING
DO NOT disconnect the Thunderbolt cable until you have
completed the procedure to safely remove it. See “Safely Remove
R4/R6 from Windows” on page 23 for details.
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Contents
About this guide 1
System requirements for Windows 1
Summary of the setup procedure
Packing List
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Hardware 3
Installation
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Step 1: Download software and driver
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Step 2: Connect the R4/R6 to your Windows computer
Step 3: Power On Pegasus R4/R6 7
Step 4: Install Driver
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Step 5: Install Software 11
Step 5: Format Pegasus R4/R6 with WebPAM PRO 14
Format Pegasus R4/R6 with Windows 7
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Format Pegasus R4/R6 with Windows 8
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Safely Remove R4/R6 from Windows 23
Safely Remove Pegasus R4/R6 on Windows 7
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Safely Remove Pegasus R4/R6 on Windows 8
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Shutdown the Pegasus R4/R6 25
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About this guide
The Pegasus R4/R6 Installation Guide for Windows is intended to guide the user through the
installation procedures to connect the device to a Windows computer, install the necessary
driver and software and begin using the device. For more complete information about the
device specifications,details of the system hardware and advanced administration features,
please read the User Manual.
System requirements for Windows
The Pegasus R4/R6 hardware driver for Windows can be used on computers equipped with
a Thunderbolt™ port running any edition of Windows 7 or Windows 8. The software, WebPAM
PRO (web-based PROMISE Array Manager Professional), is also compatible with all Windows
7 and Windows 8 versions. WebPAM PRO is used for administration and management of the
Pegasus R4/R6.
Summary of the setup procedure
The setup process for Windows is summarized below.
1.
Go to the Promise website and download the driver and software used for the Pegasus.
2.
Connect the Pegasus R4/R6 to your Windows computer with a Thunderbolt cable.
3.
Connect the power cord and power on the Pegasus R4/R6.
4.
Install the PROMISE RAID Controller driver from the downloaded files.
5.
Install WebPAM PRO from the downloaded files.
6.
Launch WebPAM PRO and format the Pegasus R4/R6.
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Packing List
Check the shipping package to make sure you have the following items:
• Pegasus R4 or Pegasus R6
• Quick Start Guide
• Hard disk drives (four in R4, six in R6)
• Power cord
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WARNING
The fan contains hazardous moving parts. Keep fingers and other body
parts away.
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Hardware
This section provides a brief introduction to the hardware of the Pegasus R4 and R6. The
R6 is taller since it has two more hard disk carriers. For the purpose of installation they are
nearly identical.
Pegasus R4 front view. The R6 is similar
Power
Button / LED
Drive Carrier
Thunderbolt
Link LEDs
Drive Power /
Status LED
Drive
Activity LED
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Pegasus R4 back view. The R6 is similar
Thunderbolt Ports
Power
Connection
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Installation
Follow the installation steps to setup and begin using the Pegasus R4 or Pegasus R6.
Step 1: Download software and driver
Follow these instructions to download the software and driver installation files for Windows
from the PROMISE website.
1.
Go to the PROMISE website (www.promise.com) and click on Support in the banner at the top
of the web page, scroll down to Download Center.
2.
In the Download Center page, scroll to find the Pegasus RAID Storage with Thunderbolt in
the pull-down menu on the left side on the bottom of the menu. Then, in the pull-down menu
on the right side, find Pegasus R4 or Pegasus R6 (the driver and software are the same for
both models)
3.
Under Download search results, the download links will be reveled below, click on the
download links for Pegasus R4/R6 driver for Windows and WebPAM PRO for Windows.
Download both files in separate downloads.
4.
Place the files on your Windows system where they will be easy to locate and install them from
that location as instructed in steps 4 and 5.
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Step 2: Connect the R4/R6 to your Windows computer
Insert one end of a Thunderbolt cable into the Thunderbolt port on the R4/R6 and connect
the other end of the cable to a Thunderbolt port on your computer. Make sure the cable
connector is oriented correctly to the port on both the R4/R6 and the computer. It should fit
easily in place when correctly positioned.
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Step 3: Power On Pegasus R4/R6
Follow these steps to connect the power cord and power on the Pegasus R4/R6.
1.
Attach the power cord on the back of the Pegasus R4/R6 unit. (See page 4 to see
an illustration of the back of device)
2.
Plug the other end into a power source.
3.
Press the Power Button. (See illustration of front of device below).
You will observes the that the Power Button LED turns orange.
It takes about 30 seconds to boot the Pegasus R4/R6 unit. When fully booted:
• The Power Button LED turns blue.
• The drive carrier Power / Status LEDs turn blue.
Pegasus R4/R6 boot up LED behavior
Power
Button / LED
Drive Power /
Status LED
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Step 4: Install Driver
Locate the driver file you downloaded in Step 1 and follow the instructions in the InstallShield
Wizard to install the PROMISE RAID Controller driver. It will be necessary to restart the
computer after to complete the installation.
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1.
Double-click on the zipped file for installing the driver, the file name begins with
“PegasusRAID_WinDrv_Installer” followed by the version number.
The InstallShield Wizard appears. Click Next to begin the installation.
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2.
The License Agreement appears. Click to select the “I accept the terms of the license
agreement” option if you accept, and click on Next to continue.
3.
You are informed that the driver has been installed successfully. Click on Finish to
continue.
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4.
A message prompt appears informing you that a system restart is necessary, the “Yes, I
want to restart my computer now” option is selected by default. Click OK to restart now,
otherwise choose the “No, ...” option and restart later. The R4/R6 cannot be used until
you reboot the computer.
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WARNING
DO NOT disconnect the Thunderbolt cable while Windows is
running. To safely disconnect the Thunderbolt cable while the
computer is running, please read “Safely Remove R4/R6 from
Windows” on page 23.
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Step 5: Install Software
Follow the instructions in this section to complete the installation of the R4/R6 on your
Windows computer. You need to install WebPAM PRO software used for device management
and administration.
Locate the Installation program file downloaded previously in Step 1 and follow the instructions
in the InstallShield menu to install WebPAM PRO.
1.
Double-click on the zipped file for installing WebPAM PRO, the file name begins with
“PegasusRAID_WebPAM_PRO” followed by the version number.
The InstallShield Wizard for WebPAM PRO appears. Click on Next to begin
installation.
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2.
The License Agreement appears. Click to select the “I accept the terms of the license
agreement” option if you accept, and click on Next to continue.
3.
Choose where to put the software on your computer. Click Browse to choose a specific
location, or click Next to accept the default destination. Click Next to continue.
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4.
The program is ready to be installed in the chosen location. Click Install to begin.
5.
Installation of WebPAM PRO is completed. Click Finish to close the InstallShield
Wizard.
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Step 5: Format Pegasus R4/R6 with WebPAM PRO
Now you are ready to format the Pegasus R4/R6 with a the NTFS file system for use as a
direct attached storage system with your Windows computer. Use WebPAM PRO to format
the RAID array and perform other administrative functions including changing the type of
RAID. For information on the other tasks and functions of WebPAM PRO, please read the
user manual. For the purpose of this installation guide, only the basic setup using the default
PROMISE Hardware RAID 5 array is described. This type of RAID provides the best balance
of performance and data safety. For more information on other RAID types, please read the
user manual
DO NOT use the Windows Disk Manager to change the RAID on the Pegasus R4/R6. Any
changes to the RAID array must be done using WebPAM PRO.
Follow the instructions below for the Windows OS you are running:
• Windows 7 users, see “Format Pegasus R4/R6 with Windows 7” on page 15.
• Windows 8 users, see “Format Pegasus R4/R6 with Windows 8” on page 19
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Format Pegasus R4/R6 with Windows 7
Windows 7 users follow the steps listed below to launch Web PAM PRO and format the
RAID:
1.
To launch WebPAM PRO from the Windows desktop, double-click on the WebPAM
PRO icon located your Program Files folder. The path is Program Files > Promise >
WebPAM PRO > WebPAM PRO.
2.
The login page appears. The User Name and Password used for logging in is the
same as the Windows OS user login user name and password. Type your Windows
User Name and Windows Password and click the Login button.
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3.
After logging in, the WebPAM PRO Dashboard menu appears. Use this menu later to
view a summary of the device status. First you need to format the file system for the
Pegasus R4/R6.
4.
Click on the Storage menu tab near the top of the menu. Then click on the Logical
Drive menu button to view the Logical Drive menu. Notice in the middle of the menu a
description of the RAID array that is already setup. The default setup is a RAID 5 using
all the hard disks. If you want to change this, please see the user manual. Otherwise,
to begin using the Pegasus R4/R6 right away, click on the Format button to begin the
formatting procedure.
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5.
The formatting options appear in a new menu. You can type in a different name for the
Volume or leave the default PromiseRAID. Most users should use the Partition Type
set to the default GPTFormat. The other Partition Type option, MBRFormat (master
boot record) does not support Logical Drives greater than 2 TB. The Format Type is set
to NTFS, the standard Windows file system. Click Format to start formatting the array.
6.
In order to safeguard against unintended changes to the RAID setup or file system, the
Pegasus R4/R6 requires that you confirm your decision to begin formatting the drives.
To continue formatting, type confirm in the space provided and click on the Confirm
button.
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7.
When the array is finished formatting, Windows will alert you that a New Volume has
been installed. You can see the New Volume in Windows Disk Manager. Your Pegasus
R4/R6 is now ready for use.
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Format Pegasus R4/R6 with Windows 8
Windows 8 users, follow the steps listed below to launch Web PAM PRO and format the
RAID:
1.
Locate WebPAM PRO and launch it. You can either do a Search of your Apps to find
the software shortcut, or find it the Program Files folder, use the path Program Files >
Promise > WebPAM PRO > WebPAM PRO.
Search Apps for shortcut
Locate in Program Files folder
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2.
The login page appears. The User Name and Password used for logging in is the
same as the Windows OS user login user name and password. Type your Windows
User Name and Windows Password and click the Login button.
3.
After logging in, the WebPAM PRO Dashboard menu appears. Use this menu later to
view a summary of the device status. First you need to format the file system for the
Pegasus R4/R6.
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4.
Click on the Storage menu tab near the top of the menu. Then click on the Logical
Drive menu button to view the Logical Drive menu. Notice in the middle of the menu a
description of the RAID array that is already setup. The default setup is a RAID 5 using
all the hard disks. If you want to change this, please see the user manual. Otherwise,
to begin using the Pegasus R4/R6 right away, click on the Format button to begin the
formatting procedure.
5.
The formatting options appear in a new menu. You can type in a different name for the
Volume or leave the default PromiseRAID. Most users should use the Partition Type
set to the default GPTFormat. The other Partition Type option, MBRFormat (master
boot record) does not support Logical Drives greater than 2 TB. The Format Type is set
to NTFS, the standard Windows file system. Click Format to start formatting the array.
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6.
In order to safeguard against unintended changes to the RAID setup or file system, the
Pegasus R4/R6 requires that you confirm your decision to begin formatting the drives.
To continue formatting, type confirm in the space provided and click on the Confirm
button.
7.
When the array is finished formatting, Windows will alert you that a New Volume has
been installed. You can see the New Volume in Windows Disk Manager. Your Pegasus
R4/R6 is now ready for use.
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Safely Remove R4/R6 from Windows
To disconnect the R4/R6 drive from your Windows computer while the computer is running,
it is necessary to perform a simple procedure to safely disconnect the storage volume from
Windows. If you remove the Thunderbolt cable while the operating system is running, data on
the R4/R6 might be damaged.
If the computer has been shutdown, it is safe to disconnect the Thunderbolt cable.
Alternatively, you can shutdown the Pegasus R4/R6. See “Shutdown the Pegasus R4/R6”
on page 25.
Safely Remove Pegasus R4/R6 on Windows 7
To disconnect the Pegasus R4/R6 from a Windows 7 computer:
1. Click on the attached drives icon in the System Tray to reveal the eject options and
choose the Eject Promise Pegasus option.
2.
Wait for the message to appear telling you it is safe to remove the Pegasus R4/R6. You
can now safely power off the system or disconnect the Thunderbolt cable.
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Safely Remove Pegasus R4/R6 on Windows 8
To disconnect the Pegasus R4/R6 from a Windows 8 computer:
1. Click on the attached drives icon in the System Tray to reveal the eject options and
choose the Eject Promise Pegasus option.
2.
Wait for the message to appear telling you it is safe to remove the Pegasus R4/R6. You
can now safely power off the system or disconnect the Thunderbolt cable.
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Shutdown the Pegasus R4/R6
To shutdown the Pegasus R4/R6 on either Windows 7 or Windows 8:
1.
Open WebPAM PRO and click on the Admin menu tab. In the Subsystem Information
menu, click on the Shutdown/Restart button.
2.
Click on the Shutdown button.
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3.
To prevent accidental shutdown, you must confirm that you want to shutdown the
system. Type confirm in the space provided and click on the Confirm button.
4.
A message appears informing you that the shutdown process will take a few minutes.
If you want to move the device, wait until the system is completely powered off before
disconnecting the power cord.
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