FANTEC MR
FANTEC
MR-35DUS2
USER MANUAL
MENU
MENU ............................................................................................................................ 1
1. Product Introduction .............................................................................................................. 2
2. Operation ............................................................................................................................... 3
2.1 USB Interface ........................................................................................................................ 6
2.1.1 JBOD MODE ...................................................................................................................... 6
2.1.2 BIG MODE .......................................................................................................................... 7
2.1.3 RAID0/FAST MODE ........................................................................................................... 8
2.1.4 RAID1/SAFE MODE ........................................................................................................... 9
2.1.5 Partitioning Volumes ......................................................................................................... 10
2.2 eSATA interface ................................................................................................................... 14
3. NOTE .................................................................................................................................... 14
4. Features ...............................................................................................................................
4.1 High speed external storage solution,USB2.0 480Mb/s, eSATA 3.0Gb/s ...........................
4.2 Serial ATA HDD ...................................................................................................................
4.3. Four Working Modei ...........................................................................................................
4.4 Support system Windows 2000/XP/VISTA & Mac os 9.0 or above version ....................
4.4.1 System Expansion for Windows .......................................................................................
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5.Package contents ..................................................................................................................... 19
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1. Product Introduction
SATA HDD× 2 TO USB 2.0/ eSATA 3.0G interface.
Front
Back
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2. Operation
The Hard Disk Installation:Sway from side to side the lock
, and pull the
doorknob to insert 1 or 2 hard disk.Close the doorknob and the installation will be
completed (The step will be represented in terms of following graphs)
Note:Sway from side to side the lock at the instructed point , which you could
open the doorknob to install/ unload the hard disk. In Contrast, when you sway from
side to side the lock at the instructed point
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, then you may not open it.
The result of extending the hard disk partition/volume is illustrated below.
Before extend:
Connect to the computer host through USB or eSATA, and turn on the power
(Instruction will be presented in the following graph). Please do not connect USB
and eSATA at the same time!
2. At a command prompt, type diskpart.
Note: Before the hard drive partition/volume has been extended the “152.67GB
Unallocated” was not accessible for data usage. After using the disk part utility to
extend the hard drive partition/volume capacity, the Windows host side matches
the virtual hard drive partition/volume created in the SteelVine Manager
AC 90V-240V
USB
E-SATA
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User manual
AC Cable
USB Cable
eSATA Cable
eSATA Port to PC host
USB Port to PC host
to AC90-240V
Turn the switch to RAID0, LED will keep bright and the host will be entering the
RAID0 active status.
Turn the switch to RAID1, RAID1 LED keep bright, and the host will be entering
the RAID1 active status.
Turn the switch to JBOD, JBOD LED keep bright, and the host will be entering the
JBOD active status.
Turn the switch to BIG, BIG LED will keep bright, the host will be entering the BIG
active status.
Hard disk LED " "/" " sends blue light and has long-lasting bright light, which
indicates the hard disk connection is correct.
Hard disk LED " "/" " sends the pink light and does not stop glittering, which
indicates the hard disk performing wrong material transmission.
Hard disk LED " "/" " sends red light and does not stop glittering, which
indicates the hard disk connection error.
If you select the USB port connection to a computer host, USB LED will keep
glittering during the material transmission.
If you select the eSATA port connection to a computer, eSATA LED will keep
glittering during the material transmission.
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LED condition:
switch on power and insert two HD in terms of different working pattern
PATTERN
RAID0
RAID1
JBOD
BIG
HDD carries on the self-checking
Material transmission
HDD1 and HDD2 LED glitter in turn
with blue& red lights. Self- checking
completes when LED sends blue
light
Under the material transmission: The
HDD1 and the HDD2 LED glitter with
purple light. The material transmission
completes when LED sends the blue
light
HDD1 and HDD2 LED glitter in turn
with blue& red lights. Self- checking
completes when LED sends blue
light
Under the material transmission: The
HDD1 and the HDD2 LED glitter with
purple light. The material transmission
completes when LED sends the blue
light
HDD1 and HDD2 LED glitter in turn
with blue& red lights. Self- checking
completes when LED sends blue
light
Under the material transmission
condition: LED glitters with purple light
while operating different HDD. The
material transmission completes when
LED sends blue light
HDD1 and HDD2 LED glitter in turn
with blue& red lights. Self- checking
completes when LED sends blue
light
Under the material transmission: The
HDD1 and the HDD2 LED glitter with
purple light. The material transmission
completes when LED sends the blue
light
perform similar volume management activities, but those products are very
sophisticated and are not included in this manual.
Procedure
Before you can use DiskPart.exe commands on a hard drive disk
partition/volume, you must first list and then select the partition/volume to extend
their capacity to match the virtual hard drives created in the SteelVine Manager
GUI.
1. Open a command prompt window by clicking Start --Run, then entering "cmd"
2. At a command prompt, type “diskpart”.
Switch on power then insertion HD or two HD have a damage in the situation
under the different working pattern the LED condition (HDD1 normal, HDD2 is
unusual, otherwise also establishes)
3. Type” list volume” to display the existing volumes on the computer.
PATTERN
HDD carries on the self-checking
Material transmission
RAID0
HDD1 and the HDD2 LED glitter in
turn with blue & red lights. Selfchecking completes when the
HDD1 LED sends blue light, and
the HDD2 LED continues glittering
in turn with blue& red lights.
Under the material transmission condition: The
HDD1 LED glitters with purple light, and the
HDD2 LED glitters in turn with blue & red lights.
The material transmission completes when
HDD1 LED sends blue light and the HDD2 LED
continue glittering in turn with blue & red lights.
RAID1
HDD1 and the HDD2 LED glitter in
turn with blue & red lights. Selfchecking completes when the
HDD1 LED sends blue light, and
the HDD2 LED continues glittering
in turn with blue& red lights.
Under the material transmission condition: The
HDD1 LED glitters with purple light, and the
HDD2 LED glitters in turn with blue & red lights.
The material transmission completes when
HDD1 LED sends blue light and the HDD2 LED
continue glittering in turn with blue & red lights.
HDD1 and the HDD2 LED glitter in
turn with blue & red lights. Selfchecking completes when the
HDD1 LED sends blue light, and
the HDD2 LED continues glittering
in turn with blue& red lights.
Under the material transmission condition: The
HDD1 LED glitters with purple light, and the
HDD2 LED glitters in turn with blue & red lights.
The material transmission completes when
HDD1 LED sends blue light and the HDD2 LED
continue glittering in turn with blue & red lights.
HDD1 and the HDD2 LED glitter in
turn with blue & red lights. Selfchecking completes when the
HDD1 LED sends blue light, and
the HDD2 LED continues glittering
in turn with blue& red lights.
Under the material transmission condition: The
HDD1 LED glitters with purple light, and the
HDD2 LED glitters in turn with blue & red lights.
The material transmission completes when
HDD1 LED sends blue light and the HDD2 LED
continue glittering in turn with blue & red lights.
JBOD
BIG
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4. Type select volume <volume_number> where “<volume_number>” is number
of the volume that you want to extend. In this case that will be “2”.
5. Type “extend”
6. Type “exit” to quit Diskpart.exe
The volume size will be updated to reflect the expanded physical storage capacity
while maintaining all of the existing data that is stored on the volume.
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SAFE(RAID1)
The SAFE storage policy stores all data in duplicate on separate drives to protect
against data loss due to drive failure. One drive mirrors the other at all times,
equivalent to RAID 1. Every write operation goes to both drives. SAFE provides
the highest level of data protection for critical data that you cannot afford to lose if
a hard drive fails, but halves the amount of storage capacity because all data
must be stored twice. The resulting storage capacity of the virtual SAFE volume
will be equivalent to the size of one hard drive (if both drives are the same) or the
smaller of the two drives (if they are different).
If one drive fails, the SAFE volume is still usable, but it is in a vulnerable state
because its mirrored hard drive is inaccessible. When the offline drive comes
back online, the appliance begins a rebuild process immediately to restore data
redundancy. A message box appears in the GUI to notify you that a rebuild is in
progress.
Although the volume remains available during the rebuild process, the volume is
susceptible to data loss through damage to the remaining drive until redundancy
is restored at the end of the rebuild and verification process. Host access takes
precedence over the rebuild process. If you continue to use the SAFE volume
during the rebuild, the rebuild process will take a longer time to complete, and the
host data transfer performance will also be affected.
Attention:
1. If you use two HDD simultaneously and discover that the LED1 or LED2
glittering with blue & red lights in turn for a long time. Please check and see if the
HDD has installed correctly.
2. If you simultaneously use two HDD, and the HDD damaged under RAID0,
JBOD, and BIG pattern, the data on the HDD will lose. Under the RAID1 pattern,
you may consider to take out the damaged HDD and replace formatted HDD
instead. The 5744 software “ REBUILDING” function will start recovering and the
data will be recovered.
2.1 USB Interface
2.1.1 JBOD MODE
The two drives were connected to the products HDD1 and HDD2 Connector.
USB&Power Cable were connected;
Opening the power switch, pulling MODE switch to JBOD and press RESET
switch, after a few seconds, the computer will automatically capture USB devices
and increased 2 drives(If not drive there, then the hard disk drive management
will re-zoning which format),At the moment you can Operate the disk. Re-zoning
which drives formatted as follows(All information will be eliminated when Format
hard drives).
Click “ My Computer ”, right-clicking pop-up menu, click Options “ manage ”, popup computer management plan was pop-up as follow:
4.4 Support system Windows 2000/XP/VISTA & Mac os 9.0 or above version
4.4.1 System Expansion for Windows
Overview
This appendix describes the procedures needed with Microsoft Windows for
expanding file systems that have been created on volumes that have increased in
size, while preserving all of your existing data. After you have added more hard
disk drives to increase the storage capacity of a BIG volume, you must use the
supplemental procedure described below to allow the expanded capacity to be
recognized by the Windows file system.
A command-line utility named "Disk part. exe" ("Disk Partition") enables you to
manage hard disk partitions and volumes. This utility is included as part of
Windows XP Professional Edition, Windows 2003 Server and Windows Vista. For
Windows 2000 or Windows XP Home Edition, you must download the "disk part"
utility from Microsoft's website.
Additional third-party products (such as Norton Partition Magic) are available to
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Click “ Disks Management ” plan:
Right pop-up The additional disks (H :) and the additional disks (I :)' menus,
choose “ Delete disk segmentation ”.
Click “ Segmentation additional disks ”, followed by a clew to operate
2.1.2 BIG MODE
The two drives were connected to the products HDD1 and HDD2 Connector.
USB&Power Cable were connected;
Opening the power switch, pulling MODE switch to BIG and press RESET switch,
after a few seconds, the computer will automatically capture USB devices.
Click “ My Computer ”, right-clicking pop-up menu, click Options “ manage ”, popup computer management plan was pop-up as follow:
It is also possible to create a BIG volume using only a single hard disk drive
connected to Port 0, and then increase the storage capacity of the volume later by
adding another hard disk drive to Port 1 and pressing the Mode Change pushbutton. The new disk blocks of Port 1 will be concatenated to the end of the disk
blocks of Port 0, and any data that is stored on the existing BIG volume will be
preserved. However, it is not possible to expand an existing BIG volume by
adding another hard disk drive to Port 0 and still preserve any existing data on
that volume.
JBOD
The JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks) storage policy enables each hard drive to be
seen separately as one drive. When using a SATA host controller, JBOD should
only be used if the SATA host controller provides Port Multiplier (PM) support. If a
host is not PM-aware, only a single drive is presented (drive 0). No such limitation
if using a USB host connection. JBOD storage policy is available in the SteelVine
Manager for a standalone (non-cascaded) Storage Processor or the top-level
node of a cascaded configuration, but not for subordinate nodes. Even though
you can use the switch to select JBOD mode. In a JBOD configuration, the
SteelVine Storage Reference Design directly exposes each physical drive.
FAST(RAID0)
The FAST storage policy distributes access across all hard disks, also called
striping (equivalent to RAID 0). FAST presents the best data speed but no data
redundancy. FAST storage policy accelerates hard disk operating speed by using
many disks in parallel. Hard drive data segments are written to different disks
simultaneously which increases performance while sacrificing data redundancy.
To implement the FAST storage policy, the SteelVine Storage Processor creates a
single virtual volume that is striped across both hard drives, with a storage
capacity that is equal to the sum of both hard disk drives.
Click “ Disks Management ” plan:
Right pop-up the additional disks ( H :)' menus, choose “ Delete disk
segmentation ”.
Click “ Segmentation additional disks ”, followed by a clew to operate.
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specifications online:
Serial ATA: High Speed Serialized AT Attachment, Revision 1.0a
Serial ATA II: Extensions to Serial ATA 1.0a, Revision 1.1
Serial ATA II: Port Multiplier, Revision 1.1
The Serial ATA web site is http://www.serialata.org/.
USB Features
The FANTEC MR-35DUS2 provides the following Universal Serial Bus (USB)
features:
USB 1.0 and USB 2.0 specification compliance
For detailed information about USB technology, refer to the following
specifications online:
Universal Serial Bus Specification, Revision 1.1
Universal Serial Bus Specification, Revision 2.0
The USB Organization web site is http://www.usb.org/
2.1.3 RAID0/FAST MODE
The two drives were connected to the products HDD1 and HDD2 Connector.
USB&Power Cable were connected;
Opening the power switch, pulling MODE switch to RAID0 and press RESET
switch, after a few seconds, the computer will automatically capture USB devices
and increased 1 drive(If not drive there, then the hard disk drive management will
re-zoning which format),At the moment you can Operate the disk. Re-zoning
which drives formatted as follows(All information will be eliminated when Format
hard drives).
Click “ My Computer ”, right-clicking pop-up menu, click Options “ manage ”, popup computer management plan was pop-up as follow:
4.2 Serial ATA HDD
Populated with two Serial ATA (SATA) hard disk drives (HDDs), each unit can
manage as much as 2,000 gigabytes (i.e., 2 terabytes) of data, depending on the
capacity of the hard disk drives that are installed. By combining multiple units in a
daisy-chained hierarchy structure, you can increase the total storage capacity of
your system.
4.3. Four Working Mode
(BIG,JBOD,RAID0/FAST,RAID1/SAFE)
You can configure the FANTEC MR-35DUS2 to use any of the following Storage
Policies to map the appliance's physical hard drives to virtual drives that are
visible to the host computer. The virtual drives are called volumes in the GUI. The
host operating system treats each volume as if it were a single physical drive.
This virtualization allows you to overcome restrictions that are imposed by
physical hard drives, such as speed, storage capacity or data storage reliability.
BIG
The BIG storage policy concatenates a series of physical hard drives as a single
large volume; resulting in a seamless expansion of virtual volumes beyond the
physical limitations of singularly connected hard drives. SteelVine BIG storage
policy delivers maximum storage space without a single large capacity and costly
hard drive. Hard drive A and B are concatenated into a single virtual volume in the
Figure below with a storage capacity that is equal to the sum of each of the
physical hard drives A and B.
Click “ Disks Management ” plan:
Right pop-up the additional disks ( H :)' menus, choose “ Delete disk
segmentation ”.
Click “ Segmentation additional disks ”, followed by a clew to operate.
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2.1.4 RAID1/SAFE
The two drives were connected to the products HDD1 and HDD2 Connector;
USB&Power Cable were connected;
Opening the power switch, pulling MODE switch to RAID1 and press RESET
switch, after a few seconds, the computer will automatically capture USB devices
and increased 2 drives(If not drive there, then the hard disk drive management
will re-zoning which format),At the moment you can Operate the disk. Re-zoning
which drives formatted as follows(All information will be eliminated when Format
hard drives);
Click “ My Computer ”, right-clicking pop-up menu, click Options “ manage ”, popup computer management plan was pop-up as follow:
5. Select Mac OS Extended (journaled) from the Format drop-down list.
6. Specify the size of the partition in the Size field.
7. Click the Partition button.
8. Click Partition to acknowledge the warning.
Disk Utility mounts the created partition and represents it with an icon on the
desktop. The icon is labeled with the partition name.
2.2 eSATA interface
the methods of operation with the USB interface.
3. NOTE :
1. If this product is in use for the first time or the mode ( BIG, JBOD, RAID0/FAST,
RAID1/SAFE ) is changed, we must initialize and format the HDD before. (All
information will be eliminated when format hard drives)
2. When you need to change different mode (BIG, JBOD, RAID0/FAST,
RAID1/SAFE) you must press the RESET button, so that the enclosure can
distinguish the exact mode.
3. If you require a faster data transfer, RAID0/FAST MODE will be suggested to
use.
4. If you require a higher data security, RAID1/ SAFE MODE will be suggested to
use.
5. If you require a bigger hard disk capacity, BIG MODE will be suggested to use.
Click “ Disks Management” plan :
Right pop-up The additional disks ( H :) and the additional disks (F :)' menus,
choose “ Delete Disk Segmentation ”.
Click “ Segmentation additional disks ”, followed by a clew to operate
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4. Features
4.1 High speed external storage solution, USB2.0 480MB/s, eSATA 3.0Gb/s.
SATA Features
The FANTEC MR-35DUS2 provides the following Serial Advanced Technology
Attachment (SATA) features:
Automatic negotiation between SATA I (1.5Gbps) and SATA II (3.0 Gbps)
Serial ATA 2.5 specification compliance (Gen2m)
Serial ATA Port Multiplier 1.1 specification compliance
For detailed information about SATA technology, refer to the following
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8. Name and format the partition and click Next .
9. Review the file system settings and click Finish to create the logical partition.
Mac OS X
Important: Before reconfiguring a volume, back up your data and drag the old
drive to the trash to un-mount previously defined SteelVine Storage Reference
Design partition. If no hard drives are connected to the Storage Appliance, the
SteelVine Processor disk (8.0 GB Config Disk Media) will appear. Do not remove
or modify that partition. After you configure and partition the new volumes, restore
the backed-up data to the new configuration.
1. Launch Disk Utility from the Application > Utilities folder.
2.1.5 Partitioning Volumes
This section explains how to partition volumes after configuring them in the
SteelVine Manager GUI. You must partition volumes for the host computer's
operating system before you can store data on the volumes. Refer to the
operating system's documentation for further guidance.
Partition a Volume
MS Windows
Important : Before reconfiguring a volume, back up your data and delete
previously defined SteelVine Storage Reference Design partitions. If no hard disk
drives are connected to the SteelVine Storage Processor, the SteelVine
Processor device (the " Not Initialized " disk with no capacity allocated to it) will
appear. Do not initialize or modify that device.
1. Right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop and select Manage from the
pop-up window.
2. Select a configured disk and click the Partition tab. This procedure illustrates
the BIG Storage Policy configuration, which concatenates the capacity of all hard
drives connected to the SteelVine Storage Reference Design.
2. Select Disk Management under Storage to open the Windows Disk Manager.
3. Select 1 Partition from the Volume Scheme drop-down list.
4. Enter a name for the volume in the Name field (such as “My BIG disk”.)
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Every disk should appear with the word “ Basic ”, a size value that shows the
available storage capacity, and a status of “ Online ”. Instead of Basic, a disk could
appear Unknown , Dynamic , or Not Initialized .
If the disk appears as “ Unknown ”, right-click the disk icon and select Write
Signature . A window opens with the selected disk (all Unknown disks may appear
in this window). Make sure the box next to each disk is checked and click OK. The
disk should now be marked as a Basic disk.
If a disk appears as “ Dynamic ”, right-click the disk icon, and select Revert to
Basic Disk . Within a few seconds, the disk should be marked as a Basic disk .
If a disk is marked “ Not Initialized ”, right-click the disk icon and select Initialize
Disk. An additional dialog box appears allowing you to select which disks to
initialize. Uncheck the SteelVine Processor Disk item and click OK . Within a few
seconds, the selected disk(s) should be marked as a Basic disk.
3. Right-click the configured disk's unallocated space and select New Partition .
If the New Partition option is not available, select the disk and initialize it first. To
do this, right-click on the disk item and select " Initialize Disk ".
6. Specify the partition size. By default, the partition occupies the entire volume.
Click Next .
4. Click Next to start the Partition Wizard.
7. Assign a drive letter or mount path and click Next .
5. Select the Primary or Extended option and click Next .
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