PCI-to-SATA RAID
Controller AEC-6896S/6896
User’s Manual
Version 1.0
Copyright © 2003 ACARD Technology Corp.
Release: April 2003
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction ....................................... 5
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
Overview ................................................................
Features .................................................................
Specifications ........................................................
Package..................................................................
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Chapter 2 Hardware Installation........................ 7
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
Quick Installation ..................................................
The Board Layout..................................................
Connection of Cable and Power Cord ................
Compatibility .........................................................
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Chapter 3 BIOS Setup ...................................... 10
3.1 Description of Functions..................................... 11
3.1.1
3.1.2
3.1.3
3.1.4
3.1.5
3.1.6
Set RAID Modes ............................................................. 11
Build Mirror Disk ........................................................... 12
Quick Erase Disk ........................................................... 12
RAID Mode Help ............................................................ 12
Card Information ........................................................... 12
Set Boot Disk ................................................................. 12
3.2 Setting of RAID Mode ......................................... 12
3.2.1
3.2.2
3.2.3
3.2.4
Stripe Mode .................................................................... 13
Mirror Mode .................................................................... 14
Stripe + Mirror Mode ..................................................... 15
JBOD Mode .................................................................... 15
Chapter 4 System & Driver Installation .......... 16
4.1 In Win 2000/XP..................................................... 16
4.1.1 Install the Driver ............................................................ 16
4.1.2 Boot from AEC-6896 ..................................................... 21
4.2 In Win NT .............................................................. 21
4.2.1 Install the Driver ............................................................ 21
4.2.2 Boot from AEC-6896 ..................................................... 22
4.3 In Win 9X/ME........................................................ 22
4.3.1 Install the Driver ............................................................ 22
4.3.2 Boot from AEC-6896 ..................................................... 22
4.4 In Linux ................................................................ 22
Chapter 5 The AEC-68X5 Utility ...................... 25
5.1 Install the Utility .................................................. 25
5.2 Operate the Utility ............................................... 25
5.2.1
5.2.2
5.2.3
5.2.4
5.2.5
5.2.6
5.2.7
File .................................................................................. 26
Action ............................................................................. 26
Option ............................................................................. 26
About .............................................................................. 26
System Info .................................................................... 27
Event Log ....................................................................... 27
Array Management ........................................................ 27
Chapter 6 Troubleshooting .............................. 28
Appendix A About RAID................................... 29
A-1
A-2
A-3
A-4
RAID 0 (Striping) ................................................
RAID 1 (Mirroring) ..............................................
RAID 0+1 (Striping/Mirroring) ...........................
JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks) ..........................
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Appendix B Make An Installation Disk ........... 31
Appendix C ASPITool32 Manager ................... 34
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Chapter 1 Introduction
1.1 Overview
AEC-6896S is a 64-bit, 33MHz PCI-to-SATA RAID controller while AEC-6896 a
66MHz one. They all have 4 Serial ATA channels, and support RAID 0, 1, 0+1,
JBOD and Normal modes. Their high performance and scalability are fit for servers
and workstations.
1.2 Features
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An add-on PCI-to-SATA controller
Data transfer rate up to 266MB/s
Supports up to 4 Serial ATA hard drives
Supports a large hard drive over 137GB
Hardware RAID 0, 1, 0+1, and JBOD
Wide OS support (Windows, Linux, etc.)
1.3 Specifications
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Power requirement ---
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Voltage: 3.3V +/– 2%
5V +/– 2%
Current: 0.5A Max.
Operating temperature: 0oC to 70oC
Storage temperature: –20oC to 85oC
15% to 90%
Width: 17.5cm
Height: 8.1cm
Four 7-pin SATA connectors
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1.4 Package
When you open the package, please examine the following items.
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AEC-6896S or AEC-6896 × 1
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Serial ATA Cable × 4
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User’s Manual
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ACARD Support CD × 1
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Power Cord for Serial ATA hard drive (optional)
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Chapter 2 Hardware Installation
2.1 Quick Installation
From this chapter on we simply take AEC-6896 to explain installation, etc.
(1). Be sure that the system power has been off.
(2). Open the housing of PC.
(3). Insert AEC-6896 into an available PCI slot firmly.
(4). Screw AEC-6896 onto the housing.
(5). Connect AEC-6896 to the Serial hard drive with a Serial ATA cable (and an IDEto-SATA converter if the hard drive is an IDE one).
(6). Screw the housing and power on the system.
NOTICE: If you use a converter, please connect the large 4-pin power
cord to the hard drive, and the small 4-pin one to the converter.
2.2 The Board Layout
The layout of AEC-6896 board is shown as follows.
Figure 2-1
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2.3 Connection of Cable and Power Cord
Connect the Serial ATA cable and the power cord to an IDE hard drive as follows.
(1). Connect AEC-6896 and an IDE-to-SATA converter with the Serial ATA cable.
(2). Connect the converter to the IDE hard drive.
(3). Connect the large 4-pin power cord to the hard drive, and the small 4-pin one to
the converter.
SATA Cable
Figure 2-2
Converter
Y-splitter power cord
However, if your hard drive is a Serial one, please connect it directly as follows.
(1). Connect AEC-6896 and the Serial hard drive with the Serial ATA cable.
(2). Connect the power cord to the hard drive.
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SATA Cable
Power Cord
Figure 2-3
NOTICE: The serial ATA cable is used to transfer data of very high
frequency. It is suggested not to connect and disconnect it too often,
because the connectors are easily damaged.
2.4 Compatibility
AEC-6896 is particularly designed for DMA hard drive, and has been fully tested
with the hard drives available in laboratory. It supports various ATA 66/100/133 hard
drives and SATA ones as listed below.
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Seagate
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IBM
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Maxtor
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Western Digital
For the newest compatibility, please visit http://www.acard.com
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Chapter 3 BIOS Setup
After installing AEC-6896 and booting the system, you will see the following figure
appear immediately behind the figure of motherboard. The figure indicates your
BIOS version, hard drive information, RAID status, etc.
Figure 3-1
NOTICE: If a hard drive or array has been set as boot disk, there will be
a * appearing before its model number or its first disk.
Please press Ctrl + <F1> or <F10> simultaneously to enter BIOS Setup Utility.
Figure 3-2
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3.1 Description of Functions
On BIOS screen use <á>,<â> to change items, press <Enter> to select and confirm, and press <Esc> to cancel or exit (return to previous screen). Meanwhile at the
bottom of the screen, you can see the model numbers of hard drives connected to
the channels, the capacity, the RAID status and class. For example, U5 represents
an Ultra 5 ATA100 hard drive.
3.1.1 Set RAID Modes
In AEC-6896 there are 8 arrays for you to build or change RAID mode on any array.
Move cursor to “Set RAID Mode”, then press <Enter>, and Array 0 to Array 7 will
appear. There are four RAID and one normal (non RAID) modes for selection once
you press <Enter>. Set according to the prompt window. Please refer to 3.2 for the
explanation of each RAID mode. Yet, you are suggested to use the Windows-based
RAID Utility designed for AEC-6896. Its GUI is easy for operation. Please refer to
Chapter 5.
Figure 3-3
NOTICE: You can set a new array from Array 0 to 7. The number is simply
for the system identification. After rebooting, the system will assign the
newly set array a smaller number. It begins with Array 0.
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3.1.2 Build Mirror Disk
When replacing a mirrored hard drive, you can rebuild the hard drive’s data by
“Build Mirror Disk” according to the prompt upon booting. Please see 3.2.2.
NOTICE: The rebuilding time depends on the size of RAID. You can press
Ctrl + S to stop rebuilding.
3.1.3 Quick Erase Disk
This function allows you to quickly erase the data on a selected hard drive. Beware
that the data and the partitions will be erased.
3.1.4 RAID Mode Help
This function chiefly tells you that RAID 0+1 requires 4 hard drives. If your hard
drives are ATA ones, you are strongly recommended to set the disk jumper as CS
(cable selection).
3.1.5 Card Information
This function indicates the I/O address, ROM address and IRQ number currently
used by AEC-6896.
3.1.6 Set Boot Disk
This function lets you select a hard drive or an array containing OS to boot. But you
need to enter BIOS of the motherboard, then boot “Other Boot Device”. If a hard
drive has been set as boot disk, there will be a * appearing before its model number.
3.2 Setting of RAID Mode
AEC-6896 supports RAID 0, 1, 0+1 and JBOD modes. The hardware setting related to each RAID mode is briefly described below. Yet, you are suggested to use
the AEC-6896 RAID Utility to set RAID. Please refer to Chapter 5 and Appendix A.
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Select any array in “Set RAID Modes”, then press <Enter> to select a RAID mode.
After selection, the screen will prompt “Please select disks to create array”, and the
cursor will move to the display area of hard drive at the bottom of the screen. Use
<á>,<â> to select hard drives. Green highlighted items can be selected but purple
ones cannot. Purple items are used in another array. After selecting the hard drive,
press <Esc> to return to the dialog box of “Set RAID Mode” and continue.
Figure 3-4
3.2.1 Stripe Mode
This mode needs a pair of hard drives at least. After selection, you have to to determine the hard drives’ stripe block size. That depends on the size of files the array
intends to access in order to use the hard drives fully. For example, you can select
a larger stripe size for the array whose image files you will frequently access. If
there isn’t any special use, you are suggested to set as 64K.
Figure 3-5
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3.2.2 Mirror Mode
This mode needs a pair of hard drives for each array. If the two hard drives you have
chosen contain the same data, or different data that you don’t want to keep, you can
select “Create Only”. But if not, please choose one of them as the source hard drive
(label is disk0 or disk1), and copy the data from the source one to another.
Figure 3-6
When one of the hard drives in mirror array is damaged, you have to power off, then
change the bad hard drive. Upon booting anew, the screen will prompt you to use
“Build Mirror Disk” in BIOS to rebuild. Please notice that if you connect the newly
removed hard drive back to AEC-6896, in the channel display area at the bottom of
BIOS screen, the hard drive will be added to a new array (its number is different
from the original mirror array). After choosing “Build Mirror Disk”, you will find the
prompt: problem mirror array as shown below. If you want to update the hard drive’s
contents in the array, click 1 to change to Non RAID, then combine it with another
correct hard drive into Mirror Array according to the instructions on the screen. If
you want to reserve the hard drive’s contents, click 2 to cancel the RAID setting so
as to add the array you want to reserve.
Figure 3-7
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3.2.3 Stripe + Mirror Mode
This mode needs four hard drives. If your hard drives are ATA ones, you are suggested to set the disk jumper as CS. Besides, you have to select stripe block size,
too.
3.2.4 JBOD Mode
This mode means to add all selected hard drives and make them become a big one.
Data will be automatically saved into the next hard drive when the present hard
drive is used up.
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Chapter 4 System & Driver Installation
Driver installation varies somewhat in different operating systems. You can install
the driver of AEC-6896 in an existing OS, or install a new OS to the hard drive
connected to AEC-6896. The second method is to boot from AEC-6896.
4.1 In Win 2000/XP
Here we only take Windows XP as an example to explain.
4.1.1 Install the Driver
Please follow the steps given below to install the driver of AEC-6896.
(1). After installing AEC-6896, boot the computer and enter Windows XP.
(2). The system will detect a new device and require a directory to access. Select
“Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)”. Then click “Next”.
Figure 4-1
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(3). Follow the wizard. Windows XP will require the driver’s location. Select
“Include this location in the search”.
(4). Select “Browse” to find the driver’s directory of AEC6896.inf such as A:\WinXP.
Figure 4-2
(5). After the wizard finds the driver, click “Next” to install it.
Figure 4-3
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(6). Click “Continue Anyway” to continue the installation.
Figure 4-4
(7). Follow the directions. The system will complete the setup automatically.
Figure 4-5
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(8). After setup, please boot the system again, and click “My Computer”.
Figure 4-6
(9). Find “View system information”, and double click it.
Figure 4-7
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(10). In “System Properties”, click “Hardware” and then “Device Manager”.
Figure 4-8
(11). Under “SCSI and RAID Controllers”, double click “ACARD AEC-6896 PCI RAID
Controller” to see if the card has been installed successfully.
Figure 4-9
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NOTICE: During driver installation, if you encounter the problem of Windows logo, please click “Continue Anyway”. Windows logo is a mechanism
designed to prevent OS from working abnormally because of installing
unidentified software. Yet, the driver of AEC-6896 has been proven not to
affect the entire work of OS.
4.1.2 Boot from AEC-6896
Please follow the steps given below to install a new OS to the hard drives connected to AEC-6896. Thus, you can boot from AEC-6896.
(1). Find the support CD containing the driver of AEC-6896 from the package. Copy
the driver into a formatted floppy disk, and label it. Please refer to Appendix B.
(2). If you want to boot from the RAID subsystem, please enter the BIOS of AEC6896 to build a RAID into which you intend to install an OS.
(3). Place the original CD of Win 2000 or XP into CD-ROM, and boot from hence.
(4). On seeing the first blue screen, you need to press <F6> to install the OS to the
hard drives connected to SCSI or RAID card. After the installation program
loads needed files, please press <S> and put the driver disk into floppy drive.
(5). The installation program will load the driver of AEC-6896. And you can select
the hard drives or array into which you intend to install the OS. Then follow the
wizard to complete.
(6). During installation, if you encounter the problem of Windows logo, please click
“Continue Anyway”.
4.2 In Win NT
4.2.1 Install the Driver
Please follow the steps given below to install the driver of AEC-6896.
(1). After installing AEC-6896, boot the original system again.
(2). Click “Control Panel”, “SCSI Adapters”, and “Drivers”. Then click “Add”. Put the
driver disk or CD of AEC-6896 and specify the driver’s location.
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(3) Follow the wizard to complete. After execution, boot the system again.
4.2.2 Boot from AEC-6896
Please refer to 4.1.2.
4.3 In Win 9X/ME
4.3.1 Install the Driver
(1). The procedures are similar to those in 4.1.1. Follow the wizard to complete.
(2). After installation, boot the system again. Then click “My Computer”, “Control
Panel”, “System”, “Device Manager”, and “SCSI or RAID Controllers”. If you
can find AEC-6896, installation is successful.
4.3.2 Boot from AEC-6896
(1). Boot the computer and enter DOS. Build an array on BIOS, then execute FDISK
to partition the hard drives connected to AEC-6896.
(2). Boot again, and format the newly created partition.
(3). Boot the system again. Place the original CD of 9X/ME into CD-ROM, and
begin installing the OS.
(4). Click “My Computer”, “Control Panel”, “System”, and “Device Manager”. You
will learn that the system has found an unknown SCSI controller.
(5). Put the driver of AEC-6896, and let the system search automatically. Or you can
specify the driver’s location, and tell OS to get for installation. Follow the wizard
to complete.
4.4 In Linux
There are various Linux versions, and their installations are different. Here we take
Red Hat Linux 7.3 and 8.0 to explain.
The module named “aec6885” is also applicable to aec6895 and aec6896. It supports ACARD AEC-6885/6895/6896 4-channel RAID controllers. In the following
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instructions, we take AEC-68x5 to represent AEC-6885/6895/6896.
Copy all contents of the files into a formatted floppy disk and label it as “AEC-68x5
RedHat Driver”.
(1). Install AEC-68x5 driver into an existing system (both Red Hat 7.3 and 8.0):
a. Boot linux system and login as root.
b. Put “AEC-68x5 RedHat Driver” disk into floppy drive and issue the
following commands to install AEC-68x5 driver:
# mount /dev / fd0 / mnt / floppy
# cd / mnt / floppy
# . / install
(Wait a few seconds for the system to copy some files... and
complete.)
# cd /
# umount / dev / fd0
(After this the AEC-68x5 driver will be loaded when linux is booted.)
c. Rebbot Linux system.
d. Don’t forget to mount drives before using them.
(2). Intall a new system into Hard Drives connected to AEC-68x5 RAID card:
For Red Hat Linux 7.3:
a. Boot up the system wiht Linux installation CD.
b. On the first installation screen “Welcome to Red Hat...”, you will see a
prompt “boot:” at the bottom of the screen. Please type [linux dd] to
install linux to a specific device.
c. Press “Yes”. There are drivers for Linux on the “Devices” dialog box.
d. Insert the AEC-68x5 Driver disk into floppy drive and press “ok” to
continue.
e. Follow the installation guide to finish your OS installation.
f. Restart.
For Red Hat Linux 8.0:
a. Boot up the system with Linux installaiton CD.
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b. On the first installation screen you will see a prompt “boot:” at the
bottom of the screen. Please press F2 to enter “Installer Boot Options”.
And type [linux dd] to install linux to a specific device.
c. Press “Yes”. There are drivers for Linux on the “Devices” dialog box.
d. Insert the AEC-68x5 Driver disk into floppy drive and press “ok” to
continue.
e. Follow the installation guide to finish your OS installation.
f. Restart.
** If your on-board hard drive contains important data or OS, it is strongly recommended to remove it first before installing Linux. Thus, the OS won’t be installed
into a wrong disk.
Please visit http://www.acard.com to download the latest driver and installation guide.
The installation guide is in Readme.txt file.
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Chapter 5 The AEC-68X5 Utility
ACARD has designed a program called AEC-68X5 Utility for you to use the IDE
card effectively. The utility will execute automatically after installation, setting and
booting anew.
5.1 Install the Utility
Please follow the three steps to install the utility.
(1). Place the CD containing the driver of AEC-6896 into CD-ROM.
(2). Click “Utility install”, “IDE RAID Utility”, and “AEC-68X5 Utility”.
(3). Follow the wizard to complete.
Figure 5-1
5.2 Operate the Utility
Click “Start”, “Programs”, and “AEC-68X5 RAID Utility” to use the following functions. Upon booting, the AEC-68X5 Utility is minimized and put into work row.
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Figure 5-2
5.2.1 File
Click “File” to find “Exit”. It is used to leave the utility. But if you don’t like to end the
program, you can click < -- > on the upper right of the window to minimize it.
5.2.2 Action
Click “Action” to find “Rescan Bus”. It is used to refresh the screen; that is, to display
anew the status of all RAIDs.
5.2.3 Option
Click “Option” to find “Preference” and “Mail Notification Setup”. The former lets you
set the speed of screen refreshing, the warning sound, and the minimization of the
utility upon booting. The latter can send you a warning mail when one set of the
RAIDs goes wrong, and tell you to maintain.
5.2.4 About
Click “About!” to find the version of utility you are using now.
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5.2.5 System Info
Click “System Info” to find the information and status of your RAID and hard drives.
5.2.6 Event Log
Click “Event Log” to find all important things about RAID such as the damage, removal, and adding of hard drives. However, in the beginning there is no record.
5.2.7 Array Management
Click “Array Management” to find a more user-friendly interface than BIOS. Through
the interface you can set or change your RAID easily. Figure 5-3 shows that Array 0
is set as RAID 0+1 and contains four hard drives.
Figure 5-3
NOTICE: The numbering of hard drives is HD0: SATA1, HD2: SATA2,
HD4: SATA3, HD6: SATA4. The numbering of array is according to the
first hard drive’s number in the array.
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Chapter 6 Troubleshooting
After installing AEC-6896, if it cannot work normally, please follow the checklist
given below to solve the problems.
(1). Inspect if the power cord’s connectors are loose, or if the watt of power supply
is not sufficient.
(2). Inspect if the jumper settings on the hard drives are all CS or Master or Single
drive.
(3). Inspect if AEC-6896 is firmly inserted into the PCI slot.
(4). Inspect if the connectors of Serial ATA cable are loose or damaged.
(5). Inspect if the converter is firmly connected to the hard drive and power supply.
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Appendix A About RAID
RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is a system composed of many hard
drives; that is, a pair of hard drives or more unite into a whole drive or an array. For
the system only one hard drive is revealed. The advantages of RAID technology are
increasing the read/write speed of a hard drive, achieving better data protection,
and enlarging the capacity of a single drive like Drive C, Drive D, etc. Different
classes of RAID have different composition modes and different functions.
A-1 RAID 0 (Striping)
RAID 0 must be composed of a pair of hard drives at least. When data are written
into the whole hard drive, they will be equally allocated to each hard drive of the
array. Thus the access speed becomes quicker. The effect of RAID 0 is proportioned to the number of hard drives. More hard drives mean more read/write heads,
and therefore the speed is quicker. Though RAID 0 is quick in read/write speed, it
has no data redundancy, and accordingly has no error tolerance.
It is suggested to compose RAID 0 with hard drives of the same capacity. Because
the capacity of striped disk array is the multiplication of the smallest hard drive
capacity with the number of hard drives. For example, a 100GB hard drive and two
120GB hard drives unite into RAID 0. The capacity is 300GB (100GB×3).
A-2 RAID 1 (Mirroring)
RAID 1 must be composed of hard drives in even number. The RAID controller will
divide the hard drives into a pair, and write data simultaneously into the two hard
drives. The two hard drives contain the same data. When one hard drive’s data are
damaged, you can replace the failed hard drive, and the RAID controller will restore
the data by the backup on the other hard drive. For a single hard drive RAID 1 is the
best in error tolerance.
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It is suggested to compose RAID 1 with hard drives of the same capacity. Because
the capacity of mirrored disk array is that of the smallest hard drive. For example, a
100GB hard drive and a 120GB one unite into RAID 1. The capacity is 100GB.
A-3 RAID 0+1 (Striping/Mirroring)
RAID 0+1 is the combination of striping and mirroring. It has the advantages of two
RAID classes. The RAID controller allocates the writing of data equally among some
hard drives, and in the meantime backs up the data onto other hard drives. Accordingly, it has the advantages of error tolerance and quick read/write speed. RAID
0+1 needs at least 4 hard drives in even number. Its calculation of capacity is the
same as RAID 1. A half of the capacity is used for backup. It takes the smallest hard
drive capacity as the calculation basis. For example, four 100GB hard drives unite
into RAID 0+1. The total capacity is 200GB.
A-4 JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks)
JBOD (formal word spanning) is not a real RAID setting. It simply links a bunch of
disks into a big hard drive. It doesn’t have the functions of quick read/write speed
and error tolerance. However, compared with RAID 0, JBOD doesn’t waste the
hard drive capacity. Its capacity is the total of all hard drive capacities. For example,
set a 100GB hard drive and a 120GB one as JBOD. The capacity is 220GB. When
one of the two hard drives fails, it is easier to restore data. Because data are written
into the first hard drive, and then into the second one after the first one is used up.
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Appendix B Make An Installation Disk
For installing an OS like Windows 2000/NT/XP into a hard drive with ACARD controller, you need a floppy disk containing the controller’s driver to boot the hard
drive. Please follow the steps below to make an ACARD controller’s driver disk.
1. Insert ACARD Support CD into CD-ROM.
2. Click “Explore This CD” and then get the CD file window.
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3. Under the “Driver” folder find your controller’s model number. For example, AEC6880’s driver is Driver>IDE>AEC6880V1.3.
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4. Choose the driver folder, and right-click “Send to 3.5” floppy”. Meanwhile insert
an empty disk into floppy drive.
5. Now use the driver disk to boot the hard drive and install the OS.
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Appendix C ASPITool32 Manager
The ASPITool32 Manager program has many functions aimed at making the hard
drives work properly under the Windows OS while they are connected with the
ACARD SCSI or IDE controller. The ASPITool32 Manager program is proudly developed by ACARD. You may get the setup program from the ACARD Driver CD.
ASPITool32 Manager Functions
1.FDsik: Create a partition on the hard drive.
2.Disk QErase: Quickly erase the contents
of the hard drive. Please beware that the data
on the partition will be completely erased.
3.Disk Format: Format the partition.
4.Disk Diagnose: Detect the hard drive and
check whether it works properly.
5.Disk information: Provide the information of
BPB and the partition.
6.Disk Verify: Verify the hard drive and check if
there is any bad sector.
7.On Now: Scan the SCSI bus again and check if
there is any new device added.
8.About: Provide information of ASPITool32.
9.Hide: Hide the tool bar.
10.Disk Express Setup: Instruct how to create
and format the partition.
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Technical Support Form
Email: support@acard.com
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Model
AEC-6896/6896S
F/W Version
System Configuration
Motherboard
BIOS version
SCSI adapter
Chipset
Memory
Display card
Other I/O card
OS version
Hard Disk
Configuration
Hard Disk Model/type
Capacity
Firmware version
Others
Problem Description
MALAEC6896XE10-0
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