User Manual HD-CELU2 DriveStation FlexNet

User Manual
HD-CELU2 DriveStation FlexNet
www.buffalotech.com
v1.1
Introduction
The DriveStation FlexNet is a flexible, easy to use hard drive. It can work as either a
standard external USB hard drive, or as a network attached storage device, accessible to
many computers at once. This user manual is intended to assist you in configuring it.
Because we’re constantly updating our products, the images and text in this manual may
vary slightly from the images and text displayed by your DriveStation FlexNet. These changes
are minor and should not affect the ease of setup adversely. As time passes, future user
interfaces, updated software, and later versions of this manual may be freely available for
download at our web site www.buffalotech.com.
For best results, attach the DriveStation FlexNet to an uninterruptable power supply (UPS).
Back up all your stored files regularly.
Package Contents: DriveStation USB/LAN Hard Drive
USB Cable
Ethernet Cable
Power Adaptor
DriveNavigator CD
Quick Setup Guide
Warranty Statement
Table of Contents
Front Panel Layout......................................................................... 4
Back Panel Layout.......................................................................... 5
Installation..................................................................................... 6
LAN Mode....................................................................................... 8
USB Mode....................................................................................... 9
Web Admin Tool............................................................................ 10
Network Settings........................................................................... 13
Sleep Mode................................................................................... 14
Disk Management......................................................................... 15
Security........................................................................................ 16
Maintenance................................................................................. 17
Notes............................................................................................ 19
Technical Specifications................................................................ 20
Contact Information (USA)............................................................ 21
Contact Information (Europe) . ..................................................... 22
Front Panel Layout
Power LED
Note: The DriveStation
FlexNet can be connected
to a computer as both an
Ethernet NAS and a USB
external hard drive at the
same time. To switch
between the two modes,
hold down the mode button
for a few seconds and then
release it.
Mode Button/LED
Red - USB mode
Green - LAN mode
Back Panel Layout
Power button
Reset button
Ethernet (to router)
USB (to PC)
Power
Installation
Insert the installation CD into your PC’s CD-ROM
drive. Setup will automatically launch. Click on Begin
Installation button.
Click Install. The wizard will guide you through installation. First, you’ll
install the DriveStation FlexNet as a USB device. Then,
you’ll switch modes and install the DriveStation FlexNet in
LAN mode as a NAS device. Follow the directions on each
screen and continue pressing Next to step through the
installation.
When installation is complete, you may close the installation
window.
Using your DriveStation FlexNet in LAN Mode
In LAN mode, the mode button will glow green. If it’s red, hold it in
for a few seconds, and then release it. The LED will change to green.
After running the installation wizard, this icon will be on your
desktop: BrowseHD-CEL.
In LAN mode, clicking BrowseHD-CEL takes you directly to the main
folder on your DriveStation FlexNet.
Using your DriveStation FlexNet in USB Mode
In USB mode, the mode button will glow red. If it’s green, hold it in
for a few seconds, and then release it. The LED will change to red.
In USB mode, the DriveStation functions as a normal external USB
hard drive. It can be accessed from My Computer. By default, it will
receive the next available drive letter and will be named HD-CELU2.
Web Administration Tool
The Web Admin tool may be accessed by typing the IP address of
your DriveStation FlexNet into the URL bar of a browser running
on a computer connected to the same network as the DriveStation
FlexNet. Or, from your DriveNavigator CD, click Options.
Choose Browse settings page to open the Web Admin tool.
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Web Admin - Home
Welcome to your DriveStation’s Web Admin tool! Bookmark this page in your browser so it can be
easily accessed for future configuration changes. If the DriveStation FlexNet’s IP Address changes,
you will need to recreate the link. You can also get here by typing http://DriveStation_Name into a
Web browser, where DriveStation_Name is the name (hostname) of your DriveStation FlexNet.
You are now at the Home screen. You can navigate this menu by clicking on the links at the left
of the screen. Here at “Home”, you can see basic information about your DriveStation’s current
configuration. To exit Web Admin, close the browser window.
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Basic
You may modify your DriveStation FlexNet’s
hostname in the Hostname window. A friendly,
easy-to-remember name (e.g. “DriveStation”) is
recommended.
Make sure that the date and time are correct
in Date and Time Setup. To synchronize time
settings with those in your computer, press
Use Local Time. To have your system time
automatically set by an NTP server, enable NTP
Server and enter an IP Address for an NTP server
(e.g. 192.43.244.18) or click on the box below to
use the supplied default NTP server.
Ensure that the Display Language is set to a
language that you’re comfortable with.
Click Apply to save your settings.
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Network Settings
In most networks, DriveStation will get its IP Address
automatically from a DHCP server. You may disable DHCP
here if you would rather set a static IP address manually.
If DHCP is disabled and an IP Address is not set manually,
it will default to 192.168.11.150 with subnet mask
255.255.255.0. In that case, change your PC’s IP address
to 192.168.11.xxx and subnet mask to 255.255.255.0 to
access the DriveStation or use the DriveNavigator Wizard.
The DriveStation FlexNet’s IP Address, Subnet Mask,
Default Gateway Address, and DNS Server address may all
be entered manually under IP Address Properties.
Click Apply after making any changes.
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Sleep Mode
To save power, the DriveStation can be set to go into sleep
mode after 10 - 60 minutes of inactivity. The sleep mode
setting only works when the DriveStation is connected via
LAN. To use sleep mode while the DriveStation is in USB
mode, install the eco manager tool, located in the Tool/eco
folder of your CD.
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Disk Management
Here, you may initiate a disk check that
scans your DriveStation’s hard drive for
errors. Also, you may reformat the hard
drive from here. Reformatting the drive
erases all data from the drive, so make
sure that your backups are up to date
before reformatting the drive.
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Security
To enable password protection on the admin account, enter
a password twice and click apply. Once the admin account
is password protected, you may password protect your
shared folder as well.
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Maintenance
Reset restores all settings to their factory defaults. Your
data isn’t affected.
Check www.buffalotech.com for updated firmware files.
To update the firmware, browse to the updated firmware
file and click Upload.
You may also reset the DriveStation’s settings to factory defaults by holding down the reset
button on the back of the unit during startup. Hold down reset, turn the unit on, and continue
to hold down the reset button for 30 seconds. The DriveStation will boot with all factory defaults
restored.
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System Status
This page shows you the System Information for your DriveStation FlexNet.
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Notes on Use
With a LAN connection, the maximum file size is 127 GB. Files larger than 4 GB
will not be accessible from the USB interface.
If no DHCP server is available, the IP address of the device will default to
192.168.11.150. In that case, change your PC’s IP address to 192.168.11.xxx to
access the DriveStation or use the DriveNavigator Wizard.
When in LAN mode, up to 8 clients can access the drive at the same time.
Do not switch between USB and LAN modes during file access. A blinking Power/
Access LED can indicate file access.
With a USB connection, the maximum file size is 4 GB.
If your PC can not reboot properly after installing the software package, uninstall
the sleep mode control software to resolve.
Before changing from USB mode to LAN mode, use the ‘Safely Remove Hardware’
wizard to disconnect the USB connection properly.
The SecureLockMobile utility is stored in the shared folder of the drive. It’s also
on the CD at \Tool\SLM\slm.exe. SecureLockMobile works with both USB and
Ethernet connections.
The power save utility on the CD is for USB connection only. Use the power save
settings in the web admin to set power settings in LAN mode.
Up to 10 HD-CELU2 units may be set up on the same network.
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Technical Specifications
Transmission Speed:
10/100 Mbps (Ethernet); 480 Mbps (USB)
Hard Drives:
3.5” SATA Ethernet Connector:
RJ-45
USB Connector:
USB 2.0
Power Supply:
100-240V 50/60Hz
Client OS Support:
Windows® 2000, XP, Vista™
Power Consumption:
Max 24W, Average 17W
Dimensions:
6.1” x 6.9” x 1.8” (156 x 174 x 45 mm)
Weight:
35 ounces (1 kg)
Operating Environment:
41°- 95° F, 5°- 35° C; 20 - 80% non-condensing
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
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Contact Information (North America)
Buffalo Technology USA Inc.
11100 Metric Blvd., Suite 750
Austin, TX 78758
GENERAL INQUIRIES Monday through Friday
8:30am-5:30pm CST
Direct: 512-794-8533 | Toll-free: 800-456-9799 | Fax: 512-794-8520 | Email: sales@
buffalotech.com
TECHNICAL SUPPORT North American Technical Support by phone is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (USA
and Canada).
Toll-free: (866) 752-6210 | Email: info@buffalotech.com
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Contact Information (Europe)
Buffalo Technology UK Ltd.
2 Bracknell Beeches, Old Bracknell Lane
Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7BW
United Kingdom
GENERAL INQUIRIES Email: sales@buffalo-technology.com
TECHNICAL SUPPORT Buffalo Technology provides technical support in English, German, French, Italian and
Spanish. For opening hours and relevant telephone numbers, please go to:
www.buffalo-technology.com/contact
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