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ACARD ATA-133
AEC-6280M
PCI-to-IDE ATA-133 Controller
for Macintosh
User’s Manual
Version:1.1
Copyright 2001 ACARD Technology Corp.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction ............................................
1.1 Introduction ........................................................
1.2 Features ..............................................................
1.3 Specifications .....................................................
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Chapter 2 Hardware Installation............................ 6
2.1 Installation .......................................................... 6
2.2 Hardware Installation Procedure ...................... 6
2.3 ACARD AEC-6280M adapter compatibility list 8
2.4 ACARD AEC-6280M cable &
power cable installation .................... 8
2.5 System Installation ............................................. 9
Mac OS 9 Installation ............................................. 9
Mac OS X Installation........................................... 11
Verify Hard Drive Initialize .................................... 13
Chapter 3 Troubleshooting................................... 18
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ACARD AEC-6280M
Chapter 1 Introduction
1.1 Overview
The ACARD AEC-6280M is the leading Mac add-on card, supports ANSI X3T9.2
CAM ATA4/ATA5/ATA6, data transfer rate up to 133 MB/sec and meets the
demand of multimedia, real time video. It’s also backward compatible with
traditional ATA modes.
The ACARD AEC-6280M supports all models of PowerMac which have a PCI
slot, including PowerMac 7200, G3, G4. For PowerMac older than G4, ACARD
AEC-6280M can really boost the disk performance up to 100%. For PowerMac
G4, ACARD AEC-6280M allows Mac to add more drives and use software
RAID.
It supports the true PnP function, in Mac 8.5 and later version, there are no
software driver needed for installing an Ultra ATA133/100/66/33 HDD. With the
advanced function, the adapter is really user friendly. It is coexist with the on
board IDE controller. ACARD AEC-6280M with on board BIOS supports system
to boot from ATA HDD. ACARD AEC-6280M also supports multitasking to
improve the CPU performance.
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1.2 Features
■ Powerful advanced function
■ IDE data transfer rate up to 133MB/sec per channel
■ Supports Ultra ATA 133/100/66/33 HDD
■ True Plug & Play
■ Supports OS: Mac OS 8.5, OS 9.x and OS X
1.3 Specification
1.3.1 Packing List
When you open the ACARD AEC-6280M package, check the following
packing list.
■ One ACARD AEC-6280M adapter
■ One ATA 133 Cable
■ Y Type Power Connector
■ One hard disk mounting kits & four screws
■ One user’s manual
1.3.2 Parts Specification
Power requirement -
voltage: 3.3VB+/- 2%
current: 0.5A Max.
Environment -
Temperature
Operating: 0 oC to 60 oC
Storage: -20 oC to 85 oC
Humidity -
Dimension -
Connectors -
15% to 90%
Models:
AEC-6280M
Length:
14cm
Width:
4.7cm
Dual 40 pins IDE internal connectors
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Chapter 2 Hardware Installation
2.1 Installation
The optimized default setting of ACARD AEC-6280M will meet your
demand without any modification in most cases.
Notice: system must meet the following items to work under UDMA66 data
transferring mode:
1. Make sure your IDE cable is for Ultra ATA66 HDD (40 pins; 80wires)
2. The hard disk supports Ultra DMA33 or higher transferring mode.
3. The PCI bus frequency is 33 MHz.
2.2 Hardware installation Procedure:
1.
Open the Mac’s case. (Please reference the Mac’s manual.)
2.
Choose an empty PCI slot and plug the AEC-6280M adapter.
3.
Fix hard drive in your Mac.
4.
Connect ATA-133 cable from adapter to hard drive.
5.
Close the Mac case.
■ Connect 2 hard drives in the same channel, check the Master /
Slave jumper.
■ For the hard drive’s Jumper setting (Master / Slave), refer to
hard drive’s Manual.
■ As hard drive contain old data which might cause the Mac OS
installation problems. Before installing Mac OS, the hard drive
must be processed the “initialize” first.
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Board Layout:
IDE1: The Primary IDE port
IDE2: The Secondary IDE port
IDE2
IDE1
LED
ATA-133 Cable Layout:
Connect to
ACARD AEC6280M Adapter
IDE ports(IDE1/
IDE2)
Connect to IDE
hard drive (Slave)
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Connect to IDE
hard drive
(Master)
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2.3 ACARD AEC-6280M adapter compatibility list
ACARD AEC-6280M is designed specifically for DMA hard drives. The ACARD
AEC-6280M supports many ATA 33/66/100 hard drives from the following
vendors:
■ FUJITSU
■ QUANTUM
■ IBM
■ SEAGATE
■ MAXTOR
■ WESTERN DIGITAL
2.4 ACARD AEC-6280M cable & power installation
The cable connection methods:
Step 1. Find out pin 1 of IDE connector on IDE hard drive.
Step 2. Find out a color line of the internal IDE ribbon cable indicating pin 1 of
connector.
Step 3. Connect the internal IDE cable to IDE hard drive aligning with pin-1 to
pin-1.
Step 4. Connect 4-pin power cable to IDE hard drive.
Power Cable
Slave
Master
Slave
IDE hard drive
Master
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2.5 System Installation
The following example indicates that the proper way of software configuration
after connecting the hard drive with ACARD AEC-6280M adapter.
Mac OS 9.x installation:
1.
Be sure hardware has installed correctly.
2.
Insert Mac OS CD-ROM to Macintosh.
3.
Power on Macintosh and press ‘C’ key.
4.
Wait for MacOS and the MacOS CD window popup.
5.
Double click on “Utilities”.
6.
Cilck on ”Driver Setup”.
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7.
Choose the hard drive connecting to ACARD AEC-6280M, then press
“Initialize” button. For more detail information about “Drive Setup“, refer
to Mac OS 9 manual.
8.
Then start to install an new OS on the hard drive.
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Mac OS X installation:
1. Be sure your hardware has installed correctly.
2. Insert Mac OS X CD-ROM to your Macintosh.
3. Power on your Macintosh and press ‘C’ key.
4. After Mac OS X Boot up, select “Installer” from the top selection tools.
5. Select “Open Disk Utility ...” to open it.
6. Click on “Drive Setup” and choose the hard drive that you want to initialize.
7.
Select the hard drive which you want to initialize and choose “Partition” to
select the number of partition you need.
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8.
Then click “Partition” button to initialize the hard drive.
9.
Then start to install an new Mac OS X on the hard drive.
Note: For more information about Mac OS X installation guide,
please refer to Mac OS X installation manual.
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Verify Hard Drive Initialize
For Mac OS 9.x Environment
To make sure the computer “initialize” hard drive successfully. When you
initialize the hard drive successfully, on the Mac window will show a new “Untitled” hard drive icon.
For advanced Mac users, find the system information under the Apple Logo pop
up. Then choose “Apple System Profiler” to find the information. Check the
information and see the computer system status. Follow the instructions below
to get how to check the system information.
Step 1. Click on Apple Logo and choose “Apple System Profiler” to show hard
drives information.
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Step 2. Under the “Apple System Profiler”, you will see the “System Profiler”.
Choose “Devices and Volumes” to see the devices status.
Step 3. Under “Devices and Volumes”, please choose “PCI” item. You will find
the SCSI card installation status.
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For Mac OS X Environment
To make sure the computer “initialize” hard drive successfully. When you
initialize the hard drive successfully, on the Mac window will show a new “Untitled” hard drive icon.
For advanced Mac users, find the system information under the Apple Logo pop
up. Then choose “Apple System Profiler” to find the information. Check the
information and see the computer system status. Follow the instruction below to
get how to check the system information.
Step 1. Please find the “Finder” in the bottom of the MAC OS Screen then click
it.
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Step 2. Find the “Application” sign on the top of the screen and click it.
Step 3. Under the “Application”, find out the “Utilities” item and click it.
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Step 4. Under the “Utilities”, you will see the “Apple System Profiler”. Click on
“Apple System Profiler” to see the devices status.
Step 5. Under “Devices and Volumes”, please choose “PCI” item. You will find
the SCSI card installation status.
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Chapter 3 Troubleshooting
When installing ACARD AEC-6280M and it does not function properly, follow the
troubleshooting below.
1. Check power supply.
Whenever start to check the malfunction devices, check the power status (ON /
OFF).
2. Verify IDE device.
Always make IDE device functions is in proper mode setting before installing
ACARD AEC-6280M.
3. Check host adapter.
To verify the adapter is seated in its slot on the motherboard.
4. Check all connectors and cables.
Check internal IDE connector, device power connector, and cables are connected well. Cables are easily damaged because of un-proper fold. Try a new
cable known to be good. Make sure no connector pins are bent. Verify pin 1 on
the interface cable is aligned with pin 1 on the drive and host adapter.
5. PCI Slot Position.
Use ACARD AEC-6280M in Mac Clone computer which is not manufactured by
Apple that may need to change the PCI Slot for properly operation.
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Appendix 1
Technical Support Form
Email: support@acard.com
http://www.acard.com
Model:
F/W Version:
AEC-6280M
System Configuration
Computer
CPU
Memory
SCSI adapter
Other I/O card
Other Storage Device
MAC OS version
Hard Disk Configuration
Model
Type
Manufacturer
Firmware Rev
Problem Description
MALAEC6280MN11-0
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