AMCC Computer Drive 9550SX-8LP user manual

User manual for the device AMCC Computer Drive 9550SX-8LP

Device: AMCC Computer Drive 9550SX-8LP
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Date of adding : 2014-08-21 14:15:18
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®
3ware
SATA RAID Controller
Supports the 9550SX Series
PN 720-0124-03
January 2006
Quick Install Guide

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Copyright ©2004-2006 Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC). All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the proper written consent of AMCC, 215 Moffett Park Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089. Trademarks 3ware, Escalade, and 3DM are all registered trademarks of AMCC. The 3ware logo, 3BM, StorSwitch, TwinStor, and R5 Fusion are all

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Table of Contents Chapter 1. Installing an AMCC 3ware 9550SX RAID Controller 1 Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Contents of Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Other Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Installation Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 What You Need: Tools and E

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Appendix: Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Sales and ordering information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Feedback on this manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 iv 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller Quick Install Guide

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Chapter 1. Installing an AMCC 3ware 9550SX RAID Controller This document describes the physical installation of the AMCC 3ware 9550SX RAID controllers. It contains the following topics: “Before You Begin” provides important information about things you should consider before starting installation, and tools and equipment you will need. “Safety Factors” describes important precautions for your personal safety and to protect your equipment and data. Be sure to read this section. “Install

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Chapter 1. Installing an AMCC 3ware 9550SX RAID Controller Other Documentation The following additional documentation is available for your 3ware 9550SX RAID Controller: In PDF format, on the CD that came with your controller, and available through the 3ware website: 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide 3ware 9000 Series Serial ATA RAID Controller CLI Guide In HTML format: Online help is available from 3DM 2 (3ware Disk Manager) Additional support information is available in

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Before You Begin While the 3ware 9550SX RAID controller can be installed in both 64-bit PCI and PCI-X slots, not all slots give equal performance. The 3ware 9550SX controller performs best when installed in a PCI-X 133MHz 64-bit slot. However, it can also operate at 66MHz or 100MHz. Whether to Use the LED Status Connector 3ware RAID controllers include two types of LED status connectors: Overall indicator, which lights when any drive is active. Individual LED indicators, for each drive

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Chapter 1. Installing an AMCC 3ware 9550SX RAID Controller Drive Installation Considerations Selecting an enclosure. If you are planning to use RAID 1, 5, 10, or 50, you may want to consider installing drives into hot- swappable enclosures, so that they can be easily removed in the event of a drive failure. When to install the drives. If the drives are not already installed in your computer, you can choose to install them either before or after connecting the SATA cables to them. What Yo

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Safety Factors Protecting Equipment and Data Backing Up Your Data Back up your data! Creating or deleting disk arrays destroys existing files on the member drives. If your drives contain valuable data, back them up and save the data elsewhere before attaching the drives to the controller. ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) Precautions To avoid damaging computer components and accessories when installing or removing the 3ware RAID controller, follow standard electrostatic discharge (ESD) precau

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Chapter 1. Installing an AMCC 3ware 9550SX RAID Controller 9550SX RAID Controller Cards Serial ATA ports are usually double-stacked connectors. Odd- numbered ports are usually located below even-numbered ports. On the 8-port controller shown below, ports 6 and 7 are both on top. 9550SX 8-Port with Standard SATA Connectors Note: For details about LED connectors, see page 17. Figure 1. 8-Port 3ware 9550SX-8LP Serial ATA RAID Controller Odd-numbered ports 1 through 5 are located below even-numbe

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9550SX RAID Controller Cards 9550SX 4-Port with Standard SATA Connectors Figure 2. 4-Port 3ware 9550SX-4LP Serial ATA RAID Controller Odd-numbered ports 1 and 3 are located 2 I C connector below even-numbered ports 0 and 2. Ports: 2 and 3 0 and 1 Slots for BBU connector and hole for post battery holder 9550SX 12-Port with Standard SATA Connectors Figure 3. 12-Port 3ware 9550SX-12 Serial ATA RAID Controller 2 Odd-numbered ports 1 through 11 are located Ports 10 and 11 I C connector below even

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Chapter 1. Installing an AMCC 3ware 9550SX RAID Controller 9550SX 12-Port with Multilane Internal SATA Connectors Figure 4. 12-Port 3ware 9550SX-12MI Serial ATA RAID Controller Multi-lane connectors can each 2 I C connector handle up to four drives. Ports: 8 to 11 4 to 7 0 to 3 Holes for battery BBU connector and hole for post holder connection 9550SX 16-Port with Multilane Internal SATA Connectors Figure 5. 16-Port 3ware 9550SX-16ML Serial ATA RAID Controller Multi

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Installing a Serial ATA RAID Controller Installing a Serial ATA RAID Controller Note: The illustrations in this section show a 9550SX-8LP. If you have a different model of controller, the location of the ports will be slightly different, but the steps are very similar. For location of the ports on all boards, see the illustrations on page 6 through page 8. Note: If you have a Battery Backup Unit (BBU), install it on the controller before proceeding. For details, see “Chapter 2. Installing

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Chapter 1. Installing an AMCC 3ware 9550SX RAID Controller 3 Align the cable connector with the connector on the controller, matching the slotted key and carefully mate the connectors. Note: The connectors on the end of the serial controller and the drive are susceptible to damage from excessive bending. Be careful not to insert or remove the SATA cable connector at an angle. Figure 6. SATA Cables Being Inserted Into Port 4 5 Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each additional SATA cable. (You will

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Installing a Serial ATA RAID Controller Save this screw; it will be used to secure the serial 3ware RAID controller after you have seated it in the slot. 6 Position the card in the slot so that the contacts will mate with the grooves in the slot, and all pins make proper contact with the PCI slot pins when pushed into place. The 3ware RAID controller is keyed to ensure proper installation into a full-sized 3.3-volt PCI or PCI-X slot. Make sure that the contacts will mate with the grooves in

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Chapter 1. Installing an AMCC 3ware 9550SX RAID Controller 8 Check that the 3ware RAID controller’s metal bracket covers the hole in the case and secure the bracket with the screw that was used to secure the filler bracket in step 5. To connect the SATA cables to the drives 1 If your drives are not already installed in the computer chassis or hot swap carriers, install them now. Be sure that the drives are connected to the power supply, either by cable or through the drive cage. 2 For each

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Installing a 9550SX RAID Controller with Multilane Internal Connectors Installing a 9550SX RAID Controller with Multilane Internal Connectors Models 9550SX-12MI and 9550SX-16ML come with multilane internal connectors, each of which can handle up to four drives. These controllers can be installed in an enclosure with a backplane. The type of cable you need will depend on whether you have a 12- or 16-port card and the type of enclosure you have. 9550SX-12MI With a backplane that has the Infi

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Chapter 1. Installing an AMCC 3ware 9550SX RAID Controller 9550SX-16ML With a multilane-enabled drive backplane that has the SFF-8087 mini SAS 4i connectors, use the double-ended 4x cable, which has multilane connectors on each end (see Figure 11). Figure 11. Multilane Cable Serial ATA (SFF-8087) With a backplane that has individual SATA connectors or individual serial ATA drives, use the multilane break-out cable, which has an SFF-8087 multilane connector on one end, and four individu

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Installing a 9550SX RAID Controller with Multilane Internal Connectors To connect the multilane cables and install the controller in the computer Depending on the number of drives you will be connecting, you will connect one to three multilane cables (for the 12-port card) or one to four multilane cables (for the 16-port card). Each cable supports up to four serial ATA ports. 1 Connect each multilane cable to a multilane connector on the controller. When the cable is inserted correctly, y

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Chapter 1. Installing an AMCC 3ware 9550SX RAID Controller 2 Insert the controller into the computer. For details, see “To install the controller in the computer” on page 10. 3 If your enclosure has a backplane, connect the other end of each multilane cable to the backplane. If you are using a standard enclosure, connect each of the individual SATA connectors to a drive. To install the drives 1 If your drives are not already installed, install them now, either by attaching them to the backp


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