Package Contents: NexStar MX – Dual 3.5” SATA HDD Enclosure NexStar MX Dual Bay HDD Enclosure Power Adapter Arcsoft Totalmedia Backup™ Software USB Cable 1394a Cable 1394b Cable Enclosure Stand Installation Screws User’s Manual TRADEMARKS MS-DOS,Microsoft, Windows NT/2000/ME/XP/Vista are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Apple, Macintosh and Mac are trademarks of Apple Computer *All other third-party brands and names are the property of their respective owners.
NST-400MX-UFB the heat; the front vents and the rear fan keep your hard drive(s) cool and improve performance. The Vantec NexStar MX is a high performance, high capacity, and durable portable storage solution and lets you store your personal data...
2. Features/Specifications: NexStar MX – Dual 3.5” SATA HDD Enclosure : Features: • Supports Dual SATA I/II Hard Drives Up to 2.0 TB of Storage • USB 2.0 External Interface Allows You to Transfer Data Up to 480 Mbps • FireWire 400 (1394a) External Interface Allows You to Transfer Data Up to 400Mbps •...
3. System Requirements: Intel Pentium II 266 MHz-compatible Microsoft Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista. 1. USB port, FireWire 400(1394a) port, or FireWire 800 (1394b) port. 2. For USB 2.0 speeds, the system must support USB 2.0 specifications. 3.For FireWire 800(1394b) speeds, the system must support 1394b specifications. 4.
5. Installation: NexStar MX – Dual 3.5” SATA HDD Enclosure 5.1. Installing two hard drives into the NexStar MX Dual: (1) Release the four screws then pull out the rear panel and tray of the NexStar MX Dual (2) Select Operation Mode by switching jumper. ( Figure 5-B ) ( Figure 5-A ) ( Figure 5-A )
(3) Slide the first HDD into the drive caddy then insert the HDD into the SATA connector. ( Figure 5-C ) (4) Slide the second HDD into the drive caddy then insert the HDD into the SATA connector. ( Figure 5-D ) 5) Secure the hard drives onto the drive caddy with the provided screws on both sides in order to secure the hard drive and the drive caddy.
(6) Insert the drive caddy back into the aluminum housing. Be sure to align and secure with the provided screws. ( Figure 5-F ) (7) Plug in the power cable along with the necessary connections to your computer then switch the power button to power on.( Figure 5-G ) ( Figure 5-F )
Connecting the NexStar MX Dual to your computer: (1) Connect the Type B USB connector to the NexStar MX Dual and the Type A USB connector to an available USB 1.1/2.0 port on your system. (2) Connect the power cable to the NexStar MX Dual and plug the cable into an available outlet.
6. Driver Installation: NexStar MX – Dual 3.5” SATA HDD Enclosure Windows 2000/2003/ XP/Vista: (1) No drivers are necessary when using Windows ME/ XP/ 2000/ Vista. If the hard drive does not appear under My Computer, be sure to partition your hard drive.
7. Creating a New Partition / Formatting The Hard Drive: FOR Windows 2000/2003/ XP/ Vista Users : STEP1: Right-click on “My Computer” icon and select the "Manage” column. WARNING : Doing the following will erase any existing data on the drive. If the drive is damaged and you wish to recover the data, continuing may overwrite the existing information! Creating a New Partition / Formatting The Hard Drive...
STEP2 : Select “Disk Management” and you will see your hard drives show “Unallocated”. Sample：750GB & 250GB hard drives. Individual Mode : This mode can show each hard disk as individual device. Figure JBOD Mode : JBOD MODE can integrate two different brands of hard drives with different capacity to become a larger format hard drive.
STEP3: Right-click the red-squared block and select "Initialize Disk”. Take JBOD Mode for example. (one 750GB HDD & one 250GB hard drives) ( Figure 7-E ) STEP4: Press “OK” button to initialize hard drive. ( Figure 7-F) STEP5: The hard drive will show “Online”. Right-click the “Unallocated”...
STEP6: The “New Partition Wizard” will appear. Please follow the instruction of the wizard to complete the partition. STEP7: When new partition is completed, the hard drive will be recognized as a “New Volume”. ( Figure 7-I ) STEP8: Format the other hard drive in the same way. ( Figure 7-J ) Creating a New Partition / Formatting The Hard Drive ( Figure 7-H )
FOR Mac Users : STEP1: When you connect the NexStar MX Dual to a Mac with a new hard drive, the dialog "Disk Insertion" will appear. Please select "Initialize". (A formatted HDD will not display this dialog) (Figure 7-K) STEP2: Select which HDD you want to erase. Individual Mode : This mode can show each hard disk as individual device.
RAID 0 Mode Raid 0 Mode can integrate two different brands of hard drives with different capacity to a larger format hard drive. >Two hard drives of the same capacity: the total capacity is the sum of the two hard drives. >Two hard drives of the different capacity: the total capacity is the twice volume of the smaller hard drive.
8. RAID Mode Selection Jumper Selection & Storage Policy Definitions Individual Mode： This mode can show each hard disk as individual device. ( Figure 8-A ), ( Figure 8-B ) Individual Mode ( Figure 8-A ) Volum e A Volum e B N S T-4 0 0 M X-S R P ort 0 P ort 1...
JBOD Mode： This mode combines 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. Hard drive A and B are combined 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.
RAID 0： This mode is a combination of two physical partitions, where the data is striped between them. It presents the best data speed but no data redundancy. Two equal hard drives： The capacity is equal to the sum of both hard drives. Two unequal hard drives：...
9. Disconnecting The NexStar MX DUAL NexStar MX – Dual 3.5” SATA HDD Enclosure Windows 2000/ 2003/ XP /Vista: 1) Make sure all operation using the hard drive within the NexStar MX Dual has ceased. 2) Close any windows and programs pertaining to the NexStar MX Dual.
10. Troubleshooting/ FAQ/ Warranty : NexStar MX – Dual 3.5” SATA HDD Enclosure 1. My computer recognizes the NexStar MX Dual, but it does not assign a drive letter to it ? 2. My computer sometimes recognizes the NexStar MX Dual, but sometimes gives me errors? 3.
5. Why can't Windows 98SE read my hard drive ? It works with Windows XP /2000 ? 6. Why can't I copy files larger than 4GB onto my NexStar MX Dual ? WARNING : The NexStar MX Dual comes with a 1 year limited warranty (90 day parts).