NEC N8551-28F Instruction Manual

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N8551-28F/N8151-44F
Built-In AIT
Make sure you read this manual before using the product.
After reading this manual carefully, store it in a safe place.
Instruction Manual
4-659-559-11(1)

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  • Page 1 N8551-28F/N8151-44F Built-In AIT Instruction Manual Make sure you read this manual before using the product. After reading this manual carefully, store it in a safe place. 4-659-559-11(1)
  • Page 2: Trademarks

    NEC would greatly appreciate it if our dealers are informed about it. (5) Please note that in no event shall NEC be liable for any damages whatever arising out of the use of this device, regardless of item (4) above.
  • Page 3: Safety Indications

    Keep this User’s Guide at hand for quick reference at anytime necessary. Safety Consideration - Must Read - Follow the instructions given in this User’s Guide for proper operations and safe use of the device. SAFETY INDICATIONS This User’s Guide describes the device components with possible danger, hazards that may be caused by ignoring warnings, and preventive actions against such hazards.
  • Page 4 (Sample) A symbol for A content of A term indicating a arousing attention possible danger hazard level Warning Do not install the device while the power is turned on. Unplug the AC power cord from the main power source when installing/ uninstalling the device to/from basic processing unit or connect it with the enclosure.
  • Page 5: Safety Notes

    SAFETY NOTES This section provides several precautions to enable you to use the product safely and correctly and to prevent injury and property damage. Read this section carefully to ensure proper and safe use of the product. For symbols, see "SAFETY INDICATIONS" provided earlier.
  • Page 6 Attention to Power or Power Cord Warning Do not hold the DC cable with a wet hand. Do not disconnect/connect the cable while your hands are wet. Failure to follow this warning may cause an electric shock. Caution Do not install the device while the power is turned on. Unplug the AC power cord from the main power source when installing/ uninstalling the device to/from basic processing unit or connect it with the enclosure.
  • Page 7 Do not use the unspecified interface cables. Use only the cable authorized by NEC and locate the device and connector before connection. Use of an unauthorized cable or displaced connection may cause a short circuit, resulting in a fire.
  • Page 8 Attention to Handling or Maintenance Warning Do not disassemble, repair, or alter the Built-in AIT. Never attempt to disassemble, repair, or alter the Built-in AIT on any occasion other than described in this User's Guide. Failure to follow this instruction may cause an electric shock or a fire as well as malfunctions of the Built-in AIT.
  • Page 9 Attention to Operation Warning Do not insert your hands into the cartridge load compartment. Do not insert your hands into the cartridge load compartment. Otherwise, the fingers will be caught/pinched by the Built-in AIT to cause an injury. Do not touch the Built-in AIT when it thunders. If it starts thundering, do not touch any part of the Built-in AIT.
  • Page 10: For Correct Operation

    To operate the N8551-28F/N8151-44F Built-In AIT correctly, observe the following points. For considerations on handling the AIT data cartridge, refer to the chapter “AIT Data Cartridge”. • Set the N8551-28F/N8151-44F Built-In AIT’s SCSI ID so that it will not duplicate with SCSI ID of other SCSI equipment.
  • Page 11: Others

    Others Transfer to a third party When you transfer (or sell) the N8551-28F/N8151-44F Built-In AIT to a third party, be sure to include the instruction manual with the driver. Disposal of consumed parts and equipment For the disposal of the N8551-28F/N8151-44F Built-In AIT and its cartridge, observe the waste...
  • Page 12: Introduction

    Thank you for purchasing the N8551-28F/N8151-44F Built-In AIT. The Built-In AIT will ensure smooth backup, application and management of your important data. To maximize the N8551-28F/N8151-44F Built-In AIT functions, please read the instruction manual carefully before use and fully understand how to handle the device.
  • Page 13: Organization Of The Instruction Manual

    Organization of the Instruction Manual The instruction manual function as a guide that enables you to set up and use the N8551-28F/ N8151-44F Built-In AIT correctly. You can refer to this manual whenever you encounter a question or problem during setup and daily operation.
  • Page 14: Symbols Used In This Text

    Symbols Used in This Text The following symbols are used in this text to indicate cautions and notes concerning the operation of this device. (Refer to the beginning of this document for an explanation of the symbols used for safety-related cautions.) This symbol indicates important information concerning the handling of the Important device or the operation of the software.
  • Page 15: Package Contents

    Package Contents Many accessories are included with the Built-In AIT in the N8551-28F/N8151-44F Built-In AIT. Verify the packed contents with the part list given below and ensure that all the components and parts are present. Also, check that each item is undamaged. If a component or part is missing or damaged, contact your dealer.
  • Page 16: Table Of Contents

    Disposal of consumed parts and equipment ..xi Introduction ............xii Organization of the Instruction Manual....xiii Order of priority when the N8551-28F/N8151- 44F Built-In AIT is used for the first time ..xiii Symbols Used in This Text ......xiv Package Contents ............
  • Page 17 AIT Data Cartridge Data Cartridge Part Name and Function ....19 Operation, Storage and Transportation Requirements ............20 Label ............... 20 Label paste position .......... 20 Precautions on entry to label ......21 Write-protect ............21 Precautions on Handling ......... 22 Operational precautions ........
  • Page 19: Built-In Ait

    Built-in AIT This chapter explains setup, installation and daily operation of the N8551-28F/N8151-44F Built-In AIT. Features This unit has the following features: • You can record large amounts of data on the AIT1 and AIT2 data cartridges using AIT (Ad- vanced Intelligent Tape) format.
  • Page 20: Part Name And Function

    The Built-In AIT and magazine have the following parts and functions. Important The names and functions of each part of the N8551-28F and the N8151-44F and the setup methods are identical. (Hereafter, the N8151-28F is used for the illustrations in this manual.)
  • Page 21: Bottom

    Bottom DIP switch Switches which set the Built-In AIT (→ P. 6) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Built-in AIT...
  • Page 22: Setup

    Setup The procedure up to installation of the Built-In AIT to the “basic processing unit” is explained in the following. Setting the Built-In AIT - Setting with the jumper pins - You can change the following settings with the jumper pins on the rear of the Built-In AIT. •...
  • Page 23 Setting SCSI ID Set SCSI ID which is used by the Built-In AIT. Use four jumper pins, pin 0 to pin 3, on the rear of the Built-In AIT. Pin 3 (Factory-set to “Without strap”) Pin 2 (Factory-set to “With strap”) Pin 1 (Factory-set to “Without strap”) Pin 0 (Factory-set to “Without strap”) Important...
  • Page 24: Setting The Built-In Ait

    Setting the parity function Set the parity function using the leftmost jumper pin on the rear of the Built-In AIT. The parity function is “Enabled” when setting “Without strap” (factory-set value). The parity function is “Disabled” when setting “With strap”. PD (Factory-set to “Without strap”) Important To improve reliability, set the parity function “Enabled”...
  • Page 25 Setting terminator power - Terminator Power - Set whether terminator power is supplied to the SCSI bus or not. Use Switch 5. Setting Switch 5 to ON (factory-set to ON) will supply terminator power; setting Switch 5 to OFF will not supply 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 terminator power.
  • Page 26: Mounting On The Basic Processing Unit

    The procedure for installing the drive in a server is as follows. Hint Some servers require the rails to be used. For details on how to install the rails, refer to the server's operating manual. Install the N8551-28F/8151-44F Built- In AIT as shown below. Install in either bay...
  • Page 27 Important • When using the rails, adjust their Use screws to secure the upper rail. mounting positions so that the front cover of this device is aligned with Front cover the front covers of the other Rails standard components (such as the CD-ROM).
  • Page 28 When the SCSI bus can be set on the side of the basic processing unit, set the following on the Built-In AIT. • Transfer rate : 40 MByte/second (max., synchronous) • Data bus width : 16 bits (Ultra Wide SCSI, LVD/SE) •...
  • Page 29: Installing The Tape Device Driver

    Installing the tape device driver Install the tape device driver only when you want to use the Windows NT 4.0 backup (management tool), or Windows 2000 backup (system tool). Install the tape device driver in the basic processing unit. As the driver, use the provided floppy disk.
  • Page 30 Restart the system. Important When using Windows NT backup, do not install any other backup software. If any other backup software is installed, make sure you uninstall it. Further, when using backup software other than Windows NT backup, make sure you delete “Sony AIT Tape Drive (NT 4.0)”. Hint The tape device driver installed after restarting the system is enabled.
  • Page 31 Confirm that [This wizard upgrades drivers for the following hardware device: SONY SDX- 500C SCSI Sequential Device] is displayed, and click the [Next] button. The [Insert Disk] dialog box appears. Click the [OK] button. The driver is copied, then the [Files needs] dialog box appears. Confirm that “A”...
  • Page 32: Handling

    Handling The following explains how to handle the N8551-28F/N8151-44F Built-In AIT. Setting the AIT data cartridge Important • As the data cartridge to be set in the magazine, use our “AIT Data Cartridge (model: AIT2, AIT1)”. If you use a data cartridge of other manufacturer, a read/write error may occur.
  • Page 33: Ejecting The Ait Data Cartridge

    Ejecting the AIT data cartridge Check that the BUSY LED goes off. Then, press the EJECT button. The Built-In AIT starts rewinding the tape (this may take a few minutes). When the tape is completely rewound, the data cartridge is automatically ejected from the Built-In AIT.
  • Page 34: Led Indication

    LED indication Four LED on the Built-In AIT’s front side signal the status of the driver and the AIT data cartridge. LED name Indication status Description POWER LED OFF The Built-In AIT power supply is off. The Built-In AIT power supply is on. BUSY LED –...
  • Page 35: Cleaning

    Cleaning To keep the driver in the best condition, regular cleaning is required. Cleaning the read/write head When the STATUS LED is blinking (repeating a long ON and a short ON), clean the read/write head within the driver. Set the provided cleaning cartridge in the driver, following the procedure described in “Handling” in “Setting the AIT Data Cartridge”.
  • Page 36: Cleaning The Built-In Ait

    Cleaning the Built-In AIT If the Built-In AIT looks dirty, gently wipe its surface with soft cloth moistened with water or detergent. Important Do not clean the Built-In AIT using chemicals such as benzine or thinner (volatile chemicals), which may cause the unit to be deformed or discolored. For the same reason, do not spray insecticide.
  • Page 37: Ait Data Cartridge

    AIT Data Cartridge This chapter explains how to handle the AIT data cartridge. Data Cartridge Part Name and Function Label paste position Label paste position Write-protect plug Handle for insertion/ejection (The same one is provided on the opposite site.) AIT Data Cartridge 19...
  • Page 38: Operation, Storage And Transportation Requirements

    Operation, Storage and Transportation Requirements Operation requirement : 5 to 45 °C Temperature : 20 to 80 % (The maximum temperature of wet bulb is 26 °C.) Humidity Shelf time : If an AIT data cartridge is exposed to an environment other than the operating or storage environment, expose it to the operating environment for a longer time than the period when it is exposed to other environment (for 8 hours at maximum) before use.
  • Page 39: Precautions On Entry To Label

    Precautions on entry to label • To represent the data contained in the AIT data cartridge, use a label which can be easily replaced and no adhesion trace is left. • To change the label indication, do not erase it with an eraser but peel the old label and paste a new one.
  • Page 40: Precautions On Handling

    Precautions on Handling Operational precautions Before use • If the AIT data cartridge is damaged, deformed or bent, do not use it. • If the AIT data cartridge is exposed to an environment other than the operating or storage environment, expose it to the operating environment for a longer time than the period when it is exposed to other environment (for 8 hours at maximum) before use.
  • Page 41: Usage Inhibition Standard

    Usage Inhibition Standard If an AIT data cartridge that you are using is in the case below, you must replace it. • When the AIT data cartridge is given a strong shock, for example, when falling, and damaged. • When the recording surface is contaminated with liquid, such as soft drink, coffee and tea, detergent, metal chips or cigarette ash.
  • Page 42: Storing Important Data

    Storing Important Data When storing important data or programs, it is strongly recommended that you should prepare and store the master tape and copy (backup) tape just in case. Further, we recommend that you verify backup software when saving, and check saved data. For details on verification, refer to the instruction manual for the backup software you are using.
  • Page 43 Specification The N8551-28F/N8151-44F Built-In AIT has the following specification: Performance Memory capacity 50 Gbyte (In the compression mode: 100 Gbyte) when using AIT2 Data Cartridge: tape length 230 m 35 Gbyte (In the compression mode: 70 Gbyte) when using AIT1 Data Cartridge: tape length 230 m...
  • Page 44 Dimensions, weight N8551-28F 41.2mm 149.0mm 162.0mm Weight 1.0 kg N8151-44F 41.2mm 101.6mm 162.0mm Weight 0.75 kg 26 Specification...
  • Page 45 Customer’s Application Sheet Use this sheet as a note in which the information required for maintenance and management of the N8551-28F/N8151-44F Built-In AIT. Item Record Basic processing unit model name Operating system (OS) (name, version, service pack/batch application) Backup software (name,...
  • Page 47 First Edition, November 2000 Second Edition, August 2001 NEC Corporation 5-7-1 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo Tel. (03) 3454-1111 (Main switchboard) ©2000 NEC Corporation No copying or modifying without permission of NEC Corporation. The contents of this document may be changed without notice.
  • Page 48 Printed in Japan Printed on recycled paper.

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