Sony StorStation AITe200-UL Operating Instructions Manual

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2-067-134-13(1)
AIT Drive
Operating Instructions
AIT-2 Turbo TAPE DRIVE
AITe200-UL/AITe200T-UL
AIT-2 TAPE DRIVE
AITe130V-UL
AIT-1 Turbo TAPE DRIVE
AITe100-UL/AITe100T-UL
AIT-1 TAPE DRIVE
AITe90V-UL
©2004 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 2-067-134-13(1) AIT Drive Operating Instructions AIT-2 Turbo TAPE DRIVE AITe200-UL/AITe200T-UL AIT-2 TAPE DRIVE AITe130V-UL AIT-1 Turbo TAPE DRIVE AITe100-UL/AITe100T-UL AIT-1 TAPE DRIVE AITe90V-UL ©2004 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Safety Regulations

    To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. MODEL No. for Regulatory Compliance Your AITe200-UL or AITe200T-UL is assigned the MODEL No. ATDEA3A (respectively) for regulatory compliance certifications. Your AITe130V-UL, AITe100-UL, AITe100T-UL or AITe90V-UL is assigned the MODEL No.
  • Page 3 Andernfalls ist eine flexible Leitung aus synthetischem Gummi entsprechend IEC 60245 (Bauartkurzzeichen H05RR-F 3G 0,75 mm ) zu verwenden. If you have any questions about this product, please refer to Sony contact in the instruction manual. DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY Trade Name:...
  • Page 4 ATTENTION According to the EU Directives related to product safety, EMC and R&TTE the manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The Authorised Representative is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61,70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or guarantee matters please refer to the addresses given in separate service or guarantee documents.
  • Page 5: Important Safeguards

    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS Power Sources – This unit should be operated only For your protection, please read these safety from the type of power source indicated on the instructions completely before operating the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of appliance, and keep this manual for future reference.
  • Page 6 INSTALLATION SERVICE Water and Moisture – Do not use power-line Damage Requiring Service – Unplug the unit from operated units near water - for example, near a the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a service personnel under the following conditions: wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Appendix Sony Contacts ................. 33 • Sony cannot accept liability for data written to cartridges lost as a result of using this product. • Sony bears no responsibility for any financial damages, lost profits, or claims made by third parties arising from the use of this product.
  • Page 8: How To Use This Guide

    How To Use This Guide This guide describes how to use and care for the AITe200-UL, AITe200T-UL, AITe130V-UL, AITe100-UL, AITe100T-UL or AITe90V-UL. Please read it carefully before using the drives and save it for future reference. The guide consists of four chapters and an appendix. Refer to the chapters that relate to your use of the drives.
  • Page 9: Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 1 Introduction About the AIT Drive The AITe200-UL is an external AIT drive using data cartridges that conform to the AIT-2 Turbo, AIT-2, AIT-1 Turbo, AIT-1, and AIT-E Turbo formats. The AITe130V-UL is an external AIT-2 drive using data cartridges that conform to the AIT-2 and AIT-1 formats.
  • Page 10 The AITe100-UL drive has the following features. • Uses the Advanced Intelligent Tape (AIT) format AIT-1 Turbo, AIT-1, and AIT-E Turbo data cartridges. AIT-1 Turbo data cartridges provide 40 GB of storage (no compression) on a 186-m tape. AIT-1 data cartridges provide 35 GB of storage (no compressio on a 230-m tape.
  • Page 11: System Requirements

    • i.LINK and/or USB interface Compatible Data Cartridges The AITe200-UL can be used with data cartridges marked with the AIT-2 Turbo, AIT-2, AIT-1 Turbo, AIT-1, or AIT-E Turbo logo. The AITe130V-UL can be used with data cartridges marked with the AIT-2 or AIT-1 logo.
  • Page 12 AIT-E Turbo Logo AIT-E Turbo Data Cartridge Name Capacity (no compression) TAITE-20N 20 GB AIT Cleaning Cartridges Name Description SDX1-CL AIT drive cleaning cartridge Notes • Be sure to use only data cartridges designed specifically for AIT. • Do not use anything but AIT cartridges with this system, as doing so can damage the AIT drive.
  • Page 13: Part Names And Functions

    Part Names and Functions Front Panel Advanced Intelligent Tape AIT Data Cartridge Receptacle See page 21 to 22 for information on inserting and removing a AIT data cartridge. POWER Indicator Lights while the drive is on. Dust Cover This cover protects the AIT data cartridge receptacle. LED Indication for Drive Status The LED indicators are defined as follows.
  • Page 14: Rear Panel

    EJECT Button Push to remove a data cartridge from the drive. POWER Switch Press to turn the drive on or off. Rear Panel AC IN Connector Connect the supplied power cable here. i.LINK Connectors ( Connects to the i.LINK connector of the host computer. USB Connector ( Connects to the USB connector of the host computer or a USB hub.
  • Page 15: Supplied Items

    • AIT Drive Unit • Quick start guide • AIT Data Cartridge • Operating instructions CD-ROM • 1Safe™ CD-ROM (excluding AITe200-UL/AITe200T-UL) • USB 2.0 cable • i.LINK cables (6-pin to 6-pin, 6-pin to 4-pin, 1 each) • Power cable • Warranty card* •...
  • Page 16: Interconnections

    Interconnections Connecting to the USB Interface Connect the USB connector of the host computer or USB hub to the USB connector of the drives with the USB cable. Connecting to the i.LINK Interface Connect the i.LINK connector of the host computer to the i.LINK connector of the drives with the one of the i.LINK cables.
  • Page 17: Option Switches (Dip Switch)

    Option Switches (DIP Switch) Remove the two slotted screws by using a slotted screwdriver. Remove the access cover to change the DIP switch settings. (Refer to the following figure for details changing the DIP switch settings.) After changing the DIP switch settings, replace access cover and tighten the two slotted screws using a slotted screwdriver.
  • Page 18 Cleaning Request Mode Automatic cleaning requests can be enabled by a DIP switch. When switch 6 is ON, cleaning requests are enabled. When enabled, the “CLEANING REQUEST” LED on the front panel lights after every 100 hours of operation. When this LED lights, clean the drive with a head cleaning cartridge. Note To maintain the drive in optimum condition in environments affected by dust and other contaminants, we recommend keeping cleaning requests enabled.
  • Page 19: I.link

    Note i.LINK, the internationally popular name for the IEEE 1394 interface standard, is a Sony trademark. IEEE 1394 is an international standard established by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Page 20 Branching is also possible • When devices have three or more i.LINK connectors, it is possible to create branches midway through the i.LINK daisy chain. • Up to 63 i.LINK devices (including these drives) can be interconnected. However, only 17 devices can be present on the longest individual path. (Up to 16 i.LINK cables can be used in the chain making up a path of the maximum possible length.) The length of a path is indicated in terms of the number of i.LINK cables used,...
  • Page 21: Chapter 3 Operation

    Chapter 3 Operation This chapter describes how to use the AIT drive, and how to handle data cartridges. How To Use the AIT Drive Press the POWER switch on the front panel. The POWER indicator should light, and the TAPE MOTION, CLEANING REQUEST, and REPLACE TAPE indicators should blink as the self-test is performed.
  • Page 22: Cartridge Removal

    Cartridge Removal Press the EJECT button. The cartridge is ejected automatically. Caution Do not push the EJECT button while the TAPE MOTION indicator is blinking. To do so may destroy data on the tape. Remove the cartridge from the receptacle, and then close the dust cover. Chapter 3 Operation...
  • Page 23: Attaching The Dust Cover

    Attaching the Dust Cover If the dust cover comes loose, attach it as described below. Note We recommend that you use the drive with the dust cover. Align the dust cover’s hinge clips (one on each side) with the pins of the drive bezel.
  • Page 24 Press down at an angle on each side in turn until you hear the hinge clips click into place. Caution Do not press the dust cover in horizontally from the front. Doing so could cause the dust cover to break. Close the dust cover.
  • Page 25: Care And Maintenance

    Chapter 4 Care and Maintenance Taking Care of the Drives Safety Considerations ■ Power • 100 V to 240 V AC. • Avoid plugging into the same outlet as high-current equipment like copiers or shredders. ■ Power Cable Precautions • Do not crush the cable or place heavy items on it. If the cable insulation appears worn or broken, do not use the cable.
  • Page 26 ■ Avoid sudden changes in temperature If the drives are moved from a cool place to a warm place, or if the room temperature suddenly rises, moisture may condense inside the case. After a sudden change in temperature, wait at least one hour before turning the drives Inserting a cartridge with condensation inside the drive can damage the drive or the tape.
  • Page 27: Taking Care Of Cartridges

    Taking Care of Cartridges Usage Precautions • Avoid dropping the cartridges and high vibrations. • The lid on the face of the cartridge opens automatically when it is inserted into the drives. Do not open the lid by hand, as touching the tape may damage it.
  • Page 28: Cleaning

    Cleaning To keep the AIT drive in top condition, clean the drive unit as needed using a cleaning cartridge with the AIT logo. When the drive unit needs cleaning, the CLEANING REQUEST indicator lights. How To Clean Load the cleaning cartridge (SDX1-CL) into the AIT drive. Cleaning starts automatically.
  • Page 29: Appendix

    Appendix Specifications AITe200-UL ■ Performance Storage Capacity 80 GB uncompressed (with 186 m AIT-2 Turbo data cartridge) 208 GB compressed (with 186 m AIT-2 Turbo data cartridge Data Transfer Rate (TAPE) 12 MB/s uncompressed (with AIT-2 Turbo data cartridge) Burst Data Transfer Rate 480 Mbps maximum (USB) 400 Mbps maximum (i.LINK)
  • Page 30 AITe130V-UL ■ Performance Storage Capacity 50 GB uncompressed (with 230 m AIT-2 data cartridge) 130 GB compressed (with 230 m AIT-2 data cartridge Data Transfer Rate (TAPE) 6 MB/s uncompressed (with 230 m AIT-2 data cartridge) Burst Data Transfer Rate 480 Mbps maximum (USB) 400 Mbps maximum (i.LINK) Bit Error Rate...
  • Page 31 AITe100-UL ■ Performance Storage Capacity 40 GB uncompressed (with 186 m AIT-1 Turbo data cartridge) 104 GB compressed (with 186 m AIT-1 Turbo data cartridge Data Transfer Rate (TAPE) 6 MB/s uncompressed (with AIT-1 Turbo data cartridge) Burst Data Transfer Rate 480 Mbps maximum (USB) 400 Mbps maximum (i.LINK) Bit Error Rate...
  • Page 32 AITe90V-UL ■ Performance Storage Capacity 35 GB uncompressed (with 230 m AIT-1 data cartridge) 91 GB compressed (with 230 m AIT-1 data cartridge Data Transfer Rate (TAPE) 4 MB/s uncompressed Burst Data Transfer Rate 480 Mbps maximum (USB) 400 Mbps maximum (i.LINK) Bit Error Rate less than 10 Load Time...
  • Page 33: Sony Contacts

    TEL: (416) 499-1414 or (1) 800-961-7669 FAX: (416) 499-8541 Sony Business Europe URL: http://www.sonyisstorage.com/ Electronics Devices Marketing (Singapore) (A division company of Sony Electronics (S) Pte. Ltd.) Enterprise Storage Solutions Dept. 2 International Business Park, #01-10 Tower One, The Strategy, Singapore 609930 TEL: 65-6544-8000 FAX: 65-6544-7390 Sony Corporation of Hong Kong Ltd.
  • Page 34 Optical Devices Storage Dept. Data Storage Section 5F, 145 Changchun Road, Taipei 104, Taiwan TEL: 886-2-2522-7920 FAX: 886-2-2522-2153 Sony Korea Corporation EDMK CP Sales & Marketing Team 34F, ASEM Tower, World Trade Center, 159-1, Samsung-Dong, Kangnam-Ku, Seoul, 135-798, Korea TEL: 82-2-6001-4249 FAX: 82-2-6001-4115 URL: http://www.sony.co.kr/cp/...