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N8551-29F
Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit
Instruction Manual
Make sure you read this manual before using the product.
After reading this manual carefully, store it in a safe place.
4-651-174-11(1)

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    N8551-29F Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit Instruction Manual Make sure you read this manual before using the product. After reading this manual carefully, store it in a safe place. 4-651-174-11(1)

  • Page 2: Safety Indications

    Safety Indications To use the N8551-29F Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit safely, operate the Built-In AIT Auto- Loader Unit in accordance with the instructions of this manual. The instruction manual explains which parts of the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit are dangerous, the types of dangerous situations which may occur if you ignore the instructions, and how to avoid dangerous situations.

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    Indicates that a dangerous situation may occur (Example) Awareness of if you ignore the instruction. The symbol caution illustration indicates the kind of prohibited danger. (Electric shock) (Example) Indicates that the corresponding action is Prohibited prohibited. A picture in the symbol illustrates the inhibited action.

  • Page 4: Safety Considerations

    Important See the instruction manual provided with the basic processing unit on which the N8551-29F Built- In AIT Auto-Loader Unit is mounted, in addition to the considerations given herein. The basic processing unit instruction manual describes the precautions to be taken during mounting/ dismounting the options.

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    WARNING Do not insert a wire or a metal chip into the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit. Do not insert a foreign material such as a metal chip or wire into the ventila- tion port or the cartridge slot, as this may cause an electric shock. Do not use the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit at an unsuitable site.

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    Loader Unit, immediately turn off the power and unplug the power cable from the outlet. Leave the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit as it is (do not disassem- ble it) and contact your dealer or the NEC maintenance service company. Do not touch the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit during lightning.

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    CAUTION Do not store the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit in a dusty, humid place. Do not store the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit in a humid place, for example, near a hot water supply. If you reinstall the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit, a fire may be caused.

  • Page 8: For Correct Operation

    For considerations on handling the AIT data cartridge, refer to the chapter “AIT Data Cartridge”. Main unit • Set the SCSI ID of the N8551-29F Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit so that it is not similar to the SCSI IDs of other SCSI equipment.

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    • Do not move the unit with the cartridges and magazine set. If the unit is subject to shock, the unit and cartridges may be damaged. • Remove the cartridges from this unit when not using it, or before turning off the power. Not doing so may shorten the life of your cartridges and cause a machine malfunction.

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    Magazine Case • Use the magazine specially designed for the N8551-29F Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit. If you use a magazine of another make, a read/write error may occur. In addition, data may be damaged and Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit and magazine failure may occur.

  • Page 11: Others

    Others Transfer to a third party When you transfer (or sell) the N8551-29F Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit 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 N8551-29F Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit and its cartridge, observe the waste disposal rules of your local government.

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    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 13: Introduction

    The Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit will ensure smooth backup, application and management of your important data. To maximize the N8551-29F Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit functions, please read the instruction manual carefully before use and fully understand how to handle the device.

  • Page 14: 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 N8551-29F Built- In AIT Auto-Loader Unit correctly. You can refer to this manual whenever you encounter a question or problem during setup and daily operation.

  • Page 15: Symbols Used In The Texts

    Symbols used in the texts Three types of symbols are used in the manual. Each symbol denotes the following. (For indica- tions concerning safety, see the beginning of the manual.) Indicates the points which must be observed when handling the Built-In AIT Important Auto-Loader Unit and the issues to which special attention must to be paid.

  • Page 16: Package Contents

    Package Contents Many accessories are included with the main Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit in the N8551-29F Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit. 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 17: Table Of Contents

    Disposal of consumed parts and equipment ..xi Introduction ............xiii Organization of the Instruction Manual ....xiv Order of priority when the N8551-29F Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit is used for the first time ..........xiv Symbols used in the texts ........xv Package Contents ...........

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    Built-In AIT Auto- Changing Settings ........... 21 Switching to and using the menu screen ... 21 Loader Unit Version - Display the setting status - ....22 (Continued) Auto Load – Auto Load settings – ....22 Unload – Unload settings – ....... 23 Contrast - Adjust brightness - ......

  • Page 19: Features

    Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit This chapter explains setup, installation and daily operation of the N8551-29F Built-In AIT Auto- Loader Unit. 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

    Part Name and Function The Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit and magazine have the following parts and functions. Front Magazine slot A slot in which the magazine is set An indicator which shows the status of the Built-In P. 16) AIT Auto-Loader Unit and the AIT data cartridge set in the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit ( P.

  • Page 21: Rear

    Rear Unused connector Do not connect anything. Power connector Connect the provided power relay cable. ( P. 9) Jumper pin Pins which set the Built-In AIT Auto- Loader Unit ( P. 4) SCSI connector Connect the driver’s built-in SCSI cable. ( P.

  • Page 22: Setup

    Setup The procedure up to installation of the driver to the “basic processing unit” is explained in the following. Setting the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit - Setting with the jumper pins - You can change the following settings with the jumper pins on the rear of the Built-In AIT Auto- Loader Unit.

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    Setting SCSI ID Set SCSI ID which is used by the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit. Use four jumper pins, pin 0 to pin 3, on the rear of the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit. 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”) Check...

  • Page 24: Setting The Built-in Ait Auto-loader Unit

    Setting the parity function Set the parity function using the leftmost jumper pin on the rear of the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit. 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: Mounting On The Basic Processing Unit

    Leaving the power cord plugged in presents an electrical shock hazard. Mount the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit on the basic processing unit. Important When mounting N8551-29F Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit on Express 5800/130/140/150/ 170/180 Pro, do not attach it to the bottom of 5.25-inch device bay. Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit...

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    Turn off the basic processing unit and pull the power cable from the outlet. Remove the cover from the basic processing unit. Remove the cover from the 5.25-inch device bay of the basic processing unit. Remove the mounting reel of the 5.25- Example of the mounting reel of the basic inch device bay of the basic processing processing unit (The mounting reel may differ...

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    Insert the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader <when mounting the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit horizontally> Unit into the 5.25-inch device bay slot of the basic processing unit. When you hear a click sound, the Built- In AIT Auto-Loader Unit is locked. <when mounting the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit vertically> Connect the cable.

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    Attach the cover to the basic processing unit. Plug the power cable to the outlet. Turn on the basic processing unit. When the SCSI bus can be set on the side of the basic processing unit, set the following on the driver.

  • Page 29: Handling

    Handling The following explains how to handle the N8551-29F Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit. Setting the AIT data cartridge Important • As the data cartridge to be set in the magazine, use our “AIT Data Cartridge”. If you use a data cartridge of other manufacturer, a read/write error may occur.

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    Check that the magazine and cartridge insertion orientation is as shown at right. Insert AIT data cartridges No. 1 and No. 2 into the lower row of the magazine in this order. Insert AIT data cartridges No. 3 and No. 4 into the upper row of the magazine in this order.

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    Important • If the AIT data cartridges are not set correctly in the magazine, the safety lock on the magazine is protruding, preventing the magazine from being inserted into this unit. Check that the safety lock is not protruding before inserting the magazine. Further, do not force the magazine into this unit when the safety lock is protruding.

  • Page 32: Ejecting The Ait Data Cartridge

    Ejecting the AIT data cartridge Eject the AIT data cartridge set in the magazine as shown below. Direct the magazine bottom toward you and hold the magazine up- rightly. Check Do not face the magazine slot down- ward when ejecting the cartridge. The cartridge may fall and get damaged.

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    In the same manner as in step 2, push out AIT data cartridges No. 2 and No. 3 and remove them from the magazine. Face the magazine slot upward. Shake it up and down and apply a soft material such as a palm to the magazine.

  • Page 34: Setting The Magazine

    Setting the magazine Set the magazine in which four AIT data cartridges are contained in the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit. By inserting the magazine to the extent, the data cartridge is automatically set in the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit and the TAPE lamp lights. Important Be sure to set four AIT data cartridges in the magazine.

  • Page 35: Selecting The Ait Data Cartridge

    Hint • The cartridges are checked in the order of cartridge number (1 to 4). • In the LCD, the cartridge number being checked is blinking. Using the backup application, or the button and the LCD on the front of the Built-In AIT Auto- Loader Unit, select the AIT data cartridges to be used and set them in the read/write drive.

  • Page 36: Ejecting The Magazine

    Ejecting the magazine To eject the magazine from the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit, press the EJECT button. A message “Magazine Ejecting” appears in the LCD. The AIT data cartridge set in the read/write drive is returned to the magazine. Then, the magazine is automatically ejected from the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit.

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    Message area Displays the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit status. According to the situation, a warning message or error message (refer to P. 36) appears. You can change the language of displayed messages to English, French, German, or Spanish (refer to P. 25). Cartridge number indicator Displays the status of the AIT cartridge set in the magazine.

  • Page 38: Lamp Indication

    Lamp indication Two lamps on the front of the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit signal the status of the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit and AIT data cartridges. BUSY lamp (green) Lights when the SCSI interface is enabled. Blinks while the AIT cartridge set in the read/write drive is being read, written or searched, or while the tape is rewinding.

  • Page 39: Changing Settings

    Changing Settings You can change the driver’s various settings by switching the LCD indication (on the front of the driver) to the menu screen. You can also check the version of the program within the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit (firmware) and the preset SCSI ID. Switching to and using the menu screen Display the menu screen as shown below.

  • Page 40: Version - Display The Setting Status

    Version - Display the setting status - When selecting “Version” from the menu screen, the sub TSL-A500C menu as shown at right appears. On this screen, you can check the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader SCSI ID#5 Unit’s model code, preset SCSI ID number and firmware Ver.

  • Page 41: Unload - Unload Settings

    Unload – Unload settings – When selecting “Unload” from the menu screen, the sub Unload menu appears as shown on the right. Continuous On this screen, you can set cartridge operations using the Unload command when the fourth cartridge is loaded in the read/write drive.

  • Page 42: Orientation - Set The Display Orientation

    Orientation - Set the display orientation - When selecting “Orientation” from the menu screen, the sub Orientation menu as shown below appears. On this screen, you can set the LCD orientation along with the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit installation orientation. Horizontal R-side down Hint...

  • Page 43: Language - Set The Displayed Language

    Set “L-side down” when the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit is installed vertically with its left side down. Press the SELECT button to place the cursor ( ) at the required item. To cancel selection and return to the menu screen, press the EJECT button. By pressing the ENTER button after selection, the setting value is saved and the menu screen appears again.

  • Page 44: Cleaning

    Cleaning To keep the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit in the best condition, regular cleaning is required. Cleaning the read/write head When a message “CleanReq” appears in the LCD message area, clean the read/write head within the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit. Important •...

  • Page 45: Cleaning The Driver

    Press the ENTER button. The cleaning cartridge automatically starts cleaning the head. After cleaning, the cleaning cartridge automatically returns to the magazine. The cleaning time depends on the place in which the cleaning cartridge is set in the magazine (cartridge number) as shown below. (For the cartridge number, refer to P.

  • Page 47: Data Cartridge Part Name And Function

    AIT Data Cartridge This chapter explains how to handle the AIT data cartridge. Data Cartridge Part Name and Function Label paste position Memory terminal Label paste position Write-protect plug Handle for insertion/ejection (The same one is provided on the opposite site.) AIT Data Cartridge 29...

  • Page 48: Operation, Storage And Transportation Requirements

    Operation, Storage and Transportation Requirements Operation requirement Temperature : 5 to 45 C Humidity : 20 to 80 % (The maximum temperature of wet bulb is 26 C.) 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 49: 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 50: 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 51: 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 52: 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 53: Specification

    Specification The N8551-29F Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit has the following specification: Performance Memory capacity Approx. 200 Gbyte (with compression disabled) Approx. 400 Gbyte (with compression enabled) Capacity indicated with compression enabled assumes a compression ratio of 2 times. The compression ratio varies according to the type of data.

  • Page 54: Error Message List

    Error Message List If an error occurs in the Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit, an error message appears in the LCD (“Ldr HW Error” or “Drv HW Error”). Below the error message, the error code which indicates the error type appears. Error message XXXXXX Error code...

  • Page 55: Customer's Application Sheet

    Customer’s Application Sheet Use this sheet as a note in which the information required for maintenance and management of the N8851-29F Built-In AIT Auto-Loader Unit. Item Record Basic processing unit model name Operating system (OS) (name, version, service pack/batch application) Backup software (name, version service pack/batch application)

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    Printed in Japan Printed on recycled paper.

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