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AIT Drive
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User's Guide
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AIT-1 TAPE DRIVE
SDX-400V

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  • Page 1 AIT Drive User’s Guide AIT-1 TAPE DRIVE SDX-400V...
  • Page 2 Klasse B.) Acer MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WITH REGARD TO THIS DOCUMENT. Acer shall not be liable for errors contained herein, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance or use of this document.
  • Page 3 IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS For your protection, please read these Power Sources – This unit should be safety instructions completely before operated only from the type of power operating the appliance, and keep this source indicated on the marking label. manual for future reference. If you are not sure of the type of electrical power, consult your dealer or Carefully observe all warnings,...
  • Page 4 INSTALLATION SERVICE Water and Moisture – Do not use Damage Requiring Service – Unplug power-line operated units near water - the unit from the wall outlet and refer for example, near a bathtub, servicing to qualified service washbowl, kitchen sink, or laundry personnel under the following tub, in a wet basement, or near a conditions:...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Location of 3 LEDs ..................19 Drive Operation ....................20 Emergency Tape Removal Procedure ............22 Interface Implementation ..................24 Supported SCSI Messages ................24 Supported SCSI Commands ................24 Specifications ......................25 Product Specifications ..................25 Acer Contact ......................26...
  • Page 6: Overview

    Overview The SDX-400V drive is a high-capacity data storage device using the Advanced Intelligent Tape (AIT) technology. The SDX-400V drive achieves high data reliability through Read-After-Write, an additional level of error correction code, and other features. The SDX-400V drive stores data on tape using standard formats called AIT (Advanced Intelligent Tape) and ALDC.
  • Page 7: Introduction

    Introduction About the AIT Drive The SDX-400V is an internal AIT drive unit that uses data cartridges conforming to the AIT-1 format. Features The AIT drive unit SDX-400V has the following features: • Supports reading and writing to data cartridges conforming to the AIT-1 format.
  • Page 8: Precautions

    Precautions Installation Avoid placing the drive in a location subject to: – high humidity – high temperature – mechanical shock and vibration – direct sunlight For details, see “Specifications” on page 25. Operation • Do not move the drive while it is operating. It may cause malfunction. •...
  • Page 9: Scsi Termination

    SCSI Termination The SDX-400V conforms to the Microsoft PC97 standard which requires the internal (naked) drive to be terminated with an external terminator. Microsoft PC97 SCSI requirements SCSI peripherals must not terminate the bus. Both internal and external cable ends are instead terminated by plug-in connectors.
  • Page 10: Installation

    Installation SCSI Connection/Setting the SCSI ID SCSI ID SCSI ID SCSI 68pin Connector Jumpers Power Connector GND GND 12 V Parity Disable Enable Note : = CLOSED/Jumper OPEN/Jumper not installed Don’t care Parity Disable Jumper Parity check function can be disabled by Jumper. Parity check is disabled while left end jumper is installed.
  • Page 11: Option Switches (dip Switch)

    Option Switches (DIP Switch) DIP Switch DIP Switch Positions Default Drive Mode (OFF) Drive Mode (OFF) Drive Mode (OFF) Drive Mode (OFF) Terminator Power (ON) Reserved (OFF) DC Control (1) (ON) DC Control (2) (OFF)
  • Page 12 DR (Disaster Recovery ) Mode Drive Mode (ON) Drive Mode (OFF) Drive Mode (OFF) Drive Mode (OFF) Terminator Power (ON) Reserved (OFF) DC Control (1) (ON) DC Control (2) (OFF) Disaster Recovery Mode is enabled only if VERITAS Backup Exec running on Windows NT or Windows 2000.
  • Page 13: Mounting Holes

    Mounting Holes For 3.5" Standard Height 4.8 mm (0.19 in) 41.2 mm (1.62 in) 41.2 mm 97.3 mm (1.62 in) (3.83 in) 94 mm (3.7 in) For 5.25" Half Height 9.9 mm (0.39 in) 21.8 mm (0.86 in) 139.6 mm 41.2 mm (1.62 in) (5.5 in)
  • Page 14: Reconfiguring From 5.25" Model To 3.5" Model

    Reconfiguring from 5.25" Model to 3.5" Model You can reconfigure the 5.25" model to the 3.5" model yourself. Remove the 2 screws for each side rail. Take the side rail off. Side Rail (L) Side Rail (R)
  • Page 15: Orientation

    Orientation 10 10 10 10...
  • Page 16: Attaching And Removing The Dust Cover

    Attaching and Removing the Dust Cover Attaching the Dust Cover Align the dust cover’s hinge clips (one on each side) with the pins of the drive bezel. • The dust cover should be positioned so that the magnets on the cover’s back face the drive bezel.
  • Page 17 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 18: Removing The Dust Cover

    Removing the Dust Cover Open the dust cover. Holding the dust cover at both corners, carefully raise the dust cover. The dust cover hinge clips and drive bezel pins uncouple. Note We recommend that you use the drive with the dust cover.
  • Page 19: Operation

    Operation Location of 3 LEDs There are three LED indications (TAPE MOTION LED, CLEANING REQUEST LED, REPLACE TAPE LED) and an EJECT button on the front panel of the unit. Front Panel (for 3.5" Standard Height) Advanced Intelligent Tape TAPE CLEANING REPLACE MOTION...
  • Page 20: Drive Operation

    Drive Operation Loading a Cartridge Note While setting the data cartridge, do not turn off the host computer. This may cause a malfunction or damage data. Turn on the basic processing unit. Check that the drive’s TAPE MOTION LED, CLEANING REQUEST LED and REPLACE TAPE LED go off.
  • Page 21: Unloading A Cartridge

    Unloading a Cartridge The cartridge can be removed from the SDX-400V either in response to a SCSI Unload Command, or by pressing the EJECT bottom. By pressing EJECT button, the tape goes to BOT, the drive unthreads it, and ejects the cartridge from the slot. Write-protecting a Cartridge Cartridges can be write-protected by sliding the tab on the back of the cartridge.
  • Page 22: Emergency Tape Removal Procedure

    Emergency Tape Removal Procedure Remove the drive from the chassis or enclosure to allow access to the bottom of the drive. Remove the drive’s top cover. Locate the small opening in the bottom of the drive and insert the tip of a precision screwdriver so that the Loading motor shaft can be rotated.
  • Page 23 After the tape slack has been removed, continue to turn the Loading moter shaft located on the bottom of the drive clockwise by a precision screwdriver until the tape cartridge is lifted out of the drive mechanism and is ejected. Return the drive to Acer for repair.
  • Page 24: Interface Implementation

    Interface Implementation Supported SCSI Messages Abort Message Parity Error Bus Device Reset Message Reject Command Complete No Operation Disconnect Restore Pointers Extended Message Save Data Pointer – Synchronous Data Transfer Request – Wide Data Transfer Request Identify ( w/&w/o Disconnect ) Ignore Wide Residue Supported SCSI Commands Erase...
  • Page 25: Specifications

    Specifications Product Specifications Dimensions 3.5" 5.25" Height 41.2 mm (1.62 in.) 41.2 mm (1.62 in.) Width 101.6 mm (4.0 in.) 146.0 mm (5.75 in.) Depth 155.0 mm (6.1 in.) 155.0 mm (6.1 in.) Mass 3.5" 740 g (26.1 oz.) 5.25" 970 g (34.2 oz.) Temperature and Humidity Range Temperature...
  • Page 26: Acer Contact

    Acer Contact For more information, visit http://csd.acer.com.tw/...
  • Page 28 Klasse B.) Acer MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WITH REGARD TO THIS DOCUMENT. Acer shall not be liable for errors contained herein, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance or use of this document.
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  • Page 36 SCSI ID SCSI ID GND GND 12 V...
  • Page 38 SDX-400C...
  • Page 39 4.8 mm (0.19 in) 41.2 mm (1.62 in) 41.2 mm 97.3 mm (1.62 in) (3.83 in) 94 mm (3.7 in) 9.9 mm (0.39 in) 21.8 mm (0.86 in) 41.2 mm 139.6 mm (1.62 in) (5.5 in) 149.0 mm (5.87 in)
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  • Page 45 Advanced Intelligent Tape TAPE CLEANING REPLACE MOTION REQUEST TAPE EJECT TAPE CLEANING REPLACE MOTION REQUEST TAPE...
  • Page 47 AIT-1 AIT-2...
  • Page 50 Abort Message Parity Error Bus Device Reset Message Reject Command Complete No Operation Disconnect Restore Pointers Extended Message Save Data Pointer – Synchronous Data Transfer Request – Wide Data Transfer Request Identify ( w/&w/o Disconnect ) Ignore Wide Residue Report Luns Erase Request Block Address Inquiry...
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  • Page 52 http://csd.acer.com.tw/...
  • Page 56 Printed in Japan 2-048-915-01(1)

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