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  • Page 4 Note: Before using this information and the product it supports, read the general information in Appendix C, “Notices,” on page 23, the Safety Information and Environmental Notices and User Guide documents on the IBM Documentation CD, and the IBM Safety, Warranty, Environmental, and Electronic Emission Notices document that comes with the product.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Installing the RDX utility software. . 10 Avis de conformité à la réglementation d'Industrie Canada . . 26 Chapter 3. Using the RDX drive ..11 Australia and New Zealand Class A statement . 26 Ordering additional cartridges . . 11 European Union EMC Directive conformance Working with cartridges .
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  • Page 7: Safety

    Prima di installare questo prodotto, leggere le Informazioni sulla Sicurezza. Les sikkerhetsinformasjonen (Safety Information) før du installerer dette produktet. Antes de instalar este produto, leia as Informações sobre Segurança. Antes de instalar este producto lea la información de seguridad. © Copyright IBM Corp. 2012...
  • Page 8 2. First, remove power cords from outlet. 3. Attach signal cables to connectors. 3. Remove signal cables from connectors. 4. Attach power cords to outlet. 4. Remove all cables from devices. 5. Turn device ON. RDX USB Drive User's Guide...
  • Page 9 Statement 8: CAUTION: Never remove the cover on a power supply or any part that has the following label attached. Hazardous voltage, current, and energy levels are present inside any component that has this label attached. There are no serviceable parts inside these components. If you suspect a problem with one of these parts, contact a service technician.
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  • Page 11: Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 1. Introduction ® The RDX USB drive is a removable, ruggedized, hard disk drive for IBM System ™ and BladeCenter. It features backup application compatibility, high-speed transfer rate for fast backups, portable cartridges, and a high level of data reliability.
  • Page 12: Notices And Statements In This Documentation

    Select RDX from the Product menu. The Available Topics list displays all the documents for the RDX drive. Some documents might be in folders. A plus sign (+) indicates each folder or document that has additional documents under it. Click the plus sign to display the additional documents.
  • Page 13: Components

    This section provides a description of the following RDX components: v Drive dock (either internal or external) v Cartridge v Utility software Drive dock The internal or external RDX drive dock serves as a cartridge housing. Service data Manufacturer plate Figure 1. Internal RDX drive dock Service data Manufacturer plate Figure 2.
  • Page 14: Cartridge

    Label Figure 4. Front of the Cartridge Note: Place the label only onto the gray area as shown in Figure 4 of the RDX cartridge. Labelling the RDX cartridge on any other area may cause failures during cartridge use and may also damage the RDX drive dock.
  • Page 15: Front Panel

    Table 1 describes the meaning of the status of the power-indicator LED. Note: In order to successfully eject the RDX cartridge from the drive bay, the RDX utility software must be installed. If the RDX utility software is not installed, the RDX cartridge will not be ejected and the power-indicator LED will remain steady green.
  • Page 16 The cartridge is in the process of reading, writing, or seeking. Flashing amber Fault The drive has detected a cartridge-fault condition. For more information, run a diagnostic application (see the software documentation that comes with the drive). RDX USB Drive User's Guide...
  • Page 17: Chapter 2. Installing The Rdx Drive

    Back up all important data before you make changes to disk drives. v For rack mount applications, RDX drive should not be used on the hot aisle side of the rack due to the server preheating.
  • Page 18: Parts Inventory

    Use the following instructions to install an internal RDX drive dock. The drive dock is ready to install in a standard 5.25-inch half-high bay. Note: Keep the packaging that comes with the RDX drive in case you have to return it for service or warranty replacement.
  • Page 19: Installing The External Rdx Drive Dock

    11. Run the applicable RDX utility software for the operating system on your server. Notes: a. If you install a new operating system on a server with an RDX drive attached, make sure that the cartridge is removed. This prevents the operating system from mistaking the RDX cartridge for the server hard disk drive.
  • Page 20: Installing The Rdx Utility Software

    Windows or Linux operating system, see the software documentation that comes with the drive. Notes: 1. Installation of the utility software is required for you to use the RDX drive with a Windows operating system. 2. Install the RDX utility software before using the RDX drive.
  • Page 21: Chapter 3. Using The Rdx Drive

    2. From the What we offer menu, select Entry tape systems. 3. From the Products menu, select System x. 4. From the System x menu, select IBM RDX; then, follow the instructions to order the part from the retail store.
  • Page 22: Inserting A Cartridge

    2. Right-click the icon and select Eject. 3. After the cartridge is ejected, pull the cartridge out of the drive dock. Note: Install the RDX utility software before using the RDX drive. If the utility is not installed, the cartridge may fail to be ejected.
  • Page 23: Using The Rdx Utility Software

    To eject a cartridge, complete the following steps: 1. If you are using an internal RDX drive, turn off the server. If you are using an external RDX drive, disconnect the power cord. 2. Insert a straightened paper clip or similar object into the manual ejection hole until the cartridge is ejected.
  • Page 24: Solving Problems

    Error conditions are indicated by entries in the Windows or Linux Application and Windows System Event log, error messages that are displayed on the screen, and the LED on the front of the RDX drive. For more information about the LED indications, see Table 1 on page 5.
  • Page 25 Note: Changes are made periodically to the IBM website. The actual procedure might vary slightly from what is described in this document. 1. Go to 2. In the Search within all of support & downloads text field at the bottom of the screen, type troubleshooting tape drive issues and press Enter.
  • Page 26: Replacing The Rdx Drive

    Tier 1 customer replaceable unit (CRU) The RDX drive components are Tier 1 customer replaceable units (CRUs). Replacement of Tier 1 CRUs is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation.
  • Page 27: Replacing The Rdx Drive

    RDX 1 TB cartridge 46C2335 Replacing the RDX drive To remove the internal RDX drive, complete the following steps: 1. Read the safety information that begins on page v and “Handling static-sensitive devices” on page 7. 2. Eject and remove the cartridge from the drive dock.
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  • Page 29: Appendix A. Specifications

    Appendix A. Specifications The section provides a summary of the internal and external RDX drive specifications: Physical specifications Table 6. Physical specifications Internal RDX drive External RDX drive dock dock RDX cartridge Form 5.25-inch half-height External Removable cartridge Factor internal Height 41.4 mm (1.63 in.)
  • Page 30: Performance Specifications

    31 g at 5 ms half sine 71 g at 2 ms drive dock Performance specifications Note: Capacity and transfer rate vary depending on the RDX cartridge type that is used. Table 9. Environmental specifications RDX 320 GB...
  • Page 31: Copyright Ibm Corp

    If you need help, service, or technical assistance or just want more information about IBM products, you will find a wide variety of sources available from IBM to assist you. This section contains information about where to go for additional information about IBM and IBM products, what to do if you experience a problem with your system, and whom to call for service, if it is necessary.
  • Page 32: Getting Help And Information From The World Wide Web

    You can find service information for IBM systems and optional devices at Software service and support Through IBM Support Line, you can get telephone assistance, for a fee, with usage, configuration, and software problems with System x and xSeries servers, BladeCenter products, IntelliStation workstations, and appliances. For information about which products are supported by Support Line in your country or region, see
  • Page 33: Appendix C. Notices

    Consult your local IBM representative for information on the products and services currently available in your area. Any reference to an IBM product, program, or service is not intended to state or imply that only that IBM product, program, or service may be used. Any functionally equivalent product, program, or service that does not infringe any IBM intellectual property right may be used instead.
  • Page 34: Important Notes

    IBM makes no representations or warranties with respect to non-IBM products. Support (if any) for the non-IBM products is provided by the third party, not IBM. Some software might differ from its retail version (if available) and might not include user manuals or all program functionality.
  • Page 35: Particulate Contamination

    If IBM determines that the levels of particulates or gases in your environment have caused damage to the server, IBM may condition provision of repair or replacement of servers or parts on implementation of appropriate remedial measures to mitigate such environmental contamination.
  • Page 36: Telecommunication Regulatory Statement

    In the request, be sure to include the publication part number and title. When you send information to IBM, you grant IBM a nonexclusive right to use or distribute the information in any way it believes appropriate without incurring any obligation to you.
  • Page 37: European Union Emc Directive Conformance Statement

    Klasse A ein. Um dieses sicherzustellen, sind die Geräte wie in den Handbüchern beschrieben zu installieren und zu betreiben. Des Weiteren dürfen auch nur von der IBM empfohlene Kabel angeschlossen werden. IBM übernimmt keine Verantwortung für die Einhaltung der Schutzanforderungen, wenn das Produkt ohne Zustimmung der IBM verändert bzw.
  • Page 38: Vcci Class A Statement

    Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) statement Japanese Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) Confirmed Harmonics Guideline (products less than or equal to 20 A per phase) Korea Communications Commission (KCC) statement RDX USB Drive User's Guide...
  • Page 39: Russia Electromagnetic Interference (Emi) Class A Statement

    This is electromagnetic wave compatibility equipment for business (Type A). Sellers and users need to pay attention to it. This is for any areas other than home. Russia Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Class A statement People's Republic of China Class A electronic emission statement Taiwan Class A compliance statement Appendix C.
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  • Page 41: Index

    2 hardware service and support 22 static-sensitive devices 7 help, getting 21 status LEDs 5 support, website 21 IBM Support Line 22 important notices 2 telephone numbers 22 installation guidelines 7 terms 2 © Copyright IBM Corp. 2012...
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  • Page 44 Part Number: 00D3146 Printed in USA (1P) P/N: 00D3146...