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OCTET CONDUCTOR(PCI)

PROMISE TECHNOLOGY, INC.

OCTET CONDUCTOR(PCI)

Card Type

Hard drive duplicator controller card

Hard Drives supported

One master EIDE/IDE drive (eight target EIDE/IDE drives)

Floppy drives supported

None

Data Bus

32-bit PCI

Card Size

Half-length, full-height card

CONNECTIONS

Function

Location

Function

Location

Primary connector to Octet Station CABLE1-IN - external

J2

Secondary connector to Octet Station CABLE2-IN via adapter cable extender (see note)

J4

Primary connector to Octet Station CABLE1-IN - internal

J3

   

Note: The controller and Octet Conductor are connected via two adapter cables. One cable extends from connector J3 to the "CABLE1-IN" connector on the Octet Conductor (via external connector J2). A second cable extends from J4 to "CABLE2-IN" on the Octet Conductor (via an Adapter Cable Extender that fits into a open slot next to the controller). The cable extender provides the path between the secondary internal connector J4 and the external cable.

USER CONFIGURABLE SETTINGS

Function

Location

Setting

Octet Conductor controller is only controller installed OR

the primary controller is installed in two controller configuration.

J1

Open

 

Octet Conductor is the secondary controller installed in two

controller configuration.

J1

Closed

MISCELLANEOUS TECHNICAL INFORMATION

The Octet Conductor controller interfaces between the host system and an Octet Station, which duplicates the contents of one master drive to eight target drives. Two Octet Conductor controllers can be installed per system to perform a total of sixteen target drive duplications.

CONNECTIONS

Function

Location

Function

Location

Cable connector - master

CN0

Cable connector - CABLE1-IN

CN9

Cable connector - target1

CN1

Cable connector - CABLE2-IN

CN10

Cable connector - target2

CN2

Start/stop button

J2

Cable connector - target3

CN3

Power connector - master

J3

Cable connector - target4

CN4

Power connectors - target

J4-J7

Cable connector - target5

CN5

Power switch

J8

Cable connector - target6

CN6

Power supply

J9

Cable connector - target7

CN7

Voltage selector

J10

Cable connector - target8

CN8

   

DIAGNOSTIC LED(S)

LED

Color

Status

Condition

LED1

Green

On

Target drive 1 is active

LED1

Green

Blinking

Duplication error on target 1or no hard drive 1

LED1

Green

Off

Target drive 1 is idle

LED2

Red

On

Power is on to target drives 1 & 2

LED2

Red

Off

Power is off to target drives 1 & 2

LED3

Green

On

Target drive 2 is active

LED3

Green

Blinking

Duplication error on target 2 or no hard drive

LED3

Green

Off

Target drive 2 is idle

LED4

Green

On

Target drive 3 is active

LED4

Green

Blinking

Duplication error on target 3 or no hard drive

LED4

Green

Off

Target drive 3 is idle

LED5

Red

On

Power is on to target drives 3 & 4

LED5

Red

Off

Power is off to target drives 3 & 4

LED6

Green

On

Target drive 4 is active

LED6

Green

Blinking

Duplication error on target 4 or no hard drive

LED6

Green

Off

Target drive 4 is idle

LED7

Green

On

Target drive 5 is active

LED7

Green

Blinking

Duplication error on target 5 or no hard drive

LED7

Green

Off

Target drive 5 is idle

LED8

Red

On

Power is on to target drives 5 & 6

LED8

Red

Off

Power is off to target drives 5 & 6

LED9

Green

On

Target drive 6 is active

LED9

Green

Blinking

Duplication error on target 6 or no hard drive

LED9

Green

Off

Target drive 6 is idle

LED10

Green

On

Target drive 7 is active

LED10

Green

Blinking

Duplication error on target 7 or no hard drive

LED10

Green

Off

Target drive 7 is idle

LED11

Red

On

Power is on to target drives 7 & 8

LED11

Red

Off

Power is off to target drives 7 & 8

LED12

Green

On

Target drive 8 is active

LED14

Green

Blinking

Duplication error on target 8 or no hard drive

LED12

Green

Off

Target drive 8 is idle

LED13

Red

On

Power is on to master drive

LED13

Red

Off

Power is off to master drive

LED14

Green

On

Master drive is active

LED14

Green

Off

Master drive is idle

LED15

Red

On

Octet Station is on

LED15

Red

On

Octet Station is off