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OCTET CONDUCTOR

PROMISE TECHNOLOGY, INC.

OCTET CONDUCTOR

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 VESA Local Bus

Card Size

Full length, full-height card

CONNECTIONS

Function

Location

Function

Location

Primary connector to Octet Station via Cable1-IN

J1

Reserved connector - do not use

J4

Secondary connector to Octet Station via Cable2-IN

J2

Reserved connector - do not use

J5

Reserved connector - do not use

J3

Reserved connector - do not use

J6

USER CONFIGURABLE SETTINGS

Function

Label

Position

Factory configured - do not alter

J1

Pins 1 & 2 closed

Factory configured - do not alter

J2

Pins 1 & 2 closed

Factory configured - do not alter

J3

Pins 2 & 3 closed

Factory configured - do not alter

J4

Pins 2 & 3 closed

Factory configured - do not alter

J5

Pins 2 & 3 closed

IRQ SELECTION (SECONDARY)

IRQ

JP1

JP2

JP3

JP4

 

10

Closed

Open

Open

Open

11

Open

Closed

Open

Open

 

14

Open

Open

Closed

Open

 

15

Open

Open

Open

Closed

Note: Users are advised not to change the default jumper settings.

IRQ SELECTION (PRIMARY)

IRQ

JP5

JP6

JP7

JP8

 

10

Closed

Open

Open

Open

 

11

Open

Closed

Open

Open

14

Open

Open

Closed

Open

 

15

Open

Open

Open

Closed

Note: Users are advised not to change the default jumper settings.

MISCELLANEOUS TECHNICAL INFORMATION

The Octet Conductor controller provides the interface between host system and one Octet Station, where one master drive duplicates to eight target drives.

OCTET STATION

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 connectors - 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