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Table of Contents
                            Table of Contents
About this Guide
	Conventions Used in This Guide
About the 3ware RAID Controller
	Product Features
	What’s New With the 3ware 9000 Series Controllers
	System Requirements
	Package Contents
Installation Overview
Installing the Hardware
	Before You Begin
		Installation Considerations
			Cable Length, Routing Space, and Air Flow
			Selecting the Slot in Which to Install the Controller
			Whether to Use the LED Status Connector
			Drive Installation Considerations
		What You Need: Tools and Equipment
			Tools Required
	Safety Factors
		Personal Safety
		Protecting Equipment and Data
			Backing Up Your Data
			ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) Precautions
			Things to Watch Out For
	Installing a Serial ATA RAID Controller
		Additional Details About the LED Status Connectors
		To connect serial cables to the controller
		To install the controller in the computer
		To connect the interface cables to the drives
	Installing a Serial ATA RAID Controller with Multi-lane Internal Connectors
		To connect the multi-lane cables
		To install the controller in the computer
		To install the drives
	Finishing Up
		Check your Installation and Close the Case
		Configure your RAID Arrays
	Migrating Units from an 8000 Controller to a 9000 Controller
		Migrating Legacy JBOD Units to a 9000 Controller
Configuring Units
	Understanding RAID Concepts and Levels
		Configurations Available with the 3ware RAID Controller
		Other Important Concepts
	Determining What RAID Level to Use
		Drive Capacity Considerations
	Working with the 3ware BIOS Manager (3BM)
		Starting 3BM
		Exiting 3BM
		Working in the 3BM Screens
	Specifying the Unit Configuration
		Basic Steps for Creating a Unit
		Specifying a Hot Spare
	Leaving Individual Drives as JBODs
	Initializing Units
		RAID 0 Units
		For RAID 5 and RAID 50 Units
		For RAID 1 and RAID 10
	Checking the Motherboard Boot Sequence
	Installing Drivers and Making the Arrays Available For Use
Driver Installation Under Windows
	Materials Required
	Creating a 3ware Driver Diskette
	Installing the 3ware Driver and Windows on a New Unit
	Installing the Driver on a System that Boots from a Different Device
	Making Units Managed by a 3ware Controller Available to Windows
	Finishing Up
Driver Installation Under Linux
	Obtaining 3ware Linux Drivers
		Be Sure to Use the Correct Drivers
	Determining the Current Version of your 3ware Driver
	Driver Installation Under Red Hat Linux
		Materials Required
		Creating a Red Hat Linux Driver Diskette
		Installing the 3ware Driver and Red Hat Linux on a New Unit
		Installing the 3ware Driver on a Red Hat Linux System that Boots From a Different Device
		Compiling a 3ware Driver for Red Hat Linux
	Driver Installation Under SuSE Linux
		Materials required
		Creating a SuSE Linux Driver Diskette
		Installing the 3ware Driver and SuSE Linux with YaST2 on a New Unit
		Installing the 3ware Driver on a SuSE Linux System that Boots from a Different Device
		Compiling a 3ware Driver for SuSE Linux
Driver Installation Under FreeBSD
	Obtaining 3ware FreeBSD Drivers
	Materials Required
	Installing the Driver While Installing FreeBSD on the 3ware RAID Controller
	Installing the 3ware Driver on a FreeBSD System that Boots from a Different Device
		Compiling the Driver as a Loadable Module
Troubleshooting: Problems and Solutions
Appendix A. Installing the Battery Backup Unit
	Tools and equipment required
	Installation Overview
	Installation Instructions
	Replacing the Battery
Appendix B. Compliance and Conformity Statements
	Federal Communications Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement
	Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL)
	European Community Conformity Statement
Appendix C. Warranty, Technical Support, and Service
	Limited Warranty
	Exclusions
	State Law Provisions
	Obtaining Warranty Protection
	AMCC’s Technical Support and Services for 3ware RAID Controllers
	Sales and Ordering Information
	Feedback on this manual
Index
                        
Document Text Contents
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3ware®
SATA RAID Controller

Supports the 9000 Series

PN 720-0117-00
September, 2004

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Copyright
©2004 AMCC. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may
be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any
form by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying,
recording or otherwise, without the proper written consent of
AMCC, 455 West Maude Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94085.

Trademarks
3ware, Escalade, and 3DM are all registered trademarks of AMCC.
The 3ware logo, 3BM, StorSwitch, TwinStor, and R5 Fusion are all
trademarks of AMCC. All other trademarks herein are property of
their respective owners.

Disclaimer
AMCC assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in this
document, nor does AMCC make any commitment to update the
information contained herein.

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Installing the 3ware Driver and Windows on a New Unit
3 In the 3ware Driver & Firmware Images menu, click the
appropriate button to create the driver diskette that you need.

Note that there are both 32-bit and 64-bit AMD drivers
available for Windows. Be sure to select the correct one.

4 When the confirm message appears, insert a blank diskette into
a floppy drive and click the Yes button to begin the process.

Installing the 3ware Driver and
Windows on a New Unit
If you want to install Windows on a new drive configuration
managed by the 3ware RAID controller, follow the instructions in
this section.

If Windows is already installed on another drive, turn to “Installing
the Driver on a System that Boots from a Different Device” on
page 56.

To install Windows and the 3ware driver

1 Boot from the Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows
Server 2003 CD and press F6 when you see the message:
“Press F6 if you need to install a 3rd party SCSI or RAID
driver” at the bottom of the display.

2 When you see the message: “Setup could not determine the
type of one or more mass storage devices or you have chosen to
manually specify an adapter…”

Type S to specify that you have an additional 3ware RAID
controller.

3 Insert the 3ware driver diskette and press Enter.

4 When a box with 3ware Serial ATA RAID Controller
appears, press Enter to select it.
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Driver Installation Under Windows
5 Type S if you have additional devices to add. Otherwise, press
Enter.

6 Continue with the normal Windows installation at this
point.There are no instructions after installing the driver that
are specific to 3ware. If you need additional instructions, refer
to the Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003
documentation supplied by Microsoft.

7 Turn to page 56 and follow the instructions for “Making Units
Managed by a 3ware Controller Available to Windows”.

Installing the Driver on a System that
Boots from a Different Device
If you are installing the 3ware RAID controller on a system that
already has the operating system installed on another drive, follow
the instructions in this section, depending on the version of
Windows installed on your system:

“To install the 3ware driver under Windows 2000” on page 57
“To install the 3ware driver under Windows XP or 2003” on
page 60
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Index
Numerics
3BM

BIOS Manager 34
configuration utility 34
navigating 38
shortcut keys while working

in 38

A
Accelerated Graphics Port

(AGP) 10

B
backplane, using with multi-lane

connectors 19
BBU (battery backup unit)

installation 99
replacing the battery 99

BIOS Manager 34

C
cable length, routing space, air

flow 10
Compliance and Conformity 109
configuring

BIOS Manager 34
determining RAID level to

use 31
initializing units 48
RAID concepts and levels 28
units 40
using 3BM 38

D
distributed parity 28

drive capacity 32
drive coercion 33
drive installation

considerations 11
drive types 4
driver

compiling as a loadable module
for FreeBSD 94

compiling for Red Hat 76
compiling for SuSE Linux 82
installing under FreeBSD 87
installing under Linux 65
installing under Windows 53

driver diskette
creating (Red Hat) 68
creating (SuSE Linux) 79
creating (Windows) 54

drivers
obtaining for FreeBSD 88
obtaining for Linux 66

F
FreeBSD, installing driver

under 87

H
hardware

troubleshooting 97
hot spare 28
hot spare, specifying 46
hot swap 29

I
initializing units 48
installing
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Index
cables 10
drive considerations 11
driver under FreeBSD 87
driver under Linux 65
driver under Red Hat Linux 67
driver under SuSE Linux 79
driver, Windows 53
formatting 63
LED status connectors 11
making units available 63
overview 7
partitioning 63
safety 12
serial ATA RAID controller 14
serial ATA RAID controller with

multi-lane internal
connectors 19

slot location 10
tools and equipment 12
troubleshooting 97

J
JBOD 48

L
LED Status Connector

details about connecting 15
whether to use 11

LED status connectors 11
Linux, installing driver under 65

M
migrating units 23
mirrored array 28
motherboard boot sequence 50
multilane cable, with individual

SATA connectors 20
multilane cable, with multilane

connectors on each end (847) 20

P
PCI slots 10

R
RAID concepts and levels 28
RAID level to use, determining 31
Red Hat Linux, installing driver

under 67

S
safety factors during

installation 12
serial controller, installing 14
slot location 10
stripe size, setting 43
striping 28
SuSE Linux, installing driver

under 79
System Requirements 3
system requirements 3

T
Technical Support 112
tools and equipment 12
tools required for installation 12
Troubleshooting 97
troubleshooting 97

U
units

configuring 27, 40
initializing 48

W
Warranty 112
Windows, installing driver

under 53
write cache, enabling or

disabling 43
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