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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
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