SoloPRO eSATA Users Manual 910-10920-00 REV03

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Users Manual
ioSafe
®
SoloPRO External Hard Drive eSATA/USB 2.0
eSATA/USB 2.0
Fireproof
Waterproof
Data Recovery Service
FloSafe Cooling Technology
3 Year Limited Warranty
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Contents
Welcome ............................................................................................................ 3
Precautions ........................................................................................................ 7
Package Contents ............................................................................................... 8
Specifications ..................................................................................................... 9
System Requirements ....................................................................................... 10
About USB ................................................................................................ 11
About eSATA ............................................................................................ 12
Securing the SoloPRO (Suggestions) .................................................................. 13
Kensington® Security Slot ......................................................................... 13
Added Security ......................................................................................... 14
Connecting the SoloPRO to Your Computer ....................................................... 15
Using the USB connection ......................................................................... 15
eSATA Connection .................................................................................... 17
Disconnecting and Reconnecting the Drive using eSATA ........................... 20
Formatting the SoloPRO for Mac OS .......................................................... 21
ioSafe Data Recovery Service ............................................................................. 22
Terms and Conditions .............................................................................. 22
Following a Disaster ......................................................................................... 24
ioSafe Warranty ................................................................................................ 26
ioSafe Contact Information ............................................................................... 27
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Welcome
Thank you for purchasing the ioSafe
®
SoloPRO external hard drive - the first
high capacity external hard drive available with protection from fires and
floods. For years, ioSafe has continued to set the standard for disaster proof
hardware. The ioSafe SoloPRO brings our technology forward with an
unprecedented combination of security, reliability, capacity and price.
The ioSafe SoloPRO has been rigorously tested to protect the data contained in
the device to meet the following specifications:
Fire Endurance Testing: temperatures up to 1,550° F for a duration of 30
minutes per ASTM E119 fire testing protocol.
Full Water Submersion: depth of 10 feet in fresh water or salt water for 3
days (72 hours)
NOTE:
Please read this Users Manual and retain it for future reference.
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Copyrights
Copyright ioSafe, Inc. 2010. All rights reserved. No part of this
publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means,
electronic, mechanical photocopying, recording or otherwise, without
prior written consent.
Trademarks
All Trademarks mentioned or appearing in this document are the
property of their respective owners.
Federal Communication Commission (FCC)
Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This product complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
WARNING:
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved
by the party responsible for compliance may void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and used in
accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. However, if this
equipment does cause interference to radio or television equipment
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
Increase the separation between equipment and receiver
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help
Use a shielded and properly grounded I/O cable and power cable to
ensure compliance of this unit to the specified limits of the rules
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CE Compliance For Europe
Marking by the CE symbol indicates compliance of this system to the
applicable Council Directives of the European Union, including the EMC
Directive (2004/108/EC) and the Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC). A
“Declaration of Conformity” in accordance with the applicable directives
has been made and is on file at ioSafe, Inc.
Changes
The material in this document is for information only and subject to
change without notice. While reasonable efforts have been made in the
preparation of this document to assure its accuracy, no liability resulting
from errors or omissions in the document, or form the use of the
information contained herein is assumed. The publisher reserves the
right to make changes or revisions without reservation and without
obligation to notify any person of such revisions and changes.
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Precautions
Please read the precautions listed below. Failure to do so may result in damage to
the device, loss of data, and voiding of the warranty
If you are using the SoloPRO for primary storage (as opposed to data
backup) we strongly recommend that you backup your data.
If the SoloPRO has a three-prong plug, do not plug the unit into a two-
prong outlet.
Do not bump, jar or drop the SoloPRO.
Do not disconnect any cables while the SoloPRO is powered on without
first stopping the device through the operating system software interface.
Do not use more than one interface (e.g USB 2.0, eSATA) at a time.
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Package Contents
Included in the package:
A. ioSafe SoloPRO external hard drive
B. AC power Module
C. US Power Cord
D. USB 2.0 Cable
E. eSATA Cable
F. Users guide (This booklet)
G. Attention notice (Not shown)
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Specifications
Dimensions (Inches) .......................................................... 5.0W X 7.1H X 11.0L
Weight (Lb) ................................................................................................... 15
Interface Transfer Rate
USB 2.0 .................................................................... up to 480 Mbps
eSATA ........................................................................ up to 3.0 Gbps
External Power Supply
AC Input ................................................. 100-240V, 50-60 Hz, 1.0 A
DC Output ......................................................................... 12V @ 2 A
Ambient Temperature
Operating ........................................................................... 40 - 95°F
Non-operating ................................................................ 0 1,550°F
Fire ............................................... Up to 30 minutes per ASTM E119
Humidity
Operating (non-condensing) ............................................... 20 80%
Non-operating ......................................................................... 100%
Water Submersion .................................. Up to 72 hours @ 10’ depth
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System Requirements
For Windows: The SoloPRO drive is formatted with an NTFS file system, a default for
the Windows OS.
For Mac: The Solo is supported on Mac’s using the G3 (or later) or Intel processor.
When connecting to a Mac, the SoloPRO drive will need to be reformatted once
connected. (See page 21 - Formatting the SoloPRO for Mac OS)
Supported OS/interface connection:
Linux .............................................................................................. eSATA Only
Mac OS 10.3 or later .............................................................. USB 2.0 or eSATA
Windows 7/ Vista (SP2) / XP (SP3) .......................................... USB 2.0 or eSATA
Windows Server 2003 or later ......................................................... eSATA Only
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About USB 2.0
USB 2.0 has a maximum interface transfer rate, or bandwidth, of 480 Mbps
(Megabits per second). The performance depends on many factors including:
CPU, file system overhead, number of attached USB devices and more. Given
these and other factors, in day-to-day use you can expect maximum,
sustained transfer rates around 25 MB/s (Megabytes per second). USB 2.0 is
backwards compatible with USB 1.1. This means you can connect a USB 2.0
device to USB 1.1 port, and vice versa. However, interface transfer rates are
limited by the interface with the lower speed. If you plug the SoloPRO into a
USB 1.1 port on your computer, data transfer rates will be limited to USB 1.1
speeds (up to 12 Mbps).
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About eSATA
eSATA, or external SATA, is a high performance interface that provides up to
6x faster transfer rates than USB 2.0 (up to 3 Gbits/sec). It was developed to
extend the internal SATA interface to external devices. eSATA supports hot-
swapping by design, however, this feature requires proper support and setup
at the host, device (drive), and operating-system level. Connecting the
SoloPRO through eSata is recommended for best drive performance and OS
compatibility.
NOTE:
The cable supplied with your system has been optimized for
performance. Longer cables may not work or only work intermittantly.
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Securing the SoloPRO (Suggestions)
Kensington® Security Slot
For drive security, the SoloPRO is equipped with a Kensington security slot,
which supports a standard Kensington security cable (sold separately). For
more information on the Kensington security slot and available products, visit
www.kensington.com.
Kensington® Security
Slot
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For Added Security
For added security, the SoloPRO can be secured with a cable and padlock or
bolted to a floor. See the pictures below for suggested methods on physically
securing the SoloPRO.
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Connecting the SoloPRO to Your Computer
Using the USB connection
1. Connect the included power supply to the back of the SoloPRO.
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the power supply connector, make sure
it is aligned correctly before plugging it into the drive. Do not move
the drive while it is powered up to avoid drive damage or data loss.
a) Plug in the AC cord in the power supply.
b) Plug the small end of the power supply into the Solo’s power
port.
c) Plug the AC cord into an AC outlet.
2. Connect the USB Cable. The USB cable has a flat connection on one
end, and a square connection on the other end. The flat connection
plugs into your computer. The square connection plugs into the
SoloPRO. Be sure to correctly insert the connectors or you may
damage the SoloPRO’s hard disk drive and void the warranty.
3. Turn on the power switch on the back of the SoloPRO
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4. Verify that the Drive Mounts. Before storing data on the SoloPRO, the
drive must be “mounted” to the computers operating system.
This means that the computers operating system has recognized at
least one readable partition on the drive and established a
communication link with it.
For Windows PC, once the SoloPRO is powered on the operating system
should mount the drive in a few moments. A new drive icon/letter will
appear in My Computer/Windows Explorer. You are now ready to use
the Solo.
For Mac, once the SoloPRO is powered on the operating system should
mount the drive in a few moments. A new drive icon will appear on the
Desktop and in the Finder. The SoloPRO should be reformatted for the
Mac OS (See page 21 - Formatting the SoloPRO for Mac OS)
5. The SoloPRO is ready to use. Save or drag and drop files to the drive as
you would to any other drive attached to your computer.
6. Any commercially available backup software should work with the
SoloPRO. See our website for suggestions.
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eSATA Connection
For best performance and compatibility with Windows Server and Linux,
connect the drive to an eSATA host adapter or a built-in external eSATA
connection. Connect the drive to USB if a supported eSATA connection is not
available.
1. Verify eSATA drivers are properly installed.
NOTE:
You do not need to install special drivers for the SoloPRO hard
drive. It is supported by the drivers included with the eSATA host
adapter or built-in eSATA connection.
2. Shut down the computer.
NOTE:
Your eSATA interface may NOT be hot plug compatible. Shutting
down the computer before connecting, powering-on or disconnecting
the drive will make sure the SoloPRO mounts properly on your
computer.
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3. Connect the included power supply to the SoloPRO.
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the power supply connector, make sure
it is aligned correctly before plugging it into the drive. Do not move
the drive while it is powered up to avoid drive damage or data loss.
a) Plug in the AC cord to the power supply.
b) Plug the small end of the power supply into the SoloPRO’s power
port.
c) Plug the AC cord into an AC outlet.
4. Connect the eSATA cable from the PC to the SoloPRO.
NOTE:
Never connect the drive to the computer with more than one
cable.
a) Identify the eSATA cable and connect it to the back of the drive.
b) Connect the other end of the cable to your eSATA host adapter or
built-in eSATA connection.
5. Turn on the power switch on the back of the SoloPRO and power-on
your computer.
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6. Verify that the Drive Mounts. Before storing data on the SoloPRO, the
drive must be “mounted” to the computers operating system. This
means that the computers operating system has recognized at least
one readable partition on the drive and established a communication
link with it.
For Windows, once the OS boots, a new drive icon/letter will appear in My
Computer/Windows Explorer. You are now ready to use the SoloPRO.
For Mac, once the OS boots, a new drive icon will appear on the Desktop
and in the Finder. The SoloPRO should be reformatted for the Mac OS
(See page 21 - Formatting the SoloPRO for Mac OS)
For Linux, the drive must be manually mounted after the OS boots. The
SoloPRO should be re-formatted for the Linux OS. Contact your Linux
System Administrator for assistance with these steps.
7. The SoloPRO is ready to use. Save or drag and drop files to the drive as
you would to any other drive attached to your computer.
8. Any commercially available backup software should work with the
SoloPRO. See our website for suggestions.
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Disconnecting and Reconnecting the Drive using eSATA
eSATA supports hot-swapping by design, however, this feature requires
proper support and setup at the host, device (drive), and operating-system
level. If not properly configured you may have to power off your computer and
the SoloPRO before disconnecting.
CAUTION!
To avoid data loss, make sure you shut down your computer before
turning off power to the drive. Do not move or disconnect the drive while it is
powered up.
The system should recognize the drive if it is reconnected and powered up
prior to powering up the host computer. If the drive is not recognized, restart
the computer. Always make sure the drive is placed on a stable surface before
reconnecting to the computer or turning on power to the drive.
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Formatting the SoloPRO for Mac OS
The SoloPRO is formatted NTFS and may not be recognized by Mac OS 10.2
and earlier. You may get an alert message which reads: “You have inserted a
disk containing no volumes that Mac OS can read.” Click the ignore button
and follow the steps below.
To change the SoloPRO formatting to work with your Mac:
1. Save any information currently on the disk you want to keep
2. Open up the Disk Utility and highlight the drive you'd like to format (The
line that contains the HDD size)
3. Click on the "Partition" tab
4. Click on the dropdown menu where it says "Volume Scheme" and select
"1 Partition"
5. Click on the "Options" button, select the "Apple Partition Map" option and
click "OK"
6. Click in the field that allows you to name the volume and type in the
value you prefer.
7. Verify the volume format is set to "Mac OS Extended (journaled)
8. Click "Apply" and then click "Partition" to start the formatting process.
The partitioning process will take from 10 seconds to 2 minutes to complete.
Once complete, the drive will mount on your Desktop with the name you
provided in step 6.
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ioSafe Data Recovery Service
Terms and Conditions
As applicable during the Data Recovery Service period and upon validated
registration of an ioSafe (the Company) product on the Company's website
(www.iosafe.com), the Company or its contracted partner will assist the
original purchaser for one "data recovery event". The Company will attempt to
restore the lost data by employing one of the following ways:
The Company or its contracted partner will provide phone or email based
support to assist in recovering the data, or
The Company may pay for the disaster exposed product to be shipped back to
the Company's headquarters for data recovery. If data recovery is successful, a
replacement product will be loaded with the original data and shipped back to
the original user, or
At the discretion of the Company, if the data recovery by the Company is not
successful, the Company will pay up to $2,500 USD to a third-party data
recovery service of the Company's choice to extract the data. Any data
extracted will be loaded on a replacement product and shipped back to the
original user. The Company has the right to use a factory refurbished product
as the replacement product.
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The Company's good faith attempts to restore and recover the data in
accordance with these terms and conditions shall be the purchaser's sole and
exclusive remedy and the Company shall not be liable for any damages
whatsoever. The Company cannot guarantee that any data will be recoverable
nor can it guarantee which data files are on the product. Data restoration or
recovery shall be strictly limited to whatever files are restorable or recoverable
and not what the purchaser believes to exist on the product. Only one instance
of a "data recovery event" per product is covered by this program for products
registered to the original purchaser only.
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Following a Disaster
If the SoloPRO is exposed to a disaster such as a flood or fire, you should
immediately call the ioSafe Disaster Response Team at 1-888-984-6723 (US &
Canada) or 1-530-886-1578 (International) extension 430. You can also send
an email to disastersupport@iosafe.com. The professionals at ioSafe can
determine the best actions to take to protect your valuable information. In
some cases a self recovery can be performed and provide you with immediate
access to your information. In other cases, ioSafe may request that the
SoloPRO be returned to the ioSafe factory for data recovery. In any case,
calling ioSafe is the first step.
The general steps for natural disaster recovery are:
1. After the disaster event, obtain physical possession of ioSafe device. If
the device has been exposed to a fire, wait for the ioSafe device to cool
down before handling.
2. Call ioSafe Disaster Support Team at 1-888-984-6723 (US & Canada) or
1-530-886-1578 (International) extension 430 to obtain an RMA #
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3. Report disaster event, and obtain return shipping address/instructions
4. Drain any free water from the ioSafe device if post-flood
5. Place the ioSafe device in a heavy duty plastic bag
6. Place the bagged ioSafe device in a small cardboard box with a paper
marked with the RMA #, name, phone and address
7. Fill the bottom of a larger box with 2-3 inches minimum of packing
insulation such as sturdy foam or other padding. DO NOT USE foam
peanuts or loose padding materials as it will not protect the ioSafe
SoloPRO properly and may further damage the unit.
8. Place the boxed ioSafe device in the larger box
9. Pack additional packing insulation tightly around all sides of the small
box (2-3 inches minimum) and seal the box shut.
10. Mark the RMA# on the outside of the large box and ship per ioSafe
shipping instructions
11. ioSafe will recover all data according to the terms of the Data Recovery
Service Terms and Conditions.
12. ioSafe will then place any recovered data on a replacement ioSafe device
13. ioSafe will ship the replacement ioSafe device back to the original user
14. Once the primary server / computer is repaired or replaced, the original
user should restore the primary drive data with the ioSafe backup data
15. Continue to use the ioSafe device for subsequent backups
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ioSafe Warranty
If a mechanical or operable part of an ioSafe malfunctions or breaks down
during normal use, ioSafe will at our option, repair or replace said part free for
a period of three (3) years from the date of purchase.
Extended warranty service is available by contacting your retail seller, or by
contacting ioSafe at 1-530-886-1578. ioSafe reserves the right to have its
representative inspect any product or part to honor any claim, and to receive a
purchase receipt or other proof of original purchase before warranty service is
performed.
This warranty is limited to the terms stated herein. All expressed and implied
warranties including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose are excluded, except as stated above. ioSafe disclaims all
liabilities for incidental or consequential damages resulting from the use of
this product, or arising out of any breach of this warranty. Some states do not
allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so
the above limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific
legal rights, and you may have other rights as well, which will vary from state
to state.
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ioSafe Contact Information
Corporate Headquarters
ioSafe, Inc.
2422 Lindbergh St.
Auburn CA 95602
Phone: 888.98.IOSAFE (984.6723)
Phone: 530.886.1578
Fax: 888.FAX.IOSAFE
International Fax: 530.653.2015
Email: info@iosafe.com
Disaster Support
Phone: 888.98.IOSAFE (984.6723) x430
Phone: 530.886.1578 x430
Email: disastersupport@iosafe.com
Emergency Cell #: 916.749.0695

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