Date: February 13th, 2010
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Sans Digital
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PRODUCT INSTALLATION AND TESTING
Before starting the installation process, I'd recommend checking out the included CD. It has a lot of goodies including user manuals, a RAID monitoring utility, and Adobe Acrobat Reader. We'll take a glance at the RAID monitoring utility in just a bit.
Once you're ready to install drives, three thumbscrews on the back of the enclosure release the outer casing. After it's removed, hard drives are inserted into their respective bays and secured with two thumbscrews each. Re-attach the case, set the jumpers, plug everything in, and you're ready to go.
The RAID management software shows some basic information about the array and how disk space is allocated. Installing this program is completely optional since all RAID configurations are hardware based, but it does offer some functionality that advanced users will want to check out.
One useful function the software provides is email notification. Fill in the relevant information and the program will send an email whenever a specified event takes place. This is a good feature to have if you're away from the office and a problem should occur. The quicker you are aware of a problem, the better.