RocketRAID 6G eSATA Boot Camp Installation Guide

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RocketRAID eSATA 6G HBA Series Boot Camp Installation
Guide.
Overview: This installation guide provides step and step
instructions on how to configure the RocketRAID eSATA 6G
storage to support Boot Camp. This guide also provides
troubleshooting tips when problems occur.
Part 1 – What is a Boot Camp?
Part 2 – Pre-requisite for Boot Camp Configuration
Part 3 – Hardware Installation Steps and Verification Steps
Part 4 – Software Package Installation and Verification Guide
Part 5 - Ready for the Experience
Part 1 – What is a Boot Camp?
Boot Camp is software included with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
that lets you run compatible versions of Microsoft Windows on
an Intel-based Mac. Boot Camp 4.0 is the latest version of Boot
Camp. You can use Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium,
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, or Microsoft Windows 7
Ultimate with Boot Camp. 64-bit versions of Windows 7 are
supported.
Note: Boot Camp releases before 4.0 support 32 and 64-bit
releases of Windows Vista.
Part 2 – Pre-requisite for Boot Camp Configuration
System Requirements
Mac Hardware: Intel-based Mac with an available PCIe 2.0 or
1.0 slot capable of supporting an x4 (4-lane) length PCIe card.
For optimal performance, use a PCIe 2.0 slot running at x4
speeds or greater.
Slot recommendations for the RocketRAID eSATA 6G series
controller.
Mac Pro
Model
2006
Core / CPU Speed
GHz
Quad Core / 2.0,
EFI
32-bit
Slot
Number
3,4
2006
2008
2008
2009
2009
2010
2010
2010
2010
2.66, 3.0
Eight Core /3.0
Quad Core / 2.8
Eight Core/ 2.8, 3.0,
3.2
Quad Core /
2.66/2.93/3.33
Eight Core / 2.26,
2.66, 2.93
Quad Core / 2.9, 3.2
Six Core / 3.3
Eight Core / 2.4
Twelve Core / 2.66,
2.93
32-bit
64-bit
64-bit
3,4
2,3,4
2,3,4
64-bit
2,3,4
64-bit
2,3,4
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
2,3,4
2,3,4
2,3,4
2,3,4
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5.x, 10.6.x, and 10.7.x
Hardware Installation
Before, installing the RocketRAID eSATA 6G series controller
make sure the computer is turned off and unplugged from its
power source. Take appropriate electrostatic discharge
precautions:
Your computer is a static-sensitive device. It is susceptible to
invisible damage if not protected during installation.
We recommend proper grounding by using a grounding strap.
Make sure to work in a clean and static-free area, and avoid
wearing clothing that retains static charges.
RAID Basics?
RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Drives. This
means taking multiple matching drives and arranging them
together to achieve large storage space, speed, data protection,
or any combination of the three. The RocketRAID eSATA 6G
series controller supports the following RAID types:
RAID 0 “Stripe”
Speed: Data is alternated across two or more drives to gain
speed by essentially distributing the workload.
Protection: No built-in protection.
Capacity: Usable space is the combined capacity of all the
drives.
RAID 5 “Stripe & Protection”
Speed: Data is striped like in a RAID 0, so significant speed
gains are seen. Protection: Utilizes mathematical parity to achieve data
protection while taking up a minimum of space. One drive can
fail and all data will still be accessible.
Capacity: All but one drive worth of capacity is usable.
Minimum three drives are needed to create a RAID 5 array. In a
three drive RAID 5 array, there is two drives worth of usable
space.
Combined RAIDs: RAID 10
Speed: Combines multiple RAID 1 or RAID 5 sets by using
RAID 0 “Striping” to gain speed. Protection: There are two RAID 1 “Mirrored” sets used in
order to tolerate 1-2 drives failing depending on which drives
they are.
Capacity: Usable space is half of the combined capacity of all
the drives used
RAID 1 “Mirror”
Speed: No speed benefits gained. Protection: One drive can fail and all data will still be
accessible.
Capacity: One drive worth of usable space out of the two total
drives used.
JBOD (Independent Drive Modes)
Speed: No significant speed gains. Protection: No built-in data protection. Capacity: In JBOD mode, the capacities are combined. When
set up as independent drives, each drive presents its stated
capacity for use.
Part 3 - Hardware Installation Steps and Verification Steps
Before installing the RocketRAID eSATA 6G series controller
 Make sure computer is turned off and unplugged from its
power source
 Take appropriate electrostatic discharge precautions:.
Remove the PCIe slot cover.
Gently insert the RocketRAID eSATA 6G series controller into
the PCIe slot and secure the bracket to the computer chassis
according to your chassis specifications.
After installing the RocketRAID eSATA 6G series controller,
start your computer.
Part 4 - Software Package Installation and Verification
Guide
Installing Boot Camp
Use the Mac OS X Boot Camp Assistant to prepare your hard
drive for a fresh Windows installation.
Once the Windows installation finishes you will need to install
the Windows driver for the RocketRAID eSATA 6G series
controller.
Boot up into Windows and follow the driver installation
procedure for the RocketRAID eSATA 6G series controller.
Driver Installation
The RocketRAID eSATA 6G series controller Windows drivers
are available on the http://www.highpoint-tech.com .
Windows 7 (Versions)
Once you have installed the RocketRAID eSATA 6G series
controller and downloaded the software package, boot into
Windows and follow these instructions to install the device
drivers:
1. Go to Control Panel and navigate to Device Manager
2. Double-click on the entry RAID Controllers
3. Follow the on-screen steps to complete the installation and
you will be prompted to restart your Mac Pro system.
Driver Verification
Verify that the driver has installed correctly by following these
steps.
1. Go to Control Panel and navigate to Device Manager
2. Right-click on the entry RAID CONTOLLER and RAID
Controllers and select the property item.
3. You should see the entry for the RocketRAID eSATA 6G
series controller
Part 5 - Ready for the Experience
Software Installation
Once the driver verification has passed, you can proceed to
install the HighPoint RAID management web GUI. The Window
web GUI can be downloaded from the HighPoint website
http://www.highpoint-tech.com/, look for the product
RocketRAID 644.
Log into web GUI
Once the Windows web GUI is installed you can enter the web
GUI to create a RAID array or manage the storage attached to
the RocketRAID eSATA 6G series controller.
Log into the web GUI by entering opening a browser and
entering the following URL
https://localhost:7402
User Name: RAID
Password: hpt
Troubleshooting Tip: If you are not able to login to the URL,
please check previous troubleshooting steps to verify that the
driver is install and that the RocketRAID eSATA 6G series
controller is detected.
Once you have successfully logged into the web GUI, you can
create any supported RAID array or check any of the HDD
attributes.
Note: Any single HDD attached to the RocketRAID eSATA 6G
series controller will be detected automatically.
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