RADAR Quickstart Guide, Chapter 2: The Day Before

Chapter 2: The Day Before

One item to plan ahead for is identifying the hard drive interface and the drive carrier. The drive carrier used by a particular RADAR system may be either SATA-based in a DE110 carrier, or SCSI-based in a DE100 carrier. SATA/DE110 is the newer standard. Inside the carrier is the actual hard drive mechanism.

To identify these, look for "DE110" or "DE100" on the carrier. Another distinguishing feature is the number of pins on the back-plane connector. SATA/DE110 has three rows, which each have 25 pins, while SCSI/DE100 has four rows of 25 pins each. Also, SATA/DE110 has the key slot on the drive carrier, while SCSI/DE100 the key slot on the drive bay/receiver. So,

Carrier

Interface

Pins

Key Slot

Notes

DE110 SATA three rows of 25 pins each on the drive carrier Newer, faster
DE100 SCSI four rows of 25 pins each on the drive bay/receiver  


The rest of this chapter isn't written yet (I skipped ahead to chapters 3 and 4). Here are a few items to help plan ahead when using RADAR:

Silent Way's guide to DB25 cables

My article on road cases for RADAR

The Ultimate Track Sheet and Disk Space Calculator


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