Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6405 Controller Driver
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Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6405 Controller Driver
Set the boot controller see Setting the Boot Controller on page Create a bootable array see Creating an Array on page Install your operating system and the controller driver see Installing the Driver and an Operating System on page Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6405 Controller you are installing the RAID controller into a low-profile computer cabinet, replace the original full-height bracket with the low-profile bracket included in the kit see Replacing the Full-Height Bracket on page ZMCP uses flash memory and a supercapacitor module to protect the cache without a battery.
Follow one of these sets of instructions: Turn off your computer and disconnect the power cord.
Open the cabinet, following the manufacturer's instructions. Insert the RAID controller into the expansion slot and press down gently but firmly until it clicks into place. When installed properly, the RAID controller should appear level with the expansion slot. Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6405 Controller a grounded metal object before handling the RAID controller.
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Secure the bracket in the expansion slot, using the retention device for instance, a screw or lever supplied with your computer. Ensure that the positive lead of the LED cable usually a red wire or a wire marked with a red Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6405 Controller is attached to pin Series 6 controllers only Optionally, connect your RAID controller's I2C connector not available on all models to an I2C connector on an internal backplane or enclosure, using an I2C cable.
If you are not installing internal disk drives, close your computer cabinet, reattach the power cord, then continue with Connecting External Devices on page Installing a RAID Controller with Zero Maintenance Cache Protection Microsemi Adaptec RAID controllers with zero maintenance cache protection Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6405 Controller a flash module daughterboard and a supercapacitor module.
On Microsemi Adaptec Series Q controllers, the daughterboard is pre-installed.
The supercapacitor module is always user installed. It assumes that the daughterboard is already installed.
Microsemi Adaptec Series 6Q controllers do not include a mounting plate for the supercapacitor module. You must affix the supercapacitor to the computer chassis with cable ties. For controllers with optional zero maintenance cache protection non-q controllersrefer to the AFM Installation Guide for details about installing the daughterboard on the controller.
Do NOT remove or insert a fully charged supercapacitor module. Always discharge the unit first to avoid damage to the controller or flash backup module.
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The factory ships with discharged units, so they are safe to install when you receive them. To ensure that an installed unit is discharged, switch your system OFF, then wait 5 minutes.
After a dirty shutdown, wait 3 minutes after backup is complete, then remove the unit. Assemble the mounting plate and attach the supercapacitor module: The full-height bracket is installed on the front side of the mounting plate the side with the bentswith the mounting screws inserted from the back, as shown in the figure below.
Be sure to attach the mounting plate to the bracket with recessed side at the bottom! Attach the mounting clip to the front of the mounting plate with four 4 Phillips screws. The large friction clip should face the front of the mounting plate. Large friction clip Recessed side Mounting clip b Insert the supercapacitor Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6405 Controller into the mounting clip. The supercapacitor module snaps securely into place between the large and small friction clips, as shown in the figure below.
Be sure to orient the supercapacitor module such that the connecting cable faces the rear of the mounting plate. Select an available PCIe expansion slot that's compatible with your RAID controller and remove the slot cover, as shown in the figure below.
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Be Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6405 Controller to choose a slot in the backplane with an empty slot next to it; you will use the empty slot to install the supercapacitor mounting plate, after you install the controller. Remove the slot cover for the mounting plate, then continue with the next step. Attach the supercapacitor module to the RAID controller by inserting the connector into the socket on the flash module daughterboard, as shown in the figure below.
The connector attaches to the socket in only one direction. Use the included extender cable if you need extra length to reach the connector on the daughterboard. Install the mounting plate in the empty slot next to the controller, as shown in the next figure.
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After securing the mounting plate to the card cage, verify that the supercapacitor module and mounting plate sit above and do not touch the PCIe slot. Prepare and install your internal disk drives, following the instructions in Connecting Disk Drives to Your Controllers on page If you are not installing internal disk drives, close your computer cabinet, Microsemi Adaptec RAID 6405 Controller the power cord, then continue with Connecting External Devices on page Restart your computer.
The supercapacitor starts charging automatically.