NEW OXFORD 924DSB Chip Uploader and Firmware for Dual Drive SATA II Enclosures that Use Oxford RAID 0 Jumper Setting. Oxford Utility Requires SUN Java to be installed into Windows System, this file is a WIN RAR compressed file.
Drive is The Right Choice for You: SATA or EIDE?
Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives are quickly becoming the new standard
in hard drive technology. Motherboard manufacturers now include SATA
inputs on their boards. SATA hard drives result in less clutter and
increased airflow in the computer system, because SATA cables are
400 percent narrower than EIDE cables. Some older computer system
motherboards don't have SATA ports, but a PCI SATA controller card
can be installed to add support for SATA drives. If you don't know
whether your computer has SATA ports on the motherboard, refer to
your computer or motherboard documentation or contact the motherboard
Enhanced integrated drive electronics (EIDE), also called Parallel
ATA (PATA), hard drives have been the standard in the home computer
industry for more than 10 years. Some newer computer system motherboards
don't have EIDE ports, but a PCI EIDE controller card can be installed
to add support for EIDE drives. If you don't know whether your computer
has EIDE ports on the motherboard, refer to your computer or motherboard
documentation or contact the motherboard manufacturer.
Because each application is unique, CoolDrives.com/QCUSA/Qualtiy Cables USA makes no warranty as to the merchantability or suitability of any product for a particular use, nor will we be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages that may arise from the use or sale of our product.
Jmicron JBOD/SPAN Firmware Rev.2.7
Problems with Multi Drive Cases using master/slave single Bridge converter:
Reasons for using similar size HDD inside multi-drive enclosures:
it is much better to have the same drive specification on master/slave enclosures, since master/slave drive configuration requires drives to be alternate drives (master than slave) if one drive is ATA-100 and the other is ATA-133 it may cause timing issues. To make sure there is no problems with data transfer it is best top use same make model drives or at least similar transfer UDMA-Mode HDD.
So make sure not to mix match your old drives with new drives at this will most definitely cause some Gray Hair for you!
So if you must buy a multi-drive enclosure,Buy Master/Master True-Swap Enclosures if you need to mix drives or buy a drive case for each hard drive individually.
RAID Question:Can I Mix (and Use old Drives) Drives for my RAID!
Answer:NO, All Raid Enclosures Require NEW Identical MAKE/MODEL/CAPACITY Drives.
Firewire Question:Can I use more than one firewire enclosure on one computer system?
Answer:Yes, but only if your devices have different ID's and different LUN values associated. (check with our support on more details)
Enclosure Question: Can I use a master slave enclosure with Cable Select Setting?
Answer: NO, this will void your warranty Immediately and there is no fix for this oversight. Our Multi Drive Enclosures Ship with a Large 3-inch by 4-inch TEST Result Barcode and special instructions Label Affixed to the Product. Locate this sticker and Follow Directions.
Enclosure Question: Can I use my old drives with your enclosures?
Answer: Yes and NO, since we have no way to test your old hard drives if any problems arise we will not be able to help! Older HardDrives Consume More Power and Have IDE connectivity Issues when used in MultiDrive Enclosures, if you must use an Older Hard Drive Please Purchase a Single Drive Enclosure or a Multi-BridgeBoard (TRU-Swap) Enclosure, these enclosure Isolate Each drive to a separate Controller for simple Diagnostic.
Trouble Shooting Tips:
1. Check your Power Source
2. Check your Signal Cable (USB/SATA/Firewire)
bad cables are very common
3. Check your Drive Jumper Settings (make sure they are set as instructed on our Test Barcode)
4. Check your Computer Device MGR. to see if there is any conflict with other devices
5. Think Clearly, Re-trace steps that make item fail and use our tech-help form to send a Detailed Support Request.
Delayed Write Errors and Windows
Problems Related to Delayed Write Errors are almost always related to Sub-Standard Host Adapter Firewire Controllers and or Cables (If you have a VIA brand 1394 Host Chip, it is a 99% guaranty that your problems are caused by this substandard chip)
----- 03-03-2006 --- It has come to our attention that more Customers are having problems with hard drive storage devices using ALI or Agere or VIA Firewire Chips, therefore if you have any issues with Mass Storage Enclosures and your host adapter is one of these listed here please try a Texas Instruments (TI) chip solution, they are a bit more money but well worth it!
MAXTOR MAKES BAD DRIVES: WE HAVE RECEIVED INFORMATION THAT MANY MAXTOR 250GB 8MB 7200RPM Drives MODEL 6Y250P0062811 (mostly made in June and July 2004) DO NOT WORK PROPERLY IN ANY FIREWIRE ENCLOSURES!
WE HAVE FOUND A SOLUTION: IF you are using Oxford 911+,912 or 922 you will need to change DMA modes down to UDMA5 (down form UDMA6 default) This will fix Transfer Issues with these Maxtor Drives
Problems with Multi Drive Settings:
With multiple drives using Oxford based Enclosure, you will need to change device names inside Oxford utility, please contact us for details. (use our tech support form)
Initio 1430 Chip (used inside our new TOUGHDRIVE 2.5inch and 3.5'' Firewire 400+USB 2.0 Enclosures Only!
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Initio Utility Software to check your current Firmware Revision for all Windows Machines
New Initio 2430L Single Channel (NON RAID) Bridgeboard Upgrade Firmware REV. 2.41
New Initio 2430L DUAL Channel (RAID OPTION) Bridgeboard Upgrade Firmware REV. 8.12
Oxford 911 911+ 912 and 922 Flash Utility
New Oxford Windows Flash Utility and Flash Files (10-20-2004)
WINDOWS OXFORD UTILITY
MAC OS X OXFORD UTILITY
Please Note: DO NOT FLASH ANY OF OUR ENCLOSURES WITHOUT FIRST CONTACTING SUPPORT. OUR TECH SUPPORT WILL PROVIDE DETAILS ON PROPER PROCEDURE FOR FLASHING OUR DEVICES! NO WARRANTY WILL BE HONERED DUE TO INCORRECT FLASHING!
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