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User Manual

For your Safety

Warning
To prevent electric shock or other injury, please do not disassemble or
repackage this product.
To prevent a fire, electric shock, or device malfunction, please do not use this
product in a wet environment such as a bathroom.
During operation, do not expose the product in areas above 55°C (131°F) or
below 5°C(41°F).
Avoid placing the product near a source of heat or in an area with strong
magnetic fields or excessive vibration, or exposing it to sunlight (even through
windows).
Never insert any metallic subject into the device to avoid any risk of electrical
shock, fire, short-circuiting or danagerous emission.
This product is an electronic device; please avoid dropping it or subjecting it to
other severe shock.
Do not place heavy objects on the top of the product or use excessive force on
it.
Avoid squeezing the product to prevent damage of the internal HDD.

Notice
Carefully unpack the contents of the product package.
Apacer doesn’t take any responsibility for data loss or damage during operation.
For some old computers, the power supplied by the USB port is less than the
repuired 5V DC. In this instance, please connect the spare USB type A connector
of the USB Y-cable or power sharing cable to a second USB port on the PC/NB,
or use the 5V power adapter. This will provide the necessary additional power
to run the drive.
Do not disconnect the product while formatting, uploading or downloading,
otherwise it may cause a program error
When transferring files, do not turn the power off or restart this device. No
responsibility is provided for any damage to or loss of any program, data, or
other information stored on any media or any part of this device serviced
hereunder.

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Table of contents

For your Safety.............................................................................1


  Chapter 1. Introduction ..................................................................3
  Chapter 2. Product Features ............................................................3
  Chapter 3. Diagram of AC203 ...........................................................4
  Chapter 4. Package Contents ...........................................................4
  Chapter 5. System Requirements ......................................................4
  Chapter 6. Connect to Computer and Data File Transmission ...................4
  Chapter 7. Formatting the Hard Drive ................................................5
  Chapter 8. PCCloneEX Lite software - Backup Function ........................ 10
  Chapter 9. Troubleshooting ........................................................... 23
  Chapter 10. Service and Support..................................................... 24
  Chapter 11. Product Specifications.................................................. 24

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λ Chapter 1. Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of the Apacer Share Steno 2.5” SATA Hard Drive.

Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and keep it for
future reference. This manual will help you learn to use many of the exciting
features of this device and make your experience more enjoyable.

This manual contains important safety measurements and operational information,


so please read all the information carefully before you use the device in order to
avoid any unexpected accidents.

We make no representation for the errors, omissions or updates of this


document. We also make no representation for the data or music files lost of
the player.

Microsoft Windows Media and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.


Trademarks of other products mentioned in this user's manual are owned by
their respective companies or organizations.

λ Chapter 2. Product Features


USB 2.0 2.5” SATA hard drive
One-Touch Backup button for easy data backup
Compact size & stylish design

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λ Chapter 3. Diagram of AC203

λ Chapter 4. Package Contents


Apacer Share Steno AC203 x1
Mini USB to 2 Type A USB cable (USB Y Cable) x1
Quick Start Guide x1
Carry Bay x1

λ Chapter 5. System Requirements


For basic function
Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/ME, Mac OS X 10.3 and above
For Backup Function
Windows XP/2000/Vista /7

λ Chapter 6. Connect to Computer and Data File Transmission


1. Connect the USB cable to your AC203. Then connect the other end of the USB
cable to the USB port on your PC/NB.
2. AC203 will power on and mount on your desktop (Mac) or in My Computer
(Windows) within a few seconds.
3. Select and organize files and folders that you want to transfer to your AC203.

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Note:
1. For some old computers, the power supplied by the USB port is less than the
repuired 5V DC. In this instance, please connect the spare USB type A connector
of the USB Y-cable or power sharing cable to a second USB port on the PC/NB,
or use the 5V power adapter. This will provide the necessary additional power
to run the drive.
2. Never disconnect AC203 from a Computer during data transfer.
3. To prevent data loss, always use “Safe To Remove Hardware” in Windows OS.

λ Chapter 7. Formatting the Hard Drive


AC203 with Hard Drive is preformatted as a single FAT32 partion for compatibility
with all updated Windows and Mac OS. The FAT32 files system has a maximum
individual file size limit of 4GB. If you want to use it with programs that generate
files larger than 4 GB, reformat the AC203 as NTFS drive (Windows), or a Mac OS
extended drive ( Mac).
For Windows Users
The following is the process how to format a hard drive:
1. Please use the USB cable to connect the storage device to the computer.
2. Please go to “Start”, right-click “My Computer” and then choose
“Management” to enter the “Computer Management” window.

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The screen of “Computer Management”
3. Select “Disk Management” under “Storage”.
4. Please go to “Unallocated” disk and right-click the “New Partition” item. On
the first page of “New Partition Wizard”, click Next.

New Partition Disk

6 New Partition Disk Step


5. Choose “Primary Partition” and then press “Next”.

Choice of partition type

6. You can choose the formatted capacity and then press “Next”.

Assign partition capacity


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7. “Assign disk path” is always defined as default and then press “Next”.

Assign disk path

8. Choose the formatting Partition type. For Windows ME/ 2000/ XP, please
choose the FAT32 format. For Window XP Professional/ 2000 Professional/
2003, please choose the NTFS format (FAT32 is also workable). If your format
is FAT32, there is a limitation at 4 GB for any single file.However, there is
practically no limitation for the NTFS format.

The choice of partition type


9. Choose “Finish”.

Partition operation finished

For Mac Users


The following is the process how to format a hard drive:
1. Please use the USB cable to connect the storage device to the computer.
2. Select “Utilites” from the “Go” menu. Open the “Disk Utility” window, and
then select “New Drive”.
3. Select “Erase” and then choose the “Volume Format” that you want.
4. Enter the drive’s name and then press “Erase”.
5. Press “Erase” again to confirm.
Note:
1. The following formatting steps will erase everything on the hard drive. If you
have data or files that you want to protect or continue to use, back up the
data before performing the formatting steps.
2. The FAT32 format does not allow a disk capacity over 32GB. If the disk
capacity is higher than 32GB, choose the NTFS format.
3. Unplug all other external storage devices from your computer. This will
prevent accidentally formatting a different drive.
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λ Chapter 8. PCCloneEX Lite software - Backup Function

Software installation
1. Please find the backup
software from inside of Hard
Disk and choose “PCClone EX
Lite” folder.

2. Please read the license


agreement in detail.
3. If users accept the
agreement, please click
“Next” to install.

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4. Click “Install” to next.

5. The installation is completed;


please click “OK” to exit.

6. “PCClone EX” icon will


displays in the notification
area after setup; users can
double- click the icon or
press the right key of the
mouse to execute PCClone EX
Lite.

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One Touch Backup
One Toch Backup function only supports the external HDD case with button design--It
won't set comprehensive steps for backup anymore, only use the button on the external
HDD case.

Note: when you click the button for backup, the icon of PCClone EX Lite must be staying
at the notification area.(For first time using, please refer to the context of "File backup"
and "Setup".)

The USB driver of Win 98SE/ME to the button trigger support has not unified, therefore,
this support in Win98SE/Me does not definite exactly.

1. Please plug USB HDD.


2. Execute PCClone EX Lite.
3. Just press the button on the
AC203 external case.

4. A dialog window will jump


out for confirming the File
backup or, users can click
"start" by the mouse.

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5. When the backup is in
progress, PCClone EX Lite
diagram will be blinking at
the notification area. There
is a dialog box will be
displayed the progress every
single 10 percentages.

6. After the backup is


completed, PCClone EX Lite
diagram at notification area
will appears the "backup
finished"

Quick Launch

1. Quick Launch. 5. File Backup.


2. File Backup. 6. Minimized. 13
3. File Manager. 7. About.
4. Setup. 8. Help.
Quick File Backup
Users can directly execute “File Backup” from Quick Launch, or use their own “hot key”,
only one step, and the system data will be backed up easily. (For the first time using,
please refer to the subject of “File Backup”, or setup your own hot key in “Setup”.)

1. Please plug AC203 into PC.


2. Execute PCClone EX Lite.
3. Go on PCClone EX Lite /
Quick Launch screen.
4. Click “File Backup”. (Users
can also use the hot key they
previously set to backup.)

5. Appearing a dialog screen,


please click “Start” to
backup.

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6. When backup is in progress,
the widow shows progress
and proceed time)
7. When backup is done, click
“OK” for backup finish! (The
file backup has been
successfully through PCClone
EX Lite into USB HDD.)

File Backup

1. File Backup.
2. File Restore.

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1. Please plug the USB HDD into
the computer, and turn on
the power.
2. Execute PCClone EX Lite.
3. Click“File backup”.
4. Select folders / drives from
the fix device.
5. Set one of USB devices for
backup.
(Please refer to “Setup”, and
then set some options for the
first time using.)

6. Select “Backup” and press


“Start” to start.

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7. Backup is completed, please
press “OK”.

8. The selected folders have


been moved from the fixed
device to the USB device
successfully.

9. There is a hidden root


directory F: FNet in the USB
device, all the file backups
are kept in there. Be careful,
don’t delete it carelessly.

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File Restore
1. Please plug the USB HDD.
2. Execute PCClone EX Lite.
3. Go on the PCClone EX Lite
screen.
4. Click “File Backup”.
5. Select folders/files of USB
device you would like to
restore.

6. Click “Restore”, then press


“Start” to start.

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7. When “Restore” is finished,
please press “OK”.

Erase File Backup


1. Please plug USB HDD.
2. Execute PCClone EX Lite.
3. Go on PCClone EX Lite
screen.
4. Select the “File backup” of
USB Device, then, right click
the mouse to click “Delete
select Files”, all select files
in the USB device will be
deleted.

5. Otherwise, delete the root


directory F: FNet directly; it
will also work.

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File Manager

PCClone EX Lite File Manager is the same function as Windows Explorer. Directly cut and
paste folders/files between two windows of local and USB HDD. It is convenient for users
who can review/manage/ move/access their folders/files directly without clicking the
"My computer" or "Windows Explorer".

File Backup setting

The options of File Backup setting as the followings:

After backup completing. Hidden "File backup" folder.


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Hot key.
System folder backup setting.
Other

There are two options:

Automatically on Windows startup. Enable USB button.

Concerning PCClone EX Lite


spec, please click the icon of
“PCClone EX Lite” on the right
side of upper corner of the
screen, or right click the icon of
“PCClone EX Lite” in the
notification area.

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Please click the icon of
“PCClone EX Lite”on the right
side of upper corner of
screen,“Help PCClone EX”dialog
will display and assist to
recognize PCClone EX Lite.

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λ Chapter 9. Troubleshooting

If you experience a problem, please check the following chart for help.
Problem Causes
Power will not turn on Make sure that the product is properly
connected to the USB port on your computer.
Make sure that the USB port is working
properly.
The product is not Make sure that the product is properly
recognized by the computer connected to the USB port on your computer.
The product may not be receiveing enough
power from your computer. Try connecting the
USB power sharing cable or the spare large end
of the USB Y cable to a secord USB port in your
computer, or the 5V power adapter. Avoid
connecting the product through an USB Hub,
unless the USB Hub is connected to a DV power
adapter.
Make sure that the USB cable is working.
Make sure that the product has been
formatted.
Make sure that the operating system supports
the file system.
Actual memory capacity is Small discrepancies are due to different file
different from what is listed formats and algorithms used by various operating
on package systems.
The product is working Make sure that your system operates at USB 2.0
slowly speed.

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λ Chapter 10. Service and Support
Please contact our local distributor or our customer service center, if you have
any technical problems.

Customer Service Center: http://www.apacer.com

λ Chapter 11. Product Specifications

HDD SPEC
Interface USB 2.0 2.5” SATA hard drive (optional)
Capacity Capacity: 320GB/500GB/640GB
Rotational Speed 5400 rpm
Cache 8MB
Device SPEC
Interface USB 2.0
Data Transfer Rate Up to 480 Mbps
LED Display Light for power on
Blinking for data access
Power Supply USB powered
Software Backup Software for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
only
Certification CE, FCC, BSMI
Dimensions / Weight 130 (L) x 81.2(W) x 13.4(H) mm / 84 g
Operating temperature 5°C ~ 55°C (41°F ~ 131°F)
Operating humidity 10% ~ 75%
Support O/S For USB 2.0 SATA Hard Drive
Windows ME/2000/XP/Vista; Mac OS X 10.3 and
above
Supported file system FAT32 , NTFS , HFS+
Accessories USB Y Cable, Quick Start Guide, Carry Bag

The contents of this manual are subject to change without prior notice for further
improvement.

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transmitted, reproduced or changed. The product
specifications, design and this user manual’s
content are subject to change without notice.