Tips 37

Drive ID
In order to better assist customers, Quantum technical support engineers often ask "What is the model number or serial number of your disk drive?" Due to the various ways Quantum and its distributors may list a product, how you identify your specific Quantum product may differ from one customer to another.

Here, in this support site, we list product by the model / part number as originally marketed by Quantum. Below is information on how to identify your Quantum disk drive by the original model / part number and how to locate your serial number.

Model / Part Number: The bar-code (Figure 1-1) is an example of a Quantum label that identifies the disk drive part number. This label can be found on either the interface connector or the drive cover plate. This sequence is also called the TLA.




Figure 1-1

The first 5 alpha-numeric values are all that is needed to identify the product. As demonstrated the first two characters identify the model type, the second two identify the capacity and the fifth identifies the interface / connector type. This example identifies a Fireball TM 1.08GB ATA disk drive. (Figure 1-2)




 

Figure 1-2

Serial Number: Quantum disk drive serial numbers are printed on a bar-coded label and display an 11 to 12 digit numeric sequence. This label can be found on the drive plate, side or at the rear just below the interface cable connection. Figure 1-3 is an example of the label format of a disk drive serial number.



 

Figure 1-3

To use the table below; The bolded values are the characters found in the TLA, by scrolling through the table you should be able to define your specific drive.

Interface values:

A = ATA(IDE)

S = SCSI, 50-pin Single Ended

W = SCSI Wide, 68-pin Single Ended

D = SCSI Wide, 68-pin Differential

L = SCSI Wide, Low Voltage Differential

J = SCSI SCA, 80-pin

 

 

 

Model

Capacities

Product Name

AT

1070 / 2100 / 4300 (Note 1)

Atlas XP31070/32150/34300

BF

1280 / 2100 / 2550

Bigfoot 1.2/2.1/2.5

CP

1108 / 2216 (Note 1)

Capella VP31110/32210

CR

4300 / 6400 / 8400 / 13000

Fireball CR 4.3/6.4/8.4/13.0

CX

6400 / 10200 / 13000 / 20400

Fireball CX 6.4/10.2/13.0/20.4

CY

2111 / 4335 / 6405

Bigfoot CY 2.1/4.3/6.4

DA

170 / 256 / 341 / 514

Daytona 170/256/341/514

EL

2500 / 5100 / 7600 / 10200

Fireball EL 2.5/5.1/7.6/10.2

EM

540 / 1080 / 1400 / 2100

Empire 540/1080/1400/2100

EN

525 / 700 / 1050 / 1225

ProDrive LPS 525/700/1050/1225

EP

1800

ProDrive LPS 1800

EU

540 / 810 / 1080

Europa 540/810/1080

EX

03200 / 05100 / 06400 / 10200 / 12700

Fireball EX 3.2/5.1/6.4/10.2/12.7

FB

540 / 640 / 1080 / 1280

Fireball 540/640/1080/1280

GM

120 / 240

ProDrive LPS 120/240

GP

2151 / 4301

Grand Prix XP32151/34301

HN

2275 / 4550 / 9100

Atlas II XP32275/34550/39100

KA

06400 / 09100 / 13600 / 18200

Fireball Plus KA 6.4/9.1/13.6/18.2

KN

09100 / 18200 / 36400

Atlas IV 9.1/18.2/36.4

LT

365 / 540 / 730

Lightning 365/540/730

MU

425

ProDrive 425

MV

270 / 540

Maverick 270/540

PI

42 / 85 / 127 / 170

ProDrive ELS 42/85/127/170

PX

04550 / 9100

Viking II 4.55/9.1

RR

127 / 170 / 210 / 340 / 420

LPS 127/170/210/340/420

SA

1080 / 2170

Saturn VP31080/32170

SE

2100 / 3200 / 4300 / 6400 / 8400

Fireball SE 2.1/3.2/4.3/6.4/8.4

SG

1080 / 2110

Pioneer SG 1.0 / 2.1

SR

1700 / 2550

Sirocco 1.7/2.5

ST

1620 / 2160 / 3240 / 4320 / 6480

Fireball ST 1.6/2.1/3.2/4.3/6.4

TB

270 / 540

LPS 270/540

TD

9100 / 18000

Atlas III 9.1/18.2

TM

1080 / 1280 / 2110 / 2550 / 3200 / 3800

Fireball TM 1.0/1.2/2.1/2.5/3.2/3.8

TN

09100 / 18200 / 36400

Atlas 10K 9.1/18.2/36.4

TR

420 / 635 / 850

Trailblazer 420/850

TS

06400 / 08400 / 12700 / 19200

Bigfoot TS 6.4/8.4/12.7/19.2

TX

04000 / 06000 / 08000 / 12000

Bigfoot TX 4.0/6.0/8.0/12.0

VK

2275 / 4550

Viking 2.2/4.5


Note 1: Please note that early versions of the Atlas and Capella disk drives did not carry the complete TLA number scheme. Please refer to the drive cover label if you suspect that you may have either of these products. The drive label does contain the product model number displayed in the above table.

DSP drives are not included in this table. DSP series drives were manufactured by Digital and contain Digital part number schemes.