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ThinkStation User Guide

Machine Types: 4105, 4157, and 4217

Note: Before using this information and the product it supports, be sure to read and understand the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with this product and Appendix C “Notices” on page 51.

Sixth Edition (June 2012) © Copyright Lenovo 2009, 2012. LIMITED AND RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE: If data or software is delivered pursuant a General Services Administration “GSA” contract, use, reproduction, or disclosure is subject to restrictions set forth in Contract No. GS-35F-05925.

Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
Selecting or changing the startup sequence . . . . . . . . . . Advanced settings . . . . . . . . Exiting from the Setup Utility program device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 19 19

Chapter 1. Important safety information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Chapter 2. Arranging your workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Comfort . . . . . . . . . . . Glare and lighting . . . . . . . Air circulation . . . . . . . . . Electrical outlets and cable lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3 4 4

Chapter 6. Installing hard disk drives and configuring RAID . . . . . . . . . Installing SATA hard disk drives and configuring RAID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Installing SATA hard disk drives . . . . . . Configuring the system BIOS to enable SATA RAID functionality. . . . . . . . . . . . Creating RAID volumes . . . . . . . . . Deleting RAID volumes . . . . . . . . . Installing SAS hard disk drives and configuring RAID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Installing SAS hard disk drives. . . . . . . Entering the Marvell BIOS Setup to configure SAS RAID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Configuring the Marvell BIOS Setup to enable SAS RAID 0, 1, or 5 functionality . . . . . . Configuring the Marvell BIOS Setup to set an optional hot spare hard disk drive . . . . . Configuring the Marvell BIOS Setup to delete an optional hot spare hard disk drive . . . . Configuring the Marvell BIOS Setup to delete an array . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Chapter 3. Setting up your computer . . 5
Connecting your computer . . . . . Turning on computer power . . . . Finishing the software installation . . Completing important tasks . . . . Updating your operating system . . . Installing other operating systems . . Updating your antivirus software . . Shutting down the computer . . . . Installing external options . . . . . Installing the computer on a rack shelf Features . . . . . . . . . . . . Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 . . 9 . 10 . 10 . 10 . 10 . 11 . 11 . 11 . 11 . 11 . 14

Chapter 4. Software overview. . . . .
Software provided with your Windows operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Software provided by Lenovo . . . . . . Lenovo Solution Center . . . . . . . . SimpleTap . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox . . . . . . PC-Doctor for Rescue and Recovery . . . Adobe Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Chapter 7. Updating system programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using system programs . . . . . . . . . . Updating (flashing) the BIOS from a disc . . . Updating (flashing) the BIOS from your operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recovering from a POST/BIOS update failure . . . . .

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Chapter 5. Using the Setup Utility. . .
Starting the Setup Utility program . . . . . . Viewing and changing settings . . . . . . . Using passwords. . . . . . . . . . . . . Password considerations . . . . . . . . User Password . . . . . . . . . . . . Administrator Password . . . . . . . . Setting, changing, and deleting a password Enabling or disabling a device . . . . . . . Selecting a startup device . . . . . . . . . Selecting a temporary startup device . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
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