In order to enter the BIOS Setup mode at boot, hold down the DEL or ESC key when powering up. In order to enter the Boot Selection screen at boot, hold down the F11 key when powering up. In either case, when the expected screen appears, release the key.
The power supplies and power consumption ratings can be found in the Product Comparison table at this link.
The Vault’s memory is Dual Channel. For the performance minded, this means that you will get better memory bandwidth by using 2x DIMM’s instead of 1. Please note this is only relevant to the 6 port Vault, as it is the only product that supports 2x DIMM’s.
The proper way to shutdown the Vault is to briefly push the power button or choose a “shutdown” option from within the operating system that is running on the Vault. The system will then shutdown in an orderly manner (as long as the Operating System allows and is configured for this functionality). Simply pulling the … Continue reading What is the proper way to shutdown the Vault?
A hardware defect was recently disclosed by Intel that affects their C2000 series chipsets, causing them to suddenly stop working (more detail can be found here or with a simple google search). The good news is that no Protectli products use the CPU’s that are affected by this defect, so Protectli hardware is safe. Protectli … Continue reading Is Protectli hardware affected by the Intel C2000 hardware issue?
Every Vault model comes with a switching power supply capable of accepting 100-240V AC at 50-60Hz. Thus, the Vault’s power supply can be used just about anywhere. The only note would be that the user needs to be sure to obtain a power cord that can be used with the Vault’s power supply in your … Continue reading Can I use the Vault in another country?
Yes! Windows will run on the Vault! We’ve tested the 4 port version, as well as the 6 port version of the Vault and validated that Windows is a relatively strait forward installation. More detail can be found in our Knowledgebase Article.
The Vault has been tested with a number of different operating Systems. Many customer use the Vault with pfSense, while others use it as a small server running Windows. Please see our Knowledgebase (linked here) for a details on a variety of different operating systems.
Yes, you can. The Vault’s COM port is a hardware redirect from the video port, so you can access the BIOS. Some customers never even use the video ports, only the COM ports! Quick note: The COM port speed is 115200 For more info on how to use the COM port, see this page: http://protectli.com/kb/com-port-tutorial/
Generally speaking, Protectli products are warranted to be free from manufacturing defects for a period of 180 days from the purchase date. More specific details can be found on our Product Warranty Page.