Monday 9 April 2012

Zalman ZM-VE300: How to Mount That ISO

The manual does not actually do a step-by-step on getting a mounted ISO to actually stay mounted.

So, we would mount an ISO in the Zalman, plug it into a machine to boot the ISO, and end up with no mounted ISO once the machine proceeded to boot.

One of the catches was that we were mounting the ISO with the Zalman connected to the machine to be built.

The other was that we missed a crucial step when pulling the Zalman from any of our shop systems.

The proper order of things:

  1. Plug the Zalman into a shop system.
  2. Use the Jog Wheel to mount the correct ISO.
  3. Click and Safely Remove the Zalman.
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  4. Wait until the Zzz shows in the Zalman’s display.

Once the unit has placed itself into Sleep Mode the ISO will be locked in place and the USB plug can be pulled.

The Zalman ZM-VE300 USB 3 external enclosure is one of the best external enclosures for system builders that we have found.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

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Justin said...

They look like very cool devices Philip! I'm trying to find them in Australia but the only site that seems to have them listed is in 'pre-order'. I've emailed them for clarification.

Might have to import one for the office! :)

Anonymous said...

I found the same issue, however I do it this way, seems to work okay.... mount the ISO file, hold the Backup button on the top of the unit for a few seconds, it'll say UnPlug... youre done!

PS the firmware updates resolve a bunch of weirdness with the unit too (i had problems with the ".." everynow now and then not scrolling properly, plus now can mount vmdk and vhd files. (supposedly)