The GE Network Controller Board DS3800HLND1B1B is designed for quick installation in the drive. The board features a modular connector on 1 end and retention levers on the other end. The GE Network Controller Board DS3800HLND1B1B also is populated with 3 red indicator LEDs which are visible from the front of the board. The board also features 8 jumpers and 1 erasable programmable read-only memory (EPROM) module.
The GE Network Controller Board DS3800HLND also is populated with 1 40-pin connector and 1 20-pin connector. When you install the board, the last task of board installation is connecting ribbon cables to the connectors. This is because the connectors are accessible when the board is installed in the board rack. When you install the board, the modular connectors on the board and on the board rack meet and connect. They provide the connection for the current used to power the board. They also enable command signals to be received by the board. The modular connectors provide the means for transmitting signals to other boards.
The 40-pin and 20-pin connectors also enable transmitting and receiving signals. The connectors are attached to other components through ribbon cables attached to the components. The ribbon cable must be routed properly. Keep the ribbon cables clear of any power cables in the drive. The power cables will emit signals that interfere with signals in the ribbon cables. It is best practice to route any power cables through ports in the drive and away from the ribbon cables.