ALi SATA/RAID Controller (M5289)


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Category: System & Controllers
Manufacturer: Acer Labs Incorporated
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: N/A
Operating System: Windows 95/98/2000/2003/NT/XP/ME
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.0.2.9 / 08 Nov 2009
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Windows device driver information for ALi SATA/RAID Controller (M5289)

ALi SATA/RAID Controller (M5289) is an SCSI device produced by Acer Lab Incorporated. SCSI is an acronym for Small Computer System Interface and refers to a group of standards which enable the physical connection as well as transfer of data from a computer to a peripheral device and vice versa. The standards for SCSI characterize protocols, commands, along with electrical as well as optical interfaces. Typically, SCSI is used for tape drives and hard disks but can also be extended to include scanners as well as CD drives. Some of the characteristics of SCSI are that it is an intelligent interface which means that it covers the complex physical format. It is a peripheral interface meaning that a maximum of sixteen devices can be connected to one bus; it is a buffered interface, that is, uses hand shake indications from device to device. SCSI is also a peer to peer interface which means that communication from peripheral device to peripheral device is possible with SCSI though uncommon in other interfaces.

ALi SATA/RAID Controller (M5289) combines SATA as well as RAID technology. SATA is an acronym for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment. It is a nee standard which is used to link hard drives to computer systems. This connection increases the rate of data transfer to a maximum of 150 MB per second. Furthermore, it converts IDE as well as ATA from a parallel interface which needs forty wires to link to components and changes it to serial interface which needs six wires only. It is derived from the technology of serial signaling. RAID is an acronym for redundant array of independent disks and refers to a manner of storing similar data in many hard disks. This enables the input and output operations to overlap but in a manner that is balanced thereby enhancing performance. Storing data in a redundant manner enhances fault tolerance. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and ALi SATA/RAID Controller (M5289) errors before installing any driver updates.


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