ALi Ultra IDE Controller


Device driver details
Category: System and Controller
Manufacturer: ALi Corporation
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 1327.4 KiB
Operating System: Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.12.01.5 / 09/27/2001
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Windows device driver information for ALi Ultra IDE Controller

The ALi Ultra IDE Controller device is tasked to direct the data flow between a component device and the system memory. It is built into a computer system’s motherboard chipset. This device can also be purchased separately and then added to a motherboard’s available PCI slot. Devices that make use of the ALi Ultra IDE Controller, ATA and Parallel ATA (PATA) make use of parallel cables. These are flat, wide IDE cables capable of connecting ATA drives to the computer system’s motherboard. Ultra IDE drives make use of 80 pin cables while typical ATA make use of 40 pin cables. IDE was made for standardizing the usage of hard drives. The primary concept of IDE involved the combination of the IDE controller and hard drive. This device is a small circuit board that have chips that can deliver guidance to the hard drive on how to access and store data. It also has memory that poses a buffer to improve the performance of the hard drive.

Ultra IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) or Ultra ATA is founded on a joint venture design among Seagate, Quantum and Intel. It is created around a standard that enables a hard drive or disk to directly transfer data to the system’s memory without the use of the CPU to carry out the task. This efficiently increases performance and conserves the resources of the processor. Thus, Ultra IDE is also known as the Ultra ATA or Ultra DMA (Ultra Direct Memory Access). Advanced Technology Attachment or ATA is a common specification utilized or connecting hard drives or disks and other storage devices to a computer system’s motherboard. On the other hand, Ultra ATA is the more advanced ATA specification that can deliver enhanced architecture and transfer speeds. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and ALi Ultra IDE Controller errors before installing any driver updates.


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