Dell PERC 2/Si RAID Controller

Device driver details
Category: System and Controller
Manufacturer: Dell
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 1 MB
Operating System: Windows 2000
Latest Version / Release Date:, A15 / 14 Apr 2004
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Windows device driver information for Dell PERC 2/Si RAID Controller

The Dell PERC 2/Si RAID Controller device is one of the 4 channels of the PERC 2 RAID Controller. Other channels include the PERC 3/Si and the PERC 3/Di which is a dual channel controller that is integrated. Almost all operating system platforms do not directly write and read from disks. They instead transmit instructions for read and write to the controller. A controller device is capable of directly interacting with disks for writing and retrieving data. It has channels that are connected to 1 or more disks or sometimes, an enclosure that contains disks. It is likewise capable of spanning disk boundaries in order to produce a virtual disk or extended storage space utilizing 1 or more disks’ capacity. Controller device like the Dell PERC 2/Si RAID Controller can also carry out other tasks like initialize disks and rebuilds among many others. To accomplish their operations, they need drivers and firmware.

The Dell PERC 2/Si RAID Controller device has 2 read policies. One such read policy is the Read Cache Enabled. In this policy, the read cache is enabled and the controller can read the information for checking if the requested information is stored in the cache prior to retrieving data stored from the hard disk. On the other hand, the 2nd read policy, Read Cache Disabled allows the controller to directly retrieve data from disks and not directly from cache. The Dell PERC 2/Si RAID Controller also has 2 write policies including the Write Cache Enabled. In this policy, the controller is enabled to write information to the write cache prior to writing to a disk array. The write policy Write Cache Disabled is the only viable option in the event that the controller device does not have a working battery. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Dell PERC 2/Si RAID Controller errors before installing any driver updates.

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