Category: System and Controller
Manufacturer: 3ware, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 78.9 KB
Operating System: Windows 2000
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.09.00.005 / 10 Jun 2000
This expansion card provides solutions for computer systems that require high performance and reliability from its numerous storage devices. The 3ware ATA-100 Storage Controller and its corresponding device driver implements a proprietary technology called the StorSwitch to improve storage performance. This proprietary technology is supported by the manufacturer's patented switched fabric design to make sure that communication between the supported hardware component and the host controller is effectively and efficiently maintained at all times. This is extremely important to make sure that there is minimal or no downtime at all. The process of optimizing storage devices and their corresponding services also leads to an improved data integrity and minimizes the potential possibility of corrupt or lost data. The deployment of the 3ware ATA-100 Storage Controller and the installation of the manufacturer provided device driver can effectively remove data bottlenecks especially for high traffic computing network environments.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Data bottlenecks are normally associated with ATA based storage devices. According to some computer experts this is primarily attributed to the way that data exchanged is handled by the infrastructure. When using the 3ware ATA-100 Storage Controller this infrastructure is improved with the execution of data transfer rates that can reach up to 100 megabytes per second. According to its manufacturers, when properly installed with the correct device driver the 3ware ATA-100 Storage Controller can exceed the performance levels of Fiber Loop and SCSI in terms of storage devices. The device driver is also capable of eliminating what is commonly referred to as the Christmas tree light syndrome. This particular problem references the situation wherein a failure in one storage device can lead to the crash of the other storage devices in the same computer system. This means that data becomes totally unavailable to the computer user and results in a downtime. This supported hardware component resolves the problem by individually controlling the drives. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 3ware ATA-100 Storage Controller errors before installing any driver updates.