Category: Storage and Hard Drive
Manufacturer: 3ware Inc
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: Unavailable
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.11.9 / 19 Dec 2001
3ware Escalade 6000 Storage Switch has a large drive support with a 48bit LBA support for drives that are larger than 137GB. It features a dynamic sector repair is implemented for RAID 5 and can also work on RAID 1, 10 and 5. The feature allows for the repair of data sectors whenever errors are encountered in a redundant array. It features SMART monitoring that adds monitoring and troubleshooting functionality by automatically checking the health of a disk driver and then reporting any potential problem. It enables the user to take steps that are proactive and thus prevents disk failures that are impending. Whenever it detects a possible failure of a drive it notifies the user by the asynchronous error notification (AEN). It allows for Background Media Scans and Automatic rebuilds to be scheduled within 3DM.
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
The Background Media can is a feature that does the work of read scanning all disks in an array. For every read errors detected, an error notification is posted. 3ware Escalade 6000 Storage Switch also has an improved customer support diagnostics. For example to assist in diagnosis controller failures, diagnostic data that includes SMART logs can be saved and then emailed to 3ware Customer support. Users of 3ware Escalade 6000 Storage Switch are advised to always use the latest version the devise driver as this will assist them to utilize its functions better and easier. Versions that are old are known to cause conflicts of devices as well as errors in Storage work. One should therefore attempt to update the 3ware Escalade 6000 Storage Switch drivers at least once per every month or even more often. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 3ware Escalade 6000 Storage Switch errors before installing any driver updates.