Category: Storage and Hard Drive
Manufacturer: Adaptec, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 8.9 KB
Operating System: Windows 2000
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.00.2183.1 / 11/14/1999
In computing a host controller is a piece of hardware component that is connected to a host computer system to allow the attachment of other storage and network devices. It is primarily associated with SCSI, eSATA, or Fibre Channel based devices among others. The Adaptec AIC-788x PCI SCSI Controller and its corresponding device driver allows the underlying operating system environment to correctly identify its presence in the machine. This particular hardware component is installed into any vacant PCI slot on the computer motherboard and is not covered by generic device drivers found in newer operating system platforms. The Adaptec AIC-788x PCI SCSI Controller with the help of its corresponding device driver connects to the SCSI bus of the host computer system. The host adapter in turn becomes responsible for the bridging of the logical and physical elements in order to separate the SCSI bus from the internal bus of the host computer system.
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
In modern computer systems the Adaptec AIC-788x PCI SCSI Controller may be used to boot the host computer system. This is made possible by the presence of the necessary firmware and software components embedded within the chipset of the expansion card. This same architecture with the help of the associated device driver makes it easier for the computer user to correctly configure the associated hardware component. Like most attached devices, the configuration of the Adaptec AIC-788x PCI SCSI Controller settings is commonly done via a user interface that is normally invoked from the control panel applet. Typically and consistent with most parallel SCSI subsystems every attached device is identified by its unique numerical ID. Normally the SCSI controller makes use of the ID 7 and receives the highest priority level on the SCSI bus. The hierarchy of the priority is arranged in a descending manner with the lowest ID number receiving the lowest priority. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Adaptec AIC-788x PCI SCSI Controller errors before installing any driver updates.