Category: System and Controller
Manufacturer: Adaptec, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 156.0 KB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.52 / 03 Mar 2003
The Adaptec ATA RAID 1200A Controller expansion card is generally considered as a low cost solution for ATA/100 based RAID devices. These types of storage devices are known to provide protection for stored data as well as boost the overall performance of the host computer system. The installation of the corresponding device driver allows this hardware component to support a maximum of four storage media with the implementation of a data transfer rate that can reach 100 megabytes per second on each channel. The device driver of this RAID controller provides support for a 32-bit PCI interface using an Ultra DMA/ATA 100 configuration. The deployment of the Adaptec ATA RAID 1200A Controller is commonly seen in computing environments that deal with data intensive applications like multimedia streaming and image editing among others. The device driver also supports the execution of a Graphical User Interface based utility that allows the computer user to implement storage management activities.
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
This particular hardware component (depending on the operating system) may be covered by a generic device driver. The generic device driver will recognize the presence of the main chipset which in this case is the HighPoint HPT 370. As such the Adaptec ATA RAID 1200A Controller may appear in the Device Manager applet under a different name and may not function properly. This may result in an operational failure for the supported storage devices with the computer user failing to access the contents of the RAID drives. The simple solution to this common problem is to replace the generic device driver with the one provided by the manufacturer. In this instance the importance of the manufacturer provided device driver is highlighted because it is the only efficient piece of support file that will make the Adaptec ATA RAID 1200A Controller both operational and functional. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Adaptec ATA RAID 1200A Controller errors before installing any driver updates.