Category: System and Controller
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 0.29 MB
Operating System: Win 2K, Win 98SE, Win XP, Win 98, and Win ME,
Latest Version / Release Date: Unavailable / Unavailable
SATA and SAS have similar electrical and physical interfaces. They are however differences between the interfaces due to the fact that there are various basic usage models for each. SATA is a technology developed for the desktop and must use spread spectrum clocking to pass FCC ‚ÄúOpen Box' emission requirements. SAS has been designed for enclosures and servers that are ‚Äúclosed Box' systems thus not required to meet the FCC emission requirements. SATA is advantageous because it has low cost per GP, has much higher capacity drives and also has a direct connect for uncomplicated configuration. However, SATA has limited external support, has shorter cable length and has less expandability. SAS has a greater expandability, is highly available, has better random access performance and has longer cable length. However, SAS has higher cost per GB, much lower capacity drives and system complexity with active components.
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
Adaptec COMSTOCK SAS/SATA Controller is compatible with operating systems Win 2K, Win 98SE, Win XP, Win 98, and Win ME. Those who use Adaptec COMSTOCK SAS/SATA Controller 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 and other errors. One should therefore always attempt to update the Adaptec COMSTOCK SAS/SATA Controller drivers at least once per every month or even more often. One should also select the right driver and Adaptec COMSTOCK SAS/SATA Controller and also make windows back up every time one wants to update the driver. In case one does not have complete information in reference to a certain driver, it is important that he or she contacts the manufacturer. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Adaptec COMSTOCK SAS/SATA Controller errors before installing any driver updates.