Category: System and Controller
Manufacturer: Adaptec, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 268.6 KB
Operating System: Windows 2003, Windows NT 4, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98
Latest Version / Release Date: 126.96.36.199 / 07/29/2004
Installation of the device driver for the Adaptec Embedded SCSI HostRAID Controller provides a header file which describes to the underlying operating system the Class and ClassGUID definitions of the supported hardware component. It also delivers either a layout or an information file depending on the operating system that is currently running on the host computer system. The driver version which is part of the information provided by the device driver may be required by some operating system platforms before it can correctly activate the supported hardware component. The specific value of the driver package date normally follows a specific format in order to be correctly understood by the host operating system environment. This is normally part of the reference data that is used to evaluate future device driver update compatibility. The device driver date may optionally display along side it the current version installed in 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
Part of the responsibility of the device driver is to define the name of the source disk including the destination folder it will use in the local hard drive. This process allows the host computer system to keep track of all the support files that are needed to make the Adaptec Embedded SCSI HostRAID Controller fully operational. The source disk is normally identified by a non-negative integer and helps the underlying operating system platform to keep track of the current source number being installed in case the installation process makes use of more than one source file. The source disk is also accompanied by a tag file which contains an optional name value. This particular file is used by the device driver to assist the operating system in verifying if the volume currently being read is the correct one. All of these support components are part of the communication layer that is established by the device driver in order to make sure that data exchange between the host computer system and the devices supported by the HostRAID Controller remains intact. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Adaptec Embedded SCSI HostRAID Controller errors before installing any driver updates.