Category: Storage & Hard Drives
Caution Level: Intermediate
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003
Release Date: 29 Jun 2005
The storage controller Adaptec RAID 31205 is part of a large Adaptec PCIe series that features high performance SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) and the cost effective Serial ATA to allow single storage solution. The Adaptec RAID 31205 also makes use of Unified Serial Architecture, an exclusive feature from Adaptec for controllers that supports both SATA and SAS disk drives. Other line of controller products within this series also supports 4, 8, 12 and 16 disk drives. The new Adaptec RAID 31205 controller also features a 12 port controller that is composed of 3 SAS connectors. Each of these connectors can be linked to a fan out cable. This set up allows connection of 4 SATA disk drives. The RAID 31205 card has 256 MB DDR2 RAM. RAID 31205 controllers operates within Adaptec's storage manager with its application having the full intuitive user interface capability that essentially allows user to view all RAID products. Upon installation of RAID 31205 in the client's server, the client can then sort all disk drives into logical drives.
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
When the Adaptec Storage Manager in RAId 31205 is installed it automatically runs a solution that mainly manages and supervises the condition of the system and warns users in case system errors occur. The solution can perform all its necessary function and run without fully installing the storage manager. Such kind of installation may be done in cases where the system can only accommodate limited amount of space. Nevertheless, the solution is still fully capable of performing its over all function. Another interesting feature of RAID 31205 is its ability to perform snapshot function that essentially takes a picture of a drive at a specified time. This can subsequently be copied and transferred to another drive. Generally, storage manager allows consumer to increase their computers storage space to allow multiple RAID controllers and disk storage enclosures located in different components. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Adaptec RAID 31205 errors before installing any driver updates.