Category: System and Controller
Manufacturer: Adaptec, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 276.0 KB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, SCO OpenServer, UnixWare, Novell NetWare, Sun Solaris, FreeBSD, VMware ESX Server
Latest Version / Release Date: 220.127.116.1137 / 06 Jul 2007
The Adaptec RAID 4000 expansion card presents a unified serial zero-channel RAID configuration which is considered as one of the most convenient and affordable implementation strategies for this particular technology. The device driver provides for a flexible upgrade solution to the advanced RAID architecture that caters to both SAS and SATA based storage devices. Consistent with other RAID support products, this hardware component which plugs into the PCI slot on the computer motherboard improves the overall performance of the host computer system which delivering additional protection for data storage. The Adaptec RAID 4000 and its corresponding device driver is normally deployed in high volume traffic computing networks and its hosted workstations for more efficient data exchange processes. The device driver allows this hardware component to take advantage of the functionality of the SAS input and output ports on the computer motherboard. This is achieved by making use of the complimentary logic built into the computer motherboard.
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
The deployment of this hardware component allows for a unique strategy in minimizing if not totally eliminating the need to implement an onboard SAS input and output chip. This results in a reduction of the deployment cost relative to the host computer system or network environment. The device driver of the Adaptec RAID 4000 allows it to support different RAID levels while implementing a 400 MHz IOP performance. The installation of the corresponding device driver for this hardware component also installs a host of proprietary tools and utilities. These support components are intended to enhance the performance of the Adaptec RAID 4000 as well as to simplify commonly used activities like backing up of storage devices among others. The device driver also supports the execution of a storage management software that will simplify the maintenance of storage device arrays. The device driver is partly responsible for the implementation of the error handling algorithm which ensures that data integrity is maintained. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Adaptec RAID 4000 errors before installing any driver updates.