Category: System and Controller
Manufacturer: Adaptec, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 298.0 KB
Operating System: Fedora Core, Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SuSE Linux, Unix, Vmware
Latest Version / Release Date: 126.96.36.19944 / 11/18/2009
This hardware component is a PCI-Express Unified Serial RAID Controller device which incorporates Intelligent Power Management technology. It is capable of delivering excellent computing performance coupled with advanced security of data transmissions especially for enterprise class software applications. The functionality of the Adaptec RAID 52445 depends primarily on the installation of the correct device driver which activates its built-in feature sets. By using the appropriate device driver this expansion card can adequately provide high input and output transactions based on higher bandwidth processing. This type of technology implemented by its device driver successfully complements the data transfer rates achieved by SATA based drives including those of SAS storage devices. The main processing power of the Adaptec RAID 52445 is derived from its RAID on Chip which is composed of a dual core and ably supported by 512 MB of DDR2 memory dedicated for write caching operations.
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
In terms of connectivity the Adaptec RAID 52445 complies with the specifications of the x8 PCI-Express which allows for the delivery of more than 250,000 input and output processes using approximately 1.2 gigabytes transfer rate. By supporting SAS expanders this hardware component and its corresponding device driver becomes capable of supporting a maximum of 256 SATA and SAS based devices. Aside from supporting a number of storage devices the device driver is also compatible with numerous mainstream network operating system platforms contributing to its wider deployment. The device driver also supports the execution of a proprietary management software application that is designed to cater to array storage management. The Intelligent Power Management technology implemented by this hardware component and its supporting device driver lowers the operational cost for computer networks. This is achieved by spinning down idle storage devices resulting in lesser cooling requirements and eventually lower power consumption for the active disks. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Adaptec RAID 52445 errors before installing any driver updates.