Category: System and Controller
Manufacturer: Adaptec, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 139.0 KB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.52 / 07/22/2003
Unlike other host controller expansion cards by this manufacturer, the device drive support is limited only to the Microsoft Windows Operating System family. This however does not mean that other operating system platforms cannot be supported. The information contained in the device driver can be used by third party developers to provide support for operating system environments which are not inherently supported by the manufacturer. The third party device drivers however may not be recognized by the manufacturer as legitimate. The deployment of the Adaptec Serial ATA 1205SA Host Controller requires the presence of a vacant PCI slot on the computer motherboard of the host machine. The manufacturer provided device driver will help the underlying operating system environment to correctly detect its presence and assign the corresponding addresses and interrupts required by the hardware component to function properly. The presence of this expansion card in the host computer system is expected to boost the performance of storage devices using the Serial ATA technology.
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 presence of the correct device driver will allow the Adaptec Serial ATA 1205SA Host Controller to implement 48-bit LBA support for storage devices that have a capacity bigger than 137 gigabytes. This particular hardware component makes use of a 32-bit bus system that is hosted on a 66 MHz PCI interface. The expansion card features two Serial ATA connector ports that allows for the maximum data transfer rate of 1.5 gigabytes per second on each port. When the host desktop computer system is deployed in a computer network there will be a significant boost in the flow of data traffic to and from the host computer system. This is why many computer experts consider the Adaptec Serial ATA 1205SA Host Controller as a viable alternative solution for workstations in a high traffic computer network environment. The presence of this hardware component in the host computer system also allows the computer user to maximize the potentials of the Serial ATA technology. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Adaptec Serial ATA 1205SA Host Controller errors before installing any driver updates.