Manufacturer: Adaptec, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 570.9 KB
Operating System: Windows 2003, Windows Home Server
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.52 / 03 Dec 2004
The device driver for the Adaptec Storage Accelerator 7211F - 1Gb iSCSI (Initiator) aids its supported device in providing interoperable connection and superior performance to iSCSI storage area networks or SANs in Gigabit Ethernet settings. The Adaptec Storage Accelerator 7211F - 1Gb iSCSI (Initiator) device delivers complete ASIC based iSCSI and TCP/IP offload that enables decreased CPU usage and best in class performance, unlike implementations that are NIC based. This device is ideal for server free and LAN free backup, storage consolidation, email and database deployment and disaster recovery and remote replication procedures. An initiator like the Adaptec Storage Accelerator 7211F - 1Gb iSCSI (Initiator) device functions as a client for iSCSI (Internet small Computer System Interface). An initiator normally has the same function to a computer as a SCSI bus adapter, with the exception that instead of cabling SCSI devices such as tape changers and hard drives, it instead sends SCSI commands across an IP network.
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
Initiators fall into two categories namely the hardware and software initiators. The Adaptec Storage Accelerator 7211F - 1Gb iSCSI (Initiator) falls under the hardware initiator. With the aid of its device driver, this device implements iSCSI by using dedicated hardware usually in combination with firmware that runs on that specific hardware. This device will greatly enhance the performance of servers using iSCSI since it lessens the overhead of Ethernet interrupts and TCP and iSCSI processing. iSCSI in computing terms stands for Internet Small Computer System Interface. It is a storage networking standard that is IP or Internet Protocol based used to link data storage facilities. It is used for facilitating data transfers across Intranets and for managing storage across long distances by transporting SCSI instructions across IP networks. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Adaptec Storage Accelerator 7211F - 1Gb iSCSI (Initiator) errors before installing any driver updates.