Adaptec Virtual SGPIO 3 Device

Category: System and Controller
Manufacturer: Adaptec, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 122.02 KB
Operating System: Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2008, Windows 7
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.2.0.17517 / 08/28/2009

Windows device driver information for Adaptec Virtual SGPIO 3 Device

This expansion card conforms with the specifications of the Serial General Purpose Input/Output technology which is described as a 4-signal bus. This particular hardware component is normally deployed to provide the communication link between the Host Bus Adapter and the backplane. Among the four signals supported by the device driver three of these are controlled by the Host Bus Adapter while the other is driven by the backplane. In a typical configuration the Host Bus Adapter represents a storage controller which is part of desktop, server, workstation, or rack computer system. The role of the Host Bus Adapter as supported by the device driver of the Adaptec Virtual SGPIO 3 Device is to provide the interface for storage devices allowing software applications to read and write data to the connected hard drive. The device driver is likewise partially responsible for the interpretation of the LED light responses found on storage backplanes and disk arrays.

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The usage of the Adaptec Virtual SGPIO 3 Device and its corresponding device driver is normally supported by an iPass Cable which is responsible for linking the Host Bus Adapter and the backplane. The interface provided by the iPass Cable is used by SATA, SAS, and SGPIO signals to reach their destination. Essentially a backplane references a circuit board which makes use of power circuits and connectors in order to capably host storage devices. Basically a backplane is fitted with a number of ports all of which can be used to attach a hard drive to the host computer system. The LED indicator lights on the backplane are used to represent the data exchange activity that involves the connected storage devices. The color of the LED also serves as an indicator on the current status of the slot where the Adaptec Virtual SGPIO 3 Device is communicating with. The SGPIO follows as specific industry standard for the interpretation of the color and blink patterns for the supported hardware component. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Adaptec Virtual SGPIO 3 Device errors before installing any driver updates.