Category: System and Controller
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 568 KB
Operating System: Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows NT3.51, Windows NT4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2008
Latest Version / Release Date: 3.00.02.140 / 10 Oct 2007
The device driver for the AMCC 3ware 9550SX/9590SE SATA RAID Managers aids its supported devices in delivering high performance, multi-terabyte and robust fault-tolerance capabilities. The 9550SX is a controller for PCI-X while the 9590SE delivers connectivity for PCI Express x4. Both these devices are controllers for SATA II (SATA 3 Gbps). These two devices were designed to have 16 ports to provide RAID 5 reads of up to 800MB per second and surpass RAID 5 writes of up to 380MB per second. This function makes them 200% quicker than 3ware’s other controllers. The AMCC 3ware 9550SX/9590SE SATA RAID Managers also draw features from their device driver to implement their RAID capabilities which include the StorSwitch, StreamFusion, StorSave and Multi-lane functions. The StorSwitch function uses a switch fabric that can maximize the throughput of the controllers, while the StorSave function is capable of optimizing data performance as well as protection.
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 addition, the StreamFusion function can maximize the performance of applications even under multiple loads, while the multi-awarded Multi-lane function incorporates 4 SATA ports into one locked connection for improving the reliability of the I/O subsystem. The AMCC 3ware 9550SX/9590SE SATA RAID Managers have support for features of SATA II including NCQ or native command queuing and 3 GB per second transfer speeds. They are also backward compatible with the features of SATA I and their arrays can be transferred from the 9590SE to the 9550SX and vice versa. They employ an onboard I/O RISC processor and offers true hardware RAID via its RAID offload as well. These devices also have support for bootable array for enhanced fault tolerance, support for ATA pass through mode and support for multiple cards in one system for bigger storage requirements. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and AMCC 3ware 9550SX/9590SE SATA RAID Manager errors before installing any driver updates.