Category: Input device
Manufacturer: ARECA
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: N.A.
Operating System: Windows XP 32bit,Windows Vista 64bit
Latest Version / Release Date: /  Dec 29 2008

Windows device driver information for ARECA (X86-32-STORPORT) SATA RAID Host Adapter

ARECA SATA RAID is a SCSI host adapter. SCSI adapters are used in attaching one or more SCSI devices onto a computer bus. To some, it is also regarded as the SCSI controller. This is since the term also connotes a device that consists of all SCSI devices. To differentiate host controllers from other devices, there is a difference in directing the process of transferring data between the SCSI bus and the computer's input or output bus. A few good examples are CD ROMs and hard discs. Newly produced SCSI adapters are in thirty bit or sixty four bit PCI cards which are higher than the initially manufactured devices that are only sixteen bit ISA bus or transitional 32-bit VESA and EISA buses. PCI cards enable the user to connect components onto the computer's processor. Users can also see these connections amongst other computer hardware such as hard disks, memory, sound systems, video systems and the like. The very usage of this device is to construct parts that are very much interchangeable. These devices only need to be plugged or unplugged if the user should want to upgrade or downgrade their computer hardware. Matter of fact, it was in the ‘90s when Intel initially introduced the PCI bus or the Peripheral Component Interconnect bus for its other term.

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This device is noted as the “hybrid of sorts”, especially between the ISA and VL Bus. When it is already connected, it can admit to the system memory for connected devices. If a SCSI host adapter is within the PC motherboard, that hardware becomes particularly expensive as compared to the usual brands. SCSI adapters are also often times sold separately – making it more practical and easily replaceable as well as transferable to other machines. SCSI host adapters have two classes - CD-Rom drives and SCSI scanners. Since these are a mostly low performance cards, they are inexpensive. There is a halt on the manufacture of most of these devices because of the following reasons: the downfall of the ISA slot, IDE technologies has improved and lastly, the dawn of USB made SCSI interfaces unnecessary for most scanners. The other types of SCSI are the “high-end cards”. These are invented for maximum performance. Typically, it is for high-speed hard drives and one good example is through servers. To date, there are two leading manufacturers of SCSI host controllers - Adaptec and LSI Logic. ARECA SATA RAID Host Adapter also offers easy connection of storage DAS arrays through external three-gigabyte ports. This enables the external server storage RAID and non-RAID enclosures with unmatched input by connecting to a four-lane 2.5 Gb/s PCI Express bus. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and ARECA (X86-32-STORPORT) SATA RAID Host Adapter errors before installing any driver updates.