Category: Storage and Hard Drive
Manufacturer: Adaptec Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 122 KB
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows 2003
Latest Version / Release Date: 18.104.22.16820 / 03/30/2009
This hardware component is associated with the Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks technology. As such it is part of a solution that will allow the combining of numerous small yet inexpensive storage devices into an array of hard drives. The device driver of the BEDROC 44 provides an increase in performance for the storage mechanism of the host computer system. The resulting boost in the performance level is relatively better when compared to Single Large Expensive Drive solutions. Despite the number of drives involved in the process the underlying operating system environment will still detect the storage devices as a single drive. Part of the role of the device driver is to maintain optimum levels of communication between these interconnected storage solutions. In this scenario the Mean Time Between Failure for the array would be equivalent to that of the individual drives divided by the number of physical hard drives involved in the array.
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
When talking about Mean Time Between Failure values for Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks solutions the result would generally be too low for the requirements of many software applications. As a workaround the BEDROC 44 and its corresponding device driver supports the redundant storage of data in order to create a fault tolerant system of disk arrays. The device driver is likewise capable of supporting all five types of array architecture that can be implemented under the Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks solution. The device driver and its supported hardware component makes use of a method known as striping. This process concatenates numerous drives into a single logical storage element. Striping basically partitions every hard drive in the array into stripes that can be as small as 512 bytes or as big as several megabytes. These stripes are then arranged in such a way that stripes from every array are placed alternately. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and BEDROC 44 errors before installing any driver updates.