Category: System and Controller
Caution Level: Safe
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Operating System: Windows 98/2000/XP/2003/NT
Latest Version / Release Date: 126.96.36.199 / 20 Oct 2002
Compaq Smart Array 431 Controller is a Wide Ultra3 array controller that has a single channel and a 64-bit architecture. It is intended for hardware-based fault tolerance and supports 14 Wide Ultra3 SCSI hard drives. The device features RAID level migration - an online capacity expansion and an online spare support that has the capability to reduce planned downtime. Its high performance 64 bit architecture can optimize data performance and throughput. It also has data compatibility and software consistency with the Smart Array family line, which allows it to simplify deployment. With its Mix and match LVD SCSI compatibility, the device can offer investment protection by merging the Ultra2 and Ultra3 using one SCSI bus. With the Compaq Smart Array 431 Controller’s low entry level and workgroup server ownership cost, this device provides a cost effective alternative to software-based RAID.
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
Compaq Smart Array 431 Controller’s compatibility with all LVD drives and servers offers unequaled level of investment protection. This device targets Compaq servers as well as ProLiant servers that require hardware raid RAID. The single Ultra3 channel on the device allows up to 1TB of OS and data storage. The use of the Compaq Smart Array 431 Controller and of Smart Array products allows users to save on total cost of ownership on RAID products. The controller allows simple upgrades at any given time when the user requires higher performance as well as increased capacity and availability for storage. The Compaq Smart Array 431 Controller software package is compatible with Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows NT operating systems. The driver allows the device to communicate with the current operating system that is installed in the computer it is to be connected with. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Compaq Smart Array 431 Controller errors before installing any driver updates.