Category: System and Controller
Caution Level: Safe
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Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows 2003
Latest Version / Release Date: 01.21.26.01, A02 / 2/27/07
The device driver for the Dell SAS 5/E Adapter Controller aids its supported device in implementing all its feature sets. The device driver is likewise capable of communicating with the operating system so that the system will recognize the driver’s supported device once it is connected to the PC. In the event that software applications need to use the features of the driver’s supported device, all requests will be routed to the driver and the driver in turn will process the requests and relay them to its supported device. The Dell SAS 5/E Adapter Controller is a non RAID adapter controller that is developed to interact with Dell compliant SATA II and SAS drives. This device is designed to be capable of directly communicating with future storage array devices by using 2X4 external connectors. It implements the robust SAS 3 Gbps (gigabyte per second) technology for connecting to the PCI- E (PCI Express) interface and hard drives.
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 the Dell SAS 5/E Adapter Controller device, the LSI SAS 1068 is actually a 2X4 controller for SATA/SAS with each 8PHYS enabled to use SATA/SAS link rates of 1.5 to 3.0 Gbps. Every port on the LSI SAS 1068 has complete support for SATA and SAS devices utilizing the SATA protocol, SSP or SAS Serial SCSI Protocol, STP or Serial Tunneling Protocol and SMP or Serial Management Protocol. It employs a flash memory of 1 MB that can store the key configuration data, image of the firmware and some error logging information. It likewise has support for pre-failure notifications that are sent by the hard drive’s SMART events. The Dell SAS 5/E Adapter Controller is fully compliant with the SAS 1.1 and RoHS specifications and has support for MDSM/ Modular Disk Storage Manager, SMART hard drive and Hot Plug PCI. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Dell SAS 5/E Adapter Controller errors before installing any driver updates.