Category: Network and Modems
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 15.53 Mb
Operating System: Windows 98/ 2000/ NT/ XP/dos/.95
Latest Version / Release Date: 0.94.0.3312000 / 01 Mar 2000
The Highpoint Technologies HPT366 Ultra DMA 66 controller is a networking device that enables the users to connect to the internet and access other remote locations on a network. The device also enable users to use secure connections on the networks. The device has high performance and is also portable making it convenient for business travelers. Connecting the device to a PC or a laptop will require one to install device drivers before good performance can be registered. Usually, the manufacturer provides an installation CD, which has the driver software. However, the user may need to download an updated version of the same upon installation. The updates are available on the manufacturer's official website. Machines where the hard disk has a built-in DMA/66 component, the user may not be required to install the device driver, as the PC will automatically recognize the device upon reboot.
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
The Highpoint Technologies HPT366 Ultra DMA 66 controller uses an IDE chipset controller, which fits on the PCI bus. This device allows the user to transfer data at 66 megabytes per second using the two autonomous ATA channels. Each ATA channel handles 256 bytes FIFO. In addition, the device has a bus-master access that is concurrent with the PIO, and is a plug and play compliant. The device can support up to four drives and three driver modes namely, ultra ATA4/3/2/1/0, DMA 2/1/0 and PIO 4/3/2/1/0. BIOS support for the high point technologies HPT366 ultra DMA 66 controller include the disk types that allow auto detection and subsequent configuration. The ultra mode for both EIDE and ATA allows for auto detection and relevant support. The device has advanced data features such as data protection for the ATA drivers, dual data trimming for the EIDE and ATA devices and support for the ACPI functions. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Highpoint Technologies HPT366 Ultra DMA 66 Controller errors before installing any driver updates.