Category: Storage & Hard Drives
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 48.83 KB
Operating System: Windows 98/2000/2003/XP/NT
Latest Version / Release Date: 184.108.40.206 / 08 Jan 2006
Inventec SAS Expander falls under the storage and hard drives category. The device which is manufactured by Inventec is compatible with Windows 98, 2000, 2003, XP and NT platforms. The Inventec SAS Expander enables host ports to establish operating connections with other expanders, SAS and/or SATA devices. For the connections to be established, the expander supports an addressing mechanism for purposes of routing requests. In addition, the expander comes with a means for effectively managing connections between other expanders and devices. The Inventec SAS Expander comes with such components as the ECM (Expander Connection Manager), ECR (Expander Connection Router), the BPP (Broadcast Primitive Processor), one SMP target port, two physical expander links plus an expander port. The Inventec SAS Expander is employed for purpose of enabling complex interconnection typologies. The expander helps with link switching such end devices as initiators and targets.
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There are two types of Inventec SAS Expanders, the Edge and Fanout. The edge SAS Expander allows for easier communication with 128 SAS addresses. The expander then makes it possible for the initiator to communicate with other devices. The Edge SAS expander is able to effectively handle both direct table as well as subtractive routing. On the other hand, the fanout expander is able to connect to over 128 sets of edge expanders which makes it possible for more SAS devices to be handled. An Inventec SAS Expander without subtractive PHY only connects to two other expanders while the one without can connect to numerous expanders. In order for users to use the functions of the Inventec SAS Expander, only appropriate and most recent driver versions should be used. Old device drivers should not be used as they cause device conflicts and errors. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Inventec SAS Expander errors before installing any driver updates.