Category: System & Controllers
Manufacturer: LSI Logic
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 25.6 KB
Operating System: Win 2000, Win XP, Win Server 2003
Latest Version / Release Date: 184.108.40.206 / 09 Sep 2003
LSI MegaRAID virtual device allows users to create logical drives using a series of drives. The MegaRAID device presents users with a chance of having high storage reliabilities using less reliable components of disk drives. The virtual device is able to separate data and replicate it among the various hard disk drives. Using the LSI MegaRAID virtual device allows users to have access to increased storage capacities as well as making their computer systems operate at high speeds. The MegaRAID virtual device also protects users in the event their computer hard drive crashes. The LSI MegaRAID virtual device is plugged into the PCI card slot and can be able to hold a maximum of eight SATA hard drives. The MegaRAID virtual device comes with inbuilt cache that has optional battery backup features that are able to protect users from losing valuable data if the server malfunctions.
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 LSI MegaRAID virtual device comes with eight inbuilt SAS/SATA ports plus two mini SAS connectors. Each of the eight internal ports can support a throughput of 3 GB per second. The virtual device performs optimally in computers with processor speeds of 500 MHz or higher. Users of the MegaRAID virtual device can be able to connect a maximum of 16 SATA drives as well as SAS drives. It has the ability of creating up to 64 various logical volumes, while its RAID levels are zero, one, five and six. The LSI MegaRAID virtual device combines both the SAS and the SATA (Serial ATA) devices and enables users to have more flexibility and a wide range of data storage and management options. The virtual device enables users to be able to connect a maximum of four PHY in one quad port, further allowing the formation of a wide port. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and LSI MegaRAID Virtual Device errors before installing any driver updates.