Category: System and Controller
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 269 KB
Operating System: Windows NT, Windows 2003, Windows Server, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 18.104.22.16873 / 27 Feb 2007
The Newisys S50 SAS Backplane Device is a type of Serial Attached SCSI hardware component which is the result of technological advances to its SCSI predecessor. The device driver supports a faster and newer version of the SCSI technology that is applied to parallel data communication models as well as storage techniques. In the Serial Attached SCSI version of the technology data transfer methods are implemented on a point to point architecture. This type of setup practically defines a specific port, bus, and cable for every device that is attached to the host computer system. As a result it improves both the availability and reliability of the stored data with a corresponding boost in the achievable data transfer rates. Presently data transfer rates supported by the device driver can reach up to 3 GB per second with full duplex compatibility. This means that both read and write processes for data threads are accomplished simultaneously.
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
Another feature set that is supported by the device driver is the implementation of automatic discovery for attached hardware components. The Newisys S50 SAS Backplane Device and its corresponding device driver will not only detect the attached hardware component but attempt to automatically configure it as well by providing it with its unique Serial Attached SCSI address. The backplane of the Serial Attached SCSI hardware component actually attaches to the interconnect board which is responsible for the linking of the backplane to the midplane board. The Newisys S50 SAS Backplane Device also supports the basic components implemented by the Serial Attached SCSI technology. The components include the Initiator which is the source device that requests the processing from the Target device. The Target component on the other hand references a device which hosts target ports and logical units. The third component is the Service Delivery Subsystem which is an element of the Input/Output system that creates the communication link between the first two components. The last component is the Expanders which are hardware devices that are tasked to expedite the communication layer. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Newisys S50 SAS Backplane Device errors before installing any driver updates.