Category: System and Controllers
Caution Level: Safe
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Operating System: Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.12.220-0560 / 09 Dec 2009
The family of RAID-controller devices is designed to enhance the performance and increase the reliability as well as fault tolerance and simplified management of the server. In this way it provides a powerful yet easy way to manage and create a strong infrastructure, which helps maximize the server uptime. It is a chipset that supports a single or multiple Raid configurations. The RAID controllers are popular for SATA and PATA drives. Initially they were used for SCSI drives only. Some companies that create the Raid controllers have come up with such devices as the Intel RAID-controllers and the Promise RAID-Controllers, which can support both Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and serial ATA (SATA) devices. In this way a business is in a position to customize their RAID solutions. This will act as a way of lowering the costs of ownership with a standardized storage infrastructure and server.
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 RAID-controller simplifies the long term maintenance and operations by automatically rebuilding and remote web-based executive for the Intel created RAID-Controllers, using the Intel RAID Web console 11 utility. It also makes use of capacity expansion and RAID-Level migration. One can find various sizes of RAID Controllers with variable cache options, drive coercion, rebuild rate as well as array spanning that is variable. The controllers come in many sizes ranging from very large ones to very small ones. A person can find controllers such as desktop units, stand alone models. The stand alone units may have redundant power supply as well as large amounts of cache. The fault tolerance feature is achieved by parity or mirroring. This refers to full duplication of data in two drives. Mirroring is used to calculate the data in the two duplicated drives and storing it to create RAID 3 OR 5. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and RAID Controller errors before installing any driver updates.