SAS_1.24.04.00_XP64.txt Driver File Contents (R165653.EXE)

Dell SAS 5 and SAS 6 Controller
Device Driver for Windows XP x64



1.0  Introduction
2.0  Compatibility / Minimum Requirements
3.0  Install Instructions
     3.1  Installing the Driver During Operating System Installation
     3.2  Installing a Windows Driver for a New SAS Controller
     3.3  Updating an Existing Windows Driver
4.0  Fixes or Enhancements in this Release
5.0  Additional Information
6.0  Known Issues 

1.0 Introduction

This is the driver for following controllers:
    SAS 5 Controllers
    SAS 6 Controllers

2.0 Compatibility / Minimum Requirements

This device driver requires the following minimum Operating System level:

Windows XP x64

Minimum SAS 5 FW package version:
Minimum SAS 6 FW package version:

3.0 Install Instructions

This driver package contains the Windows device driver 
for the SAS 5 and SAS 6 controllers.

To build the installation media these files should be 
copied to a blank floppy diskette or USB key.

3.1 Installing the Driver during Operating System Installation

1. Power on the system and boot to the Microsoft Windows XP CD.
2. When the message "Press F6 if you need to install a third party 
   SCSI and RAID driver" appears, press the <F6> key immediately. 
   Within a few minutes, a screen will appear asking for the driver
   to support the additional controllers in the system.
3. Press the <S> key.
   The system prompts for the driver diskette to be inserted.
4. Insert the driver diskette in the floppy drive (or the USB key 
   in the USB port) and press the <Enter> key.
   A list of SAS drivers will appear.
5. Select the appropriate driver for the installed controller 
   and OS and press the <Enter> key to load the driver.
6. Press the <Enter> again key again to continue with the installation 

3.2 Installing a Windows Driver for a New SAS Controller

Perform the following steps to configure the driver when you add a 
new controller to a system that already has Windows installed.

1. Power down the system.
2. Install the new SAS controller in the system.
   Refer to Hardware Installation for detailed instructions on 
   installing and cabling the SAS controller in the system.
3. Power on the system.
   The Windows operating system should detect the new controller 
   and display a message to inform the user.
4. The Found New Hardware Wizard screen will pop up and display the 
   detected hardware device.
5. Click on Next.
6. On the Locate Device Driver screen, select Search for a suitable
   driver for my device and click on Next.
7. Insert the appropriate driver diskette or USB key and select that 
   device on the Locate Driver Files screen.
8. Click on Next.
9. The wizard detects and installs the appropriate device drivers 
   for the new controller.
10.Click on Finish to complete the installation.
11.Reboot the system.

3.3 Updating an Existing Windows Driver

Perform the following steps to update the Windows driver for a new 
controller already installed on your system.

NOTE: It is important that you put your system on idle before you 
update the driver.

1. Press Start > Control Panel > System.
   The System Properties screen will be displayed.
2. Click on the Hardware tab.
3. Click on Device Manager and the Device Manager screen will be displayed.
4. Click on SCSI and RAID Controllers.
5. Double-click on the controller for which you want to update the driver.
6. Click on the Driver tab and click on Update Driver.
   The Upgrade Device Driver Wizard will be displayed.
7. Insert the appropriate driver diskette or USB key. 
   NOTE: The driver files can also be copied to the hard drive.
8. Click on Next.
9. Follow the steps in the Wizard to browse for the new driver.
10.Select the driver.
11.Click on Next and continue with the installation steps in the Wizard.
12.Click on Finish to exit the wizard and reboot the system for the changes 
to take effect.

4.0 Fixes or Enhancements in this Release 

- Added the correct SAS 6/iR Device names:
     "Dell SAS 6/iR Adapter Controller"
     "Dell SAS 6/iR Integrated Blades Controller"
     "Dell SAS 6/iR Integrated Controller"
     "Dell SAS 6/iR Integrated Workstation Controller"

5.0 Additional Information

The Driver version may be displayed in a different manner depending on the 
application because the leading zeros are often trimmed and not shown. 
(i.e.: may be displayed as

6.0 Known Issues


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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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