README.TXT Driver File Contents (SiS_SATA_RAID.zip)

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               Copyright (c) 2000-2002 SiS Technologies Inc.                                                                                       
               SiS Mini IDE (Ultra-DMA) Driver ReadMe.Txt           
                                    for                                  
                                Win2000/XP                               

      This readme file is used to provide the information for installation,

       Install and Uninstall "SiS Mini IDE Driver".    
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    The SiS Ultra-DMA IDE controller is a high performance Bus  Master  PCI
  IDE controller. This "SiS Mini IDE Driver"  distribution  floppy
  is used to utilize the DMA operation of your Hard disk/CD-ROMs  drives  in
  order to release the I/O loading from the  CPU. You  could  refer  to  the
  related section to install the driver individually.

  This package include five parts.
  1. WinXP/Win2000 Mini IDE driver: Which can support SiS ATA133 chipset. 
  2. IDE utility: Which can display the IDE device current mode and other information.
  3. Property Page : show the same information as IDE utility.
  4. SetupDMA (win9x/ME) :Enable IDE device DMA mode if IDE device supported. 
  5. Hdinfo (win9x/ME) :Set the device vendor name and current mode used in disk menu 
     of system manager.
 

                                CONTENTS
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1)  System Requirements
2)  Windows 2000/Windows XP Driver
3)  Package Version Identify
4)  Silent Install Driver
5)  Verifying Installation of the Driver
6)  Notes
7)  Limitation


1) System Requirements

   * This package should be installed on the SiS Bus Master IDE chipset,
     SiS630 or later, and others' chipset will not be supported.

   * The "SiS Mini IDE Driver" supports the following Operation System.

        Operation System                Version
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	Windows 2000			2195	
	XP				5.1.2600.0 or above
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2)  Windows 2000/ Windows XP Driver

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    ** Driver Installation **
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      Click the SETUP.EXE program and select "Install"  button  then it will
    install the "SiS Mini IDE Driver" automatically on your Windows
    system. It will copy the driver to the \WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS  and  set
    the related registry tree.
   

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    ** Driver Uninstallation **
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      You  could remove the "SiS Mini IDE Driver" by selecting the
    "Uninstall" button. It will completely remove the driver from the sytsem.

     note:The MiniIde Driver can not uninstall SCSI miniport driver released before 2.00.


3)  Package Version Identify

      The setup program will display the released data and version for this package.

4)  Silent Install Driver

    Run setup/s for WinXP/WIN2k.


5)  Verifying Installation of the Driver
    
    For Windows 2K/XP:
        1. Open "Control Panel".
        2. Select "Device Manager" from "Control Panel".
        3. Check the "IDE controller" is "SiS Ultra DMA IDE Controller" or not.
        4  If it is then your installation is successful.

6) Notes
   *   It is recommended to install the CD-ROM which is not on the same
     channel with the hard drive for the performance issue.

       If you play VCD or DVD abnormally on some CD-ROM or DVD-ROM which
     is on the same channel with hard drive, we recommand you to setup
     the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM on the separatly channel.

7) Limitation

	1.Windows 9x/ME/2000 will only support total disk size up to 128 GB limited 
	  by the designation of FAT32 file system. 

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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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