ReadMe.txt Driver File Contents (u320_hostraid_v101.exe)

General Release Notes
Adaptec Ultra320 HostRAID Cards

Please review this file for important information about generic 
Ultra320 HostRAID issues and erratas. Refer to the individual 
readme files located with the appropriate software for more 
specific information.  The following information is available in
this file:

   1. Software Versions and Documentation on CD
   2. Important Ultra320 Issues
   3. CD Structure

1. Software Versions and Documentation on CD

   In the case of conflict between various parts of the 
   documentation, this file contains the most current information.

   NOTE: The latest BIOS, drivers and product documentation can be
         obtained at .

   1.1. Controller & Utility Software: 
        -  Ultra320 SCSI BIOS version: 4.10.1  

   1.2. Documentation:
        -  Adaptec Ultra320 HostRAID User's Guide
        -  Adaptec SCSI Card 39320 Installation Guide
        -  Adaptec SCSI Card 39320D Installation Guide
        -  Adaptec SCSI Card 29320 Installation Guide
        -  Adaptec SCSI Card 29320LP Installation Guide

2. Important Ultra320 Issues

   2.1. BIOS Utility

        - If you would like to enable HostRAID support after you 
          have installed the Adaptec Ultra320 SCSI driver, be sure
          to install the HostRAID drivers FIRST before enabling the
          HostRAID option. See the documentation included in the
          Adaptec Ultra320 HostRAID Cards User's Guide for 
          instructions on how to migrate from SCSI to HostRAID.

   2.2. System or Technology Compatibility Issues

        For operating system specific issues and erratas, please
        refer to the individual readme files associated with each
        of the operating system drivers for detailed information
        on installation procedures.

        - Ultra320 HostRAID controller must negotiate slower with a
          Kingston hard drive enclosure:

          In order for a Kingston hard drive enclosure to function
          correctly with an Ultra320 HostRAID controller, the 
          negotiation speed in SCSISelect must be set to 

        - Multi-initiator configurations are supported with
          Ultra160 and previous generation hard drives:

          Current generation Ultra320 hard drives do not support
          this configuration.

        - Ultra320 hard disk drive support:

          Adaptec only supports Ultra320 hard drives that have the
          latest firmware available. Please check with your hard
          drive manufacturer to ensure you have the latest version.

        - FMSUTIL Lockup in Windows XP:

          In a Windows XP system with an NVIDIA video card, the 
          FMSUTIL Driver Disk Creation Utility may lock up. This is
          a video driver bug that can be fixed by downloading and
          installing the latest video card drivers from NVIDIA's

3. CD Structure

   3.1. Device Driver Directories

   Some operating systems will allow you to install a device driver
   directly from this CD-ROM. In that case, refer to the list below
   for the path to the latest device driver:

   Device Drivers for Ultra320-class HostRAID Controllers
   Windows NT 4.0...................\drivers\windows\NT4
   Windows 2000.....................\drivers\windows\Win2000
   Windows XP 32-bit................\drivers\windows\Win2000

   3.2. Documentation and Software Directories

   Documentation Directory
   User's and Installation Guides...\docs

   Software Directory
   Alert Utility ...\Software\Alert
   Adobe Acrobat Reader (Windows)...\software\acrobat_reader


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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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