Readme.txt Driver File Contents (RR272x_1x_Windows_Miniport_v1.6.13.0.1_15_07_22.zip)

Readme file for RocketRAID 272x/271x SAS Controller driver for Windows 2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10
Windows Device Drivers
Copyright (C) HighPoint Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Last updated on July 22, 2015.

Please review this file for important information about compatibility issues and 
differences in operation that were discovered after our product manuals were 
created. In case of conflict among various parts of the documentation set, this 
file contains the most current information.

Note: The latest firmware and product documentation will be available for 
download at http://www.highpoint-tech.com


This file is divided into the following major sections:

1. Software Version
2. Files Listing
3. Revision History
4. Device Mapping Order
5. Driver Installation Guide
6. Known Problems


1. Software Version
====================

    Driver version: v1.6.13.0

    Operating Systems:
       	Windows 2008
	windows 7
       	windows 8
       	windows 8.1
       	windows 2012
	windows 10
       	
2. Files Listing
=================
     |- Readme.txt              This file
     |_ x32          <DIR>      Windows x32 driver
     \_ x64          <DIR>      Windows x64 driver


3. Revision History
====================

    v1.6.13.0.1  07/22/2015
       * Support Windows 10.

    v1.6.13.0  04/15/2015
       * Fix a bug that could cause OS hang while the array connected via Expander/PM is doing heavy IO.

    v1.6.12.0  03/25/2015
       * Fix a bug that some disks will be dropped when data integrity test over one hour on 32bit system.

    v1.6.10.0  03/05/2015
       * Support SAS Tape device for RR27210/RR2720.
	   
    v1.6.9.0  02/15/2015
       * Fix a bug that some disks maybe drop when system resume from sleep.
	   * Fix a bug that some disks maybe drop during spin up when "spin down idle disk" is set.

    v1.6.8.0  02/15/2015
       * Support Multi-LUN non-block device.

    v1.6.7.0  02/09/2015
       * Support SAS media changer device. 

    v1.6.6.0  01/28/2015
       * Fixed a compatibility issue with WebGUI supported 4Kn drive. 

    v1.6.5.0  01/06/2015
       * Supported SAS Tape device for RR2721/RR2722/RR2711.
       * Supported 4Kn drive.

    v1.6.4.0  11/14/2014
       * Fix a bug that WebGUI maybe receive some disk error messages when enable the feature "spindown idle disk".

    v1.6.3.0  11/06/2014
       * Fix a bug that miss to get the expanded address field of the shadow register block 
         from D2H FIS when handle 48bit pass through command, for example, Read Native Max Address EXT command.
       * Fixed a compatibility issue with Intel SERVER BOARD S2600CP.

    v1.5.12.1228  12/28/2012
       * Support metadata dumper.
       * Support disk checking and fixing.

    v1.4.13.320  03/20/2013
       * Add support Marvell 9715 chipset PM.
       * Add support EJ340.
       * Fixed a compatibility issue with WD 4TB SAS HDD.

    v1.3.12.1023  10/23/2012
       * Fixed a bug which caused system failure when the system restored after sleeping 
          or hibernate on Windows 8.

    v1.2.12.424  04/24/2012
       * Add support for over 2TB SAS HDD(Need to update BIOS to v1.5 or later).
       * Change to active LED by auto mode.
       * Add recover array function.
       * Support Multi-LUN.
	 
    v1.1.11.1212 12/12/2011
       * Fixed a bug about NCQ.

    v1.1.11.905 09/05/2011
       * Add support RAID6.
	
    v1.1.11.826 08/26/2011
       * Add support EJ6172.
	   
    v1.1.11.623 06/23/2011
       * Add support RR2711.
       * Fixed a bug about RAID10.

    v1.1.11.329 03/29/2011
       * Add support 64 members per array.
       * Add identify disk support.

    v1.0.9.1229 12/29/2009
       * First release


4. Device mapping order
========================

  The device mapping order in system is same as BIOS setting utility. The disk
  marked as "BOOT" will always be mapped as first SCSI disk. Please keep it in
  mind when installing Windows 2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10, otherwise OS may be installed to
  wrong location.


5. Driver Installation Guide
============================

    INSTALLING THR DRIVER FOR A FRESH WINDOWS 2008 INSTALLATION
    -----------------------------------------------------------
	1. Boot from the Windows 2008 DVD.
	2. When the screen "where do you want to install Windows" appears, click
	   "Load driver" and browse to the driver's location. The driver can be
	   installed from a floppy, USB flash disk, or CD/DVD.
	3. Select the RocketRAID controller driver and click "Next".
	4. The driver is now installed - you can now continue the Windows setup
	   procedure.

    INSTALLING THE DRIVER FOR AN EXISTING WINDOWS 2008 SYSTEM
    ---------------------------------------------------------
	1. Install the adapter and power on the system. After booting the system,
	   Windows should display a new hardware message, stating WIndows needs
	   to install driver software your PCI device".
	2. Select "Locate and install driver software (recommended)."
	3. Select "Don't Search Online."
	4. Select "I don't have the disc, show me other options."
	5. Select "Browse my computer for driver software.", and browse to the
	   location of the driver.
	6. Windows should locate and install the driver. Once installed, press
	   "Close" to exit the Wizard. The adapter is now ready for use.

    INSTALLING THE DRIVER FOR A FRESH WINDOWS 7/8/8.1/2012/10 INSTALLATION
    -----------------------------------------------------------
	1. Boot from the Windows 7/8/2012/10 DVD.
	2. When the screen "where do you want to install Windows" appears, click
	   "Load driver" and browse to the driver's location. The driver can be
	   installed from a floppy, USB flash disk, or CD/DVD.
	3. Select the RocketRAID controller driver and click "Next".
	4. The driver is now installed - you can now continue the Windows setup
	   procedure.
     
    INSTALLING THE DRIVER FOR AN EXISTING WINDOWS 7/8/8.1/2012/10 SYSTEM
    ---------------------------------------------------------
	1. Install the adapter and power on the system. After booting the system.
	2. Open the Device Manager, select the RAID controller, update driver.
	3. Select "Locate and install driver software (recommended)."
	4. Select "Don't Search Online."
	5. Select "I don't have the disc, show me other options."
	6. Select "Browse my computer for driver software.", and browse to the
	   location of the driver.
	7. Windows should locate and install the driver. Once installed, press
	   "Close" to exit the Wizard. The adapter is now ready for use.


6. Known Problems
==================

  * Install OS to devices attached to RocketRAID controller

    Before installing OS to devices attached to RocketRAID controller, you
    must remove the drives connected to other controllers from your system 
    temporarily. After OS installation complete, you can put them back.

  * Moving disks to other controllers

    When you want to use disks previously attached to RocketRAID controller
    on other controllers, please first delete any array information on the 
    disks. Otherwise your data may be lost when you want to put it back later.

Download Driver Pack

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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