Readme.txt Driver File Contents (rr154x-1640-v205s.zip)

Readme file for RocketRAID 154x/1640 SATA RAID Controller
BIOS and Device Drivers (RAID 5 edition)

Copyright (C) HighPoint Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved.
Last updated on Sep 14, 2004

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. Known Problems

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

    BIOS version: v2.05s
    Driver version: v2.05s
    
    Operating Systems:
       Windows 98/ME
       Windows NT 4.0
       Windows 2000
       Windows XP
       Windows 2003
       Windows XP/2003 for AMD64
       
    GUI Compatibility:
       This driver can work with HighPoint Storage Management Software v3.01
       or later.

2. Files Listing
=================
    Readme.txt                  This file
    BIOS
     |_ 374v205s.s8e            controller BIOS
     \_ load.exe                controller BIOS flash utility
    win98_me                    Windows 98/ME driver
     |_ hpt374.inf
     |_ hpt374.mpd
     |_ pwr374.vxd
     \_ wrap374.vxd
    win_nt                      Windows NT 4.0 driver
     |_ hpt374.inf
     \_ hpt374.sys
    win_2000                    Windows 2000 driver
     |_ hpt374.inf
     |_ hpt374.cat
     \_ hpt374.sys
    win_2003                    Windows 2003 driver
     |_ hpt374.inf
     |_ hpt374.cat
     \_ hpt374.sys
    win_xp                      Windows XP driver
     |_ hpt374.inf
     |_ hpt374.cat
     \_ hpt374.sys
    AMD64                       Windows AMD64 driver
     |_ hpt374.inf
     |_ hpt374.cat
     \_ hpt374.sys
    disk1                       Driver disk label
    txtsetup.oem                Windows setup file


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

   v2.05s  09/14/2004
         * Fix RAID1 rebuild fail problem.

   v2.04s  05/08/2004
         * S.M.A.R.T support
         * AMD64 support
         * Buzzer support
         * Fix timing compatibility

   v2.03s  11/12/2003
         * Fix SATA HDD timing compatibility
         * Fix Windows 2000 SP2 installation fail issue

   v2.02s  07/16/2003
         * Improve RAID5 performance
         * Fix HPT374 timing

   v2.01s  03/06/2003
         * RAID 5 support

   v1.22s 10/21/2002
         * Fix ATA/133 timing
         * Fix hptpro.sys compatibility with NIS 2003

   v1.21s 07/16/2002
         * Port to Serial ATA controller

   v1.21 03/10/2002
    
         * Add support for stripe size 128K-2M
         * Performance improved
         * Fix reading ATA/133 disk error when PCI clock is lower than 33MHz
         * Fix compatibility problem with Intel IAA driver under Windows ME
         * Fix BIOS compatibility issue with MSI845 mainboard
         * Fix BIOS compatibility issue with Adaptec SCSI

   v1.2  12/08/2001

         * Performance improved
         * Fix GUI re-open bug when rebuilding an array
         
   v1.1  11/15/2001
         
         * Add 48bit LBA (Big Drive) support
         * Fix BIOS display problem on S3 display adapter
         * Fix BIOS BBS support
         * Fix Windows ME hibernating problem


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 NT/2K/XP, otherwise OS may be installed to wrong
  location.

5. Known Problems
==================

  * Install OS to devices attached to RocketRAID 154x/1640 controller

    Before installing OS to devices attached to RocketRAID 154x/1640 controller, 
    you must remove the drives connected to other controllers from your system 
    temporarily. After OS installation complete, you can put them back.

  * Device driver update

    Since RocketRAID 154x/1640 Controller is a dual-function PCI chip, when
    updating the driver, you must update it for both functions following their
    order as being shown in Windows device manager. 
    
  * Moving disks to other controllers

    When you want to use disks previously attached to RocketRAID 154x/1640
    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.
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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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