Readme.txt Driver File Contents (

Readme file for HPT374 UDMA/ATA133 RAID Controller
BIOS and Device Drivers (RAID5 Edition)

Copyright (C) HighPoint Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved.
Last updated on May 8, 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

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: v3.04
    Driver version: v3.04
    Operating Systems:
       Windows 98/ME
       Windows NT 4.0
       Windows 2000
       Windows XP
       Windows 2003
       Windows 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
     \_ 374v304.p8e             controller BIOS
    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.sys
    win_xp                      Windows XP driver
     |_ hpt374.inf
     \_ hpt374.sys
    win_2003                    Windows 2003 driver
     |_ hpt374.inf
     \_ hpt374.sys
    amd64                       Windows AMD64 driver
     |_ hpt374.inf
     \_ hpt374.sys
    disk1                       Driver disk label
    txtsetup.oem                Windows setup file

3. Revision History

   v3.04 05/08/2004
         * S.M.A.R.T support
         * AMD64 support
         * Buzzer support
         * Fix Windows 2000/SP2 installation issue
         * Fix timing compatibility

   v3.03 06/16/2003
         * Fix HPT374 timing
         * RAID5 performance improvement
   v3.02 03/06/2003
         * Fix BIOS large capacity display error
         * Fix compatibility issue with HD Tach

   v3.01 12/01/2002
         * Multi-controller support
         * Downward compatibility (BIOS/driver v1.x, v2.x)

   v3.0  09/05/2002
         * This version is a new driver set for HPT374 controller and is not 
           compatible with earlier versions.

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

5. Known Problems

  * Install OS to devices attached to HPT374 controller

    Before installing OS to devices attached to HPT374 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 HPT374 UDMA/ATA133 RAID 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 IDE controllers

    When you want to use disks previously attached to HPT374 controller on
    other IDE 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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