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 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: 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 BIOS \_ 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.cat \_ hpt374.sys win_2000 Windows 2000 driver |_ hpt374.inf |_ hpt374.cat \_ hpt374.sys win_xp Windows XP driver |_ hpt374.inf |_ hpt374.cat \_ hpt374.sys win_2003 Windows 2003 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 ==================== 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 location. 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.Download Driver Pack
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.
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