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    VIA VT6410, VT6420, VT6421, VT8237 SATA RAID Software Package ReadMe.txt

     This readme file provides information on VIA VT6410, VT6420, VT6421 and
     VT8237 SATA software pacakge. VIA Technologies assumes no responsibility 
     for any errors in this document and no part of this document may be 
     reproduced, transmitted, or translated into any language,or in any form 
     without the prior written permission of VIA Technologies Incorporated.
		
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  VIA VT6410 IDE RAID is a RAID controller that supports RAID 0, 1, 0+1 and JBOD. 
  It also supports up to four IDE hard disk drives.

  VIA VT6420 SATA RAID and IDE controller supports two configurations:1) Two
  SATA HDDs + Two IDE HDDs, and 2) Four SATA HDDs. The RAID functions are only
  supported on SATA HDDs. It supports RAID 0, 1, 0+1 and JBOD, these functions,
  however, are not supported on IDE HDDS.

  VIA VT6421 RAID controller supports two SATA HDDs + Two IDE HDDs. 
  It supports RAID 0, 1, 0+1 and JBOD, these functions.

  VIA VT8237 is a south bridge which includes VT6420 SATA controller so this
  software package also supports VT8237 SATA controller.

  This "VIA RAID Software Package" is used to install the drivers and utility 
  which are needed for using the VIA VT6410, VT6420, VT6421, or VT8237 SATA RAID 
  controller.

                             CONTENTS
                      ======================
 1)  System Requirements
 2)  Package Version Identification
 3)  BIOS
 4)  Software Package Contents
 5)  Install Drivers and Utility
 6)  Insatll Operating System
 7)  Silent install
 8)  Notes
                      ======================   

 1) System Requirements

     1. Hardware Requirement

        This package should be installed on the VIA VT6410, VT6420, VT6421 Controller 
        
        or VT8237 south bridge.
 
        Supports up to four hard disk drives, which all support LBA address.

     2. Software Requirement

        Supports the following Operating Systems:

          Operation System                
    --------------------------------------

        Microsoft Windows NT4.0
        Microsoft Windows 98SE
        Microsoft Windows Me
        Microsoft Windows 2000
        Microsoft Windows XP
        Microsoft Windows Server 2003 IA32

        IE 4.0 or later version must be installed.
                                        

2) Package Version Identification

    1. The VT6410, VT6420 (VT8237), and VT6421 RAID driver versions included 
       in this package are:

        Operation System                   Version             
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Windows 98SE, ME                   2.0.950.410
        Windows NT 4.0                     4.0.1381.410
        Windows 2000                       5.0.2195.410
        Windows XP                         5.1.2600.410
        Windows Server 2003 IA32           5.1.2600.410


    2. The VT6420 PATA driver versions included in this package are:

        Operation System                   Version             
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Windows 98SE, ME                   2.0.950.104
        Windows NT 4.0                     4.0.1381.103
        Windows 2000                       5.1.2600.104
        Windows XP                         5.1.2600.104
        Windows Server 2003 IA32           5.1.2600.104

    3. The RAID Windows Utility versions included in this package are:

        Operation System                   Version             
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Windows 98SE, ME                   4.04
        Windows NT 4.0                     4.04
        Windows 2000                       4.04
        Windows XP                         4.04
        Windows Server 2003 IA32           4.04

    4. The production tool versions included in this package are:

        Operation System        Controller           Version             
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------
        DOS		         VT6410               1.10
        DOS		         VT6420               1.00
        DOS		         VT6421               1.00

 3) BIOS
    xxx indicates the BIOS version number

    1. VT6410:
       6410Vxxx.rom
    
    2. VT6420 (VT8237 SATA):
       SATA RAID BIOS: 6420Rxxx.rom;       This BIOS supports SATA RAID

       None RAID BIOS: 6420Nxxx.rom;       This BIOS does not support RAID functions 
                                           and does not support installing Windows 98SE
                                           or Me into SATA HDD.

    3. VT6421:
       6421Vxxx.rom


 4) Software Package Contents 
 
    The decompressed software package includes the following files:

\BIOS
    \VT6410
         6410Vxxx.rom             VIA VT6410 RAID BIOS
    \VT6420
         6420Rxxx.rom             VIA VT6410 RAID BIOS
         6420Nxxx.rom             VIA VT6410 None RAID BIOS
         bios.txt                 VT6420 BIOS Description file
    \VT6421
         6421Vxxx.rom             VIA VT6421 RAID BIOS

\MassTool
    \VT6410
        Dig6410.exe               VT6410 controller testing tool
        readme.txt                Readme file
    \VT6420
        Viasata.exe               Diagnostic tool for VIA VT6420 controller
        Dos4gw.exe                Program called by viasata.exe
    \VT6421
        Dig6421.exe               VT6421 controller testing tool
        readme.txt                Readme file

\PIDE                             VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller setup folder
    Component.cif                 VIA setup component interface file
    RaidDrv.dll                   VIA setup dynamical link library for Win2000, XP
    RaidDrv9x.dll                 VIA setup dynamical link library for Win98SE
    Via_stor.dll                  VIA setup dynamical link library for WinNT 4.0
    \Driver
        \2003IA32
             VIApide.inf          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver install information file
             VIApdsk.sys          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver for Win Server 2003 IA32
             VIApdsk.cat          Microsoft WHQL file
        \Win2000
             VIApide.inf          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver install information file
             VIApdsk.sys          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver for Win2000
             VIApdsk.cat          Microsoft WHQL file
        \Win98-Me
             VIApide.inf          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver install information file
             VIApdsk.sys          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver for Win98 and Me
             VIApide.vxd          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver for Win98 and Me ACPI
        \Winnt40
             VIApide.inf          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver install information file
             VIApdsk.sys          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver for WinNT 4.0
        \WinXP
             VIApide.inf          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver install information file
             VIApdsk.sys          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver for WinXP
             VIApdsk.cat          Microsoft WHQL file

\VIARaid                          VIA RAID Controller setup folder
    Component.cif                 VIA setup component interface file
    RaidDrv.dll                   VIA setup dynamical link library for Win2000, XP
    RaidDrv9x.dll                 VIA setup dynamical link library for Win98SE
    MRaid.dll                     VIA setup dynamical link library for WinNT 4.0
    \Driver
        \2003IA32
             VIAmraid.inf         VIA RAID Controller combo driver install information file
             VIAmraid.sys         VIA RAID Controller combo driver for Win Server 2003 IA32
             VIAmraid.cat         Microsoft WHQL file
        \Win2000
             VIAmraid.inf         VIA RAID Controller combo driver install information file
             VIAmraid.sys         VIA RAID Controller combo driver for Win2000
             VIAmraid.cat         Microsoft WHQL file
        \Win98-Me
             VIAmraid.inf         VIA RAID Controller combo driver install information file
             VIAmraid.mpd         VIA RAID Controller combo driver for Win98 and Me
             VIAmvsd.vxd          VIA RAID Controller combo driver for Win98 and Me ACPI
        \Winnt40
             VIAmraid.inf         VIA RAID Controller combo driver install information file
             VIAmraid.sys         VIA RAID Controller combo driver for WinNT 4.0
        \WinXP
             VIAmraid.inf         VIA RAID Controller combo driver install information file
             VIAmraid.sys         VIA RAID Controller combo driver for WinXP
             VIAmraid.cat         Microsoft WHQL file

\RaidTool                         VIA Windows RAID Tool setup folder
    Component.cif                 VIA setup component interface file
    RaidUtl.dll                   VIA setup dynamical link library
    RaidUtlNT.dll                 VIA setup dynamical link library for Win NT4.0
    \Utility
        \Win2000-XP
             DrvInterface.dll     Dynamical link library for utility under WinNT 4.0,
                                  Win2000, or WinXP
        \Win98-Me
             DrvInterface.dll     Dynamical link library for utility under Win98SE
                                  WinMe
        Raid_tool.chm             Help file for utility
        Raid_tool.exe             Windows RAID utility

\DriverDisk                       Driver Disk folder for installing Windows NT base OS
    Txtsetup.oem                  Driver install file for Windows NT base OS
    \PIDE                         VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver folder
        \2003IA32
             VIApide.inf          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver install information file
             VIApdsk.sys          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver for Win Server 2003 IA32
             VIApdsk.cat          Microsoft WHQL file
        \Win2000
             VIApide.inf          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver install information file
             VIApdsk.sys          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver for Win2000
             VIApdsk.cat          Microsoft WHQL file
        \Win98-Me
             VIApide.inf          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver install information file
             VIApdsk.sys          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver for Win98 and Me
             VIApide.vxd          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver for Win98 and Me ACPI
        \Winnt40
             VIApide.inf          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver install information file
             VIApdsk.sys          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver for WinNT 4.0
        \WinXP
             VIApide.inf          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver install information file
             VIApdsk.sys          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver for WinXP
             VIApdsk.cat          Microsoft WHQL file

    \RAID                         VIA RAID Controller combo driver folder
        \2003IA32
             VIAsraid.inf         VIA RAID Controller combo driver install information file
             VIAsraid.sys         VIA RAID Controller combo driver for Win Server 2003 IA32
             VIAsraid.cat         Microsoft WHQL file
        \Win2000
             VIAsraid.inf         VIA RAID Controller combo driver install information file
             VIAsraid.sys         VIA RAID Controller combo driver for Win2000
             VIAsraid.cat         Microsoft WHQL file
        \Win98-Me
             VIAsraid.inf         VIA RAID Controller combo driver install information file
             VIAsraid.mpd         VIA RAID Controller combo driver for Win98 and Me
             Vsatavsd.vxd         VIA RAID Controller combo driver for Win98 and Me ACPI
        \Winnt40
             VIAsraid.inf         VIA RAID Controller combo driver install information file
             VIAsraid.sys         VIA RAID Controller combo driver for WinNT 4.0
        \WinXP
             VIAsraid.inf         VIA RAID Controller combo driver install information file
             VIAsraid.sys         VIA RAID Controller combo driver for WinXP
             VIAsraid.cat         Microsoft WHQL file

0x0409.ini                        Installshield file
165x300.bmp                       VIA setup bitmap ile
500x60.bmp                        VIA setup bitmap ile
asia.slf                          Installshield Multi-Langue file
english.slf                       Installshield Multi-Langue file
europe1.slf                       Installshield Multi-Langue file
europe2.slf                       Installshield Multi-Langue file
europe3.slf                       Installshield Multi-Langue file
europe4.slf                       Installshield Multi-Langue file
Instmsia.exe                      Installshield file
Instmsiw.exe                      Installshield file
Isscript.msi                      Installshield file
License.mlf                       VIA software license file
Pcienum.sys                       VIA Installshield file
Platform.msi                      VIA Installshield file
Readme.txt                        This file
Setup.exe                         Install program file
Setup.ini                         Installshield file
Setup.mlf                         Installshield file
Setup.scf                         VIA setup configuration file
Viasetup.dll                      Installshield file


 5)  Install drivers and utility
    
     =========================
     == Driver Installation ==
     =========================
     Click on the SETUP.EXE program and it will automatically install the 
     "VIA RAID Controller combo Driver", "VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller Driver" and 
     utility onto the operating system.

     ===========================
     == Driver Uninstallation ==
     ===========================
     Click on the SETUP.EXE program and choose "Remove" to remove  
     "VIA RAID Controller combo Driver", "VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller Driver" and 
     utility from the operating system.
    

 6)  Insatll Operating System into HDD of RAID

     1. Install Windows 98SE or Me

        * Make sure VIA RAID BIOS is executed by the system BIOS when POST.
  
        * Make sure the HDD wanted for installing the OS is in the first hard disk drive (C:\).

        * Install OS.
 
        * Run setup.exe after OS is installed.

    2. Install Windows NT 4.0, 2000, XP, or Server 2003

        * Copy all files and directories from the DriverDisk folder to a floppy disk. 
          Make sure the following directories and files are copied into the floppy disk.

      A:\
        \PIDE
            \2003IA32
                 VIApide.inf
                 VIApdsk.sys
                 VIApdsk.cat
            \Win2000
                 VIApide.inf
                 VIApdsk.sys
                 VIApdsk.cat
            \Winnt40
                 VIApide.inf
                 VIApdsk.sys
            \WinXP
                 VIApide.inf
                 VIApdsk.cat
                 VIApdsk.sys
        \RAID
            \2003IA32
                 VIAmraid.inf
                 VIAmraid.sys
                 VIAmraid.cat
            \Win2000
                 VIAmraid.inf
                 VIAmraid.sys
                 VIAmraid.cat
            \Winnt40
                 VIAmraid.inf
                 VIAmraid.sys
            \WinXP
                 VIAmraid.inf
                 VIAmraid.sys
                 VIAmraid.cat
        Txtsetup.oem


        * Boot system from OS installing CD-ROM.

        * Make sure VIA RAID BIOS is executed by the system BIOS when POST.

        * Press "F6" when OS installer starts running.

        * Insert floppy disk.

        * Choose the OS device driver wanted for loading.

        * Install OS.

        * Run setup.exe after OS is installed.
                         

 7)  Silent install
 
     Under windows DOS command window, and type "setup -s", the setup program will install the All drivers.

     If user want reboot, you can type "setup -s /z"Reboot"", After install the drivers, OS will reboot.

     If you want uninstall drivers, you can type "setup -s" again, setup program will remove all drivers.
     
     or type "setup -s /z"reboot"", setup program will remove all drivers and reboot.


 8)  Notes
 
     VIA RAID driver is a combo driver for VIA VT6410, VT6420, VT6421, and VT8237 SATA RAID controller.
     
     Its file name is different from previous drivers that released. If your system has been installed
     
     VT6410 V2.xx, VT6420 V2.xx, or VT6421 V1.xx driver, please uninstall them first then install this 
     
     new driver.
 
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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