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Adaptec CERC SATA1.5/6ch, v., A00
CERC SATA 1.5/6ch Device Driver for Windows Server 2008 x86
Release Date 2/29/2008
Importance: Recommended

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CERC SATA 1.5/6ch Device Driver for Windows Server 2008 x86

Level of Importance:Recommended

Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).

Important Information

Do not use this driver in conjunction with OM5.2 (OpenManage). Installation of OM5.2 on Windows Server 2008 (W2K8 installed on the system through CERC SATA 1.5 6-ch) will push the system into an indefinite reboot condition.


PowerEdge 1800
PowerEdge 750
PowerEdge 800
PowerEdge 830
PowerEdge 850
Operating Systems
MS Windows 2008 x86

Applies to

  • CERC SATA1.5/6ch
  • INFO,PWS470,C3,SATA,R0,3 HDD

Fixes & Enhancements

Initial Release

Installation instructions

Instructions for ADAPTEC_CERC-SATA1-5-6CH_A00_R180082.EXE


1. Click the Download Now link to download the file. 
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save to save the file to your hard drive. 

Extract Files 
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file to unzip the download package 
2. Click Continue. 
3. Specify the location to unzip the files. 
4. Click on the OK button to extract files.
   After the files are extracted the message all files were successfully unzipped will appear. 
5. Click the OK button to exit from the installer. 

Copy the files form the package to a media device supported by the system.
Windows 2008 supports floppies, USB keys, CD & DVD drives.

Installing the Driver during Operating System Installation

1. Power up the system and boot to the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 DVD.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions until you reach the 
	"Where do you want to install Windows?" section.
3. Select "Drive options (advanced)" 
4. Press on "New" to create a partition to install Windows 2008, select 
   the size in MB and click "Apply" (consult Windows 2008 user manual 
   to select a drive size that meets the OS demands).
5. Select "Load Driver" and browse to the location where you have copied 
   the Windows 2008 driver.
6. Select the RAID controller used for this installation.  The system will 
   automatically select one controller.  Press "Next".
7. After the driver loads you will return to the "Where do you want to 
   install Windows?" screen (partitions can be configured on this screen).
   Click "Next" again to continue with the installation process.
Dell Update Package Instructions for DRVR_WIN_R180082.EXE:


1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.


1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file.
2. Read over the release information presented in the dialog window.
3. Download and install any prerequisites identified in the dialog window before proceeding.
4. Click the Install button.
5. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.

Custom Instructions for R180082.txt:

Instructions for R180082.txt:

1) Click Download now.
   The File Download window appears.

2) Click the Save button.
   The Save As window appears.

3) Select Desktop using the drop-down menu to the right of Save in.

4) Click the Save button.
   A progress meter moves as the download is completed.

5) If necessary, click X in the upper right-hand corner of the Download Progress Window to close it upon completion.

6) Double click the Icon on your desktop for the newly saved file.
   The Dell Release Notes window appears.            


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