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Driver Details

Adaptec CERC SATA 2s, v.6.0.50.5, A06

Dell CERC SATA 1.5/2s RAID Controller Device Driver for Windows Server 2000 and Windows Server 2003 (32-bit).

Version

  • Version 6.0.50.5, A06

Compatibility

Supported Operating Systems
  • MS Windows Server 2003
  • MS Windows 2000

Applies to

CERC SATA 2s;

Date

Release date
11 Sep 2006
Last Updated
03 Nov 2011

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).

Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:DRVR_WIN_R126743.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 5MB
Format DescriptionDell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 32bit format have been designed to run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 64bit format will only run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. When selecting a device driver update be sure to select the one that is appropriate for your operating system.
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Important Information

Known Limitations:
1. If using the CERC SATA 1.5/2s to create 2 single disk volumes, when formatting both disks, Dell strongly advises against attempting to delete one of the disk volumes. This could result in a system lock up and require the user to reboot the system to recover.

Fixes & Enhancements

- corrects potential I/O performance issues on RAID 1 arrays in cases where a failed hard drive has not yet been removed from or replaced in the system.
- corrects potential system hang condition in cases when a failed hard drive has not been removed from the system
- corrects a potential issue caused by a variable not being cleared properly.
- corrects an issue seen with management software when retrieving serial numbers from hard disks.
- corrects an issue where certain error conditions were not returning sense data per SATA specification.

Installation instructions

Dell Update Package Instructions for DRVR_WIN_R126743.EXE:

Download
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.

Installation
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. Install any necessary Embedded Systems Management firmware prior to this BIOS update.
5. Click the Install button.
6. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.


Instructions for R126743.EXE

Download

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.


Install

A. New OS Installation

1. Unzip files to a blank floppy disk --
2. Start installing OS.
3. Press F6 when a message appears requesting you to press F6 if you need to install third party SCSI or RAID drivers.
4. When the Windows Setup window is displayed, Press S to specify additional device(s).
5. Insert the driver diskette and press ENTER.
6. The Windows Setup screen displays a message indicating that Setup will load support for the requested storage devices.
7. If there are any additional devices to be installed, specify them now by pressing S and providing the driver diskettes for them as prompted.
8. When all devices are specified, continue to the next step by pressing ENTER.

B. Driver Update Installation

Windows XP/Server 2003 Driver Update

1. Open "Device Manager".
2. Open "SCSI and RAID Controllers".
3. Select "Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA HostRAID Controller" .
4. Select the "Driver" tab.
5. Click on "Update Driver".
6. If asked whether to allow Windows to connect to Windows Update, choose "No, not this time" and click "Next". Otherwise, skip to next step.
7. Choose "Install from a list of specific location (Advanced)", and click "Next".
8. Check "Include this location in the search:".
9. Enter the locations (hard drive or floppy) where you saved extracted files and click "Next".
10. Click "Finish".
11. If prompted to reboot to complete update, do so.

Windows Server 2000 Driver Update

1. Open "Device Manager".
2. Open "SCSI and RAID Controllers".
3. Open "Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA HostRAID Controller".
4. Select the "Driver" tab.
5. Click on "Update Driver", then click next at the Driver Wizard welcome screen.
6. Select “Display a list of the known drivers for this device so that I can choose a specific driver”, then click next.
8. Click “Have Disk…”.
9. Enter the locations (hard drive or floppy) where you saved extracted files and click OK.
10. The located driver will be displayed on the, “Select a Device Driver “ page. Select the driver and then click next.
11. Click next on the, “Start Device Driver Installation” page.
12. Click “Finish”.
13. When prompted to restart the computer, click “Yes” to restart immediately (recommended) or click “No” to postpone the restart if necessary.

Known Limitations:
1. If using the CERC SATA 1.5/2s to create 2 single disk volumes, when formatting both disks, Dell strongly advises against attempting to delete one of the disk volumes. This could result in a system lock up and require the user to reboot the system to recover.

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