SATA RAID Drivers
The SATA host adapter is integrated into almost all modern consumer laptop computers and desktop motherboards. As of 2009, SATA has replaced parallel ATA in most shipping consumer PCs. PATA remains in industrial and embedded applications dependent on CompactFlash storage although the new CFast storage standard will be based on SATA.
Valuable digital memories are protected against a hard drive failure when the system is configured for any one of three fault-tolerant RAID levels: RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10. By seamlessly storing copies of data on one or more additional hard drives, any hard drive can fail without data loss or system downtime. When the failed drive is removed and a replacement hard drive is installed, data fault tolerance is easily restored.
Windows device drivers that are labeled as SATA are often running in IDE emulation mode unless they explicitly state that they are AHCI mode or in RAID mode. Modern versions of Microsoft Windows, FreeBSD, Linux with version 2.6.19 onward, as well as Solaris and OpenSolaris include support for AHCI, but older OSes such as Windows XP do not. Even in those instances a proprietary driver may have been created for a specific chipset, such as Intel's.
Intel Driver Update Utility
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
AMD South Bridge/AHCI/RAIDXpert Driver
AMD Catalyst 13.4 Motherboard/Integrated Video Drivers for Windows 8/7 32-bit
AMD Catalyst 13.4 Motherboard/Integrated Video Drivers for Windows Vista 32-bit
AMD Catalyst 13.4 Motherboard/Integrated Video Drivers for Windows XP 32-bit
AMD Catalyst 13.4 Motherboard/Integrated Video Drivers for Windows 8/7 64-bit
AMD Catalyst 13.4 Motherboard/Integrated Video Drivers for Windows Vista 64-bit
AMD Catalyst 13.4 Motherboard/Integrated Video Drivers for Windows XP 64-bit
nVidia nForce WHQL Certified Driver
nVidia nForce Driver Update Utility
nVidia nForce 15.49 Windows 7/Vista 32-bit WHQL
nVidia nForce 15.49 Windows 7/Vista 64-bit WHQL
nVidia nForce 15.45 XP 32-bit WHQL
nVidia nForce 15.45 XP 64-bit WHQL
Marvell SATA3 Driver 18.104.22.1687
Marvell 61xx SATA Driver 22.214.171.12400
Marvell RAID Utility 126.96.36.1995
Gigabyte SATA2 Driver 188.8.131.52
VIA StorX RAID Driver v1.00A
VIA V-RAID Driver v6.00A
VIA IDE Falcon Storage Device driver v2.90A
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