Cannot find Hard Drive-3Ware RAID controller. SOLVED by Fernando 1-altered txtsetup.oem.
Posted 28 October 2009 - 09:18 AM
Posted 28 October 2009 - 02:03 PM
Here are the download links:
32bit 3Ware RAID drivers v9.5.2 for Windows XP
64bit 3Ware RAID drivers v9.5.2 for Windows XP x64
Posted 26 December 2009 - 02:28 PM
Posted 26 December 2009 - 03:34 PM
Posted 26 December 2009 - 05:00 PM
Is there not something called a Driver Pack that can be included in nLite in a manner similar to Update Packs and AddOns? Thanks, John.
Posted 26 December 2009 - 05:15 PM
I believe you've heard of B‚shrat's DriverPacks, which have their own software to slipstream them. Technically, you could download a DriverPack and navigate through each folder within to slipstream each driver individually with nLite. But given the sheer number of drivers usually included in each pack, I'd recommend using the software designed for the Packs.
EDIT: I missed the edit in your reply. Thanks.
This post has been edited by 5eraph: 26 December 2009 - 05:27 PM
Posted 26 December 2009 - 09:10 PM
Posted 27 December 2009 - 05:25 AM
- There is no reason for the installation of the 3Ware RAID software v9.5.3, because the included RAID driver is the same version (v220.127.116.11 dated 03/24/2009) as the driver of the 9.5.2 package. You can easily verify it by doing a right click onto the real driver named 3wareDrv.sys > "Details" > "File Version" (18.104.22.168) resp. "Product Version" (9.5.2). I have no idea, why LSI has published these 9.5.3 sets.
Nevertheless I downloaded, customized and uploaded the "newest" 3Ware RAID drivers of the 9.5.3 sets (32/64bit).
Here are the download links:
32bit 3Ware RAID drivers v9.5.3 for Windows XP
64bit 3Ware RAID drivers v9.5.3 for Windows XP x64
- The driver, which has been integrated as textmode driver by using nLite, will be present within the TEXTMODE part of the OS installation (for the detection of the hard disk drive) and within the GUIMODE part, when the usual detection of all hardware devices happens. If you want to integrate a textmode driver by using nLite, you will never need to do it twice (as textmode and PnP driver).
- As 5eraph already has written, you obviously mixed my term "driverpack" (= package with drivers) with the special term "DriverPacks", which are available >here<. The DriverPacks method has nothing to do with nLite, users have to use a special integration tool named DriverPacks Base, which they can get >here<.
Posted 27 December 2009 - 09:22 AM
I could see that the versions were the same, but I was confused by the fact that the normal driver of the 9.5.2 set (version 22.214.171.124 dated June 1, 2009), was not the same file (different hash) as the text mode. I think LSI-3Ware released a complete code set even though the drivers did not change (at least 64 bit ones - did not look at 32 bit). The software and the controller firmware did change. In fact, the latest firmware gave me a little performance boost.
I think I now understand about DriverPacks. I was under an erroneous assumption that they were similar to Update Packs and AddOns. I am not interested in the real DriverPacks, and it looks like there are none for XP x64 anyway. Thanks to both, John.