This "VIA RAID Software Package" is used to install the drivers and utility which are needed for using the VIA VT6410, VT6421, VT8251, VT8237/A SATA RAID controller.
VT6410 IDE/RAID Adapter
Particularly recommended for KT4## series, P4X4## series and newer.
It is a RAID controller that supports RAID 0, 1, 0 1 and JBOD.
It also supports up to four IDE hard disk drives.
VT6421 SATA RAID Adapter
It supports two SATA HDDs Two IDE HDDs.
It supports RAID 0, 1, 0 1 and JBOD functions.
VT8237(x) South Bridge SATA IDE/RAID Controller
It is a south bridge which includes VT6420 SATA controller so this software package also supports VT8237 SATA controller.
It supports RAID 0, 1, and JBOD functions.
VT8251 South Bridge SATA IDE/AHCI/RAID Controller
It supports four SATA connections to be configured as one of IDE, AHCI or RAID mode controller.
It supports RAID 0, 1, 0 1, 5 and JBOD functions. The RAID 5 is a software RAID technology applied CPU resource to archive RAID 5.
VIA Hyperion Pro drivers are suitable for ANY VIA chipset - but they are particularly recommended for KT4## series, P4X4## series and newer, for example:
K7 chipsets: KT400, KT400A, KT600, KT880, KM400, KN400
K8 chipsets: K8T800, K8T800Pro, K8M800, K8M890, K8N800, K8N890, K8T890, K8T890Pro, K8T900
P4 chipsets: P4X400, P4X400A, PT800, PT880, PM800, PN800, PM880, PN880, PT880Pro, PT894, P4M800/Pro/CE, P4M900, PT890
C Series Chipsets: CN700, CN400, CLE266, CX700,CX700M, CX700M2, CN800, CN896
V Series Chipsets: VN800, VN896, VX700, VX800
Installation and Remove
There are two operation modes, Windows UI and command line, to execute installation and remove. The most popular is the Windows UI mode that provides convenient user interface and systematic operation. The command line mode, also called as silent mode, need user append more parameters behind SETUP.EXE as answer to make the setup program silence without pop any dialogs.
There are possible two types setup package you may have. One is compressed as a zip file includes visible setup and driver files. Another one is made as a self-extracted-execution file. In the following, we will show you the steps to complete driver installation and remove with both package types.
Windows UI mode
If the downloaded file is ZIP-compressed format, please extract it to proper location in your hard disk first. Then launch the SETUP.EXE by double-clicking. Otherwise, you could double-click the self-extracted-execution file and wait for few seconds for the self-extraction. The extracted file will be deleted automatically after setup has been terminated.
First time execution
If it is the first time to execute the setup package, you will only have the choice of installation.
After the first time execution, you could have choice to make Update and Remove. You will see two options, Update and Remove in the first shown dialog. If you are going to update the driver, please active the Update radio button and press next button to enter next steps. Else, if you are going to remove the installed driver in your system, please active the Remove radio button and press next button to enter next steps.
Control PanelAdd Remove Programs
There is another path to remove the installed driver is to go through �Add Remove Programs� service of control panel. An uninstall item is added after install , VIA Platform Device Manager, to handle all the installed VIA driver components. You could select the VIA IDE Bus Master item in the list box of Remove option.
The silent mode are usually applied to system maintainer for servicing hundreds systems that wont have interactive user interface. They would execute the setup through command line in console or batch file execution without closing any popped dialog popped or pressing next buttons. In addition, the command line parameters of these two types of downloaded file format get few differences.