Lots of confusion here about most current and needed RAID drivers. Several Questions concerning RAIDXpert below:
I have a Gigabyte motherboard with an AMD SB950 chipset. The computer was originally built with W7 and upgraded last year to W10. I use RAID 1 for my media storage, and it has been trouble-free until this morning when the logical drive went critical. Trying to launch RAIDXpert failed, so I began looking for new drivers.
I eventually found AMD chipset drivers ver 17.40 here: Previous AMD Chipset Drivers
The top file with a release date of 01/15/2018 ran fine, and my old RAIDXpert started right up with the new chipset drivers. But that AMD support page certainly seems to imply that I also need the second file, with a release date of 12/12/2017 to get the RAID drivers and the RAIDXpert utility. Unfortunately, that file will not install on my system (I have an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card). But . . .
do I even need it, since my existing RAIDXpert is running fine and reports version 3.3.1540.7?
I have seen some other posts here that referred to RAIDXpert2 (and I see that app inside the AMD-RAID driver package) - what is the difference between RAIDXpert and RAIDXpert2, and why should I care?
RAIDXpert2 is not actually shown in the apps in the AMD-RAID package - there I see "RAIDXpert2_bolton", _BR, and _TR. What the heck is the _bolton, _BR and _TR? What might happen if I try to run one of these apps?
I am sorry to be so dense about all of this, and I really appreciate any help you can offer to clue me in!