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INSTALLATION
GUIDE
SCSI CARD 2906
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SCSI Card 2906
Installation Guide
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Contents
➤ Introduction
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➤ Before You Begin
2
➤Installing the SCSI Card 2906
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➤Preparing the SCSI Devices
6
Check the SCSI IDs
6
Terminate the Ends of the SCSI Bus
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➤Connecting Internal SCSI Devices
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➤Connecting External SCSI Devices
11
➤Installing the SCSI Card 2906 Software
14
Computers with Windows 95/98
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Computers with Windows NT 4.0
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Computers with Windows 3.1
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Computers with DOS 6.x or Above
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Introduction
With SCSI Card 2906, you can connect up to seven SCSI devices to
any IBM-compatible computer with Bus Mastering PCI expansion
slots.
This installation guide provides step-by-step instructions for
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Installing the SCSI Card 2906
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Preparing the SCSI devices
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Connecting internal SCSI devices (for example, SCSI hard disk
drives)
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Connecting external SCSI devices (for example SCSI scanners,
CD-Recordable drives, or backup tape drives)
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Installing the SCSI Card 2906 software
See the SCSI Card 2906 User’s Reference included in this package for
additional information on using the SCSI Card 2906.
Before You Begin
Make sure your SCSI Card 2906 package includes the following
items:
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SCSI Card 2906
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Standard 50-pin Internal SCSI Cable
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Adaptec EZ-SCSI diskette for Windows95/98
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Adaptec EZ-SCSI diskette for Windows3.1/DOS
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SCSI Card 2906 User’s Reference
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SCSI Card 2906 Install Guide
Check your computer properties for an available Interrupt Request
(IRQ) setting. Follow these steps to find an available IRQ setting:
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1
In Windows 95/98, click the Start button, point to Settings,
and then click Control Panel.
2
Double-click System.
3
In the System Properties window, open Device Manager.
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In Device Manager, double-click Computer at the top of the
list.
5
In the Computer Properties window, click Interrupt request
(IRQ) (if it is not already selected) as shown in the following
sample screen:
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The Settings column lists the IRQs in use. IRQ settings range
between 0 and 15. If an IRQ setting is not listed under Settings
this means it is available. In the screen sample above, setting 10
is not listed and, therefore, is an available IRQ.
Note: Do not use an IRQ below IRQ 9 for a SCSI Card 2906.
Do not allow the SCSI Card 2906 and another card to share
the same IRQ.
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If an IRQ setting is available, you may begin this installation. If
an IRQ setting is not available, you will not be able to install
this SCSI card. See the section titled Troubleshooting in Windows
95/98 in the SCSI Card 2906 User’s Reference for additional information on IRQ settings.
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Determine which SCSI devices will be connected to the computer. If
you want to connect more than two internal SCSI devices or one or
more external SCSI devices, you will need additional cables not
included in this package. These cables are described in the SCSI Card
2906 User’s Reference.
Installing the SCSI Card 2906
WARNING: Before you start, turn OFF power to the computer
and disconnect the power cord. Then ground yourself by
touching an unpainted surface of the computer case.
1
Remove the cover from your computer, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
2
Find an unused PCI expansion slot (typically white or ivory) in
your computer. Unscrew the expansion slot cover screw and
remove the cover to provide an opening as shown in the following diagram.
Note: If your computer is a tower model, it is easier to install
the SCSI card when the tower is laid on its side. Computers
may have vertical or horizontal expansion slots, as shown in
the following diagram. Refer to your computer manual to
locate the PCI slots.
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Expansion Slot
Cover
PCI Expansion Slots
3
Remove the SCSI Card 2906 from its antistatic packaging.
Always handle the card by its edges.
4
Insert the SCSI Card 2906 in the slot, pressing it down firmly so
the gold fingers are seated in the slot as shown in the following
diagram. Secure the SCSI card bracket with the screw you
removed in Step 2.
Screw
These Slightly
Tilted SCSI Cards
are Incorrectly
Seated in the Slot
Bracket
Top Edge
Back Edge
Gold Fingers
(Do Not Touch
These)
Properly Seated
Card - Gold Fingers
Should Barely Show
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Preparing the SCSI Devices
Setting up SCSI devices before attaching them to the SCSI card typically involves setting SCSI IDs and termination, mounting internal
SCSI devices inside your computer, and connecting power cables to
each SCSI device.
Setup varies for different kinds of SCSI devices. Always refer to the
SCSI device’s documentation for specific instructions. Below are
some guidelines for setting SCSI IDs and termination on your SCSI
devices.
Note: If you refer to the SCSI device’s documentation for
installation instructions, be sure to return to this document
and continue with Installing the SCSI Card 2906 Software on
page 14.
Check the SCSI IDs
The SCSI Card 2906 and each SCSI device you connect to it requires
a unique SCSI ID number ranging from 0 to 7. The SCSI Card 2906
and each SCSI device must have a different ID number. The SCSI
Card 2906 is preset to ID 7 and should not be changed. The IDs for
internal SCSI devices are usually set with jumpers; external SCSI
devices are usually set with a switch on the back of the SCSI device.
Terminate the Ends of the SCSI Bus
To ensure reliable communication on the SCSI bus, the SCSI device
at the end of each cable, or the end of the cable itself, must have a
terminator installed (or enabled). Terminators must be removed or
disabled on SCSI devices that are connected between the ends of
each cable. See the section titled Terminating the SCSI Bus in the SCSI
Card 2906 User’s Reference.
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To install internal SCSI devices, see Connecting Internal SCSI
Devices on page 7.
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To install external SCSI devices only, replace your computer
cover and skip to Connecting External SCSI Devices on page 11.
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Connecting Internal SCSI Devices
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Be sure that each internal SCSI device you are installing has a
unique SCSI ID from 0 to 6. Refer to the SCSI device’s documentation to determine the SCSI ID setting.
If any two SCSI devices (internal or external) you are connecting to the SCSI card have the same SCSI ID, change the SCSI ID
on one SCSI device. The SCSI Card 2906 is preset to SCSI ID 7
and should not be changed. See the SCSI Card 2906 User’s Reference for additional information on SCSI IDs.
2
If you are installing one internal SCSI device only, terminate
that SCSI device. If you have two or more internal SCSI
devices, terminate the device that will be connected at the end
of the cable.
For more information on termination, refer to the SCSI device’s
documentation or the section titled Terminating the SCSI Bus in
the SCSI Card 2906 User’s Reference.
3
Mount each internal SCSI device in an available drive bay
inside your computer as shown in the following diagram.
Refer to your computer and SCSI device documentation for
instructions on installing SCSI devices inside your computer.
Internal SCSI Device Mounted
in Drive Bay Inside Your Computer
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Note: If it is difficult to reach behind your internal SCSI
devices mounted in the drive bay, try connecting the internal SCSI devices to the SCSI cable and power supply (Steps
5 - 7 below) before securing each SCSI device inside your
computer.
4
Connect one end of the internal SCSI cable to the SCSI Card
2906 internal SCSI connector as shown below.
Colored Stripe
(Blue or Red)
(To Note Pin 1)
Standard 50-pin
Internal SCSI Cable
(included in package)
Internal SCSI
Connector
Pin 1
Marking
Key
To connect more than two internal SCSI devices to the SCSI
Card 2906, you will need an internal SCSI cable with enough
connectors for all devices. See the SCSI Card 2906 User’s Reference for additional information on connecting your SCSI
devices and ordering cables.
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5
Connect the other end of the cable to the last internal SCSI
device as shown below (this SCSI device must be terminated;
see Step 2 above).
Make sure Pin 1 on the cable aligns with Pin 1 of the internal
SCSI device’s connector. Pin 1 usually is designated by a small
triangle or “1”.
Terminated Internal
SCSI Device
Internal SCSI Cable
6
Connect the remaining connectors on the cable to any remaining internal SCSI devices as shown below (do not terminate
these SCSI devices; see Step 2 above.)
Terminated Internal
SCSI Device
Unterminated Internal
SCSI Device
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7
Connect a power cable from your computer’s power supply to
the power input connector on the sCSI device as shown below.
Repeat this step for each additional SCSI device.
Power Input Connector
Power Cable from
Power Supply
Power Cable
Connected to the
SCSI Device’s Power
Supply
Power Supply
Caution: Power connectors and power cables typically are
keyed with beveled edges. Use caution when you are connecting the power cable to the device.
8
Replace the computer cover.
9
If you are installing internal SCSI devices only, follow these
steps:
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Reconnect the power cables to the computer.
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Install any software included with your SCSI device.
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Return to this installation guide and continue with Installing the SCSI Card 2906 Software on page 14.
If you are installing external SCSI devices, continue with the next
section.
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Connecting External SCSI Devices
1
Be sure that each external SCSI device you are installing has a
unique SCSI ID from 0 to 6. Refer to the SCSI device’s documentation to determine the SCSI ID setting.
If any two SCSI devices (external or internal) you are connecting to the SCSI Card 2906 have the same SCSI ID, change the
SCSI ID on one SCSI device. The SCSI Card 2906 is preset to
SCSI ID 7 and should not be changed.
For most external SCSI devices, the SCSI ID is set with a switch
on the back of the SCSI device as shown below. See the SCSI
Card 2906 User’s Reference for additional information on SCSI
IDs.
SCSI ID Switch
2
Connect one end of the external SCSI cable to the SCSI Card
2906 external SCSI connector as shown in the following diagram. Secure the cable to the connector on the SCSI Card 2906
by tightening the thumb screws on the cable connector.
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For each external SCSI device you install, you need a highquality external SCSI cable. See the SCSI Card 2906 User’s Reference for additional information on connecting your SCSI
devices and ordering cables.
DB25-pin (Female) Connector
DB25-pin External SCSI (Male)
Cable (not included in package)
3
Connect the other end of the cable to a SCSI connector on the
back of the external SCSI device as shown below. If you are
installing only one external SCSI device, terminate the device.
SCSI Termination
Switch
Termination usually is controlled by installing or removing a
SCSI terminator. On some SCSI devices, you use a switch or
button on the back of the SCSI device. Refer to the SCSI
device’s documentation to determine how to enable or disable
termination. See the SCSI Card 2906 User’s Reference for additional information on termination.
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Note: If you are connecting external SCSI devices, use
SCSISelect to set the Maximum Synchronous transfer rate
to 5 MBytes/sec. The DB-25 connector is not rated for
higher speeds. Refer to the section titled Configuring the
SCSI Card 2906 with SCSISelect in the SCSI Card 2906 User’s
Reference.
4
Connect the other external SCSI devices by connecting each
SCSI device to the previous one until all SCSI devices are connected as shown below. Terminate only the SCSI device at the
end of the chain.
Terminated External
SCSI Device
Unterminated External
SCSI Device
5
Connect all power cables to the external SCSI devices and computer as shown below.
6
Turn ON all external SCSI devices and wait for them to come to
a ready state before turning on the computer.
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Turn ON the computer to boot it.
8
Install any software included with your SCSI device.
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Continue with Installing the SCSI Card 2906 Software.
Installing the SCSI Card 2906 Software
To install the SCSI Card 2906 software (software driver), go to the
section below for the operating system (for example, Windows 95/
98) installed on your computer. If the operating system is not yet
installed, install it now. Refer to your operating system documentation for instructions.
Note: If you have installed a new SCSI hard drive, you will
need to partition and format the drive with the ES-SCSI
AFDISK before you can use your hard drive. Refer to your
hard drive documentation for instructions.
Computers with Windows 95/98
1
Turn ON all external SCSI devices and then the computer.
Allow Windows 95/98 to load. Win 95/98 automatically will
detect the SCSI Card 2906.
2
When Windows prompts you for a driver, insert the Adaptec
EZ-SCSI diskette for Windows 95/98 and Windows NT into
the floppy disk drive or insert your Windows 95/98 CD-ROM
into the CD-ROM drive. Follow the instructions that appear
on-screen.
3
If prompted, restart your computer to finish setting up your
new hardware.
4
Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control
Panel.
5
Double-click the System icon, and then click the Device Manager tab.
6
Double-click the SCSI Controller icon. The driver for the SCSI
Card 2906 is listed as the “Adaptec AIC-7850 PCI SCSI Controller.”
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Note: If the driver is not listed or is not loading properly, see
the Troubleshooting section of the SCSI Card 2906 User’s Reference.
Computers with Windows NT 4.0
1
Start Windows NT 4.0
2
Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then double-click
Control Panel.
3
Double-click SCSI Adapters.
4
In the SCSI Adapters window, click the Drivers tab.
5
In the Drivers tab, click Add.
6
In the Install Driver window, click Have Disk.
7
Insert the Adaptec EZ-SCSI diskette for Windows 95/98 and
Windows NT into the floppy disk drive.
8
In the Install from Disk window, type a:\winnt\4_0 and then
click OK.
9
Click Adaptec AIC-7850 PCI SCSI Controller Driver from the
list.
Note: If an Adaptec AIC78xx driver is already installed, you
will be prompted for the current or new driver installation.
Click New.
10 Restart your computer.
Computer with Windows 3.1/DOS
1
Turn on all external SCSI devices and then the computer.
2
Start Windows 3.1 on your computer and wait for the start-up
process to finish.
3
Insert the Adaptec EZ-SCSI diskette for DOS and Windows 3.1
into the floppy disk drive.
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4
Select File/Run from the Program Manager menu.
5
When the Run dialog box appears, type a:\setup if you are
using the A drive, or b:\setup if you are using the B drive. Then
click OK.
6
Follow the instructions that appear on-screen.
Computers with DOS 6.x or Above
1
Turn on all external SCSI devices and then the computer.
2
Insert the Adaptec EZ-SCSI diskette for DOS and Windows 3.1
into the floppy disk drive.
3
At the DOS prompt, type a:\dosinst if you are using the A
drive, or b:\dosinst if you are using the B drive. Then press
Enter.
4
Follow the instructions that appear on-screen.
Congratulations!
You have finished installing SCSI Card 2906.
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Federal Communications Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement
WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction
manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. However, if this equipment does
cause interference to radio or television equipment reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
Use a shielded and properly grounded I/O cable and power cable to ensure compliance of this
unit to the specified limits of the rules.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Adaptec, Inc.
AVA-2906
Tested To Comply
With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
Canadian Compliance Statement
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing
Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le material
brouilleur du Canada.
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691 South Milpitas Boulevard
Milpitas, CA 95035
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Adaptec, the Adaptec logo, AVA, EZ-SCSI and SCSISelect are trademarks of Adaptec,
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The material in this document is for information only and is subject to change without notice. While reasonable efforts have been made in the preparation of this document to assure its accuracy, Adaptec, Inc. assumes no liability resulting from errors or
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Adaptec reserves the right to make changes in the product design without reservation
and without notification to its users.
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Stock No.: 512169-00, Rev.A MPO 11/98
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Adaptec, Inc.
691 South Milpitas Boulevard
Milpitas, CA 95035
© 1998 Adaptec, Inc.
All rights reserved. Adaptec, and the Adaptec logo
are trademarks of Adaptec, Inc. which may be registered in some jurisdictions.
Printed in Singapore
STOCK NO.: 512169-00, Rev. A MPO 11/98