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The AAA-131SA single-channel, half-size Ultra SCSI RAID card is a high-performance choice for systems that already have embedded SCSI or an add-in host adapter for low-speed devices.
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Hardware Installation
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Installing Drivers or Software
aaa-13xsa upgrade tips (html 79 kb)
dimm specification list (html 68 kb)
Product Documentation
User's Guide for the Adaptec CI/O Management Software (PDF 1 MB)
Install Guide for the AAA-131SA (PDF 1 MB)
AAA-130SA Ultra Wide SCSI RAID Card Series (PDF 107 KB)
Adaptec SCSI RAID Card Family (PDF )
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Number of devices
Up to 15 devices per channel

Bus System Interface Type

32-bit PCI Local Bus
External Connectors
68-pin (internal-to-external converter available)
Internal Connectors
50 and 68-pin
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 40 MByte/sec
System Requirements
PCI-based 90 MHz Pentium or equivalent motherboard with PCI-to-PCI bridge support64 MByte system memory (NetWare)More than 64 MByte system memory (Windows NT)
Package Contents
AAA-131SA or AAA-133SA SCSI RAID card with 60 NS EDO DIMM Memory Adaptec Array1000™SA Family Manager Set software for Windows NT, NetWare Adaptec CI/O Management Software Adaptec ArrayConfigSA initial boot array installation software One 50-pin and one 68-pin internal ribbon cable with active termination (external kit available) Complete documentation

Device Protocol

SCSI Ultra, Fast, and Wide (8- and 16-bit) 20 MHz

Advanced SCSI Features

SCSI PhaseEngine® coprocessor
255 simultaneous commands
Tagged command queuing
UltraSCSI 20 MHz for data transfer up to 40 MByte/sec per channel

Electrical Drivers

Single-ended and active

SCSI Channels

1, 2, or 3 fully independent PCI
UltraSCSI channels bridged to system PCI bus

Array Support

Drives can be supported in array or non-array configurations
Up to 4 arrays configurable per AAA-13xSA
RAID card
Up to 16 drives per array

RAID levels

0, 1 (mirroring), 0/1, or 5

Board Dimensions

6.93 inches (17.602 cm) by 4.2 inches (10.668 cm)

Power Consumption

5V +/- 5%

Operating Characteristics

41 F to 131 F (5 C to 55 C)
20% to 90%, non condensing

Storage Characteristics

-76 F to 302 F(-60 C to 150 C)
20% to 90%, non condensing