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The AAA-133 three-channel adapters deliver the equivalent performance of multiple array adapters in a single PCI slot. The multichannel feature of these adapters optimizes performance by allowing slower peripherals, such as CD-ROM and tape drives, to be isolated on a separate, independent channel, saving PCI slots and reducing the need for a separate host adapter.
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Hardware Installation
how to install your adaptec pci card (html 74 kb)
Installing Drivers or Software
tips for ci/o (html 81 kb)
aaa-13x compatibility notes (html 81 kb)
simm compatibility list (html 68 kb)
Product Documentation
User's Guide for the Array Management Software (PDF 1 MB)
The Adaptec Array Guide (PDF 811 KB)
Install Guide for the AAA-133 (PDF 796 KB)
AAA-130 PCI-to-Wide UltraSCSI Array Adapter Series (PDF 156 KB)
Use Your Product
sense codes described (html 96 kb)
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 120 MByte/sec (40 MByte/sec per channel)
System Requirements
PCI-based 90-MHz Pentium or equivalent motherboard with PCI-to-PCI bridge support32 MByte system memory (NetWare)48 MByte system memory (Windows NT)
Package Contents
AAA-133 PCI Array Adapter with 1MB SIMM One 5-connector 68-pin internal SCSI cable with active termination One 5-connector, 50-pin internal SCSI cable with active termination Adaptec CI/O Array Management Software Adaptec ArrayConfig Intial Boot Array Utility Adaptec Array1000 Family Manager Set (drivers) NetWare 3.12 and 4.1,4.11 Windows NT 3.51 and 4.0 Complete documentation
5 year limited warranty

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-13x
Up to 16 drives per array

RAID levels

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

Board Dimensions

12.28 inches (31.191 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