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The AHA-3985W is a 16-bit adapter. On these adapters, each channel supports up to 15 SCSI devices. All 15 devices can be 16-bit, or you can combine 8-bit and 16-bit devices. If you combine devices, a maximum of seven can be 8-bit devices.
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Novell NetWare

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Hardware Installation
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Product Documentation
User Guide to the AHA-398x Series (PDF 1 MB)
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Quick Reference: Hardware Installation (PDF 175 KB)
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Number of devices
Up to 15 SCSI devices per channel

Bus System Interface Type

PCI Local Bus
External Connectors
50-pin high density-Channel A
Internal Connectors
68-pin high density-Channel A68-pin high density-Channel B
Data Transfer Rate
60 MBytes/sec (20 MBytes/sec per channel)
System Requirements
An 80486DX or Pentium computer that complies with PCI Rev 2.0A motherboard BIOS that supports PCI-to-PCI bridges, a 64-KByte BIOS, and multiple interrupts,and an available full-length PCI slot that supports bus mastering and PCI Int B
Package Contents
AHA-3985W MultiChannel PCI-SCSI RAID AdapterAdaptec RAID and driver software for NetWareAdaptec CI/O Single Server SoftwareSytron ProServe CX Lite tape backup software for NetWareDevice support for hard disk, removable, MO, CD-ROM, tape, DAT drives and scannersComplete hardware and software documentationTwo internal, 5 position SCSI ribbon cables with active termination
5 years

Board Dimensions

12.28" L x 4.2" H (31.19 cm x 10.67 cm)

Power Consumption

5V +/- 5%

Operating Characteristics

5°C to 55°C (41°F to 131°F)

Storage Characteristics

-60°C to 150°C (-76°F to 302°F)