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The growing need to digitize large amounts of visual information -- and the popularity of today's new storage formats -- has resulted in an explosion of demand for faster, higher performing peripherals. With an entry-level connection to a variety of popular SCSI devices, the AVA-1505A host adapter provides the ideal solution for fast, reliable data transfer to SCSI peripherals. Gain great performance:10 MByte/sec data transfer rate, Install with Plug-and-Play ease
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Note: Only drivers that are not included or embedded within a supported operating system are listed below. To see a complete list of supported operating systems see the Product Specifications

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Bios Updates and Other Downloadable Files

Bios Updates and Other Downloads


Microsoft Windows 95

Installing Drivers or Software
sparrow driver installation (html 69 kb)
changing sparrow irq (html 69 kb)
Product Documentation
Install Guide for the AVA-1505A (PDF 1 MB)
User Reference for the AVA-1505A (PDF 121 KB)
Use Your Product
scsi terms explained (html 77 kb)
Supported Operating Systems
Microsoft MS-DOS 3.x
Microsoft MS-DOS 4.x
Microsoft MS-DOS 5.x
Microsoft MS-DOS 6.x
Microsoft Windows 3.0
Microsoft Windows 3.10
Microsoft Windows 95
Microsoft Windows 95a
Microsoft Windows 95b
Microsoft Windows 95c
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
Novell NetWare 3.10
Novell NetWare 3.11
Novell NetWare 3.12
Novell NetWare 3.2
Novell NetWare 4.0
Novell NetWare 4.01
Novell NetWare 4.10
Novell NetWare 4.11

Bus System Interface Type

ISA 16 Bit
External Connectors
25-pin, DB25
Internal Connectors
50-pin, flat cable
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 5 Mbytes/sec (synchronous, on the SCSI bus)
Package Contents
AVA-1505A ISA-to-Fast SCSI host adapter
Adaptec EZ-SCSI Lite Software
Standard 3-position internal SCSI ribbon cable
Complete user documentation
External connector-DB-25-pin (Macintosh-style)
5 years

Supported Protocols


Advanced SCSI Features

Advanced SCSI Programming Interface (ASPI) compliant
Synchronous and asynchronous data transfer

Electrical Terminations

Single-ended, passive

Board Dimensions

3.5" x 6.25" (8.9 cm x 15.9 cm)