My AccountWhere To BuyDownloads Compatibility ReportsMy Account
High performance Bus Master VL-to-Fast SCSI Host Adapter with SCSISelect Utility
Small Image of AHA-2842VL
DownloadsDocumentationTechnical Specifications

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

Select your operating system or software below

Bios Updates and Other Downloadable Files

Bios Updates and Other Downloads




Microsoft Windows NT

Novell NetWare

Novell NetWare Downloads


SCO Unix

Hardware Installation
2840 hang fix (html 68 kb)
Installing Drivers or Software
cd install netware 401 (html 68 kb)
unix driver disk conversion (html 69 kb)
loading adaptec dsk drivers (html 71 kb)
netware 3.12 cd install (html 68 kb)
Product Documentation
Install Guide for the AHA-2840VL/2842VL (PDF 815 KB)
Use Your Product
scsi<i>select</i> user's guide (html 83 kb)
scsi terms explained (html 77 kb)
sense codes described (html 96 kb)
Number of devices
7 SCSI devices

Bus System Interface Type

32 bit, for VL (VESA Local Bus)
External Connectors
50-pin High Density
Internal Connectors
50-pin standard
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 40 MBytes/sec burst on the VL bus
System Requirements
IBM Compatible PC, available VL-Bus slot on motherboard
Package Contents
AHA-2842VL Adapter with onboard floppy controllerAdaptec EZ-SCSI v3.1 (for DOS/Windows)ASW-7700 v2.02Internal SCSI ribbon cable and documentation
5 years

Board Dimensions

10.8" L x 0.44" W x 3.757"H (27.43cm L x 1.11cm W x 9.54cm H)
Standard VL-Bus compatible form factor

Power Consumption

+5.0 +/- 0.25 volts at 2.0 amps maximum

Operating Characteristics

0 to 55° C (32 to 131° F)

Storage Characteristics

-40 to 75° C (-40 to 167° F)