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The AHA-3980 is a multichannel RAID controller. Each AHA-3980 adapter has two SCSI channels: A and B. Each channel functions as an independent RAID adapter. Each channel supports up to 7 eight-bit Fast SCSI devices.
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Novell NetWare

Novell NetWare Downloads

Hardware Installation
how to install your adaptec pci card (html 74 kb)
pci architecture overview (html 74 kb)
3940 pci bridge list (html 76 kb)
Product Documentation
User Guide to Creating and Managing Arrays (PDF 750 KB)
User Guide for the AHA-398x Series (PDF 1 MB)
Quick Reference: Hardware Installation (PDF 175 KB)
User Guide for Adaptec CIO Management Software (PDF 1 MB)
Quick Reference: Array Software (PDF 170 KB)
Use Your Product
sense codes described (html 96 kb)
Number of devices
7 SCSI devices

Bus System Interface Type

PCI Local Bus
External Connectors
50-pin high density SCSI connector - Channel A
Internal Connectors
50-pin Channel A50-pin Channel B
Data Transfer Rate
10 MBytes/sec per channel synchronous data rate
System Requirements
An 80486DX or Pentium computer that complies with PCI Rev 2.0 and a motherboard BIOS that supports PCI-to-PCI bridgesA 64-KByte BIOS and multiple interrupts, and an available full-length PCI slot that supports bus mastering and PCI Int B
Package Contents
AHA-3980 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, and DAT drives and scannersTwo 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 - 55°C (41°F to 131°F)

Storage Characteristics

-60°C to 150°C (76°F to 302°F)