Adaptec Ultra ATA Card 1233
The Adaptec Ultra ATA Card 1233 is an affordable 2-port PCI card that offers reliable storage connectivity for desktop PCs and workstations delivering Ultra ATA data transfer rates of up to 133 MByte/sec. This 32-bit, 33/66 MHz PCI host controller provides dual, fully compliant device-side Ultra ATA-133 channels to access Ultra ATA storage devices such as hard disk drives, CD-ROMs, CD-RWs, DVD-ROMs, and Iomega® Zip® drives.
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Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows Millennium
Microsoft Windows XP

Supported Operating Systems
Microsoft® Windows 98SE
Windows ME
Windows 2000
Windows XP
System Environment

Bus System Interface Type

32-bit/66MHz PCI
Internal Connectors
Two ATA ports
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 133 MByte/sec
System Requirements
Available PCI slot meeting PCI 2.2 specification
Package Contents
  • Adaptec Ultra ATA Host Controller card (ASH-1233)
  • Quick Install Guide
  • CD containing:  -Device drivers and documentation
  • Warranty
    5-year manufacturing and materials warranty

    Port type

    IDE, 2x 40-pin connectors

    Slot type

    32-bit PCI


  • Compliant with PCI Specification, rev 2.2
  • Compliant with ATA/ATAPI-6 Specifications
  • Compliant with UDMA6 ATA/133 Specifications
  • Supports PCI 33/66 MHz with 32-bit data path
  • Backward compatibility with Ultra ATA/100/66/33 standards
  • Flash BIOS onboard

  • Supported data transfer modes

  • CRC error-checking for data verification and errorless data transfer
  • Burst data transfer rate up to 133 Mbytes/s
  • Supports Ultra DMA (0-6) and Multi-word DMA mode (0-2), and PIO mode (0-4)

  • Device support

  • Supports various brands of Ultra ATA 133/100/66/33 hard disk drives
  • Supports various types of large capacity hard disk drives greater than 137 GBytes (48-bit LBA)
  • Co-exists with onboard IDE controller and allows connection of up to four IDE devices
  • Supports ATAPI devices including CD-ROM and CD-R/RW drives, and Iomega Zip drives

  • Advanced features

  • Auto-detects drive types and fine tunes to optimal performance
  • Compliant with ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) PCI Bus Power Management Specification 1.1

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