Adaptec SCSI Card 2906
This PCI-to-FAST SCSI adapter supports both the PC and Macintosh environments. Delivers data rates of up to 10 MB per second. Provides an internal 50-pin SCSI connector and an external DB-25 connector, allowing for the connection of up to seven SCSI devices
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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

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Macintosh OS

Macintosh OS 8x and 9x
Macintosh OS X


Microsoft DOS
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows 3.1x
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 95
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows Millennium
Microsoft Windows NT
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Vista

Hardware Installation
scsi and macintosh (html 69 kb)
Installing Drivers or Software
7800 family manager set 98 contents (html 68 kb)
windows 98 issues (html 70 kb)
installing windows nt driver (html 82 kb)
installing 98 driver (html 70 kb)
7800 fms support list (html 72 kb)
mac g4 deep sleep issue (html 67 kb)
mac os x (html 68 kb)
Product Documentation
Install Guide for the AVA-2906 (PDF 917 KB)
Adaptec SCSI Card 2906 User Guide (PDF 1 MB)
User Reference for the AVA-2906 (PDF 224 KB)
Use Your Product
scsi terms explained (html 77 kb)
sense codes described (html 96 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 3.10
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11
Microsoft Windows NT 3.51
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
Microsoft Windows 95
Microsoft Windows 95a
Microsoft Windows 95b
Microsoft Windows 95c
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Microsoft Windows XP
Macintosh OS 8.6
Macintosh OS 9.0
Macintosh OS 9.0.2
Macintosh OS 9.0.3
Macintosh OS 9.0.4
Macintosh OS 9.1
Macintosh OS 9.2.x
Mac OS X 10.1.x
Mac OS X 10.2.x
Mac OS X 10.3.x
Mac OS X Server 10.1.x
Mac OS X Server 10.2.x
Mac OS X Server 10.3.x
Key Differentiators
  Fast SCSI connectivity
DB25-pin External connector
System Environment
Number of devices
7 (internal or external)

Bus System Interface Type

32-bit PCI 5V
External Connectors
Internal Connectors
50-pin standard
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 10 MByte/sec
System Requirements
  • Desktop with available PCI expansion slot
  • IBM compatible PC-486, Pentium or above
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP, 2000 Professional, Me, NT, 98, 95, 3.1, or DOS 6.0 and above

  • PCI-based Power Mac running Mac OS 8.5 or later (now including OS X 10.1)
  • PCI expansion slot
Package Contents
  • Adaptec SCSI card AVA-2906
  • 50-pin internal SCSI cable (external cable not included)
  • CD-ROM with Mac and Windows drivers and electronic User's Guide
  • Installation guide
5-year manufacturing and materials warranty

Supported Protocols

SCSI-1, SCSI-2 and Fast SCSI-2

Peripheral Support

Non-bootable Data Transfer Rate

Interface Transfer Method

DMA (Direct Memory Access)Data Transfer Rate

Board Dimensions

2.6" W x 4.7" L