The AHA-3940AU is the newest revision of Adaptec's PCI dual channel card. The card does not use a PCI-PCI Bridge chip (PPB), but instead uses the latest dual channel ASIC from Adaptec, the AIC-7895.
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how to install your adaptec pci card (html 74 kb)
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Product Documentation
AHA-3940AU/3940AUW (PDF 261 KB)
Install Guide for the AHA-3940AU/AUW (PDF 224 KB)
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Number of devices
Up to 14 SCSI devices

Bus System Interface Type

32-bit PCI Local Bus, Rev 2.1 compliant bus interface
External Connectors
50-pin high density (SCSI-2) connector
Internal Connectors
50-pin high density-Channel A50-pin high density-Channel B
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 20.0 MBytes/sec Synchronous UltraSCSI Data Rate per Channel
System Requirements
IBM compatible PC, the motherboard BIOS must support PCI-to-PCI bridges
Package Contents
AHA-3940AU Host AdapterEZ-SCSI Application SoftwareASW-7800 v2.11 Family Manager SetUser Documentation
5 years

Board Dimensions

6.875" L x 4.2" H (17.46 cm x 10.67 cm)

Power Consumption

5.0 +/- 0.25V (1.5A maximum)

Operating Characteristics

0°C(32°F)to 55°C(131°F)

Storage Characteristics

-55°C(-67°F)to 85°C(185°F)

MTBF (mean time between failures, Bellcore)

441,639.2 hours