Adaptec 2940 series x64 drivers

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Neil Myers, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. Neil Myers

    Neil Myers Guest

    Any news from Adaptec on this one?

    It's a bit of a pain - my CD/DVD drives are all SCSI and now they're

    Neil Myers, Mar 4, 2007
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    rots Guest

    I'm in the same boat. I still use SCSI for backup (die-hard tape fan)
    and just bought a second-hand 2940UW to replace my old 2904 since
    there's a Vista driver. Only to find that "Vista support" in this case
    equals "only Vista x86".

    Imagine my disappointment at now having TWO unusable SCSI cards and
    still no access to my old backups.


    rots, Apr 24, 2007
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  3. Neil Myers

    babaloo Guest

    Gee, I have an Adapted SCSI card that has 32 bit Vista drivers.
    The problem is that Vista does not recognize them as Vista drivers.
    I do not think Adaptec has a clue how to write Vista drivers, nor do many
    peripheral vendors, and Adaptec tech support is non-existent.
    babaloo, Apr 24, 2007
  4. Neil Myers

    rots Guest

    Well, my big hope is that, since the 2940UW driver for x86 was updated a
    week ago, there may be an x64 version ahead. But you're right - getting
    hold of adaptec is a bit of a pain.

    I think they built their stuff too well - loads of their kit is ending
    up in the hands of consumers via the second-hand market, and consumers
    are expensive to support ;)
    rots, Apr 24, 2007
  5. Neil Myers

    Astarte Guest

    Select the driver manually, Use the Adaptec AIC-7870 PCI SCSI Controller
    Works for Windows Server 2008 too.

    Got my tape drive up and running again :)

    (NTBackup can also work if you copy it from XP/Win2003).
    Astarte, Mar 22, 2008
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    ModernAge Guest

    Does this method work for all 2940 adapters (i.e. 2940UW, 2940AU, etc.)?
    What kind of tape drive and backup software are you using?

    Phoenix, Arizona
    ModernAge, Mar 27, 2008
  7. Neil Myers

    Astarte Guest

    AIC-78xx appears to be loaded as the driver. I would guess that it would
    work for all compatible cards - mine is 2940UW.

    BackupExec 12 works with Windows 2008 server - but refuses to install
    on Vista x64.

    I have a Certance DAT72x6 AutoLoader.

    Astarte, Mar 27, 2008
  8. Neil Myers

    ModernAge Guest

    Thanks...are you using 32-bit or 64-bit Windows Server 2008
    ModernAge, Apr 3, 2008
  9. Neil Myers

    Astarte Guest

    Win2008 x64, Vista Ultimate x64, BE x64.

    Also picked up a 29160 and a 39160 - these are detected automatically.

    Astarte, Apr 3, 2008
  10. Neil Myers

    janaf Guest


    As suggested, Win 2003 server 64 and 2940UA worked by installing the
    standard 2940 family drivers drivers (Control Pannel=>Add hardware),
    select the SCSII controller, select the 2940 family drivers and ignore
    the warnings. At least has worked for a day with a SureStore 6000 tape
    drive, used for differential backups, made frequently of some important
    files. May not work with disk drives, because this controller only
    supports disks up to 6GB or so.
    janaf, Sep 25, 2008
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