Fast, simple SCSI connection for your Pentium PC
When it comes to personal computers, users demand primarily two things: broader system capabilities and faster performance. The Adaptec® AHA-2920 PCI-to-SCSI host adapter provides unbeatable value in both areas.
The AHA-2920 host adapter is simply the easiest way to add very fast SCSI peripherals that make Pentium-based PCs more useful and versatile. Optimized for desktop PCs, the AHA-2920 host adapter provides the high performance and function that serious PC users want - without adding any extras that drive up price.
Broader system capabilities
With the AHA-2920 host adapter, users can extend the capabilities of their PC systems with a broad range of popular SCSI-2 devices. Choices include hard disk drives; CD-ROM drives; removable drives, such as Zip and Syquest; scanners; tape drives; magneto-optical (MO) drives; and more. Using a single PCI slot, the AHA-2920 host adapter lets users connect up to seven SCSI peripherals, internal or external, in any combination.
Fast access to data
The AHA-2920 host adapter makes use of high-performance I/O tech-nologies to speed the delivery of data to the desktop.
Utilizing the Programmed I/O (PIO) data transfer method, the AHA-2920 host adapter harnesses the power of the Pentium processor for high sustained data transfer rates. It also exploits the high-speed PCI local bus, which is todays fastest way to get data from peripherals.
Most important, the AHA-2920 host adapter lets users take advan-tage of high-performance peripherals. SCSI devices, in general, outperform alternatives by providing larger cache size, faster access times, and higher average transfer rates.
In addition, SCSI handles multiple concurrent data accesses by multi-threading data transfers. This com-bination of a fast bus and multi-threading makes SCSI ideal for high-performance multitasking environments such as Windows® 95 and OS/2 Warp, and it translates directly into higher productivity for users.
Installing the AHA-2920 host adapter and SCSI devices is quick and easy under all popular operating systems.
Under Windows 95, users simply insert the host adapter in the PCI slot and turn on the PC. The AHA-2920 host adapter automatically configures itself under the PCI bus protocol and adjusts its termina-tion, eliminating the need to handle jumpers and termination resistors. Adding SCSI devices is as simple as plug and play.
Installation in DOS and Windows® environments is also easy. Adaptec EZ-SCSI software determines what SCSI devices are present and auto-matically loads the necessary drivers and modifies system configuration files.
A wealth of convenient SCSI applications
Adaptec EZ-SCSI software provides a full suite of 32-bit applications and tools that increase the control and productivity of SCSI peripherals.
Users can make quick and easy tape backups with Adaptec Backup and master CDs from the desktop with CD Writer. QuickScan lets users scan and print photos or images and save them in a choice of file formats. Users can also monitor their SCSI configuration, shut down drives not in use, and fine-tune peripheral performance. All these unctions and more are immediately accessible through Adaptec EZ-SCSI softwares simple desktop controls. And if users need help, Adaptec EZ-SCSI software provides an easy-to-understand SCSI tutorial.
AHA-2920 kit - everything necessary to get started
The AHA-2920 kit provides every-thing necessary to connect fast SCSI devices to a Pentium PC. It features the AHA-2920 PCI-to-SCSI host adapter, internal SCSI cable, and complete installation and user documentation. The kit also comes with Adaptec EZ-SCSI software, the easiest and fastest way to manage SCSI peripherals under DOS, Windows, and Windows 95 operating systems.
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