I have just bought an LSI Logic LSI 20160 SCSI Adaptor card to fit into the PCI slot on an HP Desktop machine running Windows 7 x64.
(This is so I can backup and recover files from tapes using a spare HP Tape Streamer which has an Ultra 160 SCSI port.)
However, on installing the card I have found there are no Windows 7 drivers available.
I have done a bit of research, and I understand that the drivers were provided with some versions of Windows 2008 x 64 server, but not the R2 variants. (They are not on our own 2008 R2 server.)
One forum post provided a list of driver files (see below), and suggests that the drivers from Server 2008 work perfectly well in 2008 R2, but are not signed; so presumably, they will also work in Windows 7 x64?
For the benefit of others I have upload this along with the other "legacy"
The story rings a bell: I think that adapter might be one once used for tape drives in some model of RM server and if it is the same I did download those drivers from somewhere... never used because a new (supported) SCSI card seemed like a better plan. It might be a day or two before I figure out if I still have them though.
I think the 29160 LP might do the trick, but they don't seem easy to come by. I will have a look on fleabay.
You also have to be careful as some of these come in PCI-X flavour, which isn't always obvious. Furthermore, I am using a low profile PC, so I have to be doubly careful!
From what I see, nobody makes, or has made an Ultra 320 PCI card, or is that an oxymoron?
(In other words, would a PCI slot even support 320 MB/Second?)
133MB/s for a 32 bit one Conventional PCI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia a lot of the PCI-X 64 ones will actually work on a 32bit bus by hanging the extra over the end of the slot. There is a gap in just the right place to allow this for some cards. The 133MB/s is shared too which is why PCI was such a limit, PCIe is a hell of a lot faster. I think the one I linked to is a LP card. Why would you inflict a LP case on yourself for a testing machine?
Might get spanked for this, we'll see but the file I mentioned is attached (and that is what it was called). Again haven't got a clue whether it works as advertised, eats children and so on.
Thank you so much! It works! I got the usual warning messages from Micro$oft about people stealing my data, (they would have to be sad individuals), and it seemed to take a long time, but the card is now recognsied and works.
Regarding the SFF case; this is my desktop machine, which I wanted to attach an old LTO2 tape steamer to for various reasons. It is an HP Compaq machine with a quad core 3.0 GHz CPU and 8 GB of RAM, so it fairly flies along!
This was extremely well timed. I tried out the new driver/controller by connecting an LTO2 drive and running a full backup to a spare tape. (I donít' usually worry about workstation backups as everything is on the server.)
Anyhow, switched on this morning, "attempting to boot from HDD". Half an hour later, still "attempting to boot from HDD".
The original disk with Xp on it fired up without any problems, so we are currently transferring all the data back from the tape to a new HDD.
Just shows you can never rely on anything. This is an 18 month old HP machine which has never given a moment's problem before. Running WD diagnostic from another workstation it seems that the drive is recognised all the time, but is reading and writing only intermittently. Most odd.
Last edited by Naughty_Nigel; 19th June 2012 at 04:43 PM.