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?
(There was also a link to a zip file containing the required drivers, but this was over two years old, and had evidently been removed. )For the benefit of others I have upload this along with the other "legacy"
Details from the INF files:
DevDesc2 = "LSI Logic 22910, 21002 PCI SCSI Adapter; 53C896 Device"
DevDesc3 = "LSI Logic 8953U PCI SCSI Adapter; 53C895A Device"
DevDesc5 = "LSI Logic 8600SP PCI SCSI Adapter; 53C860 Device"
DevDesc6 = "LSI Logic 8951U, 8952U PCI SCSI Adapter; 53C895 Device"
DevDesc8 = "LSI Logic 875XS|D, 2280X PCI SCSI Adapter; 53C875, 53C876 Device"
DevDesc1 = "LSI Logic Ultra160 PCI SCSI Adapter; 53C1010-33 Device"
DevDesc2 = "LSI Logic Ultra160 PCI SCSI Adapter; 53C1010-66 Device"
LSI say they have no plans to release drivers for Windows 7 or 2008 R2. The latest drivers listed on their website seem to be for Windows Xp and 2003.
The alternative is that I install a PCIe SCSI adaptor, but they don't come cheap.
Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas?