Category: System and Controller
Manufacturer: Adaptec, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 22.1 KB
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.00.2183.1 / 11/14/1999
The Small Computer Systems Interface is a computing technology that is known for its robust delivery of data transmission rates. It allows for faster and safer transfer of data to and from the supported hardware component compared to the Integrated Drive Electronics technology. Because of this it has become the preferred solution for the connection of not only storage devices but optical drives and scanners as well in data networks that require high speed access. However unlike the Integrated Drive Electronics which is not only relatively cheaper but is also built into the computer motherboard, the Small Computer Systems Interface requires a separate controller card. The controller card is normally in the form of an expansion card like the Adaptec AVA-2930 PCI SCSI Controller which fits into the PCI slot on the computer motherboard. Like its Integrated Drive Electronics counterpart the Small Computer Systems Interface is likewise supported by a device driver to allow for the establishment of a communication link between the host and the supported hardware components.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The Small Computer Systems Interface represented by the Adaptec AVA-2930 PCI SCSI Controller also comes in a variety of configuration like Narrow and Wide and supports anywhere from 8- to 16-bit bus widths. The device driver of the SCSI Controller card can implement various data transfer speeds depending on its classification. For this particular hardware component it is capable of transmitting data at a maximum speed of 20 megabytes per second while newer configurations can reach as high as 320 megabytes of data per second. In this context it is obvious that it is ideal for high volume data network servers. The device driver which assists in the implementation of this hardware component also provides better implementation of multitasking jobs primarily due to the improved performance of the storage devices. The Adaptec AVA-2930 PCI SCSI Controller and its corresponding device driver allows the computer user to connect as many as seven SCSI based devices with a single card. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Adaptec AVA-2930 PCI SCSI Controller errors before installing any driver updates.