Windows 7 - Adaptec SCSI adapter, 2940 -lack of 64 bit drivers

Asked By Peter Chant on 04-Nov-09 06:07 PM
Any idea whether I can expect drivers to appear for my SCSI card for Win 7
64 bit?

Pete
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Richard Urban replied to Peter Chant on 05-Nov-09 12:41 AM
When Adaptec makes them available - if ever. Did you check the manufacturers
web site for drivers?

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Charlie Russel - MVP replied to Peter Chant on 05-Nov-09 01:04 AM
You do not specify which 2940 card, there are many variants. The original
2940 is a very old card indeed, but has Vista drivers which should work for
Windows 7.

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Peter Chant replied to Richard Urban on 05-Nov-09 03:31 PM
First place I checked.


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Peter Chant replied to Charlie Russel - MVP on 05-Nov-09 03:39 PM
There is the thing - the box it came in says it is a 2904 and Win 7 states it
is a 2940UW!  However, for both these cards Adaptec have only Vista 32 bit
drivers.  The cards not all that old, a few years so I thought it would be
supported.

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johnsut replied to Peter Chant on 04-Nov-09 09:45 PM
In <l2e9s6-h9.ln1@phoenix.fire>, Peter Chant <peteRE@MpeteOzilla.Vco.ukE> writes:

Thanks Pete for that snippet of information.  I guess I will have to stick with
XP x64.  It is good enough for my needs.
Peter Chant replied to johnsut on 06-Nov-09 02:54 AM
I repartitioned and kept my XP partition just in case, but can also use
linux to do my scanning (card is needed for SCSI scanner).

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philo replied to Peter Chant on 06-Nov-09 09:16 AM
I have tested Vista and Win7 32 bit

and found the XP drivers worked fine on my Adaptec SCSI card.

I would *guess* that 64bit XP drivers would work

If you try XP drivers, there is a risk of course...
I did it right after a fresh install so had nothing to risk
Peter Chant replied to philo on 08-Nov-09 06:44 AM
Worth a try


I do not keep data on the machine so no issue if it goes wrong.

Pete

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