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?


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?


Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience & Security
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.

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

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

johnsut replied to Peter Chant on 04-Nov-09 09:45 PM
In <>, 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).

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.