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NEXTSTEP for Intel Processors Release 3.3

SCSI Driver Overview

Driver: Adaptec 6x60 chipset (add-on & integrated)
Driver Overview: NeXTanswer #1761
Last Update:
April 23, 1997

Availability Information

A version of this driver is on the CDROM
Newer Released Driver in NeXTanswers*:
Yes, Version 3.32, as NeXTanswer #1972
Newer Beta Driver in NeXTanswers*: No, Version 0.00, as NeXTanswer #

Driver Name / Installer .pkg: AIC6X60
Driver Type: SCSI
Driver Scope: Generic-Chipset
Supported Components: Adaptec AIC-6360
PC Bus / Interface Supported by Driver**: Integrated, ISA

General Overview notes: The Adaptec 6x60 Compatible SCSI driver is designed to support a variety of SCSI adapters which incorporate the Adaptec 6260 & 6360 SCSI controller chipsets.

Supported Products / Add-on Adapters:
Adaptec AVA-1505A (ISA)
Adaptec AVA-1515A (ISA)
Adaptec AHA-1520A (ISA)
Adaptec AHA-1530P (ISA) - Not tested but might work.
Adaptec Slim SCSI (PC/MCIA)

Supported Products / Systems (ie integrated into PC System):
Intel GX/Pro

Special Features of Driver / Driver Notes:
The onboard floppy controller, available on some cards, is not supported.

SCSI Driver Details

Supported Connectors:
25-pin DB25 (Mac SCSI), 50-pin Centronics (Standard SCSI), 50-pin Header (Internal SCSI), 50-pin High Density (SCSI-2)
Access Mode:
Cache Size Supported**: N/A

Known Problems

Never tested with Compaq Portable 486/M,C and does not work.
Next SCSI color printer currently does not work with the Adaptec 6x60 driver.

Driver Version Notes

3.32 Adds support for Adaptec Slim SCSI (PC/MCIA) and SoundBlaster 16 integrated SCSI.

Future Planning

Future / Update Planning:

Reason for New Driver / Update:
New Driver / Update Timeframe:

New Driver / Update Description:

Note: Information contained in the "Future Planning" section of this document does not constitute a commitment on the part of NeXT to complete the planned development work.

* - Any NeXTanswer number that is blank indicates that a driver will not be released for this version of NEXTSTEP.

** - Indicates information that is inclusive of the entire capability of this driver. Not all devices supported by this driver may include all features listed. Check any available NeXTanswers and the hardware manual for the device for additional information.

Product Vendor

Adaptec Inc.
691 South Milpitas Blvd.
Milpitas, CA 95035

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