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Driver Details

Adaptec 39160 SCSI - Family Manager Set, v.FMS4.0 SP5, A11

Adaptec 39160/7892/7899 SCSI Controller Driver Set

Version

Version FMS4.0 SP5, A11

Applies to

39160 SCSI - Family Manager Set;

Date

Release date
5/23/2003
Last Updated
11/3/2011

Importance

Optional. Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.

Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:2k2k3A11.exe
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File Size: 145KB
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Fixes & Enhancements

This driver merges the previous Dell 'Special' code stream and the Adaptec 'Service Pack' code
stream - as of this release Dell A11 = Adaptec FMS 4.0 SP5.

S1 - S5: this is a change list/history applicable to the Dell code stream, and is applicable to
Windows 2000 only:

S1: Based on Cyrax standard release, added fix for Non-Tag Target Timeout.

S2: Based on S1, added fix for Slow tape performance.

S3: Based on Cyrax standard release, added fix for Slow tape performance.

S4: Based on S2, added fix for Request Sense Timeout in Non-tag code path.

S5: Based on S3

· Clustering certification

· With non-disk device such as HP Ultrium Tape drive, the driver did not negotiate transfer
rate, all subsequent I/O transfers occurred as asynchronous speeds.

· Command timeout with Event 9 errors logged in Windows 2000 Event log when using Tape
Library.

· Fix for Fast or Multi SCSI ID Tape Library Timeout

· Added fix for Request Sense Timeout in Non-tag code path.

· Command timeout when installing Dell management Software under Windows 2000.


SP1 - SP4: this is a change list/history applicable to the Adaptec Service Pack code stream, and
only covers changes made to Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 drivers:

Service Pack 1
Windows 2000:
· Fixed Issue: The termination setting for channel B on the AIC-7899 was being set
incorrectly. The problem is seen only on motherboards in which the AIC-7899 has been designed to
control the termination for channel A and Motherboards that do not use the AIC-7899 to control the
termination of the bus will not see this problem. Adaptec host adapters do not exhibit this
problem either.

Service Pack 2
Netware fixes only; no Windows 2000 or 2003 changes.

Service Pack 3
Windows 2000:
· Fixed Issue: With non-disk device such as HP Ultrium Tape drive, the driver did not
negotiate transfer rate, all subsequent IO transfers occurred as Async.

· Tape IO Test certification failure fix.

Service Pack 4
Windows 2000:
· Clustering certification

· With non-disk device such as HP Ultrium Tape drive, the driver did not negotiate transfer
rate, all subsequent I/O transfers occurred as asynchronous speeds.

· Command timeout with Event 9 errors logged in win2k Event log when using Tape Library.

· Fix for Fast or Multi SCSI ID Tape Library Timeout

Installation instructions

Custom Instructions for 2k2k3A11.exe:


Download
1. Click Download Now, to download the file.
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click Yes, I
Accept this Agreement.
3. When the File Download window appears, click Save and click OK.
The Save In: window appears.
4. From the Save In: field, click the down arrow then click to select
Desktop and click Save. The file will download to your desktop.
5. If the Download Complete window appears, click Close. The file icon
appears on your desktop.

Diskette Creation
1. Insert a floppy diskette into the floppy drive.
2. Double-click the new icon on the desktop. The Self-Extractor window
appears.
3. Specify the floppy drive as the location to upzip the files.
4. Click on the unzip button to extract files.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are running Open Manage Array Manager
v3.2 or higher under Windows 2000, to avoid a potential Blue Screen,
prior to updating the driver you will need to:
1. Disable the SCSI subsystem provider in the Array Manager Utilities
before upgrading the driver. Please refer to the Array Manager
documentation for details on how to do this.
2. Once the SCSI provider is disabled, you should then navigate to the
\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS folder and temporarily rename
ASPI32.SYS to ASPI32.XXX, then reboot the system before proceeding
with the upgrade.
3. Following the upgrade, you will need to reboot again before re-
naming ASPI32.SYS back to its' original name, then finally re-enabling
the SCSI provider.

Updating the driver on an Existing Windows 2000/2003 Server

NOTE: You must be logged on as Administrator to perform these steps:

1. From the desktop, right-click the My Computer icon.
2. Left-click Manage.
3. Click Device Manage.
4. Double-click SCSI and RAID Controllers.
A List of all currently installed SCSI devices appears.
5. Double-click the appropriate SCSI controller (such as 39160
Controller) - in the case of a dual channel controller, there will be two
devices listed (one for each channel). The driver will have to be
updated separately for each channel.
6. Select the Driver tab.
7. Select Update Driver.
The Update Device Driver Wizard appears.
8. Click Next.
9. Click 'Display a list of known drivers for this device so
I can choose a specific driver'
10. Click Next.
The Upgrade Device Driver Wizard appears.
11. Click 'Have Disk' button.
The 'Install from Disk' dialog appears.
11. Insert the driver diskette created above.
12. Click 'Browse' button
Locate File dialog appears
13. Use pull-down box to find floppy drive
14. Double-click on appropriate (WIN2000 or WIN2003) folder
ADPU160M.INF should appear in 'File Name' box - if not, select it
15. Click 'Open' button
'Install From Disk' dialog reappears with correct path displayed
16. Click 'OK'
Upgrade Device Driver Wizard reappears.
17. Choose appropriate device from list (7892, 7899 or 39160)
18. Click 'Next'
19. Click 'Next' again to confirm choice and upgrade driver
20. Close Wizard by clicking Finish
21. Close Properties Dialog for device.
22. Do not reboot system yet.
23. Repeat steps 5-22 for second channel after Device Manager
refreshes.
24. Reboot System to complete upgrade.

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