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ASUS PCI-AS300 User's Manual
Configure/View Host Adapter Settings
If you select the first option, the configuration screen will display. Pressing F6 at
this level will load the adapter's default settings. To make a change, select an option
and press Enter to display a list of possible settings for that option. To abandon
changes after you have made them, press <ESC> and then choose No when a mes-
sage appears asking if you will accept the changes made.
SCSI Disk Utilities
The SCSI Disk Utilities option displays information on SCSI IDs 0 through 15,
listing all devices on the bus including non-disk devices. When you select a device
from the list and press the <ENTER> key, another window pops up giving you the
option of selecting one of two sub-utilities, Format Disk or Verify Media. These
utilities are used for hard disk drives only and will have no effect on other non-disk
SCSI devices.
Format Disk is a SCSI low-level format utility. In general, SCSI hard disks have
already been low-level formatted when you get them, so you generally should not
need to use this.
Verify Media scans the selected drive media for defects, notifies you of any found
and gives you the option of reassigning bad blocks so that data will not be written to
them. Doing this before you start using a disk is a good idea.
Operating System Support
The PCI-AS300 supports both DOS/Windows under MS-DOS 5.0 and up, allowing
you to connect up to seven hard disk drives. You can used the supplied Adapted EZ-
SCSI Windows utility to enable using non-disk SCSI devices such as scanners, tape
drives, or CD-ROM drives. It also allows mounting and removing removable me-
dia such as CD-ROMs and support for more than eight hard disks under MS-DOS
5.0 or later and more than two hard disks under earlier versions.
In addition, this card supports operating systems other than DOS, including Novell
NetWare, OS/2, OS/2 Warp, Windows NT, SCO Unix, and Unix Ware. You can
refer to the card's software documentation for more information on this.