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June 30, 2012, 04:35:05 AM
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I am in need of a device driver for an older piece of equipment, and having spent quite a lot of time on this, have decided to offer a BTC bounty for a valid/working version.  Not making it easier is the fact there are two OS's that are acceptable and two similar cards.

OS: XP or W2k  (if you come up with Win95, Win98, Win server 2k3 that would be ok but less desirable - Win98 would be the preference from those.)

Device part number:
161290-001 also know as 120186-B21 or
005106-001

These are Compaq fibre channel (FC) host bus adaptors (HBA) for PCI running 66MHz.  They are used to connect from either a dual xeon III server (PowerEdge2650) or a PE2550 (dual P3) to a SCSI external raid array.  It happens that there is some information on the RAID array that I think is there and useful.  Various rebuilds over the years and my original versions are not available.

Minimum bounty is 2BTC (not knowing what is a fair sum).
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June 30, 2012, 04:57:28 AM
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Download here:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=327010&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=135&prodClassId=-1&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=327008

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June 30, 2012, 05:48:27 AM
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I think that one is for a 33MHz only

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June 30, 2012, 06:26:13 AM
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From what they say here: http://www.ds10.com/FPL/HW/STOR/CONTROLLERS/120186-B21/windows.html

This will do the trick:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=316587&prodNameId=316589&swEnvOID=181&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-UNITY-I10559
or this:
http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=254910&prodNameId=257747&swEnvOID=24&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-UNITY-I10558

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June 30, 2012, 07:28:48 AM
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Thanks guys - I will test tomorrow.  Stupid HP site didn't get me to those locations this time around. 
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June 30, 2012, 09:54:30 PM
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The drivers worked.  Took a few goes to find a floppy that I could write the files to (part of the install), but it picked up the two FC HBAs no problem and then spotted the RAID array on the restart.

The files I was looking for from 1996/97 were not there, so they're obviously gone from another computer years ago (shame).
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