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DOS Point Enabler for Adaptec APA-1480 SCSI CardBus Adapter

What is new in version 3.10

Small but powerful driver for quickly enable Adaptec SlimSCSI APA-1480 CardBus Adapter.
Main features:
  • Enabler runs once at OS startup and keeps only very small part resident.
  • APA-1480 Enabler is shipped with built-in ASPI Manager and functional drivers for SCSI Hard Disk and SCSI CD-ROM. You do not need any third-party software for work with SCSI Disks and SCSI CD-ROM devices.
  • APA-1480 Enabler is also fully compatible with Adaptec ASPI Manager ASPI8DOS.SYS, Adaptec SCSI drivers included in Adaptec EZ-SCSI package (e.g. ASPICD.SYS) and IOMEGA JAZ software GUEST.EXE.
  • Full INT 13h support (with APSoft ASPI Manager only) for SCSI Hard Disk Devices.
  • Resident part of APA-1480 can be unloaded at any time (unless third party drivers are loaded and connected to ASPI Manager).
ASPI Support

Support of SCSI Device normally requires a whole stack of drivers. One of the best set of SCSI Drivers on the market is Adaptec EZ-SCSI software. Usually you need at least an enabler (such as our CB1480.EXE), ASPI Manager (such as ASPI8DOS.SYS) and functional driver (such as ASPICD.SYS or ASPIDISK.SYS). Starting with version 3.10 CB1480 provides build-in ASPI Manager and functional drivers for SCSI Disk and SCSI CD-ROM.

Generally speaking as long as your SCSI devices are limited to SCSI disk and/or SCSI CD-ROM, you no longer need any of Adaptec (or other) SCSI drivers - CB1480 will do the job. However, if you want support other type of SCSI devices (e.g. SCSI Tape or SCSI CD-Writer) or if you have compatibility concerns, you may combine CB1480 with Adaptec (or other) ASPI drivers in any combination.

APSoft ASPI Manager functionally identical to Adaptec ASPI manager. However, APSoft ASPI Manager provides better response time, more flexible set of command-line options and better logging in case of problems. We recommend you to use APSoft ASPI Manager even if you are using functional drivers from Adaptec.

See also: Example of enabler boot floppy

Product NameDOS Point Enabler for Adaptec APA-1480 SCSI CardBus Adapter
CategoryPoint Enabler
Supported PlatformsMS-DOS 5.x/6.22/7.0 (Windows 98) and clones. MS-DOS 6.22 or 7.0 are recommended.
RequirementsSlimSCSI APA-1480 SCSI CardBus adapter