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OK, I have heard conflicting rumours about this, so I am hoping somebody here can clear the air.

Can you put an Adaptec 2906 SCSI card into the new G5 Dual 2GHz with the PCI-X slots. I have heard both yes and no, but that does not help me much!!
 

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ah hah!

Adaptec has put this issue to rest
NO GO!
 

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macdaddy - IMO the 2906 is the best card for legacy scsi devices like scanners.

I have been wondering about the same G5 compatibility problem.

Please let me know what route you decide to go,
 

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Here's the skinny from Adaptec...
-Howie
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The Adaptec SCSI Card 2906 (ASC-2906, AVA-2906) and Adaptec PowerDomain 2930 (APD-2930, APD-2930C, APD-2930CU, AHA-2930CU) are 5 V PCI cards and will not fit into the PCI or PCI-X slots in the new Apple Power Mac G5 according to page 75 of Apple's Preliminary Power Mac G5 Developer documentation. Due to this hardware incompatibility the 2906 and 2930 will not function in these system. Adaptec is currently investigating developing a new set of SCSI cards that will be compatible and will update this article as information becomes available.

The Adaptec PowerDomain 29160N (APD-29160N), PowerDomain 29160 (APD-29160) and PowerDomain 39160 (APD-39160) are Universally keyed and will fit into either 5 V or 3.3 V PCI slots, so these cards will fit into PCI or PCI-X slot but have not been tested in the Power Mac G5. Please check back for additional information as it becomes available.

The HotConnect 8945 (AHA-8945), PowerDomain 2940 (AHA-2940), PowerDomain 2940W (AHA-2940W), PowerDomain 2940UW (AHA-2940UW), PowerDomain 3940 (AHA-3940), PowerDomain 3940UW (AHA-3940UW) are not support in any system since the the Blue and White G3."
 
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