Maybe nothing. There were always Hostadapters with much less additional
utilities built into the BIOS than on the common cards from Adaptec.
They are not mandatory in any case and not required for booting the
If you run GNU/Linux on this machine, you have likely all the required
stuff at hand. Look for' sg_format' or 'scsiformat' to send FORMAT UNIT
commands (the media check can be disabled with the "--dcrt" option).
'badblocks' can be used as high-level check to read/overwrite the disk
(not SCSI specific).