Subject: Re: PCI bus question, AHA-2842 ?
To: Tim Pushor 295-9429 <>
From: Michael L. VanLoon -- Iowa State University <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/05/1994 22:27:54 (Tim Pushor 295-9429) sez:
>In article <> you wrote:

>: Adaptec is being very pissy and unsupportive with the programming
>: details of their latest cards.  Personally, if they don't feel it's
>: important to help our cause, I don't feel obliged to help theirs.  So
>: I bought a BusLogic card instead.  I suggest you do the same.  The
>: BusLogic VLB card is the bt445s.

>	I disagree. Adaptec have been very good about programming info. for 
>their cards for me. They offer free programming manuals on thier cards, even
>the new ones. I am currently awaiting my new AHA2742 EISA manual.
>Tim Pushor

Well, you must have caught them in a very generous mood, then, because
others have come just short of threatening bodily harm and were still
unsuccessful.  Are you sure this is the low-level firmware programming
guide, and not just the guide for programming to their API?

On the other hand, all I had to do to get the full technical manual
for my BusLogic card was call them and tell them what I needed it for.
They were glad to rush it out to me at their expense.


    Michael L. VanLoon  --  --  gg.mlv@isumvs.bitnet
 Iowa State University of Science and Technology -- The way cool place to be!
   Project Vincent Systems Staff, Iowa State University Computation Center