Subject: Re: What SCSI controller?
To: None <>
From: Michael L. VanLoon -- Iowa State University <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/14/1994 21:45:01
>    I'm about to purchase a SCSI-II controller for my PC and plan to use it
>under NetBSD 1.0.  I'd like to get a Vesa LocalBus model so that I can reap
>the rewards of both higher transfer rates/disk performance, and the memory in
>my system above 16M.  Are there any that seem to work particularly well, or
>particularly poorly?  I'd like to know before I buy so that I don't end up
>having to toss 4M ram, and so that I can get the most performance out of the
>2.1G drive I'm about to buy.  Thanks for any advice you can offer!

I think your only viable option is the BusLogic bt445s.  If you have
an EISA or PCI bus, use a model for those instead (bt747s, bt946c, or
a NCR810 controller).  But if you only have ISA+VLB, go for the

      Michael L. VanLoon               
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