Subject: Re: ncr driver working well with 53c875?
To: Dave Huang <>
From: Stefan Esser <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/30/1997 22:12:02
On May 28, Dave Huang <> wrote:
> I don't actually know either, but from looking at their BIOS/driver
> updates, I get the impression that ASUS does use the Symbios SDMS.
> Anyone with an SC875 wish to confirm/deny? :)

The SC-200 used SDMS in the system BIOS. The rumour I
heard was, that the 875 comes with its own BIOS, which
is not based on SDMS. But I don't know ...

> I don't currently have any external devices, but if I ever get any,
> they'll probably be narrow. I've already got an ASUS SC200 (53c810) that
> I'm planning on keeping though, so I'll just use that for external
> things...  BTW, the Diamond FirePort 40 is another 875-based card with an
> external narrow connector.

I have heard about the Diamond FirePort using some 
variant of the 53c875 with a different PCI device ID.
If somebody got such a card, I'd like to hear from you!

> Yeah, wide cables seem to be quite expensive :( Does the Tekram's wide
> cable have enough connectors for two drives? (i.e. at least three
> connectors total). If it's only a single drive cable, I'll have to get
> another cable anyways...

The Tekram came with a WIDE cable for at least the 
controller and 2 drives (possibly for more, but I had
to open my computer to tell you for sure and can't do
that right now).

Regards, STefan