Subject: Re: Adaptec ASC 29160/39160 LVD
To: None <>
From: Aaron J. Grier <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/26/2005 07:37:03
On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 01:41:01PM +0200, Robert Vargason wrote:
> I need to connect a SCSI tape drive with a 68pin (?LVD ULTRA, 160
> SCSI?) connector to one of our NetBSD servers. therefore I will have
> to replace the old Symbios Logic 53c810a with a newer and more capable
> controller card. but I cannot find any controllers in the shops which
> are on the 'PCI Hardware Supported by NetBSD' webpage under SCSI host
> adapters with a 68pin external connector. all I can find are Adaptec
> ASC-29160 and ASC-29160N or ASC-39160. will any of these work under
> NetBSD? even NetBSD2.0? has somebody on this list experience with one
> of the Adaptec ASC controllers he is willing to share?

why not go with a LSI 53c1010 controller?

esiop0 at pci0 dev 12 function 0: Symbios Logic 53c1010-33 (ultra3-wide scsi)
esiop0: using on-board RAM
esiop0: interrupting at irq 11
scsibus0 at esiop0: 16 targets, 8 luns per target
scsibus0: waiting 2 seconds for devices to settle...
sd0 at scsibus0 target 0 lun 0: <SEAGATE, ST318404LW, 0006> disk fixed
sd0: 17501 MB, 14384 cyl, 6 head, 415 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 35843670 sectors
sd0: sync (12.50ns offset 62), 16-bit (160.000MB/s) transfers, tagged queueing

mine is a 64bit card but it will work in a 32bit PCI slot.

both tekram and LSI make boards based around the controller.  I paid $85
for mine from

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