Subject: Re: Decent SCSI card for AlphaStation 200?
To: Kevin P. Neal <>
From: Wilko Bulte <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/31/1999 12:26:37
As Kevin P. Neal wrote ...
> So, I'm still using my AlphaStation 200 and need to add an Exabyte
> 8200 to it. 
> Problem is, that's a "SCSI-1" device. Adding it to my SCSI chain when
> it already has six devices on it already seems like a bad idea 
> (although I am dropping that down to 4 in a couple of weeks). Compound
> that by the fact that earlier tonight my box crashed with a mangled
> dir in /var (running 1.4 release).
> So, I need another SCSI bus. I prefer cheap but OK, but would be
> thrilled to find a reaonably priced card understood by the SRM
> and Digital UNIX 4. I've got a PCI slot or an ISA slot to burn.

Get an ncr810 based card, that should work OK for an Exabyte. SRM understands
it, Tru64 understands it. NetBSD understands it although the driver 
does not seem to be the best there is.

> On the high end there are, what, QLogic cards? Do they really have
> cards that can do single-ended and differential? That'd be nice,

I doubt it. 

> if only to make it that much easier to move to differential
> sometime in the next year or two.

Why not go UltraSCSI with LVD? I'm really wondering where HVD will
be 2 years from now.

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