Subject: Re: Decent SCSI card for AlphaStation 200?
To: Kevin P. Neal <email@example.com>
From: Wilko Bulte <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/01/1999 11:29:05
As Kevin P. Neal wrote ...
> On Tue, Aug 31, 1999 at 12:23:03PM +0200, Wilko Bulte wrote:
> > The DEC name for the isp based cards is KZPBA-CA (single ended) and
> > KZPBA-CB (differential). Both are Qlogic buyouts. Recent SRM's can boot
> > them (on machines that support KZPBA of course). The SRM also loads
> > firmware into the isp IIRC.
> Define "recent".
> Also, what machines support them? (I'm taking notes over here.)
Read the SRM docs/release notes. I don't pretend to memorise all docs :)
A firmware CDROM has documentation files, for each SRM/platform IIRC.
> > Differential stuff is a bit of a pain as it is not mainstream.
> Anybody else get the feeling mainstream stuff tends to suck?
Define mainstream here. If you mean single ended SCSI I don't agree.
> > Alternatively, using a differential host adapter you could find yourself
> > something like a StorageWorks shelf, pop a DWZZA/DWZZB differential/se
> > converter in it and use single ended devices inside the shelf.
Too expensive to buy new for personal use. On the used (flea) market
you might get lucky. US prices tend to be better than what we have here.
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