Subject: Re: Decent SCSI card for AlphaStation 200?
To: Chuck Robey <email@example.com>
From: Wilko Bulte <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/01/1999 14:43:37
As Chuck Robey wrote ...
> On Tue, 31 Aug 1999, Wilko Bulte wrote:
> > 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.
> You're not so limited, 825 and 875 cards work just as well, I'm using an
> 875 now on my PC164SX, and SRM boots it just fine.
Hm. I once had a Fireport40 (875) in my Aspen Alpine and that one was not
seen by the SRM IIRC. So, I don't think *all* SRMs will recognise the newer
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