Subject: Re: Can DS5000 external scsi tc card be used in Alpha 3000
To: Aaron J. Grier <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/29/2002 23:43:50
At 11:43 PM 10/29/2002, Aaron J. Grier wrote:
>On Tue, Oct 29, 2002 at 09:59:29PM -0500, wrote:
> > Out of curiosity, can the turbochannel external scsi cards from an old
> > pmax decstation 5000/200 crate be used as an external second scsi port
> > on the turbochannel alphas of the 3000/300 line?  I have a spare card
> > sitting and was needing some more devices hung on the alpha critter.
> > Logic would suggest that they might work, OK, but I am not sure, and
> > don't want to fry the board or the alpha box.
>turbochannel cards are interchangable between alpha, pmax, and vax.  for
>the SCSI card on pmax and alpha it should work fine.  PMAD-A ethernet on
>alpha has driver problems last I checked, and I don't think NetBSD runs on any
>turbochannel vaxen... yet.  :)

Get me a TC adapter my a VS4000 ...

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