Subject: Re: ISA SCSI for Alphas?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/17/2002 16:19:33
Matt Thomas wrote:
> At 07:21 PM 11/16/2002, email@example.com wrote:
> >Is there such thing as an ISA SCSI card that is bootable from the
> >SRM? I've got a 2000XT DLT and a couple of Ultra drives. It seems
> >a shame to burn a PCI slot on a SCSI controller for the DLT.
> No. An ISA card will *never* be able to stream the DLT and that
> is something you really really want to do on a DLT.
I used to have an Exabyte 8500 connected to an ISA Adaptec 1542CF SCSI
card but found that the box was unreliable with IDE disks if the disks
had DMA enabled and I was using the tape drive at the same time. So
it _is_ possible. As Matt said, whether or not you want to is another
Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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