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Re: SCSI HBA recommendation

On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 01:09:23PM +1030, Brett Lymn wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 06:18:48PM -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> > 
> > Sure, but how old are they?  We do not have a whole lot of expertise
> > handy to maintain that driver, and new models usually seem to require
> > changes.
> > 
> Probably old - the tape drive one is a 29160 64-bit PCI card.  The
> other one I don't know the model of.  Perhaps LSI would be an
> alternative?  I do have a OEM ultra320 from LSI I could try, it is PCI
> but I don't think the bus attachment should matter much, right?

I guess it depends whether they made new chips with direct PCI-E
attachment, or just threw a PCI-E/PCI-X bridge in front of old ones.
Looking at the pictures of some of the cards available on eBay, I
see enough large ICs that it seems likely they're bridged...


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