Subject: Re: Suggestions for AlphaPC164 for NetBSD
To: None <port-alpha@NetBSD.ORG>
From: nm <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 05/19/1998 23:28:20
At 06:29 PM 5/19/98 -0700, you wrote:
>On Mon, 11 May 1998, Yuri Gindin wrote:
>> 2) SCSI or PCI-IDE. I saw that PCI-IDE is supported in current.
>> If SCSI what controller is the best and cheap (NCR/ISP/Adaptec/other)
>> and from which I can boot with the latest SRM ?
>I can't really recommend the NCR SCSI controllers very heartily;
>they're quite cheap, but our driver has a lot of trouble with tagged
>command queuing on some drives. Adaptec works well on the i386,
>but I've not tried it on the alpha.

i can say that i have used an adaptech 2940uw and 3940uw with 
fast, ultra, narrow and wide disks on my axppci33 system with
no problems, and mind you im not very good at following termination
rules ;)


>> 5) Network card, I suppose that many supported. What is the best bet and
>> not expensive ?
>Avoid the 3c905 for the moment; it's supported, but it's entirely
>polled I/O, and so is quite slow. The DEC Tulip mostly seems to
>work ok, but there are so many different revisions to this chip
>it's hard to say. I've switched to Intel 10/100 cards for all my
>i386 machines, but have yet to try this card on an Alpha.
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