Subject: Re: Qlogic vs Adaptec in Alpha
To: Niloc <email@example.com>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/22/1998 15:14:31
On Thu, Oct 22, 1998 at 01:43:37PM -0400, Niloc wrote:
> I am debating on purchasing either a Qlogic 1041 (ISP 1040) UWD or an
> Adaptec 2940 UWD. Does anyone knows from which of these adapters I should
> get the best throughput and reliability in NetBSD/Alpha 1.3.2 ?
I'd go with the Qlogic. The driver is a lot simpler and is better maintained
(since it "lives" in the NetBSD tree, whereas we only periodically update the
Adaptec driver from FreeBSD); I get pretty similar performance with either.
Also, you can boot your Alpha from the Qlogic, but *not* from the Adaptec.
Where are you going to buy the Qlogic card? Are they selling them again
outside of huge OEM orders? For a while they weren't.
Thor Lancelot Simon email@example.com
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