Subject: Re: Qlogic vs Adaptec in Alpha
To: Niloc <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/22/1998 15:14:31
On Thu, Oct 22, 1998 at 01:43:37PM -0400, Niloc wrote:
> Hi,
> 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	                            
	"And where do all these highways go, now that we are free?"