Subject: Re: Qlogic vs Adaptec in Alpha
To: None <>
From: Matthew Jacob <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/22/1998 13:20:44
On Thu, 22 Oct 1998, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:

> 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.

Well it also 'lives' in FreeBSD and Linux too....

> 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.

EBV Electronics is the reseller for the US- see
to get the best phone number/contact info.

I'd also recommend PTI (performance technology) has a second source OEM
but the SRM has a hard time recognizing these guys' boards.