Subject: Re: Decent SCSI card for AlphaStation 200?
To: Wilko Bulte <>
From: Kevin P. Neal <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/31/1999 18:08:37
On Tue, Aug 31, 1999 at 12:23:03PM +0200, Wilko Bulte wrote:
> The DEC name for the isp based cards is KZPBA-CA (single ended) and 
> KZPBA-CB (differential). Both are Qlogic buyouts. Recent SRM's can boot
> them (on machines that support KZPBA of course). The SRM also loads 
> firmware into the isp IIRC.

Define "recent". 

Also, what machines support them? (I'm taking notes over here.)
> Differential stuff is a bit of a pain as it is not mainstream.

Anybody else get the feeling mainstream stuff tends to suck?

> Alternatively, using a differential host adapter you could find yourself
> something like a StorageWorks shelf, pop a DWZZA/DWZZB differential/se
> converter in it and use single ended devices inside the shelf.

Kevin P. Neal                      

"In feeling small you gain the info you need."
     Ross Smith, on humility in marriage            Apr 22 1999 2:22am