Subject: Re: Best SCSI card for NetBSD ?
To: Tim Liddelow <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: port-i386
Date: 04/08/1996 20:52:47
On Tue, 9 Apr 1996, Tim Liddelow wrote:

> I have been having a few problems with the
> NCR SCSI driver/NCR53c810 in an existing machine and am wondering if
> it would be better to select another card/driver combination for the new
> machine.

Probably. The NCR driver is not too bad, but isn't rock solid production
stable at this point in time.

> Are Adaptec boards the best bet ?  If so, which model ?  Are the Adaptec 
> driver(s) more robust than the NCR driver ?

I use Adaptec 1542CFs on my smaller machines and the older Buslogic
controller (BT942, I think, in the PCI version, and something else
in the VESA version) on larger ones. I've never had trouble with
either.  My news server, which is no slouch in the disk I/O
department, is rock solid, and reasonably fast (5-6 MB/sec on a
Quantum Atlas).

I've heard of problems with the Adaptec 2xxx controllers in the
recent past.


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