Subject: Re: 32 bit SCSI adapters.
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Stephen Carpenter <>
List: port-i386
Date: 09/03/1996 17:28:44
>In general, you get what you pay for.

In general but Adaptecs are a bit pricey for what you get.

>However, you can get an NCR 53c8xx-based (53c810 is the most common --
>narrow fast SCSI-2) adapter for quite a bit less.  These are very good
>cards for workstation use.  And, they cost quite a bit less than an
>Adaptec or BusLogic adapter.

I got a 53c810A PCI SCSI card yesterday for 45 pounds (to replace an Adaptec 
1542CP) and it works like a dream. It's not a low end device either, a number of 
AlphaServers from Digital use this chip for their primary SCSI bus

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