|Warner Losh||Oct 30, 1996 9:28 pm|
|Justin T. Gibbs||Oct 30, 1996 9:42 pm|
|Warner Losh||Oct 30, 1996 9:51 pm|
|Ulf Zimmermann||Oct 30, 1996 10:20 pm|
|Hr.Ladavac||Oct 31, 1996 2:19 am|
|Warner Losh||Oct 31, 1996 7:02 am|
|Hr.Ladavac||Oct 31, 1996 7:27 am|
|Warner Losh||Oct 31, 1996 7:31 am|
|Joe Greco||Oct 31, 1996 8:39 am|
|Joe Greco||Oct 31, 1996 8:42 am|
|Rodney W. Grimes||Oct 31, 1996 8:53 am|
|J Wunsch||Oct 31, 1996 9:00 am|
|Warner Losh||Oct 31, 1996 9:02 am|
|J Wunsch||Oct 31, 1996 9:03 am|
|Joe Greco||Oct 31, 1996 10:02 am|
|Rodney W. Grimes||Oct 31, 1996 10:24 am|
|Darryl Okahata||Oct 31, 1996 11:01 am|
|Wilko Bulte||Oct 31, 1996 1:38 pm|
|Hr.Ladavac||Nov 4, 1996 1:32 am|
|Subject:||Re: FreeBSD support for Adaptec/Buslogic drivers|
|From:||Joe Greco (jgr...@brasil.moneng.mei.com)|
|Date:||Oct 31, 1996 8:39:11 am|
E-mail message from Warner Losh contained:
In message <1996...@ws2301.gud.siemens.co.at> "Hr.Ladavac" writes: : If you want cheap SCSI, how about NCR?
Any "brand names" that have a NCR chip on them? Or is this only for those controllers that are built into motherboards?
ASUS SC200 (or something like that) if you require a brand name. Otherwise, any run-of-the-mill NCR *810 controller will do, as they are nothing more than the chip, a connector, and pcb traces binding them together.
Get the SC-200's. A local place found some cheapies for 2/3 the price, at first they seemed to be OK, but some were delivered with termination resistor packs inserted backwards, some exhibited strange problems, etc. The connectors were also not "right angle" to the PC board, so you have to pull the darn things out of the slot to putz with the cables.
The SC-200's have a jumper setting for termination and no resistor packs to misplace or get backwards.
Given the price of these things ($60-$70ish, wholesale) there is little reason to try to save pennies on such an important part of your system. I remember even recently that Adaptec 1542CF's were around $200 and 2940's were more than that. Get three SC-200's for that price, split up your SCSI load, and you have enough left over to get beer and pizza's...
I do NOT object to inexpensive products! But I do object to stuff that is SO cheap it doesn't work.
Other cheap PCI stuff I have had great experiences with:
Kingston KNE-40T 10baseT Ethernet controllers, DEC 21041 based, about $40 wholesale these days.
Soon to try the Kingston 100baseT units which are about $80 wholesale.
Not so cheap (but still good schtuff)...
It is hard to go wrong with the SMC EtherPower 10/100 card, maybe about $140 wholesale.
The Adaptec 3940 dual channel SCSI controller... rather pricey, but saves slots.