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On Fri, 13 Sep 1996, Hartmut Niemann wrote:

> > I have a 68030 computer that I am retiring instead of porting Linux to it.
> > It has a 1.2Gig Seagate ST11200 SCSI HD and a Teac MT-2 ST-N50 SCSI tape
> > drive I wish to put into my 5x86-133 PC. I believe both are supported. I
> > am currently running Redhat 3.0.3 and kernel 1.2.13. What SCSI card would
> > you experts recommend I purchase? Would an AHA2940 be a good choice?
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> >
> > Bob
> >
> >
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> >
> This is of course a matter of taste, money and availability in the store.
> For what I know the AHA2940 is very good, expensive, and said to be a
> little 'nervous' about cable quality.
> You have to patch your 1.2.13 to get it to work.
>
> I would like to suggest a actively terminated NCR810 card (Symbios now?)
> like Asus SC200. These cards are about as fast and cost about one third.
>
> Second: I would recommend upgrading to 2.0.something (it is some work,
> but everybody told me it's worth it - I did it by rm -r /* and installing
> from a new CD, because I changed from Slackware to SUSE at the same time).
> The Aha2940 driver is in the standard distrib, as are two different
> drivers for the NCRs.
>
> Third: download a recent SCSI-HOWTO from 'a sunsite mirror near you <TM>'.
> It lists many cards and details about them...
> +--+
> !cu!
> +--+ Hartmut
>
> --
> Hartmut Niemann
> niemann@cip.e-technik.uni-erlangen.de
> Zum Aussichtsturm 18 D-91080 Marloffstein
>

I highly recommend the Buslogic BT-958. It's the Buslogic's Top of the
Line (the Adaptec version is nothing compared to this) is around $250
(PCI) in the US... while the Adaptec is about a hundred dollars more
expensive...
If you don't know it, the BT-958 can control up to 15 devices and it
supports Fast/Wide Scsi-II and Ultra-Scsi-III.

On the other hand, I suggest that you upgrade to Kernel v2.0.0

disclaimer: I have no affiliation whatsoever with Buslogic.



-Nicolas Halpern
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