8-bit ISA SCSI cards?
GaryDFisher at shaw.ca
Wed Apr 11 23:24:09 CDT 2007
On Wed Apr 11 00:44:13 CDT 2007 Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at gmail.com wrote
>Are there any 'gotchas' with the ARS-2000IU?
> Max drive size?
> Strange SCSI packet issues?
> Will it work with really old SCSI implementations?
>Really new ones?
1. I haven't seen any gotchas yet, I've tried it with smaller 1gb-10 gb IDE drives no prob.
as I said before I needed the new bios to ecognize the CF card to IDE converter.
2. I haven't tried a big drive >128mb as I don't have any spare ones that big, but I'm getting
one in this weekend and I'll try it out and report.
3. No glitches with the SCSI at all (as far as I can tell)
4. I've tried it with several Adaptec cards right throiugh to some newer PCI ones and no glitches
I just got in an Acard AEC-7720U that I'm going to replace the bigger ARS-2000. I had one before
and it worked OK until I reversed the power supply and fried it. Yea, I know that shouldn't be possible
as it uses a standard floppy power connector, but I broke off the plastic tab and guessed wrong the next time.
It seems to have the same chipset so it should work the same as the ARS-2000. I'll be putting it into the
5155 in the next few days. If anything goes wrong, I'll post the results.
The AEC-7720U's are going for about $30 on eBay right now (two vendors seem to have a big
stock of them), they are the best deal IMO.
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