[lug] Wide Ultra2 SCSI LVD/SE card for Linux

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Fri Sep 8 11:07:09 MDT 2000

Alan Robertson wrote:
> Rob Riggs wrote:
> >
> > The latest kernels support the Adaptec 789x chipset really
> > well. These do Ultra 160 (including LVD). I've got a rack
> > full of servers with these puppies in 'em with not a single
> > failure in about 6 months of use.
> >
> > I think the Adaptec 19160 is the model... they are around
> > $160 at DirtCheapDrives.
> Thanks!
> How's that different from the the 29160?
> I had missed your reply before I gave up and asked again...  I've also been
> looking at the Tekram DC3900U2W which has the symbios 53C895 chip set in
> it.  It's about $120, and includes an internal cable.
>         Thanks!!
>         -- Alan Robertson
>            alanr at suse.com
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If you look up those cards at Adaptec, you'll see that some are single
channel, others are dual. Some are also normal 32 bit pci slot, others
require 64 bit pci. I'm using an integrated 64 bit version, it's
incredibly fast. These are ultra 160 controllers, that work with any LVD
drive (they don't magically make the older 80 Mb/s any faster, but they
work normally). Ultra 160 drives are themselves not that much more in
price than any other LVD.

D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com

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