A sad day for DPT...

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Mon Nov 1 12:13:57 1999

It won't be long before it comes down to MYLEX, whose raid products work,
and ADAPTEC, whose raid products don't.

Of course, the DPT controllers worked and that didn't keep adaptec from
buying them up, and Symbios/NCR controllers worked fine, yet ADAPTEC bought
them up. Wouldn't it be cheaper for ADAPTEC to make products that work
instead up buying the companies that do that?

Once upon a time, ADAPTEC made really good products. I know, I have some of
them still working, e.g. 1542A boards, 1522, 1510's. All my 2940's are
broken, and my 3940 only "sorta" works. Now, I set up DPT and MYLEX raid
interface hardware at my ISP a couple of years back, and it hasn't hiccupped
even once. That's half a dozen servers with a combined storage volume of
over a TB, all RAID-5 . . .

Too bad . . .


-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Lane <bruce.a.lane_at_boeing.com>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Monday, November 01, 1999 10:46 AM
Subject: A sad day for DPT...

> Heck, a sad day for storage overall! Adaptec has swallowed up yet another
>customer-friendly SCSI adapter maker. See:
> While not directly related to classic computing, I know a lot of us use
>more modern systems for numerous duties, and I know I can't be the only one
>using DPT's 'legacy' products from the early 90's. Anyone care to wager
>what Adaptec will do to DPT's well-stocked FTP site, or their support of
>said legacy gear?
> Adaptec, from what I can see, is getting dangerously close to turning into
>the Micro$haft of the SCSI adapter world.
> (Kai, if you're reading this... I'm sorry. I know you work for MS, and I
>want you to know that I don't hold it against you in any way, but I think
>everyone on the list knows how I feel about Billy-boy and his Evil Empire).
>NOTE: The views expressed are mine alone, and do NOT necessarily represent
>the views of the Boeing Company, its management or employees.
>Bruce Lane, Boeing Aircraft & Missiles, PWSSG Computing
>DC Campus, 9-98.2, Col. N11 (206) 655-8996
>laneb_at_bcstec.ca.boeing.com OR http://bcstec.ca.boeing.com/~laneb
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