SCSI connectivity

From: Jeff Hellige <>
Date: Sun Mar 11 11:14:19 2001

>My first PC SCSI drives were interfaced via a 1522, and, though it uses
>programmed I/O, it was always at least fast enough for Windows or Linux use.
>People went on endlessly about how much better the DMA-based boards
>were, but, I
>couldn't prove it. In fact, it was over a year after I got my first
>3940AU (the

        Yes, I liked the 1522A that I had. Never had any problems
out of it once I upgraded the ROM so that I could use the whole 2gig
of the IBM 0662 hard disk I was trying to plug up to it. I didn't
care much for thier prep/format software under Windows though.

>In general, I'd say that if you can find an alternative to ADAPTEC, at least
>with their PCI products, I'd use the alternative.

        I've never had any problems with the 2930U with CD-R's,
scanners and hard disks. I've not used the 2940U2B enough to make a
judgement yet. I'll likely be running both in the same machine soon
though so that I don't have to try and mix the LVD and SCSI-2 stuff
on the same bus. The 2930U would be just for legacy stuff I don't
feel like upgrading anyway, such as my scanner.

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