Semi-OT: Acard LVD-to-IDE Bridge

From: Joshua Boyd <>
Date: Thu Dec 2 15:31:35 2004

On Mon, Nov 29, 2004 at 12:40:36PM -0800, Zane H. Healy wrote:
> Has anyone played with the LVD SCSI to IDE bridges that Acard is selling
> now? I'm trying to figure out if they'll sync down to the speed of the SCSI
> bus that they're plugged into. I'm thinking about getting a SCSI-to-IDE
> bridge for my VMS system which currently uses UW-SCSI. If it will work, I'd
> just as soon buy a LVD bridge, as they're cheaper and will be better when I
> finally upgrade my VMS system.
> I'm tending to suspect they don't sync down, as they sell U-SCSI, UW-SCSI
> and U160 LVD SCSI models.

I have a UW-SCSI model, and it works on a U-SCSI bus.

The U-SCSI and UW-SCSI models have different firmware. U-SCSI firmware
has a lot more tweaks to support CD/DVD type devices, while the UW-SCSI
model is meant for harddrives, and they don't seem to care if CD/DVD
type devices don't work properly on that model.

The U160 device is a newer more expensive device. I guess maybe they
keep the UW around for people to have a cheaper option.

My Acard is just sitting in the parts bin since it wouldn't make CD-RWs
play nicely on my Octane. I intend to sometime try a DVD burner on my
U30 with this unit, but the confirmed reports of people using DVD
burners on acards on solars always involved either the U model or the
U160 model, and as I said, the firmwares are different.


Joshua D. Boyd
Received on Thu Dec 02 2004 - 15:31:35 GMT

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