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Re: Should we have SCSI?

To: riscy@pyramid.com
Subject: Re: Should we have SCSI?
From: caret@pyramid.com (Neil Russell)
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 93 16:19:39 PDT
In-reply-to: <9307061735.AA04097@luna.think.com>; from "Jerry Callen" at Jul 6, 93 1:35 pm
Reply-to: riscy@pyramid.com
Sender: riscy-request@pyramid.com
>    From: caret@pyramid.com (Neil Russell)
>    Date: Sat, 3 Jul 93 21:27:23 PDT
>    In my opinion, Adaptec have one of the best SCSI controllers that you
>    can get for a PC like machine.  Why is it good?  It provides master
>    DMA, scatter/gather modes, etc.
> Sounds great, but you forgot to mention the part number! :-)
> Seriously:
> - What part are you thinking of?
> - Is it easy to get in small quantities?
> - How easy is it to glue to a 3051 memory bus? I looked at the NCR 53C710 a
>   while back, and it would have been a pain to glue to the bus.
> - Got a number for Adaptec so I can get the doc?

I was refering to the 1542, 1742, etc boards.  I called Adaptec and was told
that they did not sell any of their chips; just boards.  Despite this
I have seen Adaptec chips on disk drives, and maybe one or two other
places, but the point still stands: we cannot use Adaptec at all.

Neil Russell            (The wizard from OZ)
Pyramid Technology                      Email:  caret@pyramid.com
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