Message from discussion Adaptec 2940UW/OF support dropped !!!!
From: j...@netgenics.nospam.com (John Sullivan)
Subject: Re: Adaptec 2940UW/OF support dropped !!!!
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NNTP-Posting-Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 14:02:49 EDT
On Fri, 19 Feb 1999 23:19:47 -0500, "Sam C. Nicholson !!"
>Eric W Braeden wrote:
>> I suggest that all who care should hit www.adaptec.com
>> and make them aware that 64-bit Solaris 7 should be
>> supported. Getting through their on-line tech support is
>> not fun, but if enough of use hit on them.......
>How 'bout voting with feet instead. I've had issues like
>this with Adaptec for years. New chip/board/whatever from
>Adaptec! Sure we'll support your app! (Until we build enough
>channel depth in the M$ market, then we'll drop you like a
>Isn't there a dirt cheap SymbiosLogic based PCI card that just
>drops in and works on the U5? I never got a chance to eval
>them, but I can't believe that any of them could be more than
>a point or two faster than the others.
>And then there are the folks at Performance Tech. I'm surely
>biased in their favor, but they do have good stuff, and their
>support is just tops. But it does come at a price.
>Begging/Pleading/Hammering in a competitive marketplace just
>seems like a waste of precious time.
Indeed, the Symbios cards are much less expensive, and we've
found them to be faster and more stable as well. In addition,
we can use the same cards with both SPARC (32- and 64-bit
versions) and x86 (Solaris 7 only). Most of the cards we use
are genuine Symbios cards (SYM8751SPE for single-channel and
SYM22801 for dual), but we have successfully used cards by
ASUS, Supermicro, DTC (Data Technology Corp), and Promise
as well; these seem to all be close to Symbios' reference
design. The Diamond Fireport 40 Dual also works, but the single
does not. I've also heard a lot of talk about Tekram's cards
not working well with Solaris 7, so be careful there too...