I got a cable modem connected to my Pentium 90MHz
appletalk/samba/file/print server. It's pretty fast for serving two
clients at home. But the motherboard has only 3 PCI slots and they all are
occupied by 1 MGA display card, 2 PCI ethernet cards. One ethernet card
serves the local network and the other is connected to the cable modem.
Now I'm going to install my new SCSI tape drive and I got a PCI SCSI-2
card... No more slot for it. Should I get a ISA ethernet card for the
cable modem or should I get a ISA SCSI card? My concern is the
speed/performance of the network once I drop a ISA ethernet card into the
system. 'cos I heard that ISA card demands more from the CPU than PCI
interface. What do you think?