>name: fheitka) (Frederick V. Heitkamp) writes:
>> : I second that. I recently replaced my 486 VLB motherboard with an
>> : Ultrastor 34f SCSI-controller with an ASUS P55TP4XE pentium mohterboard
>> : (which comes with the NCR bios) and a generic PCI controller ($59) with
>> : the NCR 53C810 chip. With my DEC DSP3210 disk my transfer rates went from
>> : 3.2MB/s to 4.7MB/s (measured with DISKIO) -- pretty good for a 5400 rpm
>> : drive! Also, I've had *no* crashes or hangs using the new MB and NCR
>> : drivers (and I've also overclocked my P120 to 133 Mhz :).
>> What brand drives do you use? I read that the NCR chips are not
>> reliable with Quantum drives. Is this true?
>Only partly. The firmware on some Quantum drives provides varying degrees of
>problems with NCR 53c810 controllers (and presumably related chips). This
Thanks for the info.
I saw a PCI SCSI controller at a computer flea market that had a NCR 53c810
for sale at $89. It was a no name Taiwan board. Has anyone else seen or
used a board like this? Was it any good? Also are there any cheap buss
mastering PCI SCSI controllers that are compatible with Warp and Linux?