> I've seen the Adaptec AVA1505 available relatively cheap; it's
> mentioned in passing at the end of the SCSI-HOWTO, but I can't find
> anything about it in the source tree.
> Does anyone have any good/bad stories about this controller? Which
> driver do I need to compile into my kernel?
> Martin Radford
I'm not shure, but I think, the 1505 is similar to the 1510 and, like
this, without a BIOS extension. So you can't boot from devices connected
to this controller.
As far as I know, the 1505 will be handled by the 1520 driver, the reason
why it isn't mentioned explicitly in the kernel source code.
I got a 1510 very cheap and have no problems with it. It shold be faster
than a Future Domain 850 (8 bit) due to it's 16 bit bus interface.