SCSI: ASUS SC875 (NCR 53C875)

SCSI: ASUS SC875 (NCR 53C875)

Post by Michael Fauro » Tue, 12 Aug 1997 04:00:00



Any comments pro or con regarding the ASUS PCI-SC875 SCSI controller?
I am considering using it with a system running RedHat v4.2, kernel
v2.0.30, 1 F/W Seagate Baracuda, 1 F/N Conner, an HP 4mm and Toshiba
CDROM.

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SCSI: ASUS SC875 (NCR 53C875)

Post by Michael Fauro » Tue, 12 Aug 1997 04:00:00


: >
: > Any comments pro or con regarding the ASUS PCI-SC875 SCSI controller?
: > I am considering using it with a system running RedHat v4.2, kernel
: > v2.0.30, 1 F/W Seagate Baracuda, 1 F/N Conner, an HP 4mm and Toshiba
: > CDROM.
:
: You made a good choice with the 875. We find them fast and the driver is
: stable.

Thanks for your follow-up.  I'm especially interested to hear that you
find the driver stable.  I had noticed in the v2.0.30 kernel source file
for the driver (ncr53c8xx.c) the following comment regarding the NCR
53C875 chipset:
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
**      Supported NCR chips:
**              53C810          (NCR BIOS in flash-bios required)
**              53C815          (~53C810 with on board rom BIOS)
**              53C820          (Wide, NCR BIOS in flash bios required)
**              53C825          (Wide, ~53C820 with on board rom BIOS)
**              53C860          (not yet tested)
**              53C875          (not yet tested)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I didn't want to test this myself. :-)

--
+------------------+-------------------------------+-------------------------+
|  Michael Faurot  |  mfaurot<at>phzzzt.atww.org   |  mfaurot<at>clark.net   |
+------------------+-------------------------------+-------------------------+
| In the future, we will put pointy things next to bumpy things. --D.Byrne   |
+----------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 
 
 

SCSI: ASUS SC875 (NCR 53C875)

Post by Donovan Read » Tue, 12 Aug 1997 04:00:00



> Any comments pro or con regarding the ASUS PCI-SC875 SCSI controller?
> I am considering using it with a system running RedHat v4.2, kernel
> v2.0.30, 1 F/W Seagate Baracuda, 1 F/N Conner, an HP 4mm and Toshiba
> CDROM.

> --
> +------------------+-------------------------------+-------------------------+
> |  Michael Faurot  |  mfaurot<at>phzzzt.atww.org   |  mfaurot<at>clark.net   |
> +------------------+-------------------------------+-------------------------+
> | In the future, we will put pointy things next to bumpy things. --D.Byrne   |
> +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+

You made a good choice with the 875. We find them fast and the driver is
stable.

--

Donovan Ready,
Lindsay Computer Systems
http://www.jumpnet.com/~lcs

 
 
 

SCSI: ASUS SC875 (NCR 53C875)

Post by Kim Be » Wed, 13 Aug 1997 04:00:00





>: >
>: > Any comments pro or con regarding the ASUS PCI-SC875 SCSI controller?
>: > I am considering using it with a system running RedHat v4.2, kernel
>: > v2.0.30, 1 F/W Seagate Baracuda, 1 F/N Conner, an HP 4mm and Toshiba
>: > CDROM.
>:
>: You made a good choice with the 875. We find them fast and the driver is
>: stable.

>Thanks for your follow-up.  I'm especially interested to hear that you
>find the driver stable.  I had noticed in the v2.0.30 kernel source file
>for the driver (ncr53c8xx.c) the following comment regarding the NCR
>53C875 chipset:
>------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>**      Supported NCR chips:
>**              53C810          (NCR BIOS in flash-bios required)
>**              53C815          (~53C810 with on board rom BIOS)
>**              53C820          (Wide, NCR BIOS in flash bios required)
>**              53C825          (Wide, ~53C820 with on board rom BIOS)
>**              53C860          (not yet tested)
>**              53C875          (not yet tested)
>------------------------------------------------------------------------------

>I didn't want to test this myself. :-)

The driver in 2.0.30 is not up to date its a version 1.12d. New
drivers is aviable at ftp://linux.wauug.org/pub/roudier

look at ncr53c8xx-1.18i-to-2.3c-for-linux-pre-2.0.31-2.patch.gz

 
 
 

SCSI: ASUS SC875 (NCR 53C875)

Post by Michael Fauro » Wed, 13 Aug 1997 04:00:00


: The driver in 2.0.30 is not up to date its a version 1.12d. New
: drivers is aviable at ftp://linux.wauug.org/pub/roudier

: look at ncr53c8xx-1.18i-to-2.3c-for-linux-pre-2.0.31-2.patch.gz

Thanks!  I'll definetly do that when I get the card.  

--
+------------------+-------------------------------+-------------------------+
|  Michael Faurot  |  mfaurot<at>phzzzt.atww.org   |  mfaurot<at>clark.net   |
+------------------+-------------------------------+-------------------------+
| In the future, we will put pointy things next to bumpy things. --D.Byrne   |
+----------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 
 
 

SCSI: ASUS SC875 (NCR 53C875)

Post by Peter Ste » Wed, 13 Aug 1997 04:00:00





>> Any comments pro or con regarding the ASUS PCI-SC875 SCSI controller?
>> I am considering using it with a system running RedHat v4.2, kernel
>> v2.0.30, 1 F/W Seagate Baracuda, 1 F/N Conner, an HP 4mm and Toshiba
>> CDROM.

Somewhat similar to my config: RedHat v4.2, kernel 2.0.30, Baracuda ST12550N,
Conner CTM3200 tape.

No problems so far, Roudier's drivers work flawlessly.

I've seen a few postings regarding problems using a CTM3200 tape drive in
conjunction with the SC-875. There are several possible explanations the
most likely being that a driver is not up to date. Also, I and a number
of others have noticed that the CTM3200 is particularly finnecky under
LINUX as far as tape tension is concerned. I have yet to experience a
tape error if I "mt retension" first, but using a tape without retensioning
may result in an error.

Peter Stein

 
 
 

SCSI: ASUS SC875 (NCR 53C875)

Post by Rod Smi » Wed, 13 Aug 1997 04:00:00


[Posted and mailed]



Quote:

> The driver in 2.0.30 is not up to date its a version 1.12d. New
> drivers is aviable at ftp://linux.wauug.org/pub/roudier

> look at ncr53c8xx-1.18i-to-2.3c-for-linux-pre-2.0.31-2.patch.gz

Wouldn't this pose a problem for initial system installation, though?
AFAIK, most distributions are still using 2.0.x series kernels on their
installation floppies that (I would assume) do not include this patch.
Aside from temporarily installing a supported host adapter and using it to
install and test a kernel with the patched driver, is there some easy way
around this?

--
Rod Smith                                 Author of:

http://php.indiana.edu/~rodsmith          "OS/2 Soundcard Summary"
NOTE: Remove "uceprotect" from address to e-mail me

 
 
 

SCSI: ASUS SC875 (NCR 53C875)

Post by Kim Be » Thu, 14 Aug 1997 04:00:00



>[Posted and mailed]



>> The driver in 2.0.30 is not up to date its a version 1.12d. New
>> drivers is aviable at ftp://linux.wauug.org/pub/roudier

>> look at ncr53c8xx-1.18i-to-2.3c-for-linux-pre-2.0.31-2.patch.gz

>Wouldn't this pose a problem for initial system installation, though?
>AFAIK, most distributions are still using 2.0.x series kernels on their
>installation floppies that (I would assume) do not include this patch.
>Aside from temporarily installing a supported host adapter and using it to
>install and test a kernel with the patched driver, is there some easy way
>around this?

>--
>Rod Smith                                 Author of:

>http://php.indiana.edu/~rodsmith          "OS/2 Soundcard Summary"
>NOTE: Remove "uceprotect" from address to e-mail me

Take a look at ftp://linux.wauug.org/pub/roudier there is also
directories with Slackware & RedHat boot images
 
 
 

SCSI: ASUS SC875 (NCR 53C875)

Post by Henrik Storn » Sat, 16 Aug 1997 04:00:00





>: >
>: > Any comments pro or con regarding the ASUS PCI-SC875 SCSI controller?
>: > I am considering using it with a system running RedHat v4.2, kernel
>: > v2.0.30, 1 F/W Seagate Baracuda, 1 F/N Conner, an HP 4mm and Toshiba
>: > CDROM.
>:
>: You made a good choice with the 875. We find them fast and the driver is
>: stable.
>Thanks for your follow-up.  I'm especially interested to hear that you
>find the driver stable.  I had noticed in the v2.0.30 kernel source file
>for the driver (ncr53c8xx.c) the following comment regarding the NCR
>53C875 chipset:
>**              53C875          (not yet tested)

The upcoming 2.0.31 release includes a major upgrade to the ncrbsd driver;
the 875 is now tested (and it works).

--
Henrik Storner                           http://eolicom.olicom.dk/~storner/
"The POP3 server service depends on the SMTP server service, which
 failed to start because of the following error:
 The operation completed successfully." -Windows NT Server v3.51

 
 
 

SCSI: ASUS SC875 (NCR 53C875)

Post by Ken Lat » Wed, 27 Aug 1997 04:00:00




Quote:> A followup question.

> The ASUS SC875 is about half the price of a Buslogic 958
> or Adaptec AHA2940UW.

> On the theory that you get what you pay for, what's missing
> from the SC875?

>     --PK

Advertising budget?

--

   Ken Latta

        ****  If you're not running Linux, you paid too much.  ****

 
 
 

SCSI: ASUS SC875 (NCR 53C875)

Post by Evan Leibovit » Sat, 30 Aug 1997 04:00:00



>I'd speculate that one difference between the two is that BusLogic takes
>an active interest in how their products work with Linux.  It's my
>understanding they've done quite a bit to help with the development
>of the drivers for Linux and actually "support" thier products working
>with Linux.  Contrast with NCR/Symbios that (to the best of my knowledge)
>does not take an active interest in their products working with Linux.

Is that interest worth paying double if both cards work equally well?

--
 Evan Leibovitch, Sound Software Ltd, located in beautiful Brampton, Ontario
Supporting PC-based Unix since 1985 / Caldera & SCO authorized / www.telly.org
         Do cosmonauts get seven years' bad luck for breaking a MIR?

 
 
 

SCSI: ASUS SC875 (NCR 53C875)

Post by Mathew E. Kirsc » Sat, 30 Aug 1997 04:00:00


 > The ASUS SC875 is about half the price of a Buslogic 958
 > or Adaptec AHA2940UW.

 > On the theory that you get what you pay for, what's missing
 > from the SC875?

Corporate greed and stupidity?

As far as I can see, both Adaptec and BusLogic are simply charging what
the market will bear; their products aren't anything special. Besides
that, Adaptec is the only manufacturer making Adaptec cards, Buslogic is
the only manufacturer making Buslogic cards, but there are several
manufacturers making NCR/Symbios based cards, so direct competition may
have a hand in keeping prices lower. Also, bundled software and support
may factor in.

 
 
 

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I tried to install solaris 7 (circa nov 1998) using
NCR/symbios 53c875 card [CDROM drive is attached to
this card], but
the installation fails when the booting from
CD takes place.
I see "attach failed" or something like that.
(Before this message, a few lines above,
I see g...... open failed or something to that effect before
the screen goes blank and hardware reboot happens.)

I wonder if someone has this SCSI card working with
solaris 7.
Or is it possible to use the older driver from Solaris 2.6 for this
card?

TIA

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